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L.A.'s proposal: a model for U.S. projects?

Rail| April 13, 2010
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, shown at a press event at the Los Angeles City Hall, wants the federal government to loan directly, or guarantee private sector loans, to the county's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to the tune of $8.8 billion.

China to play role in U.S. HSR

Rail| April 8, 2010
The country has signed preliminary agreements with California and General Electric for the export and licensing of bullet trains.
Rail| March 31, 2010

FRA seeks apps. for $115M in high-speed grants

Applications and proposals for these funds are due by May 19, with selection announcements made during summer 2010.
Rail| March 24, 2010

Amtrak reorganizing to advance high-speed rail

Will focus on Northeast Corridor and conduct the necessary planning activities required to provide: a major reduction in trip times between Washington, D.C. and New York and New York and Boston; a significant increase in the number of train frequencies; and determining the feasibility of increasing top speeds up to 220 mph.
Rail| March 18, 2010

Illinois passes bill creating HSR Commission

The 12-member commission would issue a road map by March 2011 on how best to structure a public-private partnership to design, build and operate a high-speed rail system at speeds of 150 miles per hour and greater.
Rail| March 18, 2010

PB to manage HSR initiatives in 4 states

Has also has been selected as one of several consultants for the Southern High-Speed Rail Commission, a three-state authority charged with planning implementation of high-speed rail among Atlanta, New Orleans and Houston.
Rail| March 17, 2010

HNTB, Wilbur Smith Assoc. to manage Fla. HSR

The team will provide overall program support and oversight for planning, design, public outreach, vehicle and systems integration, operations, construction, project controls and procurement of all contracts on the Florida high-speed rail program.
Rail| March 10, 2010

Will U.S. High-Speed Rail Systems Finally Ride Off Into the Sunset?

The $8 billion in ARRA funds awarded to 13 high-speed rail projects in January will impact about 31 states and is only the beginning of a new transportation vision by the Obama administration.
Rail| March 3, 2010

HDR wins Calif. rail contract

The project is a critical part of a larger vision for the San Bernardino Associated Governments and the cities of San Bernardino and Redlands in creating a downtown urban TOD.
Rail| February 23, 2010

Siemens to expand U.S. facility to meet HSR demand

The Sacramento facility, which employs more than 700 people and recently underwent a $26 million expansion, is the only permanent, light-rail vehicle manufacturing facility in the U.S.

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