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Grand Theft Auto 3: Rail City

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Greg Selkoe

This is the last of my 3 part installment of posts entitled Grand Theft Auto. In this post I will discuss inner city public rail transportation and automobile use in urban settings.

Grand Theft Auto 2: San Autodreas-Highspeed Fail

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Greg Selkoe

America, it is time to get serious about rail and stop getting our a** kicked by the rest of the world.

Modern High-Speed Rail Is a Winner for the Public -- and It's About More Than "Just Speed"

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howard Learner

Better high-speed rail service will triple ridership in the coming years. This adds to the green benefits of reducing air and car travel, and the economic vitality from pulling jobs, people and business back into downtowns.

Illinois High-Speed Rail Proposal Only Gets $1.2 Billion

Chicago Breaking News | January 28, 2010 12:01 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois' plans for high-speed passenger trains, designed to transform rail into a preferred transportation option and create jobs, will move forward ...

Illinois High-Speed Rail Proposal Could Get A Slice Of $8 Billion In Stimulus Money

Chicago Breaking News | January 27, 2010 8:19 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Barack Obama will announce tomorrow the award of $8 billion in stimulus funds to develop high-speed rail corridors. A Midwest proposal in...

Train Replacing Plane: It's Not Insane

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

The simplified check-in, security, and city-center to city-center service provided by trains will naturally cause many people to switch from flying.

Governors Holding Midwest High Speed Rail Summit, Sign Pact

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Midwest governors met in Chicago on Monday in a show of unity as they push for an eight-state, high-speed rail network - agreeing to s...

Plan Calls For Midwest High Speed Rail Running At 220 MPH

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- When it comes to trains, there's fast and then there's really, really fast. Advocates on Tuesday unveiled an $11.5 billion plan for a...

Old Post Office Could Be High-Speed Rail Hub

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVID ROEDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Postal Service said it plans to auction its old main post office in Chicago. Ever since, I've been struggling with the futilit...

Biden Praises Midwest High-Speed Rail Plan

Chicago Tribune | Mike Dorning and Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Obama administration officials offered encouraging signs Wednesday that a proposed Midwest high-speed rail network based around a Chicago hub has an i...

High-Speed Rail: Agreement Reached On Chicago-St. Louis Train Corridor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Union Pacific Railroad and the state of Illinois announced an agreement Friday to assess what must be done to operate both freight a...

High-Speed Rail: States Seek Stimulus Money For Train Network With Chicago Hub

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Eight states want stimulus funds for a network of high-speed trains with Chicago as its hub. Governors from Illinois, Missouri, India...

High-Speed Rail To The Rescue: Durbin, Quinn Make Stimulus Funds Pitch For Train Project

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - Illinois leaders want stimulus money to develop high-speed train travel between Chicago and St. Louis. Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Du...

Stimulus Bringing High-Speed Rail To Chicago

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a decade of quiet tinkering around the margins, the dream of making Chicago the center of a high-speed rail network finally is taking real shape...