Florida Rejects President's High Speed Rail Plan

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The map for President Obama's proposed plan for high speed rail (Recovery.gov)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said thanks — but no thanks — to $2 billion in federal funds that were meant to create a high speed line between Orlando and Tampa. Joining us to talk about the implications of this setback for the Obama administration's rail plan is Andrea Bernstein, Director of Transportation Nation, a public radio project produced by our flagship station WNYC Radio says this was the marquee project for the Obama administration's plans for high speed rail.

Mark Simpson, Assistant News Director for WMFE Radio in Orlando, Florida, says that the project had gotten positive reviews from the general public the issue had become more politicized in recent months.

Guests:

Mark Simpson

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

Contributors:

Andrea Bernstein

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