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High-speed rail proposed between U.S. and Mexico - PBS NewsHour

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High-speed rail proposed between U.S. and Mexico
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Could European-style high-speed international rail travel come to Texas? Photo by Flickr user Darkroom Daze.
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South Shore proponents lay tracks for expansion

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In a renewed push to extend the South Shore commuter rail line, proponents are touting its unparalleled economic development potential and saying no new taxes will be needed to build
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America is on board with public transportation

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Anyone using the South Shore or other public transportation had better grab the first empty seat.
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Consultants deem high-speed rail to Atlanta economically feasible - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

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Consultants deem high-speed rail to Atlanta economically feasible Columbus Ledger-Enquirer It could also have a huge economic impact, according to Kirsten Berry, project manager consulting firm HNTB Corp., which performed the $350,000 study of the...
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Japan Offering To Help Build Maglev Train In US — Baltimore To DC In 15 Minutes - CleanTechnica

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Japan Offering To Help Build Maglev Train In US — Baltimore To DC In 15 Minutes CleanTechnica “The rail system is estimated to cost about $8 billion, and the Japanese government is willing to provide low-interest loans to cover half the cost, about...
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Local leaders welcome Roanoke passenger rail deal - TriCities.com

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Local leaders welcome Roanoke passenger rail deal
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The news last week that the state Department of Rail and Public Transportation and Norfolk Southern Corp.
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U.S. transportation secretary gives Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail yet another push

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During a speech in San Antonio Tuesday, U.S.
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Sunday: Interest in Tulsa-OKC train travel growing - Tulsa World

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Sunday: Interest in Tulsa-OKC train travel growing Tulsa World “We really want to see what the demand is for regular passenger rail,” said Tracie VanBecelaere, a spokeswoman for Watco Cos., a small railroad operator in the state based out of...
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New businesses arrive in 2013 - Marion Star

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New businesses arrive in 2013
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The addition of the ramp, loop and related rail improvements represented $3 million in investment, $1.5 million in an Ohio Rail Development Commission grant and $1.5 million in private financing, he said.
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Looking ahead - The Recorder

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Looking ahead
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Work on passenger rail improvements are on track to be completed by the end of 2014, with preparations for a platform at the John W.
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Citizens want passenger rail and better brick - Arkansas City Traveler

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Citizens want passenger rail and better brick
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Editor's note: This is the eighth part in a series analyzing the 2013 community survey results. The seventh installment appeared Nov.
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American cities work to make transit attractive - Cecil Whig

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American cities work to make transit attractive Cecil Whig The Cleveland Healthline has managed to turn a $50 million investment for the bus-rapid transit line into $5.8 billion dollars in transit-oriented development that has spurred job creation...
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#publictransit #Portland #Cleveland #Healthline  Good news about the potential of and public use of mass transit.

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Leaders betting lots on upcoming mass transportation experiment with SunRail ... - Naples Daily News

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Leaders betting lots on upcoming mass transportation experiment with SunRail ...
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#Florida #SunRail #Rail2014  Passenger rail proponents will be watching Florida in 2014 as SunRail makes its debut in the SunshIne State. It's a business and passenger model that has many similarities to the proposed #Columbus #Ohio - #FortWaye - #Chicago high speed line.

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Group touts high-speed rail line through Valpo

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VALPARAISO | Valparaiso could get high-speed rail passenger service before it gets the South Shore commuter line spur.
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NIPRA vIsited Plymouth and Valparaiso City Councils on January 13, with excellent responses and a great deal of local interest!

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EDITORIAL: Get ball rolling to get trains rolling

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For a state that prides itself on transportation innovation, Indiana is woefully behind when it comes to passenger rail service.
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Glamorous at times, dire at others, South Shore history a fascinating ride - nwitimes.com

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Glamorous at times, dire at others, South Shore history a fascinating ride
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The new rail's name implies a "straight line" with no curves and moderate grades for high-speed operation. A 3-mile trolley line begins service in East ...
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Wisconsin should get on board - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Wisconsin should get on board
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Let's start by advancing long-delayed higher-speed passenger rail connecting Milwaukee to Madison and Chicago and the suburbs and "exurbs" in between.
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Rail Passenger Advocacy Group To Hold First Meeting - Webster Kirkwood Times

Rail Passenger Advocacy Group To Hold First Meeting
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One of the goals of this new rail advocacy group is to have a balanced transportation system with expanded rail passenger service.
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Houston-Dallas High-Speed Rail + Tearing Down I-345 = A Big Win | Streetsblog.net

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Big news in Texas this week as word came down that the U.S. Department of Transportation will help fund a feasibility study for a high-speed rail connection between Dallas and Houston.


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State of Indiana Seeks Proposals from Private Operators to Improve Hoosier State Line

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This decision by the State of Indiana indicates the need for and potential of private investment and/or ownership of passenger #rail as a key underpinning to future sustainability and progress in the U.S. #Rail2014 #Indiana #HoosierStateLine #Amtrak

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Push is on for high-speed passenger trains - Finance and Commerce

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Finance and Commerce Push is on for high-speed passenger trains Finance and Commerce On Thursday, the Minnesota High-Speed Rail Commission, a joint-powers organization that advocates for the implementation of high-speed service between the Twin...
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Why a High Speed Rail Network Would Supercharge the Emerging Maker Economy | Creativity on GOOD

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Online marketplaces for secondhand goods, rentals, and custom on-demand manufacturing offer great potential in conserving resources by facilitating reuse, eliminating the problem of unsold inventory, and reducing the need for flashy packaging.

Via Peter Lewis
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Virginia agency schedules meeting on proposed high-speed rail line - Progressive Rail Roading

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Virginia agency schedules meeting on proposed high-speed rail line
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The compact's purpose is to examine and discuss strategies to advance multi-state high-speed rail initiatives, DPRT officials said in a press release.
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Forum set on passenger train service - hngnews.com

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Forum set on passenger train service
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A state public transportation organization based in Madison called All Aboard Wisconsin is holding a series of passenger train public forums around the state.
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Feds approve high-speed rail improvements to Syracuse station - Syracuse.com

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Feds approve high-speed rail improvements to Syracuse station
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The Federal Railroad Administration has approved construction of high-speed rail improvements for the Syracuse train station at the William F.
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