Mica Statement on Extension of Deadline for Florida Rail Alternatives

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL), House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, released the following statement regarding today’s announcement that U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Florida Governor Rick Scott met to discuss the Florida passenger rail project, and that Secretary LaHood has given the Governor another week to consider alternative plans:

“I am pleased an agreement has been reached between Governor Scott and Secretary LaHood to extend the timeframe for consideration of additional alternatives for the Florida rail project. I hope a sub-grantee arrangement can be structured that will salvage part or all of the project in a viable way that will protect Florida taxpayers from financial risk.”

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