All Aboard Florida Needs Your Help!

 
All Aboard Florida, the private initiative for passenger trains on the East Coast of Florida, has recently come under attack by a small but vocal minority that opposes progress. But the fact is: All Aboard Florida represents the best chance Floridians have at having a convenient and reliable alternative to the massively congested Interstate 95.
 
So join NARP in telling Governor Scott you support All Aboard Florida! Whether you’re a local or a visitor, let him know if you plan on riding the train. America’s passengers need to counter entrenched interests standing in the way of progress!
 
Just copy and paste the following text into Governor Rick Scott's contact form:
 
Subject: I will ride All Aboard Florida!
 
Dear Governor Scott,
 
All Aboard Florida has recently come under attack by a small but vocal minority that opposes progress, so I'm writing to show my support for this private sector-driven transportation project.
 
The fact is: All Aboard Florida will be a boon to Floridians looking for a convenient and reliable alternative to the massively congested Interstate 95:
 
-Regular train service along the corridor would remove as many as three million cars from regional highways each year, reducing both commuter stress and road fatalities. 
-With 300 drivers killed in road accidents between 2004 and 2008, I-95 has been ranked as the deadliest highway in the United States—a passenger rail alternative will save lives. 
-The service will prompt substantial economic development along the length of the line. Nearly one million Floridians live fewer than five miles from the route’s four proposed stations, and travelers take more than 50 million trips a year in the Miami-Orlando corridor. 
 
And this doesn’t even include the tens of thousands of construction jobs created by the line or the 500 permanent positions needed to operate the service.
 
Railroads have always provided the foundation for Florida’s development. More than a century ago, Florida East Coast opened Florida’s Atlantic coast to travelers, tourists, and investors, and laid the foundation for the state’s present economic strength. Today, Florida East Coast will once again harness the power of the railroad to bolster Florida’s economic growth. Please continue to support this important project--for the sake of a prosperous future.