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Peter Lehner: Getting on Track: The President Lays Out a High-Speed Rail Plan 17.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The new three-part program is being launched right away thanks to the unprecedented $13 billion down payment from the recovery bill and his budget proposal.
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Is High Speed Rail Coming to a City Near You? A Guide to Obama's Plans 17.4.2009 TreeHugger
Photo via It's one of --even though it may be --but news broke today that a is officially on the way. The included an outline of 10 corridors around the US that will each likely see rail begin construction.... ...
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Obama Announces High-speed Rail Plan 17.4.2009 GOOD
Obama and his rail-boosting vice president made . There aren't any real surprises in the routes they think have the most potential. And we already knew there were funds for this in the stimulus package. But we do have some new details on how projects will be chosen and which will happen first. Exciting! : “…there will be a two-stage competitive grant process. In the first stage… ...
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Obama lays down plans for high-speed rail 16.4.2009 Grist Topics | Results for Muckraker

President Obama unveils big plans to create a world-class passenger rail system across the country.



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Superb Nonexistent Idea: Universal Subway Cards 16.4.2009 GOOD
We've posted before about the nation's proposed , and today Obama gave a speech about his plans to implement such a network (though I can't find the text of the speech as of now). If, in the foreseeable future, we really will have people zipping between different cities for work and play, we're going to have a lot of people arriving in cities with no cars. Cliff Kuang wrote about in… ...
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Convenience Is King 16.4.2009 GOOD

You can take the train to work, but your office is still a mile away from the station. Might as well drive, right? How we can solve the last-mile problem.

A couple of months after the presidential election, and a couple of weeks after Barack Obama signed his stimulus bill, the giddiness among transport advocates was enough to induce a contact high: $8 billion for high-speed trains, and another $8.4 billion for mass transit! They were excited…


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US Readies Plans for High-Speed Rail Development 15.4.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Lisa Lambert and John Crawley

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is expected to unveil its plans on Thursday for accelerating development of high-speed rail, a concept that in the past has had mixed political support and little public funding.

"It will be broad and strategic," Karen Rae, acting head of the Federal Railroad Administration, told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday about the initiative described by officials as President Barack Obama's top transportation priority.

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Transportation Innovation 11.4.2009 GOOD
Joseph M. Sussman, an external adviser to the Department  of Transportation and professor at MIT, explains why the  stimulus isn’t good enough and why we should all have to pay to play. GOOD: Because of the infrastructure spending built into the stimulus bill, this is probably the first time the general..

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What's Keeping The US From High-Speed Rail? 11.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Yet President Barack Obama, intent on harnessing new technology to rebuild the devastated economy, made a last-minute allocation of $8 billion for high-speed rail in...
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Louise Nelson Dyble: Bridging the Transportation Gap 10.4.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
When the government agency overseeing mass transit and the government agency building highways are distinct and uncoordinated, they compete for money, and the public loses.
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Infra What? 10.4.2009 GOOD

A brief look at where that $100 billion worth of infrastructure money is going

“We have to come up with a sexier word than ‘infrastructure.’” That’s what Arnold Schwarzenegger had to say about the stimulus bill’s commitment to infrastructure—which he praised as thorough but criticized for being a little on the cheap side. His point, though, was that it’s hard to get adequate funding when the average American doesn’t really know what the word means—let alone…


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Take 'Em Over: The Federal Government Has a Stellar Record of Rescuing Failed Companies and Industries 10.4.2009 AlterNet
Think government can’t fix the auto industry? Then how did it manage to fix the railroad industry -- twice?
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Going Down The Rabbit Hole 7.4.2009 GOOD
The future of transportation may mean not moving at all. Ray Kurzweil, an inventor and technology theorist, envisions a future in which advances in nanotechnology, genetics, and robotics give us immortality; clean, free energy; and a completely new definition of mobility. Think plug-in electric cars and maglev trains are the transportation innovations of tomorrow? Kurzweil is looking quite a bit further down the road. GOOD : How will technological advances change transportation in the 21st century? Ray Kurzweil: For starters, we… ...
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Subway Heroes: Our Favorites 3.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Mass transit is awesome. Subways are awesome. I spend a lot of my time riding (and waiting for) trains. As a result, I stare at...
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AUSTRALIA: The campaign for rail in far-north Qld 29.3.2009 Green Left Weekly issue #780
The reintroduction of a rail-based public transport system for Cairns and promotion of rail freight in far-north Queensland were the key themes of a 100-strong public meeting on March 18.
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US Infrastructure Is Deplored 26.3.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Jon Schmitz

The nation has gone backward in the last four years from an already sorry performance in maintaining vital infrastructure, a national engineers group reported yesterday.

"America's infrastructure rates a cumulative grade of D," the American Society of Civil Engineers said, citing delayed maintenance and chronic underfunding of roads, bridges, transit, dams, aviation and other infrastructure.

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IBM Diving Into High-Speed Rail 25.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
"We're seeing a spike in projects and when you start moving people and trains at 350 kilometers an hour (218 mph), you need to start...
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This Warms the Cockles of My Heart: True Bus Rapid Transit in Los Angeles 25.3.2009 TreeHugger
Photo: , CC Something Rare: Bus Rapid Transit Done Right in the US! Our friends at StreetFilms had a closer look at the Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Los Angeles, and what they found makes me very happy. This BRT line, though short, is very well done (there's even a bike path next to it, and bike racks on the buses), and should be a model for other lines in LA and all around the country. Read on for more and for the great video.... ...
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Graham Hill: CARS: A Scrappy Plan, or a Clunker? 19.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Vehicle sales during this recession have plunged 40%, according to this article in the Christian Science Monitor. So it's not surprising that the U.S. House...
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F. Kaid Benfield: Railway carriage charm: has high-speed rail's moment arrived? 10.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Several days ago I made the trip from DC to New York and back via Amtrak's Acela Express, my mode of choice for the last...
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