The League of Conservation Voter’s partner, Transportation for America, reports that Florida Republican John Mica could be a key ally on high-speed rail.
T4America turned up this impressive 2009 statement from Mica:
“If you’re on the Transportation Committee long enough, even if you’re a fiscal conservative, which I consider myself to be, you quickly see the benefits of transportation investment. Simply, I became a mass transit fan because it’s so much more cost effective than building a highway. Also, it’s good for energy, it’s good for the environment – and that’s why I like it.”
Read the full T4America article here: Florida Republican John Mica could be a key ally on high-speed rail.