Archive for April 15th, 2009

Will Obama’s Plan Look Like This?

Yonah Freemark at the Transport Politic has created a well thought out proposal for HSR in the United States. Will Obama’s plan look something like this?


Transport Politic's National HSR Corridor Proposal


Unfortunately, probably not. However, the Associated Press has a good article discussing Midwest Regional Rail Plan which is largely reflected in the map above. Nevertheless, the HSR network announced tomorrow will probably be a mix of many projects, and less like Freemark’s well thought out proposal.

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Taking the Train

The most used subway systems around the world

A new graphic has been posted at Good. It represents system track length and ridership on the most used subway systems around the world. The numbers are impressive; transit works.



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Obama To Speak On HSR

A monumental event

President Obama will outline his “broad” plans for HSR tomorrow. This site will bring you extensive coverage of this historic event.


Background: HSR in America 2009

Last February the Economic Stimulus Package allocated $8 billion for HSR. Additionally there is $5 billion allocated five years in the President’s national budget. CHSRA is requesting half of the $8 billion up for grabs, but there is strong competition.


A brief summary of the projects that may be announced tomorrow is available at the Transport Politic. The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA’s) website also a has a list of HSR corridors that might be addressed by President Obama. A map of these corridors is picture bellow.




Stay tuned.

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