FTA: $50B needed to fix rail
WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal Transit Administration estimates it will cost $50 billion to bring the rail systems in major metropolitan cities, including Chicago, Boston, and New York into good repair and $5.9 billion a year to maintain them. For the full story, click here.
Operator dislikes fee increase
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- The vice-president of Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Ambassatours Gray Line, wants to know why his industry has been subjected to 100 percent increases in government fees when the average increase for most user fees and charges has been about three percent. For the full story, click here.
Supporters launch new HSR site
MINNEAPOLIS – St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum and Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough helped launch onboardmidwest.org, a new Website and marketing campaign that will champion high-speed rail between the Twin Cities and Chicago. For the full story, click here.