Florida's High Speed Rail Plan

Assessing Florida's HSR Plan

The proposed 84-mile high-speed rail line connecting Lakewood, Orlando and Tamps would be the first of its kind in the country. But is it smart planning? Edward Russell reports.
Proponents argue the new line will create a "central Florida megalopolis," spurring economic growth in the region, writes Russell. However, critics argue the project fails to create opportunities for transit-oriented development. All but one of the new stations will be located in suburban areas and surrounded by parking lots.
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