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2009-10-05 14:40:00

Applications Illustrate State, National Transportation Priority HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania recently submitted applications to the federal government for $3.1 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to make high-speed rail improvements, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today. "The applications we've submitted prove that Pennsylvania stands ready to address transportation challenges with forward thinking and community support,"...

2009-10-01 14:47:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Southern California Unites in Los Angeles to Support High-Speed Rail Stimulus Funding Application When/Where: Friday, October 2, 2009 Program Begins at 9:00 a.m. Doors Open at 8 a.m. Where: Los Angeles Union Station - Old Ticket Room 800 N Alameda Street, Los Angeles Who: Anaheim Mayor Curt...

2009-09-30 11:42:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A Twin Cities to Chicago high-speed passenger rail route serving Rochester will perform better than a route along the Mississippi River (River Route) on nearly every critical competitive factor including speed, ridership and economic return, according to a recent study conducted by Transportation Economics & Management Systems, Inc. (TEMS), a national transportation analysis firm based in Frederick, Md. The technical analysis - based on...

2009-09-25 12:20:00

Assessment Required for Federal High-Speed Rail Stimulus Application HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to comment on an environmental assessment to improve the Keystone Corridor East Amtrak rail line from Harrisburg to Philadelphia as part of the state's upcoming federal high-speed rail application, said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. "Inviting the public to comment on this assessment allows their concerns to be heard and addressed as we...

2009-08-24 17:18:00

Governor Rendell Lauds Rail Focus on State, National Levels HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania submitted applications to the federal government for $28.2 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to make high-speed rail improvements, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today. "I commend President Obama for recognizing that high-speed rail is a large component of transportation's future," Governor Rendell said. "With today's applications we are...

2009-08-19 11:47:00

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeing the promise of federal stimulus funds for intercity passenger rail, the Ohio Association of Regional Councils (OARC) today supported the state's efforts to develop a robust passenger rail system to service its residents. John Getchey, president of the Ohio Association of Regional Councils, an organization of 21 regional agencies that represents more than 10 million Ohio residents, said Ohio may find it difficult to connect to a future high...

2009-07-23 18:27:00

LOS ANGELES, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted Thursday to support and collaborate with the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA), solidifying a partnership that will ensure greater connectivity and improved railways throughout Southern California. "The best way to develop and expand important high-speed and intercity rail systems to their greatest potential is by working in close coordination with our neighbors," said...

2009-07-23 09:00:00

Web Site Launched for Keystone Corridor Planning HARRISBURG, Pa., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to participate in a three-day community workshop July 28-30 to discuss plans for the Middletown train station. Potential locations and infrastructure improvements will be reviewed. The Middletown workshop is part of a larger PennDOT planning effort called "Plan the Keystone," to involve the community to help enhance transit service and strengthen the communities...

2009-07-16 13:45:00

Governor Rendell Lauds Rail Focus on State, National Levels HARRISBURG, Pa., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has submitted to the federal government a list of projects to be considered as candidates for portions of the $8 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act high-speed rail funding, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today. "Investments in high-speed rail help to meet rising consumer demand for expanded transportation options while easing stresses on our...

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2009-05-09 13:20:00

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says California and Florida are on the fast track for federal funding for high-speed rail systems. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday that this month he will convene a high-speed rail summit in Washington to review high-speed rail proposals and discuss White House plans to disburse $13 billion in federal aid for rail projects. LaHood said California is way, way, way ahead in taking steps to build a high-speed rail system that would initially...


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