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2010-05-19 14:12:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With strong support from local officials, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has submitted three planning grant applications that could provide as much as $16.6 million in additional federal funding for the state's high-speed train project. The funds would pay for service development plans that would help keep the preparation of draft environmental documents and preliminary engineering documents on schedule in the Los Angeles to San Diego...

2010-05-13 11:55:00

In the news release, US High Speed Rail Association Sets Conference in L.A. on June 17-18, issued 12-May-2010 by US High Speed Rail Association over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the "Why" section should have listed $43 billion as the estimated cost of the project rather than the cost of the first phase as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: US High Speed Rail Association Sets Conference in L.A. on June 17-18 National, California High...

2010-05-12 14:40:00

LOS ANGELES, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from the US High Speed Rail Association (US HSR), legislators, and other business and civic leaders from throughout California will gather in Los Angeles to discuss the future of the nation's high speed rail system. US HSR - the only non-profit organization in America focusing entirely on advancing a state-of-the-art national high speed rail network - is hosting High Speed Rail 2010 to give state business leaders a closer look at plans,...

2010-05-12 13:29:00

LOS ANGELES, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Japan America Society of Southern California (JASSC) and the Port of Los Angeles will present the Fourth Annual U.S.- Japan Green Conference: THE FUTURE OF HIGH-SPEED RAIL IN CALIFORNIA at The Omni Los Angeles Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on May 27, 2010. The conference will take place from 2:00pm to 5:30pm, and will be immediately followed by a networking reception from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Special guest and keynote speaker, Norman Y. Mineta, 14th...

2010-02-11 14:06:00

CHICAGO, February 11 /PRNewswire/ -- With federal stimulus funds for 13 high speed rail corridors only recently awarded, even more delegates and speakers are joining the incredibly timely 'Financing High Speed Rail USA' Summit, being held in Chicago this February 23-24. Tom Mulligan, Director Of Passenger Rail Operations, UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY will be joining the already extensive speaker panel to discuss how we can create a culture of passenger rail transportation in the US and...

2010-02-01 15:38:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ansaldo STS (STS.MI), a global leader in high speed rail signaling technology, proudly advocates the Obama Administration's announcement of grants dedicated to high speed and intercity rail. Ansaldo STS USA, a subsidiary and the North American headquarters of Ansaldo STS, cites this as a critical moment in American transportation history that will have distinct effects on its US-based employees and the entire nation. The recent grant announcements bring...

2010-01-28 12:42:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell said today that the investment of more than $26 million in two Pennsylvania high speed rail projects will help increase ridership, improve competitiveness and create jobs over the next two years. The investment, announced by President Obama today, is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In addition to creating jobs for people working directly on the Keystone East and Keystone West corridors,...

2009-12-11 12:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to comment on the Pennsylvania Intercity Passenger and Freight Rail Plan, which provides guidance for investing in future rail needs and potential ways to enhance passenger and freight rail development in the state, supporting economic growth and environmental sustainability. "Passenger and freight rail are important infrastructure components in Pennsylvania and demand is growing for each of them," PennDOT Secretary...

2009-12-01 12:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT invites the public to participate in a three-day community workshop, Dec. 8-10, to discuss plans for the Mount Joy train station. Potential locations and infrastructure improvements will be reviewed. The workshop is part of a "Downtown Destination Development & Branding Plan" currently underway for the train station. PennDOT, in partnership with Main Street Mount Joy and Mount Joy Borough, is seeking public input on ways to...

2009-10-22 14:44:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to contribute suggestions for potential improvements to Mount Joy's train station and downtown at a community workshop on Oct. 27. The workshop is part of a "Downtown Destination Development & Branding Plan" currently underway for the train station. PennDOT, in partnership with Main Street Mount Joy and Mount Joy Borough, is seeking public input on ways to create a thriving Main Street and community as well...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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