MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov.-elect Scott Walker says actions will speak louder than words when it comes to whether the Obama administration will let Wisconsin use $810 million earmarked for a high-speed rail line for other purposes.
Walker and other incoming governors were at the White House on Thursday to meet with the president and members of his cabinet.
High-speed rail came up during a meeting with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Ohio Gov.-elect John Kasich asked if the money for his state could be redirected for freight trains.
Walker said Friday LaHood didn’t directly answer the question, but whether that means there’s a possibility the money could be redirected remains to be seen.
Walker wants to use Wisconsin’s money directed for a train line between Madison and Milwaukee for roads instead.