In State of the Union, Obama mentions Tampa visit and high-speed rail funding
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01/28/10 Seán Kinane
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Barack Obama campaigned in Dunedin in 2008.


photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF (Sept. 2008)

In his state of the Union address last night, President Barack Obama said that Florida will receive stimulus funding for a high speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando. Obama says projects like the bullet train will put Americans to work building the infrastructure of tomorrow.

Obama: “From the first railroads to the interstate highway system, our nation has always been built to compete. There’s no reason Europe or China should have the fastest trains, or the new factories that manufacture clean energy products. Tomorrow, I’ll visit Tampa, Florida, where workers will soon break ground on a new high-speed railroad funded by the Recovery Act. There are projects like that all across this country that will create jobs and help our nation move goods, services, and information."

Obama will be at the University of Tampa this afternoon. Please stay tuned to 88.5 FM for full coverage of his visit.

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