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SunRail Rally

March 18th, 2009 by flanews

Supporters of a controversial plan to spend state money to build a commuter rail rallied at the capitol today. Chamber of Commerce leaders from eight counties voiced their support for the CSX SunRail. Legislation to create the commuter rail would cost the state 850 million dollars. State Senator Lee Constantine said its a good investment.

The question is now are we looking for an economic stimulus so we are not depending on the federal stimulus package, yes. This could provide jobs right away, this could provide transportation, said Constantine.

Opponents of the SunRail take issue with a portion of the deal that allows victims to sue the state for accidents or deaths on the tracks.

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