Will high-speed rail change Florida politics?

The World

Among the projects picked for federal stimulus spending, Florida’s Orlando-Tampa high-speed rail route was a curious place to put $1.25 billion. After all, it’s Florida, and the 90-mile route runs through counties President Obama fought over tight margins of victory and defeat. So are the voters of Polk County, smack in between Orlando and Tampa, swayed by a stop on the federally-funded transit future? Takeaway transportation reporter Collin Campbell went to find out.

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