High-Speed Rail between Tampa and Orlando Is All Set To Be a Reality Very Soon



Governor Rick Scott came up with the announcement on Friday that the Florida Department of Transportation is taking bids in order to fund a new high-speed train, which would connect Orlando and Tampa.

The Governor went on to state that the Florida Department of Transportation along with the Central Florida Expressway Authority has received a private proposal to lease a property, which is owned by the state and CFX for building the track along the path of Interstate 4. FDOT is also allowing few other private investors to make application for funding the high-speed rail.

The year 2011 saw, Governor Scott, reject more than $2 billion funds from the Federal for a same kind of project as that would have exposed the taxpayers of Florida to cost around millions of dollars for a few decades.

The Governor had gone on to state that instead of putting the taxpayers on the firing line for millions of dollars, they intend to let the private sector invest in this particular project.  Private investment would ensure that a major project like this, has zero financial risks to bear for the taxpayers of Florida.

Getting the people to visit some of the finest beaches or even to let them catch any game, addition of safe and really affordable rail service for private passengers, would provide a much-needed alternative for all those who would like to spend some time in Tampa. The Mayor of Tampa, Bob Buckhorn opined that establishing a private passenger rail service would provide people with more options of transport, along with the creation of jobs and reduction of congestion on the roads.

Local people feel that it would eliminate the issues with traffic which people are having and also make things easier for people to travel to and fro between the two places.

Parties who are interested to fund this project privately is set to have 120 days’ time for submitting proposals after the release of Request for Proposals.
High-Speed Rail between Tampa and Orlando Is All Set To Be a Reality Very Soon High-Speed Rail between Tampa and Orlando Is All Set To Be a Reality Very Soon Reviewed by Alina Martin on 03:30 Rating: 5

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