June 28, 2011 by Mavis Caplinger
NOW is the time to contact Governor Scott and ask him to SAY NO to SunRail, a project that will indebt all Floridians to the costs of a transit system that is not going to be utilized. This is a pet project of Representative John Mica who has been lobbying to bring these federal dollars to his district since 1992. Mr. Mica, SIR: “We don’t have the money!” Neither as federal taxpayers nor as state and local taxpayers.
“With a price tag of $1.2 billion at completion, the rail line is expected to serve just 2,150 commuters a day when it starts operating in three years. It will not link to the Orlando airport or Disney World, among the region’s biggest traffic generators. Florida’s governor is even considering killing the project, worried that local government officials will rebel if they have to cover any shortfalls at the fare box.”
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Email Governor Scott! Ask him to STOP the SunRail project!