Awesome Example Of Roads/Rail Double-Standards from Wisconsin

In the Highways-Industrial complex that defines Wisconsin state planning and transportation spending, rail projects are squeezed to death over an alleged lack of financing, but highway expansion – - called ‘investment’ – - is never subjected to the same dollar due-diligence.

Here is a perfect example:

In our broke state, the same Team Walker officials and toadies who killed Amtrak between Madison and Milwaukee, who blew up commuter rail in Southeastern Wisconsin, who are blocking Milwaukee urban rail and wiped out regional transit agreements legislatively are about to commit the state to 25 years of spending to make 140 miles of State Highway 41 into a more truck-friendly segment of Interstate Highway – - yet no one in this definitive story says one word about the cost.