Well, if there were any rational hold-outs against voting in a Hillsborough County starter light rail system in November, today, they surely have felled in favor. It turns out TIA, which has been a staunch advocate for rail for as long as I've been doing this site (it was by far the most enthusiastic stakeholder, often planning pieces of the system before the real viability of it ever took off, giving me great positive fodder when everything else was quiet), has upped the anty.
TIA to HART: Build light rail and we'll give you land for the rail yard. Badda bing badda boom. No other city contemplating light rail today can count on such a cooperative windfall. One sure to help drive down the final cost, and to secure, without controversy, one of the most important but admittedly industrial components of a light rail system.
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