As part of their duty to uphold section 213 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) has invited public comment on two recent proposals.
It’s the holiday season and people are traveling to see their loved ones. Like us, you know there is no better way to travel than riding the train.
Greetings! I am a member of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association (MHSRA) and recently joined the Association’s Board of Directors. I would like to share with you why I contribute to MHSRA and what the Association means to me personally.
This past week I spoke at the US High Speed Rail Conference in Los Angeles, giving me the opportunity to see the progress made on the first true high-speed line in the United States.
In a recent study by the American Highway Users Alliance, Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway was found to have the worst congestion in the country. The 12-mile stretch of expressway connects Downtown Chicago and the Northwest suburbs.
Tuesday afternoon brought news from Congress as the Conference Committee reached a deal on the long-term Highway and Surface Transportation Bill.
China’s newest high-speed train has been approved to begin passenger service next month on the Lanzhou-Xinjiang high-speed line. The 250km/h trains will travel at altitudes as high as 3600m above sea level and are equipped to operate in extreme weather ranging from ice storms to sand storms.
Written by MHSRA member and All Aboard Indiana Editor Donald Yehle:
All Aboard Florida, the $2.5 billion privately funded project, has released locomotive and interior station renderings for its passenger train service from Miami to Orlando.
You've heard it over and over; highways pay for themselves through user fees. Like all myths it had a grain of truth, originally the federal Highway Trust Fund was entirely funded by taxes on users.