Governors jockey for millions for high-speed rail

The scramble for high-speed rail funds continues, and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has jumped into the fray. The governor has written Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood with a request for the $810 million that Wisconsin Governor-elect Scott Walker has indicated the state will not use for high-speed rail. In Ohio, Gov. Ted Strickland is pushing forward with a $25 million feasibility study for high-speed rail, even though his successor has promised to nix the project. "While I'm governor, I'm obligated to do what I think is right for the state of Ohio," Strickland said.

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