Scionti on CSX rail line and immunity â€“ Part 2
On Thursday, a state House panel gave its first approval to the $491 million purchase of rail lines from the freight company CSX for a 61-mile commuter rail line through Orlando and other sections of Central Florida. Before the approval, the House infrastructure committee approved an amendment that will make the state pay for damages or injuries on the commuter rail even if CSX is at fault.
On Friday, WMNFâ€™s SeÃ¡n Kinane spoke with Rep. Mike Scionti, D-Tampa, one of only two members of the committee to vote against the amendment giving CSX immunity. In this second part of the interview, Scionti said that because of this amendment the state must spend $2-million per year to purchase a $200-million insurance policy.
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