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IndustryWeek : High-Speed Rail: Mixed Signals

IndustryWeek : High-Speed Rail: Mixed Signals.

In February 2010, Siemens announced that it bought 20 acres of land in Sacramento, Calif., to meet future demand for high-speed trains in the United States.


The land, which sits adjacent to the company’s 34-acre light-rail manufacturing site in Sacramento, has yet to be developed. But if Congress ever reaches consensus in support of high-speed rail, the company says it will build a factory on the new site, producing Siemens’ 220-mile-per-hour Velaro trains.


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

Rail project on verge of being derailed?

Rail project on verge of being derailed?.

It is fortunate that the federal government never got too deeply involved in the proposed Florida projects.

On the heels of killing high-speed rail, Gov. Scott is taking aim at another train: SunRail.

Scott has a big decision to make about SunRail and its ultimate effect on Polk County.

SunRail is a planned 61-mile commuter line between Daytona Beach and Orlando.


Filed under: Passenger Rail Politics, Regional USA Passenger Rail

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June 2011