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Let’s keep spinning our wheels
The other day I found a buried snippet of information on the Federal Railroad Administration website pertaining to high speed rail. Dated March 11, 2016, it’s a “Notice of Request…
California HSR Authority receives 35 EOIs associated with HS 15-02
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has received 35 Expressions of Interest (EOI) associated with HSR 15-02, the Requests for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for Delivery of an Initial Operating Segment…
Al Engel: “A learned passion—each train wreck has a story and a lesson”
Remarks by 2014 W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation recipient Al Engel at Railway Age’s 21st Passenger Trains on Freight Railroad Conference, Oct. 29, 2014.
High (higher) speed rail, “the real story”
“Don’t believe the New York Times or the train haters who cite it: High speed rail is not an $11 billion failure.”
Did Republicans kill America’s high speed rail plan?
I could answer this question in one word:
Illinois lands more HrSR funding
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…
CNN rail reporting: Open mouths, insert feet
My heartiest congratulations to CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Drew Griffin. You two numbskulls have just been awarded Premier Level membership in the “I Know Absolutely Nothing About Railroads But I’ll…
Amtrak to FRA: Lightweight HSR trains, please
Amtrak begins the new year by formally planning to request revisions to Federal Railroad Administration safety standards to facilitate lighter-weight high speed rail equipment, a move U.S. rail advocates have…
APTA applauds President's transport proposal
The American Public Transportation Association late Monday released a statement from APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy, praising the six-year transportation plan announced by President Obama in his budget proposal.
LaHood, in testimony, defends HSR
Ignoring or perhaps outright challenging Congress’ decision to eliminate U.S. high speed rail funding, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Tuesday vigorously defended the concept in testimony before the House Transportation…
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