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Obama High Speed Rail

Sam Stein

Sorry Acela Elites, This Budget Deal Is Not For You | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Amtrak riders who live in the infamous Acela corridor lost out in the bipartisan budget deal reached between House and Senate approp...

Sam Stein

Obama's Vision For High-Speed Rail Is In Danger Of Stalling Out | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an auditorium inside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on a mid-April day in 2009, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe ...

LOOK: America's High-Speed Rail Alter Ego

Posted 02.12.2013 | Travel

President Obama's high-speed rail plans may have hit a few major snags over the years, but that hasn't stopped some people from keeping the vision ali...

High-Speed Rail Plans Hit Traffic In Congress

McClatchy | Michael Doyle | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress and the Obama administration are headed for another head-on collision over high-speed rail. On Wednesday, Transportation Se...

Amid Current GOP Opposition, 2012 Candidates Promoted High-Speed Rail

The New York Times | Michael Cooper | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

President Obama's program to bring bullet trains to the United States has been left on life support by the strident opposition of Republicans in Congr...

Why We Can Afford High-Speed Rail

Lance Simmens | Posted 01.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Lance Simmens

A prominent issue facing California and Californians at this moment is a decision on whether to build a high-speed rail transportation network connecting North and South and all points in between.

Matt Sledge

Beyond Growth Potential, China's High Speed Rail Lessons For U.S. Are Few | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

President Obama's trip to the Brent Spence Bridge on Thursday points to the difficulties inherent in getting specific about infrastructure spending: n...

Sam Stein

More Money Slashed From High-Speed Rail | Sam Stein | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of the final budget deal formally agreed to on Friday night, the Obama administration signed off on a big cut to a closely held ...

Bill Nye Slams US For Resisting High-Speed Rail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Nye, once known as "The Science Guy" thanks to his incredibly successful TV series of the same name, thinks the U.S. "should be embarrassed" at i...

Jason Linkins

And Now, Here's Some Speculation That Rick Scott Might Run For The White House | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Right now, we're in an extended period where the people who everyone presumes to be running for president in 2012 are delaying their official entry in...

Sam Stein

White House Looking For Ways To Bypass Governor Who Rejected Funds For High-Speed Rail | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is expected to meet with Florida's congressional delegation Thursday afternoon in an effort to circu...

Japan Plans To Complete 'World's Fastest Train' By 2045

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

President Obama has been talking about building a high-speed rail system in this country practically since he took office, an ambitious plan that woul...

Sam Stein

White House Seeks $53 Billion For High-Speed Rail | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration called on Tuesday for Congress to authorize a significant new investment in high-speed passenger rail systems, ...

U.S. Left Behind on High Speed Rail

Barry Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Levinson

Vietnam, that little country we nearly bombed into extinction is building a high speed train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Men city at a cost of 50 billion dollars. Vietnam prepares for the future. The US isn't so sure about the future.

Ambitious High-Speed Rail Projects (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

High-speed rails are appearing more frequently in government agendas, as it's a more economical form of transportation that stimulates job growth, not...

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.

Build This: A Real Infrastructure Policy for America

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Signer

Thanks to the Obama administration, the federal government is preparing to invest $8 billion in building high-speed railways.

Railway Carriage Charm: Has High-Speed Rail's Moment Arrived?

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

"I don't want to see the fastest train in the world built halfway around the world in Shanghai," Obama said. "I want to see it built right here in the United States of America."

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...