Florida and Texas officials go TIGER hunting

Officials in Florida and Texas are looking to secure a stake in $1.5 billion worth of federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants due to be issued in February. Port San Antonio is touting plans to overhaul a former Air Force base now used as an industrial park, while Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is pushing for new taxes to fund rail improvements, hoping to signal the Sunshine State's ability to implement a multi-billion-dollar bullet-train project.

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