Railroads quietly benefit from federal projects

  • Article by: Curtis Tate , McClatchy Washington Bureau
  • Updated: December 2, 2013 - 7:21 PM

Obama administration has invested $600 million in infrastructure improvements that often help the nation’s biggest freight lines.

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Seawaves AheadDec. 2, 13 9:39 PM

This is another example of the Obama Administration funneling taxpayer money to benefit their rich corporate friends. This is not how America is supposed to work.

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texas_technomanDec. 3, 13 7:14 AM

$600m is chump change, the freight railroads collectively spend close to $20b per year on infrastructure. How much does the federal government spend in support of barge traffic per year? Or in support of air traffic? Or fixing the bridges and highways that those 18 wheelers destroy? This article sounds like it came from one of those Tea Party hacks that want us thrown back into the 18th century.

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wxyz123Dec. 4, 13 9:44 AM

Maybe Progressive Rail/Canadian Pacific should use these federal funds and build a real rail yard, instead of using Lakeville neighborhoods for a residential railcar storage business. Taxpayers here ARE paying the price with devalued property, neighborhood blight and an unsafe attraction for neighborhood kids.

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