Look, I don’t think Florida should have gotten a dime in HSR funding either. Nonetheless, on the day I used the highway between Tampa and Orlanda, it took two-and-a-half hours. This area is a war zone of traffic congestion and any competent reporter would have figured that part out anyway.
TAMPA, Fla. — The drive from Orlando to Tampa takes only 90 minutes or so. Despite the distance, the administration of President Barack Obama awarded Florida $1.25 billion in stimulus money to link the cities with a fast train to help kick off its efforts to bring high-speed rail service to the United States.