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Highway vs. High Speed Rail

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Significant media attention has been given to the expected $2.5 billion cost of the Tampa-Orlando portion of the proposed Florida High Speed Rail system. When it comes to the cost to the user of the system however, the public discussion has been limited. User cost comparisons between highway and high speed rail (HSR) have been nonexistent or anecdotal at best. The following analysis seeks to encourage further discussion about the user cost-benefit of bot h highway and high speed rail commuting, between Orlando and Tampa in this particular case. Cost-benefit was analyzed based on two primary factors: cost (in dollars) and time (in minutes).

More at:
http://bobomalley.newsvine.com/_news/2010/08/25/4966757-highway-vs-high-speed-rail-

Sent by Bob from Orlando

Public Art

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

In Orlando, a mini-controversy over a bridge feature provides an opportunity to answer the question, “Why is public art important?”

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-edpmyword-faux-bridge-art-09200092009sep20,0,2569576.story

Do investments in public art help define who a city is?

Sent by Bob from Orlando

Orlando works for me

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Staffers from the Orlando economic development commission caught me leaving a meeting and asked to film me. They asked the question, “Why does Orlando work for you” and wanted me to share why I choose to live in Orlando. They posted the video on YouTube, along with other interviews.

Sent by Bob from Orlando, Florida

Orlando Works for Me