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In his 2015 fiscal year budget President Barack Obama has proposed spending $5 billion a year on high speed rail projects: In addition, the White House would like to set aside $19 billion specifically for rail programs. “The proposal also includes nearly $5 of billion annually for high performance and passenger rail programs,” the White […]

Mar 4th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today reiterated federal support for the California high speed rail project: Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx told the High Speed Rail Summit that the hundred million new U.S. residents expected by the year 2050 will overwhelm the nation’s transportation systems. And as long as we’re going to add rail capacity, […]

Feb 25th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Federal Railroad Administration delivered some welcome news yesterday: The California High Speed Rail Authority is heaving a sigh of relief, as the Federal Railroad Administration announced its decision to give the Authority an extension on a $180 million payment. As part of the grant agreement with the FRA, the Authority initially had until April […]

Feb 22nd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

This story should come as no surprise, but it’s still galling to see it. A former Florida State Senator has said that Florida Governor Rick Scott promised to accept federal HSR funds shortly before publicly announcing in 2011 he would reject those funds – and that he may have done so in order to make […]

Oct 30th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized