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Florida wants billions for Tampa-Orlando rail

TAMPA — This week marks a major milestone in Florida's quest for high-speed rail. State transportation officials will submit their first application for billions in federal stimulus money to help pay for a rail line connecting Tampa and Orlando.

The line is considered a top contender in the competition for $8 billion attached to President Barack Obama's vision for "world-class passenger rail" in 10 major corridors, including Florida. Obama has pledged another $1 billion for high-speed rail for each of the next five years. (story here)

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:50pm]


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