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Railroad Deal Dies on Legislative Tracks

May 2nd, 2008 by flanews

Lawmakers said no to a deal to purchase more than 60 miles of railroad through central Florida. Lawmakers were considering purchasing the track from the CSX Company and using it for a commuter rail. The bill died today. Governor Charlie Crist said he hopes lawmakers will reconsider the plan next year.

I hope it doesnt go away. I think a commuter rail is important. If we can get folks off the road and help clear the arteries of our interstates and road ways in Florida, I think its important to continue to have diversity in our transportation options, said Crist.

The deal would have cost about 6-hundred million dollars.

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