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Oh man, is this embarrassing or what.

Posted By John Latta On April 13, 2011 @ 2:08 pm In The Roadologist | No Comments

I like writing headlines. It’s one of my favorite things as Editor of Better Roads.

So how could I resist passing this one along:

Amtrak CEO ditches broken train to travel by car to ribbon cutting of Wilmington’s Joe Biden station [1]

Seems the Acela high speed (sometimes) train  stopped and wasn’t about to move anytime soon somewhere in the neighborhood of Baltimore . Passenger and Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman, riding to a ribbon-cutting, must have had one of those feelings.
Read the story in the Daily Caller [1]. Following up on this deliciously ironic embarrassment, the Reason Foundation’s Adam Summers’ blog  couldn’t help but note:
So the station ended up costing significantly more than advertised and the train still couldn’t get there on time. That’s government rail, and especially high-speed rail, in a nutshell.

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[1] Amtrak CEO ditches broken train to travel by car to ribbon cutting of Wilmington’s Joe Biden station: http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/19/amtrak-ceo-ditches-broken-train-to-travel-by-car-to-ribbon-cutting-of-wilmingtons-joe-biden-station/

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