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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...

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...

2010-06-14 09:00:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors today released a new report (www.usmayors.org/highspeedrail) positively assessing the economic impact of high-speed passenger rail along proposed HSR corridors in the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO ) The report examined job creation, the effects of improved market access, greater connectivity, travel time savings, as well as increased income and business sales....

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...

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...

2010-04-23 12:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Britain's Journal of Choice Modelling - a leading peer-reviewed publication in the field - has published a major paper regarding the statewide model for forecasting ridership developed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the California High-Speed Rail Authority. "These integrated statewide models offer a comprehensive tool to forecast long and short distance travel in California," the Journal article noted. "The separation of...


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