December 16, 2008

HOW DO YOU MAKE A GREAT COUNTRY EVEN BETTER?::

Amtrak to seek high-speed train (Tom Ramstack, December 15, 2008, Washington Times)

Congressional transportation leaders plan to announce today that the federal government is seeking contractors to build a new $30 billion to $40 billion high-speed rail line between Washington and New York that would be used exclusively by passenger trains.

Amtrak's current Northeast Corridor rail line is shared with freight and commuter trains, which can significantly increase the length of time it takes for passengers to arrive at their destinations.

The rail line for which Congress seeks contractors is the first of a series of nationwide high-speed passenger rail lines the government is considering funding, according to a congressional aide. [...]

Others would run the length of California and Florida, spread throughout the Midwest with a hub in Chicago, connect Portland, Ore., with Seattle, and run between major cities in Texas.


Posted by Orrin Judd at December 16, 2008 10:38 AM
blog comments powered by Disqus
« THIS ONE BELONGS ON THE FUNNY PAGES: | Main | INSERT KNIFE, TWIST: »