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I think the solution is a dedicated funding source. We've been dancing around it forever but there are folks on both sides of the aisle supporting it (Bill Sublette and Jake Stuart for the Republicans; Buddy Dyer and Jerry Demings among the Democrats.)

To push it over the top and decide which tax would be affected, he's right that it's time for the grassroots to speak up. Given that the Ax the Tax crowd is leaderless at the moment with the death of Doug Guetzloe, this is probably the best time in years to start a discussion before an opportunist like Randy Ross rushes in to kill it.

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45 minutes ago, spenser1058 said:

I thought that Virgin decided to pursue a route somewhere else first.  But they are talking in that article as though the Orlando to Miami route is a priority.  The HTT proposal for Orlando to Tampa I don't know.  Maybe that route only has legs if the Orlando to Miami route gets built first.

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7 minutes ago, jrs2 said:

I thought that Virgin decided to pursue a route somewhere else first.  But they are talking in that article as though the Orlando to Miami route is a priority.  The HTT proposal for Orlando to Tampa I don't know.  Maybe that route only has legs if the Orlando to Miami route gets built first.

I know, I'm hopelessly confused about all these supposed routes and players. I guess I'll just wait until someone actually does something.

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So, if they do build Hyperloop that comes into Orlando, is it going to dock at OIA's Intermodal Center, or on GOAA property, or somewhere else?

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The politicians are fighting over the Brightline bond funding. Article in the Sentinel lists who is for and who is against. Mostly nimbys in Martin and Indian River counties. Interesting about the bond funding not getting approved as a high speed rail. (it doesn't reach high enough speeds). They apparently went a different route to get the funding and that is one way the nimbys are trying to attack the funding. 

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-brightline-bond-fight-20180522-story.html#nt=oft12aH-2gp2

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I've gotten to the point that I'm just going to have to wait and see.  My poor train/transit loving heart can't take all the starts and stops and what-ifs.

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