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Rick Scott faces tough decision on costly SunRail project

Roused by his tea party base, Gov. Rick Scott early this year halted a decades-in-the-works bullet train linking Tampa and Orlando — citing concerns about possible costs to Florida taxpayers. Yet a different fate awaits SunRail, a commuter rail line in Central Florida that would cost state taxpayers even more. Why is SunRail likely to go forward when high-speed rail did not? A mix of politics, legal concerns and an opportunity to more quickly move commercial cargo, opponents and proponents of the project say. Read the story here.


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