“California, Illinois and 13 other states, along with Amtrak, will share $2 billion in federal grants aimed at developing high-speed rail service, money that had been rejected by Florida, officials announced on Monday,” report Richard Simon and Michael Muskal. At least $300 million is slated for the San Francisco-Los Angeles link.

how long have we been talking about this? And it’s so depressing, because now I’m in Florida and I would love to take a high-speed train to Orlando or Tampa sometime.

(Source: Los Angeles Times)