February 17, 2011

Calif., N.Y. ask for Florida’s high-speed rail funds

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., ALBANY, N.Y. — After Gov. Rick Scott decided on Wednesday to end construction of Florida's high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando, California Gov. Jerry Brown said he would welcome the money and reiterated his support for the project, according to the Contra Costa Times. However, critics say the state is foolish to continue planning its project as other states kill theirs. For the full story, click here.

Meanwhile, N.Y. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand contacted U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday, asking him to redirect the funds to New York's Empire and Northeast Corridors, and Sen. Charles Schumer said high-speed rail is a top priority for upstate New York, according to the AP. For the full story, click here.

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