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High-speed train route to Chicago likely to take year to map | StarTribune.com

Last update: December 23, 2009 – 5:48 AM

Mapping the route of a proposed high-speed commuter train between the Twin Cities and Chicago will take a year or more, a Minnesota transportation official said Tuesday.

Dan Krom, who made a presentation to Washington County commissioners, said as many as eight routes are under study. One of them, which the commissioners favor, would follow the existing Amtrak route, known in planning circles as Red Rock, through southern Washington County and eastern Dakota County.

High-speed train route to Chicago likely to take year to map | StarTribune.com.

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

GE, Siemens May Invest in U.S. Rail Manufacturing (Update1) – Bloomberg.com

By Angela Greiling Keane

Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) — General Electric Co. and Siemens AG are among 32 companies pledging to establish U.S. rail- manufacturing operations or expand their domestic workforce if they get economic stimulus funds for high-speed passenger trains.

GE, Siemens May Invest in U.S. Rail Manufacturing (Update1) – Bloomberg.com.

Filed under: United States High Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail Ticket Price Skyrockets | NBC Bay Area

The costs of the project to bring a high-speed train between the Bay Area and Los Angeles are skyrocketing faster than the promised MPH.

The new numbers came in an updated business plan, which California’s high-speed rail authority released Monday.

High-Speed Rail Ticket Price Skyrockets | NBC Bay Area.

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

High-speed rail a clean win for commuters – The Boston Globe

AS AMERICANS travel this holiday season, many will be frustrated by long lines at airports and congestion on the roadways, caused by years of neglect to our national infrastructure. President Obama has an ambitious plan to fix these problems, which includes the creation of a nationwide network of high-speed and intercity passenger rail routes.

High-speed rail a clean win for commuters – The Boston Globe.

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

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