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Gov’t orders start of Tokyo-Osaka maglev train project+

Gov’t orders start of Tokyo-Osaka maglev train project+.

Filed under: International High Speed Rail

California bullet train: Federal officials reject proposed changes to bullet-train project – latimes.com

California bullet train: Federal officials reject proposed changes to bullet-train project – latimes.com.

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

Editorial: Pull plug on high-speed rail? Why? – Sacramento Opinion – Sacramento Editorial | Sacramento Bee

Editorial: Pull plug on high-speed rail? Why? – Sacramento Opinion – Sacramento Editorial | Sacramento Bee.

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

Proposal to remove Amtrak from direct congressional funding gets hearing – The Hill’s Transportation Report

Proposal to remove Amtrak from direct congressional funding gets hearing – The Hill’s Transportation Report.

Obama administration officials on Tuesday defended the president’s proposal to place Amtrak under an executive agency budget instead of being reliant on direct appropriations from Congress.

Currently, Congress subsidizes Amtrak operations, but President Obama in his 2012 budget proposal called for placing its funding under the Federal Railroad Administration.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Politics

Railway Gazette: DB and Siemens sign ICx contract

Railway Gazette: DB and Siemens sign ICx contract.

GERMANY: A multi-billion euro contract for the supply of up to 300 high-speed trains was signed by DB Chief Executive Dr Rüdiger Grübe and Siemens AG CEO Peter Löscher in a ceremony on May 9. The event took place at DB’s Potsdam training centre – the former Kaiserbahnhof – and was attended by Federal Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer.

Filed under: International High Speed Rail

Amtrak’s Incredible Shrinking Service | Fast Company

Amtrak’s Incredible Shrinking Service | Fast Company.

There is an animated map with this story that gives a great picture of the national Amtrak system and how passenger rail service has shrunk since the 60s.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

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