ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida will need full funding to build a high-speed rail network from Tampa to Orlando, and eventually on to Miami, Nazih Haddad, chief operating officer for the state’s new Florida Rail Enterprise program, said yesterday.

“We have been very busy ... ever since the announcement by the [Federal Railroad Administration],” which awarded $1.25 billion in federal stimulus funds for Florida’s high-speed rail project, Haddad said in the opening session of the nonprofit U.S. High Speed Rail Association’s annual conference in Orlando.

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