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Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Oct 3 (Reuters) - A company vying to build Florida's first privately owned intercity passenger rail line st...

Report Puts Price Tag On Rick Scott's Decision To Kill High-Speed Rail

Tampa Tribune | Ted Jackovics | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics

The high-speed rail project that Gov. Rick Scott doomed last February by turning down more than $2 billion in federal money would have made an annual ...

Sam Stein

Florida's High-Speed Rail Money Officially Sent To Northeast Corridor | Sam Stein | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Half a year after Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion in federal money to help build high-speed rail structures inside his sta...

Amtrak, 15 States Get $2 Billion That Florida Lost

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amtrak and rail projects in 15 states are being awarded the $2 billion that Florida lost after the governor canceled plans for high-spee...

After Florida Spurns Federal High-Speed Rail Dollars, Illinois Cashes In

Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago

Republican intransigence over government spending has paid dividends yet again in Illinois, as the state has been awarded a sizable chunk of federal d...

Twenty-Four States, Amtrak Vying For High-Speed Rail Money After Gov Rejected Funds

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Twenty-four states, the District of Columbia and Amtrak are vying for $2.4 billion in federal aid that became available when Florid...

Obama Criticizes Florida Governor For Rejecting High-Speed Rail Funds

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama says Florida Gov. Rick Scott was wrong to reject $2.4 billion in federal money to build a high-speed rail line from Orlando to ...

Sam Stein

Rick Scott Rejects Obama Administration's Last-Ditch Pitch On High-Speed Rail | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Putting a formal end to attempts to satisfy his concerns with the project, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has rejected a last-ditch effort ...

Rick Scott Takes Another Step To Kill High-Speed Rail In Florida

The Miami Herald | ALEX LEARY, BILL VARIAN AND JANET ZINK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An intense last-ditch effort to save high-speed rail in Florida collapsed Thursday with Gov. Rick Scott rejecting the plan, and then angry lawmakers a...

Bill Nye Slams US For Resisting High-Speed Rail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Nye, once known as "The Science Guy" thanks to his incredibly successful TV series of the same name, thinks the U.S. "should be embarrassed" at i...

Jason Linkins

And Now, Here's Some Speculation That Rick Scott Might Run For The White House | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Right now, we're in an extended period where the people who everyone presumes to be running for president in 2012 are delaying their official entry in...

Sam Stein

White House Looking For Ways To Bypass Governor Who Rejected Funds For High-Speed Rail | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is expected to meet with Florida's congressional delegation Thursday afternoon in an effort to circu...

Will Florida Imperil the Future of High-Speed Rail?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Petro

Granting federal funds for HSR should be contingent on how well local communities are planning to accommodate increased density in a sustainable manner.

Illinois High-Speed Rail Proposal Only Gets $1.2 Billion

Chicago Breaking News | January 28, 2010 12:01 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois' plans for high-speed passenger trains, designed to transform rail into a preferred transportation option and create jobs, will move forward ...