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Even slowly, train needs to roll | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

Some die-hard advocates of high-speed rail to South Hampton Roads sniff at suggestions that the region put its energy behind conventional passenger service.

“Why settle for less than the fastest trains?” they ask. “Don’t the region’s million residents deserve the best?”

Of course we do.

But while that argument appeals to the ego, it doesn’t reflect the reality of what it will take to attract the best and fastest trains to our communities.

Even slowly, train needs to roll | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy

For new head of the MBTA, it’s been a steady ride to the top – The Boston Globe

For new head of the MBTA, it’s been a steady ride to the top – The Boston Globe.

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

RTA mulls tie-up with Chinese

The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) is considering co-operation and investment ventures with China Railway, said an RTA statement.

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA, recently received a delegation from China Railway, headed by Chairman Kuwang Young.

In the meeting, the two sides discussed possible co-operation and investment opportunities.

RTA mulls tie-up with Chinese.

Filed under: International High Speed Rail

The Korea Herald : The Nation’s No.1 English Newspaper

The Korea Herald : The Nation’s No.1 English Newspaper.

Filed under: International High Speed Rail

Is Florida’s high-speed rail proposal a train to nowhere? – STLtoday.com

Look, I don’t think Florida should have gotten a dime in HSR funding either. Nonetheless, on the day I used the highway between Tampa and Orlanda, it took two-and-a-half hours. This area is a war zone of traffic congestion and any competent reporter would have figured that part out anyway.

TAMPA, Fla. — The drive from Orlando to Tampa takes only 90 minutes or so. Despite the distance, the administration of President Barack Obama awarded Florida $1.25 billion in stimulus money to link the cities with a fast train to help kick off its efforts to bring high-speed rail service to the United States.

Is Florida’s high-speed rail proposal a train to nowhere? – STLtoday.com.

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

Fallsnewspress.com – Capital News: Passenger rail debate rolls on

Columbus — Senate Republicans wanted answers on a bunch of questions concerning plans to provide passenger rail services between the state’s largest cities.

Last week, the Ohio Department of Transportation answered those questions, in a 16-page letter directed to Senate President Bill Harris.

And so continues the debate over the so-called 3-C Corridor and whether the state really needs passenger train services connecting Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati and smaller communities in between.

Fallsnewspress.com – Capital News: Passenger rail debate rolls on.

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

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