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Posts Tagged ‘Northeast Corridor’

Our Future on Track: A Rail Investment Plan for the Northeast Corridor

Friday, November 13th, 2015
NEC Alternatives

NEC FUTURE Choices for the NEC The FRA has identified three distinct Action Alternatives for the NEC, each of which presents a different vision for the future role of passenger rail in the transportation system of the Northeast. In developing these Action Alternatives, the FRA considered a broad range of possibilities for the NEC to […]

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The Northeast Corridor and the American Economy

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Economic and Cultural Resources Along the NEC

The NEC Region is home to more than 51 million people and four of the ten largest metropolitan areas in the country. The NEC connects interdependent markets that collectively are a national and global force. Its economy is the fifth largest in the world, ahead of France and just behind Germany. The NEC Region is an international center for education, healthcare, technology, media, and finance, all industries widely expected to fuel economic growth in the 21st century. Research in this report finds that the NEC contributes to the productivity and livability of the Region in ways that increase the nation’s global competitiveness.

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This Infra Week

Friday, January 17th, 2014
Bike Portland-Image by GBD Architects


-Portland Apartment Complexes Embrace Cyclists
-A Bump in the Track for Acela
-Chicago’s Ashland BRT Proposal Get Mixed Reviews
-Silver Line Closed Until Undisclosed Construction End Date

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Petra Todorovich Messick, Amtrak

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Petra Todorovich Messick is Senior Officer of Outreach and Communications in the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Investment Development (NEC IID) division at Amtrak, the Nation’s Railroad. NEC IID is the new business line at Amtrak devoted to planning, maintaining, and improving the Northeast Corridor, the rail corridor stretching from Boston to Washington, DC and hosting […]

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Amtrak and California Partner in Pursuit of New High-Speed Train Sets

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

WASHINGTON – Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) are joining forces in the search for proven high-speed rail (HSR) train sets currently being manufactured and in commercial service that are capable of operating safely at speeds up to 220 mph on both Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) and on California’s developing HSR corridor.

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Amtrak: Vision for the Northeast Corridor 2012 Update Report

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012


The Amtrak Vision for the Northeast Corridor: 2012 Update Report describes the current stage of conceptual development and planning for the future of the NEC rail network. It details actions taken by Amtrak and other stakeholders since the release of two major NEC planning reports in 2010 and also highlights the key findings of a recently completed NEC business and financial plan. Most importantly, it provides input for a new NEC environmental analysis and planning process led by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

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Urban Growth in the Northeast Megaregion

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Urban Growth in the Northeast by Decade

Over the next generation, the 13-state Northeast Megaregion is expected to grow by 26%, adding about 18 million residents. To assess the implications of this change for landscape conservation, Regional Plan Association and America 2050’s Northeast Landscape Initiatives Atlas now includes maps showing historic and current land use, and projections of future urban growth in the Northeast Megaregion through 2040.

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Video: Why Build High-Speed Rail in the Northeast?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

High-speed rail in the Northeast Corridor is a critical component to providing the capacity needed to support projected growth in the megaregion. The Corridor’s $3 trillion economy, representing 20% of the nation’s total on just 2% of its land mass, is the direct result of our nation’s historic investments in world-class infrastructure.

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NY/NJ/CT/MD train problems force more infrastructure discussion on The Brian Lehrer Show

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Leaving Jamaica Sutphin LIRR Station. By  Esoteric_Desi on Flickr

According to InfrastructureUSA’s Steve Anderson, “We need a new pair of shoes and we’ve got to put the money in. We’ve got to recognize what our priorities are, and we have to demand that those people who we have entrusted with the management of these assets come up with plans that we will then agree to fund.”

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