Forget High Speed Rail, Let’s Have High Speed Buses


Obama Replaces Costly High-Speed Rail Plan With High-Speed Bus Plan

I would put this up there with China’s proposal for huge buses that allow cars to drive under them, but it’s still worth a good laugh. Who needs shoulders on highways anyway?!

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