Mica: Florida rail project must win private sector support

11/5/2010 | Tampa Tribune (Fla.), The · NYTimes.com

Rep. John Mica. R-Fla., who is poised to take over leadership of the House Transportation Committee, says high-speed rail in his state will have to find private-sector backing in order to succeed. Florida has already won $2.05 billion in federal funds to pay for the 88-mile, $2.6 billion project. But Mica cautions: "The last thing we want is to build a dog that has to be highly subsidized by taxpayers."

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