Apparently a bunch of the Republicans recently blown into office are opposed to/have publicly stated they will not take the incentive funding when offered, while specifying that they want more money to fix up roads.
We will never need state-to-state high speed passenger train service in America. It's political pork. The image in people's minds of its energy impact is outdated, from the 1970's, when Volkswagens were miserly. It's best case relies on crowded trains to reach relative efficiency, but still less than a compact car with two passengers. If you missed the last two or three train threads, do a search.
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