From The Tampa Tribune, 10/30/2013:
Former state Sen. Paula Dockery, a former political ally of Gov. Rick Scott but now a critic, says Scott assured her shortly after taking office in early 2011 that he planned to accept $2.4 billion in federal economic stimulus money for a Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail system.
That was days before he announced he was rejecting the money, creating a national political stir.
She said Scott also told her he hoped to stop work on another rail project, the SunRail central Florida commuter line, which had passed the state Legislature before he took office. Scott later approved continuing SunRail.