Pioneer Report With Gainor Tackles NLX Question: Does High Speed Rail Make Sense? (Audio)

Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 8:46 am

Pine City Pioneer editor Mike Gainor appears on WCMP every Thursday to talk about local stories. This week, Gainor and our Jesse Logan deviate from the norm just a bit and talk about some investigative journalism done by he and Ailene Croup of the Hinckley News. Does the Northern Lights Express passenger train and it’s $1 billion price tag make sense for Pine County?

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2 Comments

  1. Pine township 04/3/13 at 12:34pm

    I FOR ONE WILL NOT VOTE FOR ANY PERSON THAT HOLDS AN ELECTED POSITION WHO SUPPORTS THIS WE DON’T WANT OR CAN AFFORD TO SUPPORT THIS THRU PROPERTY TAXES OR ANY OTHER TAX PINE COUNTY NEEDS TO HOLD THEIR ELECTED REPS ACCOUNTABLE THIS TRACK/TRAIN WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SUSTAIN IT OPERATIONAL COST. EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE GOING TO EVENTS EITHER IN TWIN CITIES OR DULUTH AND LETS NOT FORGET ALL POWERFUL CASINO IT BENFITS NOBODY

  2. Pine City 04/5/13 at 9:47am

    The Pine County Board is making the right call in supporting NLX. What is not sustainable is the path that everyone should be “made” to have to drive their own vehicles, especially with gas prices the way they are. In America, we should have the choice in how we move from A to B. The younger generations are not as materialistic as the ones just before them, and don’t find it as socially important to own things. They aren’t as concerned with home ownership, car ownership, etc., and value disownership. They are fine by the ideas of house swapping, car sharing, storing data in the cloud and utilizing mass transit. If we want to grow old and die out, let’s stand up against NLX. If we want to build a future for the smaller communities in our rural county, let’s provide for those who want to make their future here. Let’s invest and reap the rewards for our investments later with more jobs, tax base, and general interest in our area. Shooting down NLX is shooting ourselves in the foot.

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