Canada is giving us the money to pay for most of it and even putting up the money to buy the land for the approaches on the American side. They’ll do the toll collecting for 40 years and expect to make a profit in that time.
This isn’t high speed rail. There is an existing need here and Canada is giving us a deal that we simply shouldn’t ignore.
They should run with it then; just be sure they dot the “i”s and cross the “t”s.
Here in NJ we still collect tolls on the Garden State Parkway, more than fifty years after it was built; the tolls were originally supposed to be until it was paid off, but they’ve become a taxing entity unto themselves (with a whole population of parasites now making “careers” of it).