High-speed fever stirs Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida

Wisconsin is pushing ahead with its high-speed rail plans, raising the amount it plans to spend this year to $300 million from $50 million. Early candidates for governor in the state have voiced opposition to the project, and Gov. Jim Doyle is doing what he can to get the bullet train rolling. Elsewhere, North Carolina planners envision high-speed rail service that would connect Raleigh to Charlotte via Lexington. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Transportation plans to hold public meetings to discuss high-speed rail. Cost and connectivity to other transport are two major concerns about the state's high-speed rail project.

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