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Florida High Speed Rail – The Conservative Way | Metro Jacksonville

The ignorance of certain political leaders is scary when they address this issue. Likewise the “We have/need highways,” “Amtrak tickets are subsidized,” “Where are the private investors,” “We love our cars too much,” or the “I paid taxes in New Jersey my entire working life so I’ll be damned if I’ll pay for a sidewalk […]

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Next American City » Buzz » Preparing for HighSpeed Rail in Florida

Andrew Moore | Nov 18th, 2010 | Topics: Infrastructure | Region: South | Cities: Tampa | Existing train tracks in Lakeland, Fla. Credit: http://flickr%20user%20josh%20hallett/ The city of Lakeland, Florida, is planning for a high-speed rail stop, among the first ever in Florida. Midway between Tampa and Orlando, Lakeland will be the link between the other […]

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Florida High Speed Rail – The Conservative Way – Jacksonville

News 1 month ago on Metro Jacksonville · Edit Share Jacksonville stands at the door to regain its leadership position as the railroad gateway to Florida. Within the last week we have heard a new governor suggest he would never support rail, a FDOT official that thinks our train station should be at the airport, […]

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Slow Death for HighSpeed Rail : South Capitol Street

By Randal O’Toole Tea party victories in November likely signal the beginning of the end for President Obama’s ambitious and expensive high-speed rail plans. Republican governors-elect of both Ohio and Wisconsin have vowed to return federal high-speed rail funds that had been granted to those states. The governor-elect of Florida is also a rail skeptic, […]

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High speed rail ally complicates project – Political Insider

For all they disagree about, high speed rail supporters and opponents agree on one thing for sure: they have no idea what John Mica is doing. Mica, a Republican Congressman from central Florida, is likely to be the chairman of the House Transportation Committee, a key role in determining if future transportation dollars will go […]

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