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Florida high-speed rail plan stays in the ditch

(The following appeared on the Lakeland Ledger website on March 18, 2011.)

LAKELAND, Fla. — U.S. Sen Bill Nelson, D-Florida, announced Friday that a last-ditch attempt to salvage the project via an agreement with Amtrak has failed.

High-speed rail supporters have been scrambling for a way to salvage the project since Gov. Rick Scott earlier this month rejected the $2.4 billion in federal funds from the Obama administration to build the first high-speed rail line in the nation.

County Commissioner Bob English, who joined Central Florida mayors in their attempt to band together to keep the project alive, called the loss of high-speed rail "a blow to Polk County's economic future."

The full story is on the Lakeland Ledger website.

Monday, March 21, 2011

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