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U.S. Senator Nelson's Office: Florida Planning Organization Wants to Take Over High Speed Rail
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 12:24 PM
From Florida Senator Bill Nelson's office:
"Officials now studying ways to help Florida, despite governor’s rejection of federal money for high-speed rail. Today:
"Ø A metropolitan planning organization in Tampa and a rail authority in South Florida have volunteered to step forward in place of the state to accept oversight of the bullet-train project and the $2.4 billion from Uncle Sam. Lawyers are researching how to do it.
"Ø At 1:30 p.m., U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will meet on the plan in Washington with the federal transportation secretary and members of Florida’s congressional delegation."
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