High-speed funding will shift tracks in Florida
- Florida puts rail on the fast track. Richey, Warren // Christian Science Monitor;8/22/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 190, p2
Discusses the support by Florida residents for the proposal to build a high-speed rail network linking the five major cities. Efforts of businessman C.C. Dockery to collect signatures supporting the ballot initiative; Speculation on the lack of support among state politicians and Florida...
- Future of $10 Billion Amtrak Bond Deal a Little Cloudy. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;10/17/2000, Vol. 334 Issue 30997, p5
Reports on the uncertain future of a proposal to allow Amtrak to issue up to $10 billion in taxable tax-credit bonds for high-speed rail projects. Need for the United States Congress and the White House to agree on an omnibus spending and tax package; Strong endorsement by the Bill Clinton...
- Jerusalem in under 30 min. // Railway Gazette International;Jan2004, Vol. 160 Issue 1, p8
Reports on the allocation of funding for the high-speed rail line from Tel Aviv, Israel to Jerusalem and other projects for the next five years announced on December 1, 2003. Scope of the rail line; Extension of the Beit Shemesh-Jerusalem line; Creation of a rail station at Ashkelon.
- Obama Proposes $53 Billion For Developing High-Speed Rail. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;2/14/2011, Vol. 266 Issue 5, p9
This article focuses on a proposal from the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to add 53 billion U.S. dollars in the continued development of high-speed passenger rail through 2017.
- High speed rail winners: California, Florida, Midwest. Bowen, Douglas John // Railway Age;Feb2010, Vol. 211 Issue 2, p9
The article discusses the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) high speed rail (HSR) stimulus funding. California, the Chicago Hub, and Florida received the 8 billion U.S. dollar HSR funding from FRA. California received 2.25 billion U.S. dollars for its plans to hit train top speeds of...
- Another Round. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;6/30/2003, Vol. 250 Issue 25, p9
Florida Governor Jeb Bush Vetoes Funding For Florida's New High-Speed Rail Project. Jeb Bush vetoed $7.3 million in the 2003-2004 state budget that would be used to begin building the state's high-speed rail system. Voters approved the project through a constitutional amendment in 2000....
- What will be the cost? // Modern Railways;Aug2007 Supplement, Vol. 64, p12
The article discusses the initial calculations of the capital cost of High Speed Two, according to the conceptual design proposed by Greengauge 21. It is stated that the budget for the London to Birmingham service is Â£4.262 billion, the connection to the Trent Valley section via Birmingham...
- How can it be delivered? // Modern Railways;Aug2007 Supplement, Vol. 64, p13
The article discusses the construction plans for High Speed Two, Great Britain's second high-speed rail. The possibility of breaking the construction process into sections, as it was in High Speed One, is stated. It is noted that the financing for the high-speed rail is not a problem as the...
- Wisconsin High-Speed Rail Awarded $46.5 Million to Continue Work. // Welding Journal;Sep2010, Vol. 89 Issue 9, p11
The article reports on the agreement signed by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle to provide 46.5 million dollars in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for work to continue on the state's high-speed rail program.