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California High-speed Rail Future Looks Green
2012-07-27 10:41:09

A new analysis gives Californians good reason to be optimistic about the green credentials of the state´s proposed high-speed rail project, due to begin construction in 2013 thanks to funding recently approved by state legislators. Arpad Horvath at the University of California, Berkeley, and Mikhail Chester at Arizona State University compared the future sustainability of California high-speed rail with that of competing modes of transportation, namely automobile and air travel. They...

2011-04-28 08:00:00

CHICAGO, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A high speed rail system serving all major metropolitan areas within 350-450 miles of Chicago could result in significant ridership, economic development and job creation. The Midwest High Speed Rail Association today released a study titled "The Economic Impacts of High Speed Rail: Transforming the Midwest," with Siemens (NYSE: SI), who sponsored the study and research partners AECOM and the Economic Development Research Group (EDRG). The study...

2011-02-24 05:04:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama announced in April 2009, and reconfirmed during his recent State of the Union address, his commitment to develop high-speed intercity passenger rail across the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO) High-speed rail is a type of passenger rail transport between major cities that operates at substantially faster speeds than current intercity passenger trains in the U.S. It is designed to...

2011-01-24 11:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 California public and private sector transportation leaders voiced strong support for implementing high-speed rail in California in a report released today from the Center for Urban Infrastructure at Brandman University. The report said that in addition to the advantages of job creation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the top priority should be creating a more efficient mass transit system. The leaders also said...

2010-09-30 11:16:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Chairman of the Congressional Urban Caucus and Pennsylvania's senior member on the House Appropriations Committee, issues the following statement about Amtrak's plan to build a high speed rail line in the Northeast Region. "I commend Amtrak for its bold vision to build a high speed rail line along the Northeast Corridor. This $117 billion, 30-year plan will dramatically reduce travel times between Washington,...

2010-08-26 20:39:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinking Ahead: High-Speed Rail in Southern California, a new report released today by the Center for Urban Infrastructure, showcases the benefits of a fast, convenient, and efficient intercity high-speed rail system on southern California's economy. "Just as the Interstate Highway System transformed the way Americans lived and where they worked in the 1950's, high-speed rail has the same transformative potential today," said Sarah L. Catz, author...

2010-08-19 09:31:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A critical choke point on Norfolk Southern's Crescent Corridor has been eliminated with a reconfigured rail junction near Front Royal, Va. This was the final and most complex of six capacity improvement projects in Northern Virginia to handle more trains at higher speeds. Funded by $43 million from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and nearly $20 million from Norfolk Southern, the projects lengthened or built new...

2010-06-15 11:14:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- California High-Speed Rail Authority Chairman Curt Pringle issued the following statement regarding a study by the Economic Development Research Group released today by the United States Conference of Mayors: "This important report adds to the growing evidence that high-speed rail will be a catalyst for businesses large and small - and create thousands of new jobs in Los Angeles and beyond," Chairman Pringle said. "The experts agree that...

2010-06-15 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- America's high-speed rail future will draw from the expertise of potential international partners, and evolving high-speed rail projects in China, Germany and Spain will be among those featured at the U.S. High Speed Rail Association Conference in Los Angeles beginning June 17. Across the globe, international governments and private companies are designing, building and successfully operating and expanding high-speed rail systems, and exporting that...

2010-05-20 11:38:00

Study Would Analyze Increased Service for Lake Erie Corridor HARRISBURG, Pa., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has applied for a $1.6 million federal grant from the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program to study possible expansion of rail service between Ohio and New York State through Erie, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today. If selected for the federal grant, PennDOT will invest $400,000 in state funds to complete the study. "The Lake Erie Corridor has...


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