Sunday, March 20, 2011

Florida's $2.4 Billion applications due April 4


The FRA has announced its plan to offer the $2.4 Billion from the Florida project to other HSR projects.

A merit-driven process will be used to award the newly available high-speed rail dollars to projects that can deliver public and economic benefits quickly. A project’s ability to reduce energy consumption, improve the efficiency of a region’s overall transportation network, and generate sustained economic activity along the corridor are among the selection criteria. Applications for the additional high-speed rail money will be due on April 4, 2011.

There is no mention if the monies will be split up or handed out in one lump sum.

You can find the FRA announcement here:

There are last ditch efforts to bring the cities of Tampa, Lakeland, Orlando, and Miami together and attempt to circumvent Florida Govn. decision.  But, this could still be stopped as the area for the HSR are controlled by the State DOT.

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