Gov. Rick Scott said on Wednesday that he’s turning down $2 billion in federal funding for a high-speed rail project between Tampa and Orlando because he didn’t feel it was a sound investment of taxpayer money.
Here’s the story from the St. Petersburg Times.
It doesn’t sound like the news is being well received in all quarters in Florida. When governors in Ohio and Wisconsin rejected high-speed rail money last year, several hundred million dollars was awarded to California for our project here that initially seeks to link Anaheim and San Francisco.
We’ll see if that happens again.