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Once opposed to bullet trains, Florida governor has invested in parent company bidding on Tampa high-speed rail

(Source: Tampa Bay Times, August 16, 2018)

TAMPA, Fla. — As one of his first acts in office in 2011, Gov. Rick Scott canceled a $2.4 billion federally funded and shovel-ready bullet train from Orlando to Tampa because it carried "an extremely high risk of overspending taxpayer dollars with no guarantee of economic growth.'' Now, the idea has returned — revived by All Aboard Florida, a Coral Gables-based company that has heavily supported Scott — and the governor has reversed course.

Full story: Tampa Bay Times

Monday, August 20, 2018

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