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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...

2010-02-18 10:45:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- New America THINKS survey results from HNTB Corporation illustrate transit and passenger rail remain top of mind after the Obama administration's $8 billion high-speed rail grant announcement last month. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/americas-high-speed-rail-aspirations-remain-strong-84705567.html Nearly nine in ten (88 percent) Americans are currently open to...

2010-02-18 09:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Mobility today announced that in response to the federal government's recent investment in high-speed rail, it has taken steps to expand its U.S. manufacturing plant to meet future demand for the trains and rail infrastructure technologies required for the systems. Specific actions taken include the purchase of land for plant expansion and adding power supply from renewable energy sources. (Photo:...

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...


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