An article from our latest e-update was picked up by the Rochester Post Bulletin after referring to the Rochester “Zip Rail” project, a Rochester-Twin Cities rail line, a “future boondoggle.”
From the Postbulletin.com:
A conservative think tank is targeting Olmsted County’s Zip Rail proposal calling it a “future boondoggle.” The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota went after the project in its weekly bulletin.
The foundation criticizes Olmsted County for seeking $15 million in state bonding money to help fund design studies for the proposed high-speed rail line from Rochester to the Twin Cities. The foundation writes, “Olmsted County taxpayers are now on the hook for a $15 million ‘high speed rail’ bonding request and could be on the line for much, much more in the near future.”
Read the rest of the article here.