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2010-12-02 22:12:00

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The California High-Speed Rail Authority has picked the area where the first segment of California's and the nation's first high-speed rail track will be constructed. The 65-mile portion of track, with a price tag of $4.15 billion, will stretch from just north of Fresno and continue north of Bakersfield, passing straight through Fresno. It is just the start of an 800-mile high-speed rail project that will ultimately connect San Diego to San...

2010-11-05 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the "Future of High Speed Rail Tour", a life-size model of Siemens' Velaro high-speed train will be on display Nov. 8 & 9 at the Orange Country Convention Center in Orlando. The travelling exhibit started its journey in Tampa on Oct. 7. Its final stop will be in Miami next year. See video from Siemens at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/siemens/Velaro-HSR-Tour/Default.aspx Visitors to the Orlando exhibit who board the Velaro mock-up...

2010-10-28 10:42:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement in response to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's announcement of $902 million in intercity and high-speed rail funding for California, with $16 million for the San Francisco to San Jose segment, which will include improvement's to the 4th and King Street Station. "In 1956, President Eisenhower set this nation on a course to move people and products speedily and safely - connecting...

2010-10-07 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- It's safe, sustainable, superfast and coming soon to the United States. Florida is about to make transportation history as the first state to build a high-speed rail corridor, with trains connecting Tampa to Orlando and then to Miami in a second phase. With the help of $1.25 billion from the Obama Administration's stimulus package, the construction could produce up to 27,500 new jobs and $2.9 billion a year in new business sales. See video from Siemens...

2010-09-13 14:55:00

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens today announced plans to present its vision of U.S. high-speed rail to the people of Florida with its "Future of Florida High-Speed Rail Tour," a traveling exhibit featuring a full-sized model of the Siemens Velaro high-speed train. The tour kicks off Oct. 7, 2010 with a special VIP event at Tampa's MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100913/NY63885 ) (Photo:...

2010-08-31 13:21:39

A city's size no longer is the key factor in building vibrant local economies, according to a study by a Michigan State University sociologist. Zachary Neal found that although America's largest cities once had the most sophisticated economies, today that honor goes to cities with many connections to other places, regardless of their size. The study was published online Aug. 30 in the research journal City and Community. The rise of commercial aviation, high-speed rail, the Internet and other...

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...

2010-08-06 12:08:00

LONDON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurostar, the high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, has reported a 6% rise in passenger numbers and an 18% increase in revenue during the first six months of 2010. This growth is due in part to the impact of the ash cloud disruption* but also reflects a strengthening of the business market and an underlying increase in both business and leisure travellers during the period. Over the last six months there has been a notable increase in...

2010-06-22 18:51:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Curt Pringle, Chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, issued the following statement in response to the Sacramento County Superior Court ruling today dismissing a lawsuit against the Authority and other parties: "We are pleased with the Court's ruling. This case was an unfortunate waste of taxpayer dollars, and this ruling lets us re-focus all of our energy on the important work of building the nation's first high-speed rail...

2010-06-22 15:07:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenSkies, the unique all business class airline, announced today its partnership with French National Railways (SNCF), maker of the fastest and most comfortable high-speed train in Europe, the TGV. The partnership will provide OpenSkies customers with a fast and convenient connection from Orly Airport to Lyon and Nantes starting July 6. Travelers flying on OpenSkies from Newark Airport or Washington Dulles International will have the...


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