California needs high speed trains

I hate flying. But I love traveling. Yeah, it’s a pickle. Here’s a slick bit of promotion pushing for high speed trains in California. The Huffington Post has an AP article on the deal. Here’s a piece of it:

High-speed rail projects in California, Florida and Illinois are among the big winners of $8 billion in grants announced Thursday by the White House – the start of what some Democrats tout as a national rail-building program that could rival the interstate highways begun in the Eisenhower era.

President Barack Obama announced the awards during a town hall meeting in Tampa, Fla. – a follow-up to Wednesday's State of the Union address that focused on getting Americans back to work. Thirteen passenger rail corridors in 31 states will receive grants, which are funded by the economic recovery act enacted last year.