Thursday, April 16, 2009

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles*

So, for those of you that are eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the continuing saga of transportation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, there's this:

President Barack Obama today announced an ambitious plan to develop a network of high-speed passenger trains connecting American cities, comparing the program to former President Dwight D. Eisenhower's push to develop the interstate highway system.

Ten corridors, including one from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg and Philadelphia, were designated as eligible for some of the $13 billion in federal spending authorized in the economic stimulus legislation or proposed by Mr. Obama for high-speed rail development.
Am I the only one that sees Governor Edward G. Rendell and President Barack H. Obama pull up next to each other at a stop light, make eye contact, and rev their respective engines?

Frankly, my money is on Fast Eddie, especially on those S-curves outside of Breezewood.**

* Sorry, we lied about the planes.

** Unless it's going towards Harrisburg. No one intentionally speeds towards Harrisburg. Ever.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's great if I'm going to Philadlephia!

Of course, if my destination is more than 1/2 a mile away from the train station, it would still be much more convenient for me to drive.

Screw you high-speed Greyhound train!