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Florida high-speed rail will be partnership with private company to design-build-operate listen

08/31/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Beginning in just a few years, you’ll be able to take a bullet train from Tampa to Orlando in under an hour. But before then the high-speed rail line needs to be built. Half of the roughly $2.5 billion dollar project has been funded through the federal Recovery Act.

The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting meetings this week in the three cities where the bullet train will stop; Today in Tampa, tomorrow in Lakeland, and Thursday in Orlando.

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Food Not Bombs activist in Orlando faces trial

10/08/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Orlando Food Not Bombs volunteer Eric Montanez went on trial today for feeding homeless people on April 4 at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando.

Montanez was arrested under an ordinance enacted in 2006 by the city of Orlando which requires a permit in order to hold “large group feedings” of more than 24 people.

Food Not Bombs routinely shares vegan food with large numbers of homeless people in cities throughout Florida and the world.

Montanez pled Not Guilty on May 4.

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