March 23, 2008

Stalemate on commuter rail tied to CSX

"Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray has blasted the railroad giant CSX, saying the national freight carrier is making 'completely unreasonable' demands in negotiations with the state over efforts to improve commuter rail service in Boston's western suburbs."

"'This whole issue of indemnification is outrageous,' Murray said in an interview. 'They want taxpayers to pay for their own negligence. . . . They want to hand taxpayers the bill.'" - Boston Globe

A Florida story? No, a Massachusetts story, but note the parallels between rail deals in the two states.

Florida lawmakers, are you paying attention?

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