Linking Florida's planned high-speed rail project to the state's major airports will be crucial, said Rep. John Mica, R-Fla. Plans call for the Orlando airport to have a high-speed rail stop, but a link to the Tampa airport would be unlikely before 2027. "To get people to utilize flying into Tampa to get to Disney or the other tourist areas, you're going to have to have a connection," Mica said.

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