No high-speed rail creates gridlock challenge for Florida
(The following appeared on the Tampa Tribune website on May 31, 2011.)
TAMPA, Fla. When Gov. Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion in federal funds to build the Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail leg in February, he told the U.S. Transportation secretary other projects were more important -- including widening I-4 in Orange County and widening I-275 in Hillsborough County.
However, the Florida Department of Transportation does not have any widening projects programmed in its five-year work program in the Tampa Bay area, a plan that is updated every year.
Full story: www.tbo.com
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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