Is 80 mph "high speed?" Even if it does eventually get up to 110 mph, is that the "high speed" the public is thinking of when it hears "high speed?" And why should any inter-city transportation model be subsidized? People who fly between cities and drive between cities receive no subsidy. And Republicans are right in calling this a train to nowhere.
The liberal obsession with trains is really difficult to understand. It's not any quicker than driving when you consider parking, car rental, etc. That also means it isn't any cheaper. This is a boondoggle and both Scott Walker and Mark Neumann should quickly say they would halt the project if elected governor.