High Speed Rail Rally in Orlando, 3/14
Karen Jarosh, leader of the Tampa 912, has alerted us that high speed rail is not dead yet. Congressman John Mica, CD7 (which includes Daytona Beach and St. Augustine), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastucture committee, is holding a “Congessional Field Hearing” in the Orlando area Monday at 9:30. Invited to this public meeting is the CEO of US-Japan High Speed Rail, and the unstated purpose is to try to revive the HSR project.
Mica of course is the Congressman who has attempted to keep the project alive by building a 21 mile route linking Disney to the airport, using a local consortium. Google “Mica” and “high speed rail” and you will see some amazing claims made by this congressman who really (really) wants the project to proceed in spite of the Governor.
Tampa 912 plans to send a contingent to this meeting and is asking for grass-roots participation from around the state. These rail projects are boondoggles – we need to let them know we know this in a clear voice.
Below is the press release: