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White House Misfired on High-Speed Rail Stimulus

Mark Reutter, author of the industrial tome Making Steel and a veteran editor of Railroad History, can safely be called an expert on the train industry. And in a new memo for the Progressive Policy Institute, he is issuing a warning to the Obama administration on its high-profile push for high-speed rail....Reutter asks why Florida and California -- the only two states pursuing dedicated passenger rail lines that reach international speed standards -- did not receive more significant amounts of money, and he lays the blame at the feet of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

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