By Keith Laing - 10/20/11 08:02 PM EDT
Scott, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) all said no, however, and Republicans in Congress have worked to defund the program legislatively.
Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation has redistributed the money to 15 other states and Amtrak.
During his Florida appearance, the Orlando Sentinel also reported that LaHood stumped for Obama's proposed American Jobs Act.
Lawmakers in the Senate voted against Obama's complete $447 billion package, but they are expected to beginning taking votes on individual provisions in the plan as early as Thursday.
LaHood told audience members at the summit the bill would be good for their state.
"It will put a lot of people to work quickly," he said, according to the report.