Future of $10 Billion Amtrak Bond Deal a Little Cloudy
- GAO: Amtrak Bonds Could Cost More Than Expected. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;7/18/2001, Vol. 337 Issue 31183, p5
Focuses on the estimates of the taxable tax-credit bonds that will be given to Amtrak by the United States Congress. Contradiction between the estimates of the Congress and the General Accounting Office; Impact of the bonds on the federal government; Terms of the agreement on allowing Amtrak to...
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- OBAMA'S MONEY TRAINS. Boyd, John D. // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);2/8/2010, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p41
The article focuses on the beneficiaries of the U.S. government's rail system grants worth 8 billion U.S. dollars. A total of 3.5 billion U.S. dollars would finance a California multicity project and the first phase of a high-speed rail lane in Florida. The remaining 4.5 billion U.S. dollars are...
- Rejected rail grant reallocated. // Railway Gazette International;Jun2011, Vol. 167 Issue 6, p11
The article reports on the decision made by the U.S. government to increase high speed rail grants, as announced by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood in June 2011.
- 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...
- Florida high speed line is 'shovel-ready'. // Railway Gazette International;Dec2009, Vol. 165 Issue 12, p49
This article reveals that Florida's Department of Transportation has applied for stimulus funding in a bid to finance a high speed line project from Tampa to the Orlando International Airport, as well as a longer route from Orlando to Miami. Mike Bedke of DLA Piper believes that the state will...
- All change. ADONIS, ANDREW // Prospect;Jan2009, Issue 154, p15
In this article the author discusses high speed railroad development in Great Britain. The author reflects on a high speed rail project in California and the environmental benefits of railroad travel. The author suggests that Great Britain should manage projected capacity constraints with high...