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Invest high speed rail, invest our future

August 13, 2010

High speed rail, our future

Department of Transportation just announced $25 million for basic research and applied technology about state of the art in track and structures, train control systems, operating practices and rolling stock. The detailed technology list available here.

The investment is part of President Obama’s high speed rail plan issued in this January. In this plan, US will invest $8 billion to develop America’s first nationwide program of high-speed intercity passenger rail service. Such investment will also create tens of thousands of jobs in areas of track-laying, manufacturing, planning and engineering, and rail maintenance and operations. The high speed rail between Tampa and Orlando running at 168 mile/hour will receive $1.25 billion. The high speed rail between Los Angeles to San Francisco will receive $2.25 billion, running at 220 mile/hour.

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  1. August 13, 2010 5:01 pm

    Nice writing. You are on my RSS reader now so I can read more from you down the road.

    Allen Taylor

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