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Nevada Senator and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pledging that “it’s not over yet” when it comes to the XpressWest high speed rail project: Sen. Harry Reid will be doing some shuttle diplomacy with the White House next week to get things moving on a suspended federal loan application for the XpressWest high-speed rail […]

Jul 18th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Ray LaHood gave some parting remarks on Monday as he wraps up his tenure as U.S. Transportation Secretary. He was full of praise for President Barack Obama, but high speed rail was at the top of the list: I think the crowning glory for the president — and he is going to have many legacies […]

May 1st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s being widely reported today that Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will be nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the next Transportation Secretary, to replace the retiring Ray LaHood. From the Huffington Post’s story: President Barack Obama will name Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx as his next Secretary of the Department of Transportation, sources […]

Apr 28th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last week President Barack Obama proposed his 2014 budget. The proposal includes several contentious measures related to Social Security and overall federal spending, which have gotten the most attention so far. But it also includes billions in high speed rail funding: The administration’s budget also demonstrates that the president has not abandoned his high-speed rail […]

Apr 15th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized