Its good to see that some folks are keep this fight up. As the price of oil continues to grow higher & higher these fine folks are attempting to save us from ourselves. Even if the people who live in "Outer" Hillsborough County fight to end this cause.
Over the past 40 years or more the Florida plan on growth development was simple-there was none and if you just built it-people would come. Hence lovely little 'burgs like Brandon. Suburbs with no center. Just wide mash of Homes & Retail and one major Highway to reach work, in the City Center. That's Planning.
Our leaders finally catch a clue twenty years ago and start making plans to build a "High-Speed Rail" system in the middle of I-4, between Orlando & Tampa, thus making the dream of high tech corridor a reality. After this fight and our Federal Gov't finally offering to help pay for this dream our newly elected Gov' Scott goes and pisses all over it.
You would think this pasion would die. You would think that the fine people of Tampa would throw their hands up and say "They just don't get it". You could agree that after getting slapped down a few times it begins to hurt a little. Not these folks.
Now we begin the fight a new! OK, we'll make a Tampa (City) only plan. Hey, it worked for Orlando...Yea Gov' Scott nice switch you pulled, claim that High Speed Rail is $300 Million more than the State can pay but OK $500 Million for Orlando's rail plan...Nice Touch.
the fight goes on. Kudos to those that believe in the fight. Fight on! Let's Get this Done!!