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High-speed rail coming to 35 states other than Florida?

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High-speed rail coming to 35 states other than Florida? That's essentially what U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said this week.

"Thirty-five states have accepted high-speed intercity rail money. Thirty-five," LaHood said. "There's a lot of enthusiasm and energy and very good plans around the country for high-speed, intercity rail. ... Just in the last two weeks, I probably received half a dozen or more letters from either governors or senators that are ready. They have their plans ready. If there is more money to be made available, they are ready to get in. America is ready for high-speed intercity rail. And the fact that 35 states have accepted the money is proof of it."

PolitiFact Florida runs LaHood's numbers through the wringer.

[Last modified: Friday, March 4, 2011 5:56pm]

    

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