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Ray LaHood Talks Transporation Policy on The Daily Show

Young America's top source of news, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, had Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on air Monday. They spent most of the interview talking about the "greatness" that is high-speed rail. But as my colleague Adam Summers said earlier this month about high-speed rail in California,

In theory, it sounded like a good idea. Who wouldn't want sleek new trains zipping up and down the state at high speeds for cheap fares? The only problem is that the assumptions made by the California High-Speed Rail Authority in devising its 800-mile, high-speed train system are more fantasy than reality, and the project cannot be justified by economics or the state's budget situation.

Read his whole piece here.

Here is the LaHood interview:


Anthony Randazzo is Director of Economic Research


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