WASHINGTON — The Department of Transportation has received more than 90 applications from 24 states, the District of Columbia, and Amtrak seeking a total of nearly $10 billion for high-speed rail projects — more than four times the $2.4 billion available from Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s cancellation of a project in his state.

“We are extremely pleased to see the bipartisan enthusiasm behind all of the requests to get into the high-speed rail business,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday in announcing the applicants in the competitive bid process for the Florida money.

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