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Pat Oliphant for July 14, 2011

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    kreole  over 7 years ago

    WOW….that’s the old “Tonnerville Trolley” in Smokey Stover’s days.

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    kreole  over 7 years ago

    Is this a message to rebuild our rail infrastructure? With gas prices high and the high cost of flying, trains are a great way to travel. I remember gladly my train rides but not my plane rides.

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    Charles Brobst Premium Member over 7 years ago

    First we invest in America.

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    hotdogger  over 7 years ago

    Scott was right. The $2.4B would have spent on a high speed rail line that Florida would have had to maintain on its own. Kind of like somebody giving you an elephant as a pet. They won’t be the ones cleaning up after it.

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    SpicyNacho Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Rockngolfer, why should federal money pay for any of your local passenger rail?

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    mspeer  over 7 years ago

    Why shouldn’t federal money pay part of intercity passenger rail? They pay for your highway upkeep and subsidize truckers.

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    mspeer  over 7 years ago

    Rick Scott rejected federal money that was already allocated for a high-speed rail project, and that money went to another state. No federal money was saved. He cost Florida an estimated 100,00 potential jobs. If Florida can’t afford to pay upkeep on a new state-owned high-speed railway, why on earth are we paying for upkeep on a privately-owned CSX freight line that runs the same route?

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    jwetherson  over 7 years ago

    Why would the government spend millions of dollars to build a huge dam in the middle of a desert? What use was that??

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    benbrilling  over 7 years ago

    Why worry, America is on the cutting edge and leads the world in the category of LOW speed rail.

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    dfowensby  over 7 years ago

    google this: the hrt (norfolk va) tide light rail is estimated to cost $2 per ticket with local and fed “funds” to subsidize the $22 balance, per rider, per one-way trip. what a deal. i personnally know of No One who plans to use this barrel of pork. oh yeah: itś all of SEVEN miles long.

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    Nebulous Premium Member over 7 years ago

    The people of Florida voted and said they wanted the High Speed Rail. The Feds said okay and put up a ton of money. Rick Scott said that if he were elected he would make jobs for Florida, so then he turned down the money that would create jobs in building the High Speed Rail. and laid off a further bunch of government workers and somehow this is putting more people in Florida to work.Remember, RS is the guy who was either too incompetent to realize that the Health Care Company that he was running was bilking Medicare out of billions of dollars, or he’s a crook.

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    pirate227  over 7 years ago

    Idiots want the space program but, don’t want to pay for it.

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    wolfhoundblues1  over 7 years ago

    Taggart Trans Continental

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    PAULHARVEY  over 7 years ago

    The good people of FLA, and the Gov, Scott said no to the money, so where did it go? Fools in Mich convinced our Gov to take money and to match money, which we don’t have, to make work jobs for unions to upgrade tracks from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo, less then 150 miles, for a High Speed Rail we don’t need, we don’t use, and we don’t have money for anyhow anyway, talk about a track to nowhere, this is a track to nowhere, nowhere fast? I don’t think so. Just one man’s opinion.

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    Josephus79  over 7 years ago

    This is an allegory for the administration if there ever was one.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 7 years ago

    That’s true, KG, but Detroit doesn’t wait for all the cars on the road to wear out before making new ones. Even if it was just a question of building new shuttles from the old plans rather than redesigning them from the ground up, it’d have been a lot cheaper than will prove our inevitable realization that we’re now without something important and having to start from scratch.

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