7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Could Florida's SunRail survive governor's ax?

(The following appeared on the Orlando Sentinel website on March 7, 2011.)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Now that Gov. Rick Scott has done away with the high-speed train and $2.4 billion in federal grants that came with it, many suspect he will turn his attention to SunRail and destroy the commuter train slated for Central Florida.

But is SunRail really doomed?

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said he thinks Scott still could approve the local train, in part because the governor might not "view SunRail as a federal initiative. I think they view SunRail as a project brought in by local governments."

Perhaps more importantly, there is a CSX connection.

The full story is on the Orlando Sentinel website.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

Kansas City Southern reports Q3 2019 results
AAR: Rail traffic down again for week ending October 12, 2019
U.S. rail volumes still falling
UP sees workforce down by about 4,200 employees this year
Trade war hurts UP’s profit; Railroad plans to cut more jobs, reduce spending
UP Q3 coal transportation volumes fall 17% on year
Tentative UAW-GM deal calls for raises, ratification bonus, Lordstown closure, pathway for temps
Amtrak’s disappearing dining cars
Illini and Saluki Amtrak routes among worst-performing in U.S., report says
Virginia is planning an east-west passenger rail route connecting Blue Ridge Mountains to the beach
RRB Q&A: Railroad Retirement annuities and pensions from work not covered by Railroad Retirement or Social Security
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines