Florida’s loss may be Lawrence’s gain.
When Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion in federal funds to build a high-speed rail project in his state, federal officials put the money up for grabs for other states.
Kansas was one of 24 states, along with Amtrak, to submit an application for a portion of the funding.
The Kansas application would be for $1.1 million and would go toward renovation and restoration of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe depot.
The application was made by the Kansas Department of Transportation and would include a match of $283,786 from the city of Lawrence.