Feds give Fla. $800 million more for high-speed

October 26th, 2010 by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — The federal government has given Florida another $800 million for a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando.
The grant announced Monday brings total federal funding to $2 billion.
President Barack Obama came to Tampa in January to announce $8 billion in stimulus awards for rail projects nationally including $1.25 billion for Florida.
The new money is not stimulus but comes from $2.5 billion Congress put in the transportation budget for high-speed rail.
Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, said he expects the state to get the remaining $300 million in federal money it needs next year. The project will total $2.6 billion including about the state’s contribution.
Florida also is getting $8 million to plan an Orlando-Miami leg.

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