States choose to jump into summer's high-speed race, or not

With another round of federal rail funds on the line, states with high-speed rail hopes are deciding to apply -- or not. Florida plans to ask for funds to extend its planned system to Tampa International Airport from downtown Tampa. Oregon won't apply for funding because the transportation budget is already maxed-out, and the state won't be able to meet matching requirements. Meanwhile, Tom Emmer, a candidate for Minnesota governor, has changed his position to favor high-speed rail in the state.

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Tampa Tribune (Fla.), The · Daily Journal of Commerce (Portland, Ore.) · Minnesota Public Radio