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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...

2010-02-10 12:57:00

National High-Speed Rail Media Roundtable and Conference Call with FRA Administrator Joseph Szabo LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of President Obama's historic announcement awarding $8 billion in high-speed rail grants around the nation, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) are hosting a two-day high-speed rail workshop in Los Angeles. The third of three regional workshops held around the country...

2010-01-28 17:20:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- "Today America takes its first step toward transforming its transportation system," said HNTB Corporation's Peter Gertler in response to President Barack Obama's announcement allocating $8 billion to high-speed rail projects across the country. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/high-speed-rail-leaves-the-station-america-moves-from-anticipation-to-action-82974727.html...

2010-01-28 17:19:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Statement by Jacob Snow, Chairman of the Western High Speed Rail Alliance, in response to President Obama's awarding of $8 billion in funding for high-speed rail: "This is a significant start for the future of mobility in the United States. President Obama and his administration are to be commended for recognizing both the necessity and productivity of high-speed rail. "It is the hope of the Western High Speed Rail Alliance that this is the first of...

2010-01-28 14:24:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High-speed rail and intercity passenger rail proposals in 31 states and the District of Columbia got the go-ahead today with the announcement of nearly $8 billion in grant awards as part of the federal economic recovery program. "This historic day is the culmination of more than a decade of work by state DOTs across the country to revive passenger rail as a major transportation option in America," said Gene Conti, Secretary of the North...

2010-01-28 13:10:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials of Alstom Transport, a world leader in high-speed rail, today applauded the Obama Administration on its plans to make a significant investment in high-speed rail. The Administration has announced a series of federal grants to support high-speed rail projects around the country. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/alstom/42165/ (Photo:...

2010-01-28 08:42:00

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Obama Administration's announcement regarding the award of high-speed rail grants to 13 corridors and spread to benefit across many states, the following can be attributed to Robert Furniss, Vice President for Bombardier Transportation: "While we are reviewing the details of today's announcement, Bombardier Transportation supports the Obama Administration's overall vision to build a network of high-speed rail...

2009-12-31 12:42:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Southeast Minnesota Rail Alliance (Alliance) leaders said they are pleased that both freight and passenger rail priorities were included in the draft Comprehensive Statewide Rail Plan released today by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT). The Alliance has worked with Mn/DOT during the planning process to ensure the area's rail priorities will be addressed. "Rochester is one of the primary economic drivers for the entire state. With...

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2009-12-27 11:25:00

Chinese officials unveiled on Saturday the world's fastest train service, with an average speed of 350 kilometers (217 miles) an hour. The train ride connecting the cities of Guangzhou and Wuhan was originally over seven and half hours long and is now only a three hour ride. The system only took four years to build. The average speed for trains in Japan was 243 kilometers per hour while in France it was 277 kilometers per hour.  Zhang Shuguang, head of the transport bureau at the...

2009-12-15 10:45:00

WARSAW, Ind., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoWorx, the newly formed industry, community and education initiative to advance and support the orthopedics device sector in Kosciusko County, is working to connect the orthopedics capital of the world to major cities like Chicago and Cleveland via high-speed rail. In a September report, Warsaw, Indiana: The Orthopedics Capital of the World -- An overview, analysis and blueprint for future industry and community growth, BioCrossroads, the...


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