All Aboard Florida: Small-Town Politicians Are Trying to Ruin Your Shot at Miami-Orlando High Speed Rail
It's a no-brainer that high-speed rail would make everybody's lives a little more bearable -- especially in Florida, where a simple shot up I-95 at the wrong time of day can be a Bataan Death March. Gov. Rick Scott has already flubbed one opportunity for high-speed rail between Tampa and Orlando by refusing federal funding.
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But a new private project, All Aboard Florida, is hoping to fire trains from Miami to Orlando in three hours, with stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm. Great news, right? Well, a growing number of small-town politicians are beating on the project like a piñata.More »