eolesen wrote: ↑Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:35 amCorrection -- assumed short-sightedness because the current FL Gov is a Republican....
I'm not sure that's a safe assumption, either. Brightline is changing minds about how to make rail work, and without massive subsidies.
Hint: not all conservatives are against rail, especially where it makes sense.
In fact, the last Florida chief executive (now the junior senator) had so much foresight, he led the fight to cancel the state-run HSR, bought a good deal of stock in Brightline, then gave them the rights to use the reserved HSR corridor.
This isn’t an “all Republicans” thing, I can’t speak to Gov. DeSantis’ intentions, but Governor Scott certainly made out well.