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Eurostar cab ride, Paris – London part 1/12

Eurostar set From Paris Gare du Nord to London Waterloo, filmed in 2004 included sevural TGV’s, across the Channel Tunnel an on UK’S CTRL1 (HS1) as far as just north of the Medway Bridge where the …

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Eurostar cab ride, Paris – London part 1/12

Eurostar set From Paris Gare du Nord to London Waterloo, filmed in 2004 included sevural TGV’s, across the Channel Tunnel an on UK’S CTRL1 (HS1) as far as just north of the Medway Bridge where the …

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Mica on High-Speed Rail

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republican Leader John L. Mica (R-FL) statement on the need for billions of dollars in pending high-speed rail investments in the United States to be wisely spent.He argues that the original $8 billion should be spent on true (European-style) HSR projects reaching speeds of over 150 mph. He foresees three such projects and makes a compelling case for the northeast corridor. It is hard to argue with that logic.TFA presumes that the other two demonstration projects will be Illinois and California. Florida has only demonstrated the ability to build political deceptions.One would presume that California and Illinois would be the other two test sites. But there we go again, using reason and logic on a political matter. All of this has implications for Amtrak long distance service, which is the perpetual red headed stepchild. One area where Mica could use some help is the concept of “high performance rail.” Funds used on HPR are not necessarily misspent, even if not properly included in the HSR demo allocations. Many medium sized cities can logically be connected by HPR, which is much cheaper to put in place.

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Preparing Texas for High Speed Rail (Triangle not T-bone)

A panel at the Megaregions + MetroProsperity: Sustainable Economics for the Texas Triangle Conference on September 25, 2009 in Houston, TX.Participants:Harris County Judge Ed EmmettFort Worth C…

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HSR Summit – Highlights video

Steer Davies Gleave’s High-Speed Rail Summit 09 was the first high speed rail conference in the UK to bring together an international panel of speakers to share their experiences and insight on hig…

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Fast-Tracking High-Speed Rail For California

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, OCTA Board Director and Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, OCTA CEO Will Kempton and representatives from Orange County will join other Southern California leaders for the news…

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