California High-Speed Rail Backers Want Funds That Florida Shunned

02/17/2011 02:55 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Rich Connell, Los Angeles Times

California bullet train supporters began angling Wednesday for a sizeable share of $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail funding that Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected.

Scott, a Republican, told reporters he didn't believe projections for a proposed high-speed train between Orlando and Tampa and feared Florida taxpayers would end up having to subsidize the service.