Mica: Get Transit $ Now


Congressman John Mica's message could be boiled down to this: Get a regional transportation plan, get it now, and get on the funding list.

The Winter Park Republican says Florida cities can't afford to get further behind the list of other cities waiting for a slice of the federal transportation pie. And the timing is critical, with the incoming president planning a economic stimulus package that includes mass transit.

Mica said TBARTA - the regional transportation agency - needs to finalize its plans and apply for federal funding. He also assured Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio that he'd get the city's plans for a light rail line on the list for federal money - before it goes to the voters in two years.

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