Florida’s long-held dream of having a bullet train is back on track with Gov. Charlie Crist announcing that the state Department of Transportation has submitted an application for funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s high-speed intercity passenger rail program.

Crist said initial funds would be sought for a rail system between Tampa and Orlando because it is considered “ready to go” under federal guidelines, but the rail service could expand to other areas of the state.

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