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  •  I'm glad you mentioned OH and WI (4+ / 0-)

    because it seems to me the same legal reasoning could be applied to the decisions of those states' governors to also reject the federal rail funding.

    Clearly, this issue is more complicated than I had first assumed.  Thanks for posting.

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    by litho on Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 10:19:36 AM PST

    •  Actually each project is different (4+ / 0-)
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      mint julep, alizard, donnamarie, erush1345

      In Florida, the line is fairly short (85 miles or so I believe) and the Right-of-Way already procured, which makes it easy to identify local agencies to do the oversight.

      In Ohio and Wisconsin the process has not proceeded that far and due to the extensive length of the proposed lines, it would pass through a variety of local agencies rather than simply one or two I imagine.

      I don't know all the details, but I do know that no two rail, road or bridge projects are alike or have the same considerations.  In other words, what works for one does not necessarily work for another.

      "If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."- J. Danforth Quayle

      by Sychotic1 on Sun Feb 20, 2011 at 11:06:40 AM PST

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