Friday, July 09, 2010

Fatuous Rail Supporter

There MUST be more to this woman's argument supporting railroads.


Here's what she proclaimed:

Panelist Teresa Esser, a principal at Capital Midwest Fund LP, Milwaukee, said she couldn’t “care less about a couple of restaurants around the station.”

“This is about the region,” she said. “It’s about the number of hours it takes for people to get from place to place. There’s a lot of money in Chicago. It’s about making it easier and faster to get that money here.”

Everyone should have the opportunity to get to Chicago,” she said. “This will open a lot more markets.”

We currently subsidize Amtrak service to and from Chicago. Further, it is reasonably quick.

Does Ms. Esser know any of this?

HT: Jo Egelhoff

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