A Simple Question for the Anti-Rail Folks.
Bill Ford is the head of the Ford Motor Company. When he says we’d better start looking for alternate ways of getting around … well, we’d better start looking for alternate ways of getting around!
The population in this country has more than doubled in my lifetime.
According to several research organizations, there will be as many as 438 million people in this country by 2050 … that’s 130 million more than today.
It’s estimated that we would need to spend more than $300 billion to increase the capacity of our roads and highways to handle all those additional cars. Then there’s all the congestion, all the pollution, and all the additional mid-East oil they would require.
So here’s my question to the people demanding an end to Amtrak’s subsidy and ranting against high-speed rail:
Are you OK with that?