Talk:Florida high speed rail

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Past Tense[edit]

The project hasnt been officially cancelled yet. can we remove all words of the past tense until official cancellation?

"Officially cancelled" is dubious as there's no evidence we'll hear a more official announcement than Scott's rejection of the project. The DOT no longer lists it as an ongoing project, they even let the web domain for the project expire. I think it's dead, and I think this article needs to reflect that. -- (talk) 19:23, 29 August 2013 (UTC)


Can a copy of the wording of the two referendums be submitted to judge the misleading comment? POV that can be judged by the individual.

I think that the controversy over the project should have its own section with both referendums listed. Anyone else? ~~whplanet

Why was the decision made to go with a JetTrain when an electric system only get faster speed. Electric Fast Trains as TGV, ICE and Shinkansen get 300 now 320 kph compared to the current British inter-city express the fasted diesel electric systems of 200 kph. The fuel economy of gas turbine is very poor leading to very high operating costs. Why lug the weight of a turbine around when all you need is the electricity that can be supplied by over head wires or third rail systems.

My interpretation of the situation is that the electric train will have a higher initial cost. That electrical wire structure has to be built... and their whole plan is to make it as cheap as possible so that tax payers don't complain. Quite a misguided goal in my opinion, but that's what's going on. UserDeleted092906
The initial capital cost of an electrified system is staggering. While ongoing maintenance and environmental concerns are higher for diesel trains, the immense capital cost of electrified lines make this uneconomic unless the frequencies will be very high, which is not expected. It can always be electrified later if the service catches on. But this talk page is supposed to be about the article, not discussion about the topic. Can anyone add any sources if electrification was ever discussed? Jpp42 06:56, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Maglev train[edit]

This article is linked to from Maglev train#Florida_High_Speed_Rail, but there is no information here about maglev technology and this project. Either that, or this section of that article should be removed, if not related. -- Beland 07:24, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Voter confusion in 2004? Or in 2000?[edit]

Some have argued that the wording on the 2004 referendum was misleading, and some may have assumed it was the same as the 2000 referendum and voted the opposite of what they meant to vote.

Possibly, but considering the confusion that surrounded the 2000 presidential election there, I would think that that was when the Florida voters were most likely really confused. (talk) 21:43, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

No, actually, when you compare the verbiage used in the 2000 election to the verbiage used in the 2004 election, you will see why voters were actually confused the SECOND time, and not the first time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:10, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Links to this page[edit]

The Jet Train page has a link to this page, but the link is labeled "Florida Overland Express." That's a good thing, but when you search for Florida Overland Express on wikipedia, it doesn't mention this page and says there are no pages titled "Florida Overland Express." Can someone fix the Wikipedia search index so this page comes up? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:09, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Current high-speed rail plans[edit]

We need to update the Florida High Speed Rail page to include the latest stimulus-connected developments.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Kitch (talk) 13:07, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

  • I'm on it! Aalox (talk) 22:14, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

SR 528 vs SR 417 Route debate[edit]

At the most recent presentation on the High Speed rail (Linked here [1] March 24, 2010), there is no mention of the SR 417 route, and it seems they have gone with the SR 528 route. As this project progresses, the consideration of the SR 417 route will become a minor event in this project, while at the moment it is a large part of this article. Do we want to start condensing the SR 528 vs SR417 section? Aalox (talk) 22:19, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

West Broward Station[edit]

It isn't clear to me what the West Broward station (shown on the map) means. Was it a planned reconstruction of the current Ft Lauderdale station or a complete new station somewhere else? Regards, Dionysos1988 (talk) 00:24, 23 May 2013 (UTC)