RICH CAMPBELL - TCPALM
Don't you hate deadlines?
Generally, if you miss a deadline you pay some sort of penalty. Penalties can run the gamut from additional costs — such as those incurred when filing a late tax return — to forfeiting the chance to obtain health insurance, student financial aid or other forms of government assistance.
However, there is a different set of rules for a private corporation seeking to complete a major transportation project — one that fits nicely into the federal government's long-term plan to expand passenger rail service.