Rick Scott rode high-speed rail in Japan

11/13/13 Rob Lorei
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Tags: high-speed rail, Rick Scott, Japan, Transportation, transit

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Front cover of a Japan Rail Pass from 2004.


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WMNF has confirmed that Governor Rick Scott rode three times a high-speed rail system on his recent trip to Japan. Two years ago Governor Scott turned down more than $2 billion in federal money to build a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando. The link was supposed to help reduce traffic congestion on the heavily used I-4 corridor.

Nancy Blum-Heintz, a spokesperson for Enterprise Florida, tells WMNF that the Japanese high-speed rail system called Shinkansen

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