Well, we finally got that meeting with Florida DOT, and it was as raucous a crowd as I’ve seen.
I suggest you watch the entire 2 hours 48 minutes and 10 seconds for yourself.
And now to the links:
Dec 7, meeting in The Ledger and the Tribune. Good coverage by both papers. The Ledger’s Allen has covered the story before, The Tribune’s Parker was filling in for a vacationing Patterson. You can see a part of the crowd here.
Dee Dee Chiavuzzi was there and published her thoughts:
The Ledger’s Tom Palmer watched the meeting on video.
Before the meeting the Tribune’s Daniel Ruth weighed in on the State, CSX, and the money.
Polk County area state representatives and senators got together in Bartow on Dec. 4th. CSX was discussed. Dee Dee Chiavuzzi was there: Polk’s Legislatures All Together
12/06/07: CSX Profited From Having Jeb Bush Broker State-Paid Rail Changes – Ledger, Leter from C.C. “Doc” Dockery
12/04/07: Official Has Issues for CSX Impact Forum – Ledger, Palmer
12/03/07: County Commissioner Jean Reed Wants Polk Concerns Voiced at CSX Forum – Ledger, Palmer
12/01/07 All aboard – Sentinel, Editorial
11/30/07: FDOT, CSX Transportation Execute Commuter Rail Agreement – FDOT Press Release
11/30/07: Orlando-area commuter-rail deal means 2010 launch – Sentinel, Hamburg
11/30/07: State Finalizes Rail Deal With CSX – Tribune, Patterson
11/29/07: Under Plan, Florida Agrees To Give CSX $491 Million For Commuter Rail, Freight Lines – Tribune, Patterson
11/28/07: Lack Of Debate On CSX Rail Deal Riles Lawmakers – Tribune, Patterson
Other sites covering this story this week: