High Performance

A California-based joint venture of Parsons, Tutor Perini, and Zachry has been named “apparent best value bidder” by the California High-Speed Rail Authority to design and build the first segment…
Let's get real about President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 and beyond budget recommendations to Congress. They’re street theater, and one might just as well be entertained viewing Gucci-clad Washington lobbyists…
The following commentary was submitted in response to my recent blog, “If the source of funding isn’t fares, then Amtrak needs to go away.” It’s an eye-opener. There are very…
Continuing to back up his political position established in his first term, President Obama Wednesday included considerable funding for rail and rail transit projects in his proposed fiscal year 2014…
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) received politically critical praise April 1 that was no April Fool's joke, as a Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit gave CHSRA good reviews for…
Conservative columnist and American Enterprise scholar Michael Barone, with degrees from Harvard and Yale, is a smart fellow. But a recent column about Amtrak suggests his research consisted of wandering…
Amtrak is seeking $2.1 billion in capital funding for fiscal year 2014, which begins Oct. 1, to obtain more passenger rail cars and continue its momentum in improving infrastructure.
Illinois has led the pack among Midwest states eager to improve intercity passenger rail service, particularly higher-speed rail (HrSR), both in terms of verbal support and fiscal commitment. The federal…
Writing a White Paper for the University of Denver's Intermodal Transportation Institute about America's high speed passenger rail potential has reinforced my conviction: Closing the gap between where the U.S.…
A report on U.S. high speed rail released Tuesday recaps why the nation has been slow to adopt HSR as a transportation option, classifies four waves of global HSR development,…
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