By Scott Powers, Floridapolitics.com; October 11, 2019
It’s getting real, this long discussed, debated, fought over, raved about, warned against, litigated, lobbied, opposed, permitted, creatively financed, doubted, and relentlessly pushed idea of a privately owned, higher-speed, passenger train service to connect Orlando and Miami.
Real, as in the rail corridor is being cleared and graded. Dirt is being moved. Supplies like railroad ties are being manufactured, hauled in, and stacked for use. And more substantial items like piles are being driven.