A Tale of Two Rails
July 2, 2011 Leave a comment
Of course, the main reason Scott got behind this rail package was fear or litigated failure:
He said his attorneys told him he would likely lose in court if he was sued for killing the $1.28 billion, 61.5-mile project.
Unlike the Federally funded, Obama-offered chunk of cash for the proposed and now aborted Tampa-Orlando line.
Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, a champion of high-speed rail and critic of SunRail, decried Scott’s decision…
“It is unclear if when making the decision the governor had a change of heart, if he simply succumbed to the desires of the big money special interests, or if he has a severe case of amnesia and thought that he was supposed to be representing CSX instead of Florida’s taxpayers,” she said. “When the SunRail/CSX commuter project is viewed from a purely business vantage point, the project falls so far below what a savvy business owner would accept that it is somewhat baffling.”