April 12, 2014

Murphy’s Florida Rail Project Flip Flop

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This week, Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx urging the department to consider concerns about the All Aboard Florida rail project, saying it would have a “detrimental impact on existing business and the quality-of-life” for local residents. Harsh rhetoric coming from Murphy, who according to the TC Palm, signed onto a letter “singing the praises” of the rail project just six months ago. The letter stated that the rail project would have “a lasting impact on Florida’s economy and transportation system” and in the process “serve as a model” for others throughout the nation.