After months of wrangling with a reluctant freight railroad, the N.C. Department of Transportation says it has won the agreement it needed to secure $461 million in federal grants that will put faster, more frequent and more reliable passenger trains on the tracks between Charlotte and Raleigh.
I know trains are socialism on rails, because people on Art Pope's payroll keep tellng me so, and also because they're popular in Europe. Even the phrase "all aboard" has an ominous collectivist ring to it.
Meanwhile, enormous public spending on highways and wars for oil are just the free market at work.
But I'd be happy to travel my home state by train anyway.