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Shh! Obama Administration Puts Brakes On XpressWest High-Speed Rail Project

July 12, 2013 by

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By Emily Goff ~ Let’s call it former Transportation Secretary Ray H. LaHood’s eleventh-hour pardon of federal and California taxpayers. Once positioned by the Obama Administration as its transportation pièce de résistance, the XpressWest high-speed rail (HSR) line from Victorville, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada, has been derailed. Today, Senator Jeff Sessions (R–AL) and Representative […]

Ryan House Budget Would End Spending On High Speed Rail

March 19, 2013 by

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By Emily Goff ~ Federal funding for high-speed rail would end under the House fiscal year 2014 budget introduced by Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI). Costly high-speed rail and other intercity rail projects are not federal priorities, especially in this era of trillion-dollar budget deficits. They should not be exempt from budget cuts. As […]

Sessions And Ryan To LaHood: Halt The High-Speed Train To Vegas

March 9, 2013 by

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By Emily Goff ~ Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R–AL) and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI) sent a letter yesterday to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, urging the Department of Transportation to reject a $5.5 billion gamble on high-speed rail. The train, called XpressWest, would run from Victorville, California, to Las Vegas, […]