Fla. DOT: High-speed rail would have made more money

Posted on March 10, 2011

TAMPA, Fla. — Data released by the state on Wednesday showed that high-speed trains, which Gov. Rick Scott rejected, would carry more passengers and operate at a greater financial surplus than projected in a 2009 federal application, Tampa Bay Online reports.

The report indicates a $10.24 million surplus from high-speed rail operations in 2016, with ticket revenue of $60.8 million, $12.3 million more than previously predicted. For the full story, click here.

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