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U.S. Sens. Lautenberg, Menendez ask for $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail funds rejected by Florida

(The following appeared at www.nj.com on March 9, 2011.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez have joined three Democratic colleagues from Northeastern states today in asking for $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail money that Florida had rejected.

They were joined in Lautenberg’s office by Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons of Delaware and Sen. Richard BlUmenthal of Connecticut for a meeting with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Last month, Florida’s Republican governor, Rick Scott, rejected $2.4 billion in federal funding for construction of a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando.

In a joint statement, the senators said: "If Florida doesn’t want this critical transportation funding, the Northeast Corridor will take it.

The full story is at www.nj.com.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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