Monday, April 14, 2014

Wouldn't You Know Michigan Might Be Wisconsin's Train Buyer

Figures a rich, faraway state like Michigan with its public wealth, full employment and rosy future could come to the rescue of poor old rust belt Wisconsin.

Car-culture-happy Michigan might just take the remaining two unused-banned-in-Wisconsin/built-in-Milwaukee Talgo train sets off our hands after Walker and the legislature wisely opted to break Wisconsin's contract with the train-maker and put the equipment into storage when the feds were talking about kicking in only a paltry 90% of the operating costs. Pikers.

Whaddya think Wisconsin has a surplus?

Roll, Michigan.

train cab in production


Anonymous said...

You're having 'way too much fun with the fact that it's Michigan in . . . well, the conductor's seat in the engine of this aspect of the economy. Okay, I'll join in the fun: Wisconsin, of course, remains the caboose of the region.

Ah, well, at least it's not a bid by Illinois or Iowa, using the same massive federal funding to circumvent our state that was to come to our state to run the trains through our state.

Anonymous said...

Another federal program goes to...Michigan! surprise

Oh, I just can't wait for the next 2 election cycles.