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CFO Sink Commends Passage of Rail Legislation

12/9/2009

TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Alex Sink today released the following statement following the Florida Legislature’s passage of the rail bill heard in special session:
 
“Today Florida has proven our commitment to high speed and commuter rail and I commend the work of the Florida Legislature to pass this important legislation.  This comprehensive vision for rail in our state not only creates jobs right now, but will help move Florida forward as we grow our state’s new economy.
 
“I am also happy that we are achieving commuter rail for Central Florida, especially with improved liability provisions.  It was made clear that this comprehensive approach to rail was needed to ensure Florida did not miss out on billions of our federal taxpayer dollars set aside for rail projects, and I now urge Washington to fully fund Florida’s applications.”