With plans for a high-speed rail line from Tampa to Orlando still up in the air, state transportation officials said Wednesday workers already doing surveying work along I-4 are still being paid to continue.

The project, however, remains in peril as Gov.-elect Rick Scott has not said whether he will accept federal funding being offered for the project. The federal government’s contribution to the project ballooned another $342 million last week.

But even with doubt looming over the project, Florida Department of Transportation officials pledged that surveying work for the project underway along I-4 is continuing.

“The surveying work continues and people are being paid,” says department spokesman Dick Kane.

Kane did not answer questions as to whether calling for bids for further work has been delayed due to uncertainty surrounding the project. He would only say that planning for further phases is moving forward.

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