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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...

2009-10-05 14:40:00

Applications Illustrate State, National Transportation Priority HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania recently submitted applications to the federal government for $3.1 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to make high-speed rail improvements, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today. "The applications we've submitted prove that Pennsylvania stands ready to address transportation challenges with forward thinking and community support,"...

2009-10-01 14:47:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Southern California Unites in Los Angeles to Support High-Speed Rail Stimulus Funding Application When/Where: Friday, October 2, 2009 Program Begins at 9:00 a.m. Doors Open at 8 a.m. Where: Los Angeles Union Station - Old Ticket Room 800 N Alameda Street, Los Angeles Who: Anaheim Mayor Curt...

2009-09-30 11:42:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A Twin Cities to Chicago high-speed passenger rail route serving Rochester will perform better than a route along the Mississippi River (River Route) on nearly every critical competitive factor including speed, ridership and economic return, according to a recent study conducted by Transportation Economics & Management Systems, Inc. (TEMS), a national transportation analysis firm based in Frederick, Md. The technical analysis - based on...

2009-09-10 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, September 18th, Santiago Calatrava will unveil one of his most ambitious architectural projects to date; the Liege-Guillemins TGV Railway Station in Belgium. Designed by Calatrava to meet the demands of high-speed travel, the station will bring new life into the industrial city of Liege, while positioning it as the epicenter of the North European High-Speed Network To celebrate the grand opening, Calatrava will attend a series of inaugural...

2009-08-24 09:56:00

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Passengers traveling on Virgin Atlantic, one of the world's leading long-haul airlines, can now book Eurostar tickets for onward high-speed journeys between London, Paris and Brussels. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060927/NYW045LOGO ) Virgin Atlantic is the first airline in the world to implement an e-ticketing agreement with Eurostar, enabling passengers to travel seamlessly between London and Paris or Brussels. Virgin...

2009-08-05 11:37:31

British Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis said Britain should phase out domestic air travel and concentrate its resources on high-speed rail services. In an interview with The Guardian, Adonis said the benefits of the shift include environmental concerns. For reasons of carbon reduction and wider environmental benefits, it is manifestly in the public interest that we systematically replace short-haul aviation with high-speed rail, he said. The Times of London said domestic air services...

2009-07-23 18:27:00

LOS ANGELES, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted Thursday to support and collaborate with the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA), solidifying a partnership that will ensure greater connectivity and improved railways throughout Southern California. "The best way to develop and expand important high-speed and intercity rail systems to their greatest potential is by working in close coordination with our neighbors," said...


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