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HSR conference coming to Raleigh, N. C.

This could be more than just talking something to death. According to the report in the News-Observer, the conference is all day Monday.

Speakers will include syndicated columnist Neal Peirce and senior state transportation officials from New York, Wisconsin, Virginia and North Carolina. U.S. Reps. David Price of Chapel Hill, James Oberstar of Minnesota and John Mica of Florida are scheduled to address the group by video from Washington.

“Our goal is to continue to build the support that is necessary for implementing high-speed rail as a relief measure for our over-capacity roads and air-quality challenges,” said Julie E. Hunt of the Women’s Transportation Seminar of North Carolina, organizer of the event.

North Carolina and Virginia are conducting an environmental impact study, to be completed in 2009, on a proposed high-speed rail corridor from Richmond, Va., to Raleigh. The corridor would be part of proposed train service, with speeds as fast as 110 mph, through Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia.

Details about the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor are online at www.sehsr.org.

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

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