Fortress Hedge Fund's monetary gain is only possible by tearing apart the fabric of communities throughout the Florida's east coast. High speed rail is conceptually an attractive idea, bringing visions of traffic reductions, energy savings and fast transport, but not when the trains run through the middle of residential communities that don’t even benefit. The recurring funding necessary to maintain high speed rail will drive our taxes up and vibrations and noise from the trains will reduce our property values. We should put our tax dollars to work improving the current transportation infrastructure. If high speed rail is in Florida’s future, take the time to devise a sound plan that discloses all the real expenses with properly constructed safety corridors.