BRADENTON, Fla. — Although Florida Governor-elect Rick Scott has yet to take a position on the fate of high-speed rail, the state agency overseeing the project is moving toward seeking qualified consortiums to build the $2.6 billion Tampa-to-Orlando line.

The Florida Rail Enterprise, a division of the state Department of Transportation, had projected in a draft request for qualifications that it might release the final RFQ Tuesday. Because comments received during an industry forum in Orlando last month are still under review, the RFQ is expected to be released by the end of the year, said agency spokesman Dick Kane.

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