Another Really Bad Idea in Illinois

California isn’t the only state with a federal government-funded bullet train project that will never live up to expectations. The state of Illinois has one too, but unlike California’s high-speed rail system, it will almost successfully connect two major metropolitan areas with populations in the millions: Chicago and St. Louis.
I say “almost successfully connect” because currently, it won’t make it across the Mississippi River to reach St. Louis, where current plans have its route terminating in East St. Louis, Illinois. That’s all that $2 billion in tax dollars will buy.
Even so, it will come closer to connecting major population centers

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