Florida Governor Rick Scott rejects proposed Federal high-speed rail project

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billion in federal funds to DC. Keep in mind that Amtrak’s Acela train in Washington, D.C., Florida Governor Rick Scott has informed US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood of the state’s decision to reject President Obama’s Tampa to Orlando high-speed rail project. The Governor said the decision to reject the project comes down to three main economic realities: Capital cost overruns from the project could put Florida taxpayers on the hook for an additional $3 billion.