(CNN) - In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama told Americans that he will visit Tampa, Florida: "...where workers will soon break ground on a new high-speed railroad funded by the Recovery Act."
The CNN Fact Check Desk found that Florida is one of several states that will share $8 billion in federal stimulus funds for high-speed passenger train corridors. But according the Florida Department of Transportation, construction won't begin until October of 2011, more than a year and a half from now. Is that soon?
The first phase of the new railroad, a segment running from Tampa to Orlando, is scheduled to be completed in 2014.
The Miami Herald reports that Florida requested $2.5 billion for the project, but Florida will only receive a $1 billion of that money this year.