U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and U.S. Representatives Kathy Castor and Adam Putnam will host a rally Tuesday morning supporting the state’s High Speed Rail efforts. The rally will take place from 10:00 to 10:30 at the Tampa Union Station, 601 North Nebraska Avenue.
The rally will kick off a statewide campaign to reach out to the White House and demonstrate Florida’s support of the proposed High Speed Rail Project.
State officials hope to receive approximately $2.5 billion in federal stimulus funds to build the first leg of a statewide High Speed Rail project. The project’s first leg is expected to run from Orlando to Tampa, with possible stations at the Orlando International Airport, downtown Orlando, Disney World, Lakeland, and downtown Tampa. Federal officials are due to announce early this year the states that will receive the stimulus funds.