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Posts Tagged ‘Secretary Ray LaHood’

The Future of Passenger Rail in America

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefsVol. 23, No. 28  On October 19, an Amtrak passenger train hit 111 mph in a test run on a 15-mile stretch of track between Dwight and Pontiac, Illinois. It was the first tangible return from a three-year $1.5 billion program of improvements funded under the Administration’s high-speed rail initiative. The program hopes ultimately […]

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Secretary Ray LaHood at the UIC High Speed Rail Conference

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Steven CF Anderson, Managing Director of InfrastructureUSA, attended the UIC 8th World Congress on High Speed Rail, hosted by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The conference was held from July 11th to July 13th in Philadelphia, PA, in the days following the historic vote by the California legislature approving high speed rail. U.S. Secretary […]

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Secretary Ray LaHood at the Surface Transportation & High Speed Rail Summit 2012 – Washington, DC

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

This is the first in a series of posts Steven CF Anderson, Managing Director of InfrastructureUSA was a participant at the US High Speed Rail Association’s 2012 summit, held from February 28th to March 1st in Washington, DC. After addressing those attending the conference, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood spoke with Steve about high speed rail […]

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Six U.S. Transportation Secretaries Discuss Past and Future Challenges

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Speaking to a standing-room-only audience on January 25 at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, six U.S. transportation secretaries reminisced about the most challenging issues they faced during their tenures and offered their views about the future prospects for the federal transportation program.

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For High-Speed Rail It Looks Like the End of the Line

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Innovation NewsBriefs Vol. 22 No. 27 With its vote on September 21, the Senate Appropriations Committee ended the rail boosters’ hopes of getting a meaningful appropriation for high-speed rail in the new (FY 2012) fiscal year. It probably also dealt a decisive death blow to President Obama’s loopy goal of “giving 80 percent of Americans […]

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