In a moment rail advocates around the country have been waiting for, the Obama administration unveiled its plans for American High Speed Rail.
While many advocates say the plan does not go far enough, the so called $8 billion “down payment” will jump start the process, with another $5 billion paid over the next five years. Click here to watch Ray LaHood, Joe Biden, and Barack Obama present their vision for American high speed rail, or here to read more of the details.
The corridors to receive funding have yet to be unveiled, but Obama promised the selection will be based on merit.
How the Miami-Orlando-Tampa route fairs in the funding process will be something Transit Miami watches closely.
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