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From DC, cheers for passage of rail bill

New Sen. George LeMieux says " the Florida Legislature put the interests of Floridians first by supporting
commuter rail in Central and South Florida.

"With support for rail from the state, Florida’s chances of winning federal high-speed rail money greatly
improve," LeMieux says in a statement. "A high-speed rail corridor will put Floridians to work, it will drive economic development and create new mega-corridors of activity beneficial to our state."

Rep. Kendrick Meek, who is running for the seat LeMieux now holds, called it a "vote for the figure of Florida.

For years, we have discussed the possibility of developing commuter and high speed rail to create thousands of high-quality jobs and move toward a clean energy future," Meek said. "Today we move from words to action."