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Old 07-01-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Groveland, Florida
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Rick Scott OKs state funding for Orlando's SunRail | TBO.com

Opinions? As I live in Lake County I won't benefit from this. A bunch of crummy towns linked to Orlando. Sounds great. I would have preferred the high speed rail connecting Orlando and Tampa to South Florida. Why can they never do anything right???
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:24 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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After looking at this , its a boon....and its a way for CSX to have its tracks upgraded for free via the Tax Payer.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:25 AM
 
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This is great news and actually TD you may benefit from this before the actual Sunrail. Orange Blossom Express is a proposed commuter line from Eustis to Downtown Orlando. It's could be up and running before Sunrail because the rail lines are already ready for the trains. It was contingent upon Sunrail being approved. So yeah TD you might be riding the train before me.

Lake County commuter train: Lake County wants a commuter train to link with SunRail - Orlando Sentinel
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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So he rejected the $2.4 billion fed money for the project that would carry 21,250 daily passengers, but will have the state pay more than a half-billion dollars for a project that will carry 4,300 weekday passengers.

Oh, wait. His business buddies liked plan two.

Dopey me.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Miami
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^^^^ Exactly, man ohh man Rick Scott is all over the place.

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Old 07-01-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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So he rejected the $2.4 billion fed money for the project that would carry 21,250 daily passengers, but will have the state pay more than a half-billion dollars for a project that will carry 4,300 weekday passengers.

Oh, wait. His business buddies liked plan two.

Dopey me.
I'm afraid it had more to do with who proposed what. Since Ricky sees himself in a pissing match with Obama, he had to reject the federal aid. Of course he's also never one to pass up an opportunity for himself and his cronies which would help explain the yes for SunRail. I'm sure allegiances will surface between the Ol' Rickster and whoever gets the contract to start work.
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Kyle, I know. There were some governors that turned down fed money. Most didn't. In fact a lot of them bashed Obama out of one side of their mouth but had pics of them all over the news and their websites with pics of them holding big checks. I guess Scott doesn't realize that his fans have short memories.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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So he rejected the $2.4 billion fed money for the project that would carry 21,250 daily passengers, but will have the state pay more than a half-billion dollars for a project that will carry 4,300 weekday passengers.

Oh, wait. His business buddies liked plan two.

Dopey me.
Exactly.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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Scott cut his nose to spite his face regarding Sunrail since the High Speed rail would have fed many commuters into Sunrail. His rejection of high speed rail was nothing more than a political jab at President Obama. Although I am glad for Sunrail going forward as a commuter line the interaction with high speed rail would have insured Sunrail's success. Instead we get a commuter rail line with no other rail alternatives in the region which will hinder ridership.
In SE Florida which has Tri-Rail it connects with Miami's Metrorail system and Ft. Lauderdale is planning a street car system that will connect with Tri-Rail also. Let's hope SunRail is a success!
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Groveland, Florida
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This is depressing. I wonder if Florida will EVER see the high speed rail? Many think in the future.. I sure hope so. And another question, how fast will the sunrail be?
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