Rick Scott's pet project to build a new passenger railway service between Miami and Orlando has lately turned into a public punching bag. Carl Hiaasen calls it a "future train wreck for taxpayers", while Michael Grunwald writes in Time Magazine that Scott's chief of staff's ties to the firm building ... More >>
If All Aboard Florida gets its way, Miamians will be able to hop on a train downtown as soon as next year and disembark in Orlando three hours later. The company, which owns a freight line that runs along Florida's east coast, is banking on a $1.5 billion federal loan to build a new set of tracks fo ... More >>
Living in South Beach is like getting gonorrhea: it's all fun and easy until suddenly everything comes to a painful stop. Lately, SoBe residents have woken up to find a foot of foul-smelling water inside their cars. When they bail out their rides, they still face insane traffic jams to the North an ... More >>
It was real neck and neck at the end, what with the surprise surge by Texas Governor Rick Perry. But Florida's own Rick Scott has been named the "Worst Governor Ever" in a drawn-out, online poll conducted by the Transportation Workers Union of America. With the way things are going right now, it ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott has seemed to overcome his hesitations about funding Central Florida's SunRail commuter train program and announced his approval of state funding for the program today. Scott's first big decision in office was surprisingly killing a federally funded high-speed train project, a mov ... More >>
Like someone in mourning, we've tried to forget. We'd just rather not think about how Gov. Rick Scott passed on the high-speed rail package that would have brought billions of dollars, thousands of jobs and a once-in-a-generation transportation upgrade to Florida all on the federal government ... More >>
Perhaps Rick Scott's biggest action during his first 100 days in office was the killing of Florida's federally-funded high speed rail project. It would have revolutionized our transit system and had an effect on the economy like no other project in recent Florida history. So, you would have hoped ... More >>
Florida's high-speed rail plan is official dead -- done in at the hands of Rick Scott. But the governor giveth as he taketh away. Scott says the state will pick up the tab on funding a project to dredge the Port of Miami, allowing it to handle larger ships. Scott says the project will create 30,0 ... More >>
Even some Elephants prefer to travel by train. Rick Scott's decision to decline $2.4 billion in federal funds to build a state-of-the-art high-speed rail system in Florida continues to draw anger, ire and confusion today even from many Republicans. Today, a veto-proof majority of 26 state senator ... More >>
The Obama administration was set to spend $2.4 billion to build a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando in a project that would have created thousands of jobs, but Governor Rick Scott has drowned the plan in a big pot of ideological tea killing all those jobs with it. Now, some other sta ... More >>
The band with the most disgusting name in all of music, Hot Tuna, is coming to stink up Revolution with Old School Freight Train on August 29. Now before you even have to ask, Hot Tuna is not disgusting because of the not so subtle innuendo it may conjure. It's disgusting because just the thought of ... More >>
via The White HouseCertain wingnuts think President Obama was born in Africa? Have they ever thought he might actually be European? First he tries and brings small bits of "socialism" that have been hall mark of many healthy, European democracies for decade, then he tries to shove soccer down our th ... More >>
Cinema for grownups at the Jewish Film Festival.
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47 arguments for nationalizing railroad travel
For a hundred years the FEC Railway has been chugging up and down Florida's east coast. The next hundred years shouldn't be much different.
Metrobus is Dade's most effective public transportation. But when it comes to funding, the bus system and its patrons always get taken for a ride.