by NoFortunateSon, Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 01:54:54 PM EST
(cross-posted from Daily Kos)
As a Pinellas County native, I have been waiting 25 years for the announcement heard today: $1.25 billion would be granted for construction of a Florida high speed rail link. Estimated to cost $3.5 billion total, this award covers a substantial portion (35%+). High Speed Rail is finally coming to the rest of America.
But many have asked: why Florida?