Topic : President Obama

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Job Pressures Beginning to Drive Rail Transit Agenda

Rail| September 22, 2011
Although nothing new, employment generation is the renewed focus of new federal and local spending on rapid transit projects.

Can the U.S. remain a competitive world power without high-speed rail?

| February 9, 2011
High-speed rail projects and the money needed to pay for them have been eliciting strong reactions from all sides. Tuesday's announcement of the Obama Administration’s plan to spend $53 billion over the next six years on rail infrastructure projects produced a flurry of responses, some praising the plan — others deriding it.
Accessibility| October 12, 2010

The President on Infrastructure Investment: "This is Work That Needs to Be Done.

After meeting with some of his Cabinet secretaries, along with a bipartisan group of former secretaries of Transportation, mayors and governors who have come together in support of infrastructure investment, President Obama spoke both on the depth of the problem and value of the solution.

Bus| April 14, 2009

Obama nominates Porcari for DOT dep. secretary

In his current position as Secretary of the Maryland DOT, Porcari is responsible for motor vehicle registration and the highway, transit, aviation and maritime modes of the state's transportation system.
Rail| March 6, 2009

Calif. HSR board gets fed stimulus update

A CHSRA team, led by Chairman Quentin Kopp, will travel to Washington next week to meet with President Obama administration officials and Congressional leaders as the details of the high-speed train funding are being worked out.
Accessibility| March 3, 2009

President marks historic transportation investment

The release of the funds came eight days earlier than required by law and took place before more than 500 headquarter employees at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Bus| February 18, 2009

METRO Briefs

Canada pledging $500M to GO Transit. Emanuel: Obama pushed for high-speed rail. Seattle transit faced with $58M revenue dip.
Accessibility| February 13, 2009

House, Senate strike stimulus accord

Washington Post reports that the final amount of spending for highway, bridge and rail construction projects may be $49.6 billion, which is higher than what was originally proposed by both the House and Senate.

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