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How High-Speed Rail Can Gain Momentum in the Midwest

By • Aug 21st, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Rail and Public Transits

High-speed rail is moving forward with serious funding announced by President Obama. Here are some reasons how high-speed rail for the Midwest can gain momentum.

Daimler Buses North America Receives Major Order for Over 300 Buses

By • Aug 10th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Rail and Public Transits

Daimler Buses North America (DBNA) receives orders for 263 Orion VII transit buses, 30 Setra S 417 motorcoaches, and 15 Sprinter shuttle buses, and will soon increase the number of Orion hybrid buses on America’s roads to 2,500 units.

President Obama Unveils High-Speed Passenger Rail Plan for Ten Corridors

By • Apr 16th, 2009 • Category: Rail and Public Transits, Videos

President Obama announced a national network of high-speed passenger rail lines in California, Pacific Northwest, South Central, Gulf Coast, Chicago Hub Network, Florida, Southeast, Keystone, Empire and Northern New England.

Amtrak Gets $1.3 Billion Slice of Stimulus Plan

By • Apr 1st, 2009 • Category: Rail and Public Transits, Videos

Amtrak gets $1.3 billion as part of the Federal stimulus package. The funds will be used in fixing and upgrading infrastructure and security, among other things.

Public Transit Ridership Hits 52-Year High: an Opportunity to Improve and Invest in Public Transit

By • Mar 18th, 2009 • Category: Rail and Public Transits, Videos

Public transit ridership continues to increase. Whether this is a permanent shift in Americans’ driving habits or just a temporary downturn until the economy turns around, one thing is clear. This is the time to grab the opportunity and invest, build and modernize our public transit system.

Voters Give Thumbs Up to High-Speed Rail for California

By • Nov 18th, 2008 • Category: Rail and Public Transits

Prop 1A wins! Head over to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to read and view some cool content about the proposed high-speed rail system to carry passengers, linking Southern California, the Sacramento San Joaquin Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area.