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HNTB: High-speed rail support still strong

Rail| February 18, 2010
Nearly 88 percent of Americans are currently open to high-speed rail for long-distance travel within the U.S. While this is a strong majority, that support is down slightly from the 94 percent America THINKS recorded in March 2009.

High-speed rail event provides overview of current, future systems

Rail| February 16, 2010
During his keynote speech at the regional seminar held in Los Angeles, Federal Railroad Administrator Szabo said that high-speed rail was a "once in a lifetime opportunity to change the way American's travel."
Rail| February 2, 2010

Report: HSR funds may not help states

Even with the $8 billion in awards from stimulus funds, the 13 high-speed rail corridors selected still may not be able to foot the bill for projects.
Rail| February 2, 2010

Amtrak to conduct Mich. HSR improvement study

Will examine all infrastructure needs and costs required to allow for 110 mph train service along the corridor including any upgrade of tracks, bridges, signal systems, highway-rail grade crossing warning devices and stations as well as analyze freight and passenger train operations.
Rail| January 28, 2010

Obama, Biden announce $8B for high-speed rail projects

Thursday's awards will serve as a down-payment on developing or laying the groundwork for 13 new, large-scale high-speed rail corridors across the country.
Mobility| January 26, 2010

S.F. transit facility project receives $171M federal loan

Construction cost for phase one of the project is $1.189 billion. The total project cost is slated at $4.2 billion.
Rail| January 12, 2010

Amtrak to make major upgrades in 2010

Plans include replacing and expanding fleet of locomotives and passenger railcars with the purchase of several hundred single-level and bi-level long distance passenger railcars and more than a hundred locomotives.
Rail| January 8, 2010

APTA launches Center for High-Speed Rail

Center will build on the efforts of other already existing APTA committees, including the High-Speed and Intercity Rail Committee and the Legislative Committee.
Rail| January 6, 2010

FRA leaders to keynote regional HSR seminars

To feature practitioners from global systems and will focus on best practices and lessons learned from European and Asian systems.
Rail| December 9, 2009

Western High-Speed Rail Alliance forms

Prepared to request $50 million from the reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Act that Congress is expected to consider next year.

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