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LaHood announces over $200 million for Michigan rail projects… What does it mean?

A few days ago we discussed the fact that Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood was scheduled to visit Michigan and make a big announcement concerning the funding of high-speed rail projects. Well, LaHood showed up as planned, and announced that a total of $2 billion in additional funding would be expended over the next several […]

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Widening highways does not save fuel

Over the weekend I posted a mini rant here on the subject of highway widening. To make a short story even shorter, I was pissed that instead of funding rail projects, or repairing existing highway infrastructure, some of the stimulus money being spent here in Michigan was going toward the widening of highways. In the […]

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The Feds help Michigan borrow $2 billion more to build more highways

Saying, “This is so excellent,” and hollering “Whoooo!“, our Governor enthusiastically accepted the $2 billion in federal aid that comes along with being the most economically fucked state in the union. Governor Granholm publicly accepted the news from Vice President Joe Biden in Kalamazoo this afternoon, where they were gathered to celebrate – according to […]

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