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High-Speed Passenger Rail Planned From Twin Cities To Duluth

High-Speed Passenger Rail Planned From Twin Cities To Duluth | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
Some 20,000 to 30,000 vehicles a day make the drive up Interstate 35, between the Twin Cities and Duluth. They are largely students, business people and tourists heading up to the North Shore.
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Driving distance between Minneapolis and Duluth is about 154 miles--only a little longer than between Fort Wayne and Chicago!

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Passenger delay: Are freight trains the problem for Amtrak? - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Passenger delay: Are freight trains the problem for Amtrak? - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
It’s no way to run a railroad. The minimal passenger train service available from Pittsburgh is being hamstrung by interference from the freight lines that own the tracks.
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Passenger rail study would reach statewide - Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription)

Passenger rail study would reach statewide - Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription) | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
Passenger rail study would reach statewide
Grand Rapids Business Journal (subscription)
Reconnecting Holland, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit via passenger rail might become more than wishful thinking.
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Holland, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit are candidates for new passenger rail development in Michigan!

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Denver's renovated Union Station has been a 30-year barn-raising - The Denver Post

Denver's renovated Union Station has been a 30-year barn-raising - The Denver Post | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
Denver's renovated Union Station has been a 30-year barn-raising
The Denver Post
And yet, DIA was crucial to Denver's story, say developers and economic development officials.
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The economic impact of Denver's $54 million renovation of its 120-year old Union Station--and the transformation of transportation in Colorado --

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Environmental impact study begins for proposed high-speed rail from Houston to ... - Your Houston News

Environmental impact study begins for proposed high-speed rail from Houston to ... - Your Houston News | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
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Environmental impact study begins for proposed high-speed rail from Houston to ...
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NIPRA is watching this project closely:  the Tier One Environmental Impact Study for Texas is now underway...with comments welcomed!

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M-1 Rail will boost housing, retail development, backers say - Detroit Free Press

M-1 Rail will boost housing, retail development, backers say - Detroit Free Press | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
M-1 Rail will boost housing, retail development, backers say Detroit Free Press Cullen said projections done by M-1 planners predict that the $140-million investment in the new line will lead to six to eight times that much in spin-off economic...
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Recent article from the Detroit Free Press on the impact of streetcar development in Detroit --

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$90M Project Could Boost Indiana Rail - Inside Indiana Business (press release)

$90M Project Could Boost Indiana Rail - Inside Indiana Business (press release) | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
$90M Project Could Boost Indiana Rail Inside Indiana Business (press release) The economic importance of rail and ties to the energy and manufacturing sectors will be the discussed by the four keynote speakers, two panels (SINC and the global...
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We often concentrate so closely on passenger rail that we don't cover freight rail improvements, but this proposed improvement from Louisville to Indianapolis has major economic development implications --

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On Topic: Former Transportation secretary on high-speed rail, Congress and ... - Sacramento Bee

On Topic: Former Transportation secretary on high-speed rail, Congress and ... - Sacramento Bee | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
On Topic: Former Transportation secretary on high-speed rail, Congress and ...
Sacramento Bee
Jerry Brown and High Speed Rail chief executive Jeff Morales.
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Texas Central sees 90-minute Dallas-Houston commute at 205 mph - Politico

Texas Central sees 90-minute Dallas-Houston commute at 205 mph - Politico | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
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Texas Central sees 90-minute Dallas-Houston commute at 205 mph
Politico
A Texas company hopes to create a high-speed rail corridor to move passengers at speeds that would leave Amtrak's Acela in the dust — all with private funds.
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FRA Chief Szabo touts Grow America at Rail Summit - nwitimes.com

FRA Chief Szabo touts Grow America at Rail Summit - nwitimes.com | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
FRA Chief Szabo touts Grow America at Rail Summit
nwitimes.com
This year's Rail Summit ran under the theme of Energy, Manufacturing, and Rail in the Global Marketplace.
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Why Japan's high-speed trains are so good - The Economist (blog)

Why Japan's high-speed trains are so good - The Economist (blog) | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
The Economist (blog)
Why Japan's high-speed trains are so good
The Economist (blog)
MANY countries seem obsessed with high-speed rail.
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From the Economist--why the Japanese excel in high speed rail performance:

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Our view: Keep passenger rail on track - Roanoke Times

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Our view: Keep passenger rail on track
Roanoke Times
Passenger rail should be a priority. Trains are energy efficient and ease traffic congestion.
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OUR VIEW: Make high-speed rail views known - Utica Observer Dispatch

OUR VIEW: Make high-speed rail views known - Utica Observer Dispatch | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
OUR VIEW: Make high-speed rail views known Utica Observer Dispatch If you didn't have an opportunity to make your views known on plans for high-speed rail service between New York City and Upstate New York you'll still have until the end of April...
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Ambitious San Antonio to Austin Passenger Rail Plans Unveiled - WOAI.com

Ambitious San Antonio to Austin Passenger Rail Plans Unveiled - WOAI.com | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
'in ten years, you'll be taking the train to Austin'
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Railroad Amtrak Article - Amtrak's Coscia, SMART's Previsich ask Congress to boost passenger-rail investments. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine

Railroad Amtrak Article - Amtrak's Coscia, SMART's Previsich ask Congress to boost passenger-rail investments. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
Amtrak article about: Amtrak, Anthony Coscia, Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, SMART, John Previsich.
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Amtrak looking ahead to 2015--

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Public meetings to be held for high speed rail - KTTC

Public meetings to be held for high speed rail
KTTC
... Railroad Authority to prepare a Tier I Environmental Impact Statement to evaluate possible passenger rail alternatives for the zip rail between Rochester and the Twin Cities.
Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association, Inc.'s insight:

Tier One Environmental Impact Study now underway for the Rochester (MN) to Twin Cities 100-mile corridor!

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Britain's new railway revolution - the shop arriving at platform 2 is for you - The Guardian

Britain's new railway revolution - the shop arriving at platform 2 is for you - The Guardian | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
The Guardian Britain's new railway revolution - the shop arriving at platform 2 is for you The Guardian The ready and relatively captive source of custom provided by passengers is attracting a growing number of well-known names wanting a share of a...
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Rail + Retail = money-making enterprise!  Read the latest from Great Britain's "railway revolution" --

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James Fallows: California's High Speed Rail Plan Is 'Better Than The Alternatives' - Valley Public Radio

James Fallows: California's High Speed Rail Plan Is 'Better Than The Alternatives' - Valley Public Radio | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
James Fallows: California's High Speed Rail Plan Is 'Better Than The Alternatives'
Valley Public Radio
So I thought if the high speed rail debate were happening on the east coast corridor between say Atlanta and [Washington] D.C.
Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association, Inc.'s insight:

Author James Fallows on high-speed rail and large-scale infrastructure projects in general: "...the historical record suggests that we over-emphasize their drawbacks and under-imagine their benefits."

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Group pushes for speedy Chicago-Cincinnati passenger train service - Chicago Business Journal

Group pushes for speedy Chicago-Cincinnati passenger train service - Chicago Business Journal | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
Group pushes for speedy Chicago-Cincinnati passenger train service Chicago Business Journal All Aboard Ohio, a nonprofit pro-rail group whose activities have been centered north of Cincinnati, has tapped Derek Bauman, an Over-the-Rhine community...
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We have been following closely the potential for high-speed rail service linking Cincinnati through Indianapolis to Chicago.  This prospect has major support from rail advocacy groups within Ohio --

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Pence touts Indiana Gateway high-speed rail link - nwitimes.com

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Railway Gazette International Pence touts Indiana Gateway high-speed rail link nwitimes.com The Indiana Gateway was the only Indiana project approved under the Obama Administration's high-speed rail initiative, which was a key part of the...
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Safety Is Key When Planning for US High-speed Rail Lines - R & D Magazine

Safety Is Key When Planning for US High-speed Rail Lines - R & D Magazine | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
R & D Magazine
Safety Is Key When Planning for US High-speed Rail Lines
R & D Magazine
High-speed rail is a frequently discussed topic, but one that has yet to become a reality in the U.S. A number of states and regions in the U.S.
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Does rail transit proximity attract new businesses? - eTurboNews

Does rail transit proximity attract new businesses? - eTurboNews | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
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Does rail transit proximity attract new businesses?
eTurboNews
"As many cities develop or expand their transit systems, a major impetus is to spur regional economic development," said Dr. Noland.
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Zip Rail backers hope to market train to private sector - Politics in Minnesota

Zip Rail backers hope to market train to private sector - Politics in Minnesota | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
Politics in Minnesota Zip Rail backers hope to market train to private sector Politics in Minnesota Passenger rail planners are narrowing down about 15 potential routes for a high-speed train between Rochester and the Twin Cities, aiming to capture...
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Faith, Grace (College), and the Knowledge-Based Economy -

Faith, Grace (College), and the Knowledge-Based Economy - | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association, Inc.'s insight:

A small faith-based college in north central Indiana has chosen to partner with cities along the proposed #Columbus - #FortWayne - #Chicago high speed #rail corridor.  Their participation inspires interest in the way higher education connects with the regional economy. 

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NLX Survey Response Shows Big Interest in High-Speed Rail Project - WDIO-TV

NLX Survey Response Shows Big Interest in High-Speed Rail Project - WDIO-TV | Passenger Rail Resurgence in the U.S. | Scoop.it
NLX Survey Response Shows Big Interest in High-Speed Rail Project WDIO-TV Bringing tourism into the Northland from the Twin Cities via high-speed rail is still a few years off, but the proposed Northern Lights Express project is still chugging...
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