Two incoming governors, both Republican, said they'll kill inter-city rail projects in Ohio and Wisconsin. What they don't say is how many thousands of jobs they'll kill.
In Ohio, Gov.-elect John Kasich
is pulling the plug on the 3-C Corridor (Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati). "That train is dead
In Wisconsin, incoming Gov. Scott Walker
said he'll stop work on the Milwauke-Madison rail line. He campaigned against the train and said he'd give back money for the project to the federal government.
In Florida, Gov.-elect Rick Scott
campaigned against spending state money on a rail line between Tampa and Orlanda. He hasn't yet said whether he'll halt the project.
Our brothers and sisters in the rail conference tell us that killing these projects will negatively impact the future growth of BLET and BMWED jobs.
Two media outlets have polls asking if the Wisconsin project should be halted. They can be found at:
You can let your elected officials know that you want more trains, not less, at: