Lakeland city commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing a high-speed rail stop at Clark Road, near the western end of the Polk Parkway. Other proposed sites include the University of South Florida Polytechnic, which has been criticized for insufficient ridership, and Kathleen Road, which carries a construction cost more than double of the other two proposed stops. The Clark Road station will reportedly cost approximately $3 million less than the University of South Florida station, while providing more than 100,000 additional riders annually by 2025. Meanwhile, President Obama has proposed providing an additional $53 billion over the next six years for high-speed rail projects throughout the country. Republican lawmakers immediately criticized the plan as economically infeasible, with several sources declaring the plan “dead on arrival.”