High Performance

The Obama Administration Feb. 26 unveiled a budget plan that identifies $5 billion in funding over a five-year period for “high speed” passenger rail projects in the U.S., supplementing the $8 billion it provided in its stimulus package for a two-year period.

--> The Obama Administration Feb. 26 unveiled a budget plan that identifies $5 billion in funding over a five-year period for “high speed” passenger rail projects in the U.S., supplementing the…

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood says the Obama Administration is committed to high speed rail not just as a recipient of short-term stimulus funding, but for the long fun as well, and seeks to expand HSR in “five or six regions” in the U.S.

--> Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood says the Obama Administration is committed to high speed rail not just as a recipient of short-term stimulus funding, but for the long fun as…
Acela Express fares up to 25% lower than the lowest previous fares are available now for travel between March 3 and June  26,  Amtrak announced Tuesday.

As Congress tinkered last week with final details of the proposed Stimulus Package, some transportation analysts lamented that funding for all rail modes totaled only 2% of the $787 billion plan.

--> As Congress tinkered last week with final details of the proposed Stimulus Package, some transportation analysts lamented that funding for all rail modes totaled only 2% of the $787 billion…
The American Public Transportation Foundation, which provides scholarships for young professionals pursuing careers in public transportation, is in the midst of a fundraising drive. APTF’s goal is to raise $5,000…

Britain’s Department of Transport announced Thursday that it has selected Agility Trains, a British-led group that includes Hitachi of Japan, as the preferred bidder for a $10.7 billion contract to build and maintain a fleet of new Super Express trains for the Great Western and East Coast main lines. John Laing and Barclays are also members of the winning consortium.

--> Britain’s Department of Transport announced Thursday that it has selected Agility Trains, a British-led group that includes Hitachi of Japan, as the preferred bidder for a $10.7 billion contract to…

The U.S. House and Senate have passed two different versions of aneconomic stimulus package, and a House-Senate Conference Committee is currently in the process of combining both into a single…
The U.S. House and Senate have passed two different versions of aneconomic stimulus package, and a House-Senate Conference Committee is currently in the process of combining both into a single…
California's federal elected officials celebrating voter approval of Proposition 1A in November said they would pursue federal funding to advance the state's high speed rail plan. Despite economic turmoil, those…
California's federal elected officials celebrating voter approval of Proposition 1A in November said they would pursue federal funding to advance the state's high speed rail plan. Despite economic turmoil, those…
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