Originally Posted by petegz28
I thought we were supposed too? At least that's what Obama said when he took all our money. Oh wait...this probably wasn't "shovel ready"!
Thank the Republican Governor of Florida.
Part of the stimulus was to build high speed rail between Tampa and Orlando.
Disney and Universal loved it. Both cities loved it. Everyone loved it but the Republican Governor. He didn't want to get stuck with funding the rail in the long term. People went nuts at how stupid he was.
The Governor and the supporters of light rail did a independent study to see how much Florida would be out if the high rail was built....... drum roll...... not a single penny. It would make money for Florida. For the cities, provide about 50K in permanent jobs. A win-win for everyone right. The Republican Governor rejected the study that he ordered and rejected the stimulus money.
About 6 states lined up to take the money and build their own light rail.People were so pissed. Probably contributed to Obama winning Florida. As Central Florida goes, so does Florida.