Orlando, 5-23—While high-speed transportation advocates eye some $80-billion worth of legislation recently introduced on their behalf in Congress, the Federal Railroad Administration cautioned that funding challenges remain. Speaking at the High Speed Ground Transportation Association's annual meeting today, Allan Rutter advised participants that they need to have achievable, realistic goals. "Congress will fund based on effective arguments, not 'fairness,'" he said. A "breadth and depth" of support, especially from corporations and municipalities, is more important than the amount of money allocated to high-speed rail projects, he added. He also announced that the FRA has issued a $300 million grant agreement for Florida's preliminary studies of high-speed rail and $1.25 million for California to do a draft environmental impact statement