Proposed High-Speed Rail No Bargain for Louisiana

By Jennifer Moreale
03/06/2010
A feasibility study by Burk-Kleinpeter Inc. and HDR Engineering emphasizes the economic and social benefits of the proposed high-speed rail linking New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Currently under revision, the final report is due March 16. With an estimated 78% probability of having a positive return on investment, the study claims that the value creation...

TAGS: Baton Rouge, Bobby Jindal, Burk-Kleinpeter Inc., HDR Engineering, High-speed rail, Louisiana, New Orleans, Pelican Institute for Public Policy, Randal O'Toole, Stimulus, transportation

Why Louisiana Should Not Build High-Speed Rail

By Kevin Kane
07/28/2009
President Obama has earmarked $8 Billion for high-speed rail as part of the stimulus package. Boosters of this plan claim that it would ease traffic congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But is high-speed rail really the environmentally-friendly, efficient means of transportation its proponents say it is? And would a costly high-speed rail plan benefit...

TAGS: energy, environment, High-speed rail, transportation

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