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Special session set for Thursday

by Dara Kam | November 30th, 2009

The third time may be the charm for the controversial Central Florida commuter rail project called SunRail.

A special session dealing with SunRail and South Florida’s ailing Tri-Rail system will begin Thursday at 9 a.m.

House Speaker Larry Cretul issued a memo this afternoon saying he plans for the House to vote on the bill on Monday and for the Senate to vote on it on Wednesday.

Cretul, R-Ocala, said he and Atwater have agreed in principal on the proposal, which apparently exists but has not yet been distributed to most lawmakers, if any.

Money for Tri-Rail will come from the state road project fund and money for Sunrail and other rail projects will come from doc stamps from home sales.

PDF: Summary of proposed statewide rail transit legislation

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3 Responses to “Special session set for Thursday”

  1. J.S. Says:

    Now they just have to decide which politicians are going to make money off this project. Oh, and how to free up all the money the unions want.

  2. Kerry Says:

    First they fund then they steal.

  3. ron con coma Says:

    Money for Trains? Trains are what people ride in commie countries and in “old” Europe. Woody Guthrie that union organizer road trains. Jeb Bush squashed the bullet train that was a constitutional amendment passed by “the people”. Republicans hate trains and every communal thing they stand for. If the GOP is calling for a special session to get money for trains there must be something very, very bad coming down the capitalist road. And when the people see what it is the Republicans are going to have to leave town on a rail.

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