(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Florida Governor Rick Scott just announced that he's rejecting $2.4 billion in federal stimulus funds for high-speed rail link connecting Orlando to Tampa.
"The truth is that this project would be far too costly to taxpayers and I believe the risk far outweighs the benefits," the governor said. "President Obama’s high-speed rail program is not the answer to Florida’s economic recovery."
You can read his prepared remarks here. There's a story about this in the Orlando Sentinel here.
More as we learn it.