MIAMI (AP) - Florida's Department of Transportation is seeking more federal funding to boost high-speed rail and regular passenger train service.
In January, President Barack Obama announced that Florida would receive $1.25 billion for high-speed rail between Tampa and Orlando. That was half of what the state wanted.
Florida Rail Enterprise's executive director says the state now is asking for $1.1 billion more for the Tampa-Orlando project, $8 million to extend that service from Orlando to Miami and $250 million to resume passenger train service from Miami to Jacksonville.
In an Aug. 5 letter to federal transportation officials, Gov. Charlie Crist said the $1.1 billion would help Florida complete the Tampa-Orlando service by 2015.
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