Republican Attempt To Derail Light Rail Defeated


One of the common criticisms of public transportation is that it isn’t sustainable because it is government subsidized.  Representive Tom Emmer (R) recycles that argument on the Minnesota House floor as he attempts to limit funding to the Hiawatha Light Rail (or as his colleague Representative Mark Buesgens puts it, “choo-choo trains”).

 

Representative Emmer fails to mention that without government subsidies, highways would not be sustainable either.

 

Emmer’s attempt to derail light rail (pun intended) is defeated on a voice vote.

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