Florida officials ask for $2B in high-speed rail funds

Florida officials used a workshop with the Federal Rail Administration to ask for $2 billion in federal funds for high-speed rail service between Tampa and Orlando International Airport. Florida proposed the 90-mile rail service with trains traveling at speeds of at least 110 mph. As much as $8 billion in economic-stimulus funds is expected to be available for high-speed rail projects across the U.S. by the end of the year.

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