Looks like the Rail Industrial Complex is still hell bent on raiding the public treasury.
Crony-Congressman Patrick Murphy’s facebook page announced a move towards poverty (text copied below). All Aboard Florida is just so privatized utilizing $13.75M from the tax payers.
It looks like it is funded by the TIGER grant from the 2010 Sustainable Communities Grantees, the same round of awards that Seven50 was derived from. You will notice it as the grey dot in the Seven50 region on this map: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=OSHCMapofGrantees.pdf
This morning I joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
, Congressman Ted Deutch
, Rep. Lois Frankel
, and other local leaders to discuss the benefits of the recent US Department of Transportation
$13.75 million TIGER grant for the South Florida Freight and Passenger Rail Enhancement project. This project will allow commuters to move more easily through the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches as the Tri-Rail
is extended further north. Additionally, All Aboard Florida
will expand commuter access and allow more freight to be moved by train, all of which will help to reduce traffic on already-congested highways throughout the region. I’m proud to support infrastructure projects such as this that benefit our district, generate jobs, and stimulate long-term economic growth.