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Good case for high speed rail to run to Birmingham and beyond, say MPs
08 November 2011There is a good case for a high speed rail network, linking London and the major cities of the Midlands, the North and Scotland says the Commons Transport Committee.   Report: High Speed Rail  Inquiry: High Speed Rail Transport CommitteeLaunching High Speed...
UTU to congressional audience: ‘HSR is jobs machine’
New jobs building and operating high-speed rail “are American jobs that can’t be shipped overseas and would be a Godsend in this economic downturn,” UTU Alternate National Legislative Director John Risch told a congressionally sponsored forum here Aug. 3.“Railroad operating jobs are not...
ALC welcomes high speed rail but "infrastructure bottlenecks need action now"
The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has welcomed the release of stage one of the implementation study to construct a high speed rail link from Brisbane to Melbourne, but has urged Government not to lose sight of the infrastructure bottlenecks around Sydney which are seriously restricting...
Chinese railway signals institute takes blame for train crash
The China Post reports that a Chinese railway research institute took responsibility on Thursday for a flaw in signalling equipment which led to a train crash that killed 39 people and has shaken public confidence in the government's high-speed rail programme. A high-speed train rammed...
China fires top rail officials after crash kills 35
The BBC reports that China has fired three senior railway officials following a high-speed train crash that left 35 people dead. The government has also halted services of 58 other trains and called for a nationwide safety check.The accident is the latest in a series of problems for the...
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $2 Billion for High-Speed Intercity Rail Projects
Unprecedented Investment in the Northeast Corridor, Expanded Service in the Midwest and New, State-of-the-Art Rail Equipment Top List of Rail Dollar Recipients WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $2 billion in high-speed rail awards providing an...
China says funds for high-speed link embezzled
 China says funds for high-speed link embezzled20 mins ago from : http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20110323/twl-china-says-funds-for-high-speed-link-ef7dd21.htmlChina's state auditor said Wednesday that millions of dollars in funds for the construction of a high-speed railway linking Beijing...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Statement on High-Speed Rail Agreement in North Carolina
“President Obama’s historic vision for a national high-speed rail system will link 80 percent of Americans in the next 25 years and lay the foundation for an economy that moves people, goods and information more quickly, safely and reliably than anywhere else in the world. Today, we have made...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Makes $2.4 Billion Available for High-Speed Rail Projects
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced that he is making available approximately $2.4 billion, through a competitive process, to states eager to develop high-speed rail corridors across the United States. “The Obama Administration’s bold high-speed rail plan...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Statement on High-Speed Rail Agreement in Washington State
Washington, DC – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued the following statement: “President Obama's historic investments in a national high-speed rail network will enable America to win the future by creating construction and manufacturing jobs today and laying the foundation...

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