Thursday, January 7, 2010

Build A High Speed Rail Station And Tracks In Downtown Evansville

In my opinion, this is the most important project on the list. The Midwest High Speed Rail Association plans to lay tracks for trains that will travel at speeds greater than 220 mph across the region. Unfortunately, Evansville appears to be left out Evansville should immediately join not only the Midwest High Speed Rail Association but the Indiana High Speed Rail Association as well. High Speed Rail parts and vehicles could be built in the slack water port and will be effective in putting Evansville’s slack water port on the map. The slack water port would be a great place to manufacture rail cars as well. Most importantly, building a high speed rail network is cheaper than expanding interstates and airport runways.

Here’s how I would pay for it: Reallocating part of the gas tax and using fares from riders.

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