Rolling rolling rolling…keep them railroads rolling

I’m encouraged to see Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist sign a bill into law that encourages more high speed rail in Florida–a state that’s seen some success with commuter rail but could really benefit, I think, from inter-city rail.

I’m particularly pleased that the bill includes some “restoration and enhancement” funds rather than just new lines.  As I’ve said before, it’s a lot cheaper to maintain than to build new, but it’s not always as politically “sexy,” so I’m glad Crist is willing to commit to maintenance, not just new capital.

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