The likely loser is the Tampa Bay area, particularly Lakeland.
Under the state’s new plan, commuter rail isn’t likely to come to Tampa for decades – if ever – because of CSX’s plans for unlimited freight increases in the area. That freight traffic will be routed through downtown Lakeland, where local officials fear years of expensive redevelopment efforts will be ruined. – Tampa Tribune
We’ve had to wait too long for this story to be published. Wondering who wanted a rail hub in Winter Haven? Billy Townsend and Lindsay Patterson spell it all for you in today’s Tampa Tribune. Go buy a copy.
Then email this link to your friends: Rail Plan Special Report
It’s late for me. Let’s talk Rail Hub later today…