Florida Governor Calls for Dismantling of Rail Authority

Sigo, Shelly
December 2004
Bond Buyer;12/10/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32027, p40
Trade Publication
The article presents the governor Jeb Bush's decision to dismantle the project of Florida High Speed Rail Authority for developing train system from Tampa to Orlando. The Florida High Speed Rail Authority has spent $13 million in state and federal funds on the project. The authority has spent $13 million and has $14.1 million in contracts, mostly for consultants who are obtaining permits for the first phase of the train system. The governor announced that he would ask the Legislature to seek repeal of the voter-approved constitutional amendment passed in 2002 that requires the state to reduce public school class sizes.


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