Latest High-speed rail Stories

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...

2009-07-16 13:45:00

Governor Rendell Lauds Rail Focus on State, National Levels HARRISBURG, Pa., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has submitted to the federal government a list of projects to be considered as candidates for portions of the $8 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act high-speed rail funding, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today. "Investments in high-speed rail help to meet rising consumer demand for expanded transportation options while easing stresses on our...

2009-06-11 13:55:00

IBM on Thursday announced the opening of its new Global Rail Innovation Center in Beijing. The center is aimed at bringing industry leaders, researchers and universities together to discuss the advancement of railway systems. "Population growth and urbanization are driving an unprecedented demand for modernized rail systems," said IBM center director Keith Dierkx. "Governments and businesses worldwide recognize that railroads play a critical role in supporting economic growth." The Global...

2009-06-11 02:00:00

Industry Leaders Rally to Modernize Passenger and Freight Railroad Systems ARMONK, N.Y., and BEIJING, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) opened a new Global Rail Innovation Center that will bring together the world's foremost industry leaders, researchers and universities to advance next-generation rail systems. Founding members of the Center's Advisory Board include leading representatives and organizations in the railroad community: Judge Quentin L. Kopp, chairman...

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