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Yeah, unless you actually want to get something going. Do we have to go through the same thing that already failed on a state level and waste more years falling into a bottomless pit?

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Her points make sense ...

Yes, some of them do.

Some are just provocative however...CSX had 8 deaths so far this year? Hmm, compared to who? I would consider the Germans to have an excellent safety record in regard to trains and they seem to have a major accident every year or so with that many deaths...

Meanwhile 20k have died on our highways so far this year.

Wiki of train accidents

I'm willing to bet she never provides any realistic proposals to fund her assertion below...

In an effort to provide passenger intercity rail, I am working with Amtrak to develop a rail plan for the entire state, beginning with the I-4 corridor.

If it cost 1 billion to make Orlando's starter system work, then what will it cost to join it to Tampa, Lakeland, Jacksonville, and Miami?

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she's combining terms wrongly. commuter rail is just for the metro. her talks with Amtrak have nothing to do with Orlando commuters... only in providing rail between major metros...

apples and oranges. wasn't one proposal to just buy the track and let CSX build the ILC and do improvements on it's own dime? if CSX builds the ILC anyway, then her argument is a moot point and an empty argument to fool everyone into thinking this isn't a vendetta argument.

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Her points make sense ...

Except that CSX owns the tracks and they will never go for her proposition. She is being disengenious. She also never mentions that she fought the commuter rail deal for her Lakeland nimby's who don't want more freight trains running through their lovely polk county. If she was writing an honest editorial she would have at least made mention of the increased freight trains in lakeland being a major concern of her and her constituents. This editorial is all political posturing on her part. Dockery is the anti christ. :whistling:

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I believe that officially squashes any hope that University Club was gonna move in there while their club was rebuilt. Alas TT we hardly knew thee.

no; not so fast just yet... the TT guy had told me something a few weeks back about U-Club having to make alternate arrangements for their temp space b/c of something... I guess this is that something...

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no; not so fast just yet... the TT guy had told me something a few weeks back about U-Club having to make alternate arrangements for their temp space b/c of something... I guess this is that something...

true. U-Club is leaving there regardless of how TT goes. The building is coming down eventually...

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Fast Company Magazine (June 2008 issue) names Orlando as one of 12 GLOBAL cities best for innovation. Only 3 cities in the U.S. were named (Seattle and Kansas City are the other 2)

"There's more to Orlando than Mickey. It's now a hub for two burgeoning industries: interactive games -- a lively scene has sprouted around the Electronic Arts studio behind Madden NFL -- and biotech. A new medical complex in the Lake Nona area will house a University of Central Florida med school and a branch of the famed Burnham Institute for Medical Research."

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Florida Hospital buys land near Lake Nona

with this news, all the central florida hospital groups will be represented at the bio med cluster. this is huge for Orlando's future. can you imagine how many other companies are going to want to get around this environment?

Wouldn't it be ironic if Nemours fought them from building?

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well, a quick rundown of area projects going up is:

1. SODO

2. Village at Lake Lilly

3. *Great Wheel

4. *WDW Bowling Pavilion

5. Hilton OCCC

6. Peabody expansion (really)

7. Millennia 7 story apt/garage combo

8. FH South expansion

9. Paramount

10. 55W

11. The Current

12. Dr. Phillips Hospital expansion

13. Contemporary II

14. Waldorf-Hilton complex

15. Orlando Premium Outlets expansion

16. Hilton Grande Vac.- Midtown

17. Lake Eve Resort-- I-Drive

18. 408/I-4 Interchange

19. Anderson St. Bridge and ramps to I-4

20. 414 extention to 429

21. Rouse Rd. widening (408-University)

22. TNPK widening-- 429 Beulah Rd. to I-4

23. there's more....

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well, a quick rundown of area projects going up is:

1. SODO

2. Village at Lake Lilly

3. *Great Wheel

4. *WDW Bowling Pavilion

5. Hilton OCCC

6. Peabody expansion (really)

7. Millennia 7 story apt/garage combo

8. FH South expansion

9. Paramount

10. 55W

11. The Current

12. Dr. Phillips Hospital expansion

13. Contemporary II

14. Waldorf-Hilton complex

15. Orlando Premium Outlets expansion

16. Hilton Grande Vac.- Midtown

17. Lake Eve Resort-- I-Drive

18. 408/I-4 Interchange

19. Anderson St. Bridge and ramps to I-4

20. 414 extention to 429

21. Rouse Rd. widening (408-University)

22. TNPK widening-- 429 Beulah Rd. to I-4

23. there's more....

23. The SR 408 expansion (The LK underhill bridge and Toll Plaza were two completely different projects)

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23. The SR 408 expansion (The LK underhill bridge and Toll Plaza were two completely different projects)

24. Rialto-- Sand Lk. Rd.

25. Dellagio-- Sand Lk. Rd.

26. Whole Foods-- Sand Lk. Rd.

27. Smart Car/ Astin Martin Dealership-- Millennia

for some reason, I'm drawing a blank on other projects...

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what is the downtown media arts center? i see its located on magnolia according to all the movie website (yahoo movies, movies.com, etc). apparently they are showing new release 1st run movies such as wall-e, wanted, etc.

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Don't forget Magic's new Arena,Supercenter Wal-mart in Altamonte Springs,some Albertsons becoming Publix,Publix building another store in Mount Dora,Flyovers at 436 and Red Bud Road and 17/92,other Road Construction on 436/441 and so on.

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