Gov. Rick Scott has turned down more than $2 billion in federal money for a high-speed rail project that would link Tampa and Orlando.
"The truth is that this project would be far too costly to taxpayers and I believe the risk far outweighs the benefits,'' Scott said this morning in a release announcing his decision to turn down the rail money.
Scott said he weighed three main points in deciding to turn down the money:
Cost to build the project could cost Florida taxpayers up to $3 billion; ridership and revenue projections could be overly optimistic and that if the federal government decides to shut down the project, the state would have to return the money.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Nice to have an adult in charge of Florida.
Posted by traderrob at 7:05 AM