Public comment on Northeast Corridor rail plan through Sept. 14th

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Federal Railroad Administration is running a planning program of future needs along the Northeast Corridor rail system and encourages public input: Welcome to NEC FUTURE, a comprehensive planning effort to define, evaluate and prioritize future investments in the Northeast Corridor (NEC), launched by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in February 2012. FRA’s work will include new ideas and approaches to …

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Photo (cc) Joe Shlabotnik The Transport Politic: As the U.S. Presidential Election Begins in Earnest, a Study in Contrasts What is obvious is that Mr. Ryan has a dramatically different view of the role of government than President Obama; indeed, his perspective on that which Washington should be concerned is a deep expression of the conservative movement’s success in pushing …

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The New York Times: Commuters Pedal to Work on Their Very Own Superhighway Picture 11 miles of smoothly paved bike path meandering through the countryside. Largely uninterrupted by roads or intersections, it passes fields, backyards, chirping birds, a lake, some ducks and, at every mile, an air pump. For some Danes, this is the morning commute. Pedestrian Observations: Northeast Corridor …

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If you’re on Twitter or Facebook and live in Providence, then you’ve seen this story posted a thousand times already today, if you’re not, then here you go: The New York Times: 36 Hours in Providence, R.I. Providence’s grit and obscurity make it easy to underestimate. On the verge of bankruptcy, with a former mayor who served four years in …

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Yankees (parking garage) suck!, Amtrak looks for private investment in Northeast Corridor, corner markets, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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Amtrak’s vision for the northeast, Chafee says we must stop borrowing to pay for infrastructure, there are now more cars than people in the land of Thoreau, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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Should high-speed rail focus on the northeast? [2nd Ave. Sagas] During [New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s] testimony last week, the mayor criticized the government’s current investment plan. With projects in Florida, California and the Midwest garnering headlines, the Northeast Corridor has taken a backseat in Washington with only one percent of federal HSR funds coming our way. “That simply …

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Mass. buys more South Coast rail tracks [PBN] Gov. Patrick pledges to have rail service running between New Bedford/Fall River and Boston by 2016. The UnCaucus schedules a series of one-on-one coffees with the mayoral candidates Northeast Corridor High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Planning Eleven Northeast states from Maine to Maryland, with close support from Amtrak and the Coalition of …

220mph Washington to Boston

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Photo (cc) John H Gray The Transport Politic reports on Amtrak’s renewed push to bring true high speed rail to the Northeast Corridor. Acela’s current top speed is 150mph over a short portion of the Northeast Corridor (through parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts). Amtrak’s goal is to raise the top speed in the corridor to 220mph. Amtrak’s renewed dedication …