11/6/2009

High-speed passenger trains might be "sexy" right now, said Joe Mazurkiewicz of the Florida Transportation Commission, but they're not Florida's solution for preventing future transportation woes. Mazurkiewicz instead supports expanding the state's freight rail capacity and investing in inland ports where freight can be transferred from trains to trucks for local distribution. The subsequent decrease in the number of shipping trucks on the roads would improve traffic and safety conditions for Florida's drivers.

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