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New board members recognize Amtrak is key to future of passenger rail - Railway Track and Structures

There are now three new board members, leaving only one of nine positions currently open.

New board members recognize Amtrak is key to future of passenger rail - Railway Track and Structures.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

Chris Matthews: High Speed Rail in America: Hope We Can Believe in

Chris Matthews: High Speed Rail in America: Hope We Can Believe in.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, United States High Speed Rail

Beaumont, Texas, getting new Amtrak station - Railway Track and Structures

There are a few more details here, including news of a police substation next to the station site.

Beaumont, Texas, getting new Amtrak station - Railway Track and Structures.

Filed under: Amtrak

Passenger rail-car supply industry has growth potential, Duke study shows

Passenger rail-car supply industry has growth potential, Duke study shows.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

High-Speed Rail Will Spur Growth in Hub Cities, Says Mayors Report – NYTimes.com

Their report, released in Oklahoma City today, is the first attempt to put numbers on the widely held belief that high-speed rail can stimulate local economies and act as a driver of growth. The Obama administration has invested $8 billion in federal stimulus money to create 13 high-speed rail corridors.

The benefits of traveling between 110 and 220 miles per hour will mean better connectivity, shorter travel times and new development around train stations, according to the report. The changes will create 150,000 new jobs and some $19 billion in new businesses by 2035.

High-Speed Rail Will Spur Growth in Hub Cities, Says Mayors Report – NYTimes.com.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Politics, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail, United States High Speed Rail

VIDEO: $500,000 Atlanta-Birmingham high speed rail study moving forward | NBC13.com

VIDEO:� $500,000 high speed rail study moving forward | NBC13.com.

Filed under: Regional USA Passenger Rail, United States High Speed Rail

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