Gov. Rick Scott Rejects Funding for High Speed Rail.

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    It hits around 130 MPH but then you hit stretches where it creeps because of conjestion ahead. Most of the time saved is because it doesn't make as many local stops. I can basically drive in about the same time as the train does it in.

    High Speed Rail in the Boston-Washington corridor could still make money and have the ridership. I can't imagine any other route in the US that makes sense
     
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    i think the Boston/Washington corridor is the only place Amtrak actually breaks even
     
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    Fla. high court: Governor can reject rail funding


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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Friday that he plans to send $2.4 billion in high-speed rail funding intended for Florida to other states after the state Supreme Court upheld Gov. Rick Scott's decision to reject the money.
    The Republican governor's decision effectively kills the Tampa-Orlando route, but Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said LaHood later agreed to consider a last-ditch attempt to revive the project. His idea is to let a regional rail authority in central Florida compete with other states for the money Scott rejected.
    "If it can't be done, then we're done," Nelson said, calling the proposal a "Hail Mary pass."

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    He's smart. He knows that once the Fed Camel's nose gets under the tent...States become liable holding the bag.

    IF this is to be done in Florida...it will be done privately...and when the market dictates (shows interest) such a thing for the State.
     
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    hot damn!!! 30 mph? man you're just zipping along! how much was your ticket, where did you start and where are you going?
     
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    yes,correct, I posted a link to that in one of these rail threads. They BARELY make a profit.BUT to get someone delivered from DC to to bean town absent the rail congestion which as RW noted slows them down requires a dedicated line, the cost to build and price point for a DC to Boston ticket would put people on the plane....*shrugs*
     
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    Musa been freight traffic, you know? Commerce flowing that slowed him down...:lol:
     

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