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The implications for killing high speed rail will be felt all over the state. It will be felt locally in loss of business and loss of professional jobs at firms that have been working on the rail corridor plans.
A threat to Sunrail is a bigger threat to the future of this city. Alternative transportation is a linchpin for livability. In a metro area this size, mass transit is essential to maximize the potential for biking and walking. It is a key for allowing families to recover household income be reducing car use — income that can help drive the local economy. It is long overdue.
Hope for Sunrail is a reason many of us have held on, and kept on working to make things better here. Dashed hope, from commuter rail being killed repeatedly over the years, is a reason many good people have given up on Orlando and moved elsewhere.
A veto-proof majority of the Florida Senate rebuked Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday in a letter that urged the federal government to give the state $2.4 billion in high-speed rail money that Scott wants to reject.