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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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