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Mica's pet project: A benefit for commuters or gift to CSX?

(Source: New York Times, June 28, 2011)

NEW YORK — The New York Times today is calling Central Florida's $1.2 billion plan for passenger rail a "pet project" of Congressman John L. Mica (R-Fla.), while also describing it as "one of the least cost-effect mass transit efforts in the nation." The newspaper also questions whether the real goal of the SunRail project is to benefit commuters, or to serve as a taxpayer-financed gift to freight rail giant CSX, a generous Mica campaign donor.

Full story: New York Times

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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