Governor-elect John Kasich didn't wait to make news. Shortly after being elected, he said the light rail proposal in Ohio was dead. Kasich does not believe the light rail system is the future of Ohio and it is too costly to reactive freight rail lines. Kasich's plan was to still hold on to the $400 million dollars but to use it for other projects. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood now says since Ohio is not going to build a light rail system, the money can't be used for other projects and will send the money to California and other states that will use the money for light rail. I'm really trying to understand how Kasich can say on one hand that he is going to help the Ohio economy and yet eliminate a major transportation project that would have created thousands of jobs.