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Tampa to Orlando passenger rail proposals get changed in the Florida Legislature

A Florida Senate committee revised a proposal that could help extend a private passenger-rail system from Orlando to Tampa.
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Bill in Florida Legislature would set aside I-4 land for Brightline passenger rail between Tampa and Orlando

Public land would have to be set aside along Interstate 4 so private passenger rail service could be extended between Orlando and Tampa.
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Brightline says it is “making tremendous strides” toward Orlando-to-Tampa passenger rail service

Backers say rail service can help reduce vehicles on Central Florida’s congested roads.
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A decade after Rick Scott refused $1.25 billion from feds, a Florida lawmaker proposes $50 million for private passenger rail between Tampa and Orlando

Florida lawmakers are championing hundreds of projects including $50 million for Brightline to extend rail from Orlando to Tampa.
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The Scoop: Tues., November 7, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

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