Latest High-speed rail in the United States Stories

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...

2009-04-17 06:21:44

US President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that the government would invest $13 billion for a high speed rail service to rival the express trains of France, Spain, China and Japan. "Imagine whisking through towns at speeds over 100 miles an hour, walking only a few steps to public transportation, and ending up just blocks from your destination," said the president ahead of a trip to Mexico and Trinidad. "It is being done -- it is just not being done here," he said, in reference to rapid...

2009-04-16 15:00:00

PennDOT Secretary Biehler Part of Select Audience to Hear President's Rail Vision HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A number of Pennsylvania rail projects could benefit from President Barack Obama's strong endorsement today for additional investment in high speed rail corridors. "We are already seeing the benefits of the significant rail investments we've made in Pennsylvania," Governor Edward G. Rendell said, noting that improvements to the Keystone Corridor between...

2008-09-09 00:00:24

A leading energy specialist has reported to the California High-Speed Rail Authority that the state's proposed high-speed train system can run with zero greenhouse gas emissions. The zero emissions strategy report was presented by Navigant Consulting Inc, a leading consultant on the energy, electric power and natural gas industries at the Authority's most recent board meeting held in San Diego. At the meeting, the Board adopted a renewable energy/zero emissions strategy for the high-speed...

2008-08-19 15:00:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Commuters looking for a way to save gas, time and frustration can find what they're looking for with a new Web site for the Harrisburg-to-Philadelphia Keystone Line, and they'll have monsters to help them. The Web site, http://www.catchthekeystone.com/, is an interactive source that provides schedules and ticket information, as well as station hours and train amenities. "People are looking for more efficient means of travel, and the...

2006-02-01 09:56:54

By John Crawley and Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration is backing off its push to cut all subsidies for Amtrak and plans to offer some assistance for the struggling passenger railroad in the upcoming budget, government sources say. Administration officials declined to disclose the request ahead of its announcement on the federal budget next week. But congressional and other government sources familiar with the funding process said the proposed Amtrak figure...

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