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Brown pins legacy to Calif. high-speed rail plans
Critics have called it the train to nowhere and a $98 billion boondoggle. As concerns mount over the practicality and affordability of California's plan to build a high-speed rail system, even many former supporters are beginning to sound skeptical.Not so Gov. Jerry Brown. He has emerged as...
LaHood Awards $186 Million to Illinois to Expand High-Speed Rail in the Midwest
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today awarded more than $186 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for a high-speed rail project that will reduce travel times and put Americans back to work this spring.“The Great Lakes-Midwest economic region is the world’s...
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Nearly $150 Million for New York Corridor
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Nearly $150 Millionfor New York Empire CorridorU.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $149.3 million for the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to upgrade high-speed and intercity passenger rail service on the Empire...
Door reopened slightly on high-speed rail funding
Just when federal funding for high-speed rail appeared dead as a rusted rail spike, Senate Democratic Leader Dick Durbin of Illinois exercised his clout and reopened the door – if only slightly.On Sept. 20, the Senate Transportation Appropriations Committee voted to zero-out all federal funds...
N.C. lawmakers give up plans to kill high-speed rail funds
N.C. lawmakers give up plans to kill high-speed rail fundsRepublican lawmakers in North Carolina have abandoned their plan to reject $545 million in high-speed and intercity passenger rail grants. The GOP pulled the bill from committee last week after Democrats and business leaders attacked it....
High-speed rail projects in tug of war between US Governors
High-speed rail projects land in tug of war between governors...
California High-Speed Rail Authority has made available Bay Area to Central Valley EIR
 , will be considered by the Authority’s Board of Directors at its meeting on September 1st and September 2nd. An additional opportunity for public comment will be provided at the meeting on September 1st., the Authority Board will consider certifying the Revised Final Program EIR and...
Calif. cities weigh high-speed rail opposition
At least four San Mateo County cities will weigh whether to follow in a Southern California town's footsteps and formally oppose the state's bullet train project set to come through their communities, the San Mateo County Times reports. In Belmont, the first Peninsula city to take up...
California High-Speed Rail Authority will seek up to $1 billion this week
SACRAMENTO – Continuing its efforts to secure the kind of ongoing federal commitment necessary over the long term, the California High-Speed Rail Authority will seek up to $1 billion in a new application for federal funding for the state’s high-speed train project to be submitted this...
California city votes to appose high-speed rail plan
From : http://www.ocregister.com/news/rail-259661-speed-high.htmlORANGE – Backers of a proposed high-speed railway received feedback they weren't looking for – the City Council here unanimously passed a resolution opposing the project.Councilman Jon Dumitru, who introduced the...

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