Was High-Speed Rail Investment Worthwhile?

National Journal asks its panel of transportation experts whether the Obama Administration's recent announcement of high-speed rail funding projects is really a wise investment.

"Did the administration spend the $8 billion wisely? And how should it spend future federal dollars to make the most of its investment in high-speed rail?"

National Journal's group of transportation experts are chiming in. Most respondents seem to be in support of the investment, though many caution that this is simply the first step in a long process that will require a similar political interest from future presidential administrations.

Full Story: Is Obama Spending The High-Speed Rail Money Wisely?

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