Fla. officials urge governor-elect to keep high-speed rail on track

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and other officials are urging Governor-elect Rick Scott not to return the roughly $2.6 billion in federal high-speed rail money awarded to Florida. The investment could represent thousands of jobs in the state, which has suffered high unemployment. "Every job is a good job," said Mark Monreal of United Infrastructure Group of Charleston, S.C. Meanwhile, Amtrak has announced that it will work with Bechtel Infrastructure and SNCF to bid on the state's high-speed project.

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