WASHINGTON — Supporters of the Florida high-speed rail project are scrambling to come up with options to preserve it after Gov. Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion of federal funding last week.

The project, an 84-mile rail line between Orlando and Tampa, is considered the furthest along in the development stage among high-speed rail projects nationally. More than $26 million in federal funds have been spent on the project already and it enjoys bipartisan support from Florida's congressional delegation.

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