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There’s a lot to dislike in the latest attack on passenger rail from the House Republicans, including further efforts to defund the vital long-distance routes. But what’s particularly annoying is their ongoing effort to confine high speed rail in America to the Northeast Corridor, even though other regions have a strong need for HSR as […]

Sep 16th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Here we go again. House Republicans have voted to defund California high speed rail in yet another attack on the project: Daring a presidential veto, GOP lawmakers are deploying a Fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill to effectively block the federal Surface Transportation Board from issuing new permits for the California project. Hammering home the point, […]

Jun 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

House Republicans have proposed a new spending plan that cuts $200 million from federal transit spending – cuts that would undermine Los Angeles rail expansion plans as well as California high speed rail: With House Republicans proposing spending cuts for new transit projects, Los Angeles officials will have their work cut out to secure $200 […]

May 6th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

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