Sounds absolutely tiny compared to China spending something closer to SIX HUNDRED BILLION on HSR in the span of five or six years. But of course they're not busy sending the world's most expensive military all over the globe on behalf of oil companies, defense contractors, and other war profiteers. Apparently this project is still cheaper than most other options, but that sort of reasoning won't save passenger rail in an anti-logic era like ours.
And you couldn't convince GWB of this? C'mon man, get involved in politics!
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