High-speed rail in Florida may be revisited
February 25th, 2011
06:32 PM ET
9 years ago

High-speed rail in Florida may be revisited

(CNN) - A proposed high-speed rail line in Florida may not be dead after all.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion in federal funding last week for a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando, but the project has not run off the tracks yet. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood met with Scott Friday morning to discuss the plan in an attempt to keep it alive.


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  1. Brian

    I hope so, because once again, Florida will be left behind at the station.

    February 25, 2011 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  2. Name king

    While all these countries passing us by these stupid repugs want put us back in the stone age. This project will create alot of jobs that is badly needed in Florida, and those jobs will stimulate florida's sagging economy, but leave it up to a repug to set the country back, they rather lay folks off and give them unemployment checks, than raise taxes and keep them on, to stimulate the economy.

    February 25, 2011 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I happen to think that when gasoline approaches the Bush levels in the summer of 2008 of over $4 a gallon, trains could very well be a cheaper alternative.

    February 25, 2011 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Our yet to be convicted criminal governor made a decision without facts, as appeasing tea baggers is his only concern.

    February 25, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  5. Calista Flores

    To be honest,I really hope this plan does stay alive. A railroad from Tampa to Orlando would save a lot of wear-and-tear damage on cars and people might not have to spend as much money on gas as they normally would. It would also open many jobs. All things we could really use now.

    February 25, 2011 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  6. Shannon

    Why beg the guy, there are plenty of States that will take the money and get people back to work. This guy is going to let petty politics get in the way of what is good for his State, and good for the unemployed of his State. Typical Republican, they never care about the average working person, how many jobs would this project create.

    February 25, 2011 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    Rick Scott is changing his mind on a lot of things – This leave SkyWalker out on the limb by himself in Wisconsin. This only proves that the RepubliCAN'Ts know they are fighting a losing battle when they lean too far to the right!!! The PEOPLE of the REAL America – not the small pockets of America – are speaking out!!

    February 25, 2011 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  8. Denise

    Mr LaHood,

    Thank You for your persistence on the High Speed Rail. It is just one step to fixing our infrastructure. It will help the generations of today and of the future ones to come.

    February 25, 2011 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  9. BIll

    I would tell the Florida governor to stick it in his ear – he had his chance and blew it. Gee, gov., now you think this may be beneficial to your state? What a clown.

    February 25, 2011 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |