TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Fla. Gov. Rick Scott scraps Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail plan, rejects $2.8 billion from feds.

Updates and reactions to follow!

U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, issued a statement saying, “I am deeply disappointed in the decision to not move forward with the Orlando to Tampa passenger rail project. This is a huge setback for the state of Florida, our transportation, economic development, and important tourism industry.” …

And Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, issued a carefully worded statement in reaction to the news.

“I’m encouraged that he [Scott] is focusing on the practical realities of government programs, and their long-term impacts.” Cannon said. “As the Constitutional officer charged with carrying out transportation policy, the Governor seems to have determined that at this time he cannot feasibly implement high-speed rail in Florida. I have confidence that he will bring the same level of scrutiny to other issues.”

John Mica is unreal. Even after it was made clear that the people of Florida did not like SunRail, he still likes his big government spending project. I think it’s time we primary John Mica and replace him with a REAL consevative.

Mike Haridopolos is too busy shedding his skin to make a statement at this time. When he’s done, he’ll take a new stance on SunRail.

[Cross-Posted On Practical]