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Obama names high speed rail projects to share $8bn

🕔 January 28, 2010

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This is probably one of the most expected infrastructure news around the world in the last months.State Awards. (millions $) ProjectsCalifornia 2344»$2.25 b - ROW, construction on CAHSR»$51 m - Surfliner service improvements»$23 m - Capitol service improvements»$20 m - Train improvementsFlorida 1250»$1.25 b - 84 miles of new track between Tampa and OrlandoIllinois 1236.3»$1.102 b - Improvements to Chicago-St. Louis line for 110 mph»$133 m - Station and line enhancements along Chicago-Detroit line»$1.3 m - Planning studyWisconsin 822»$810 m - New stations, implementation of PTC on 80 miles between Milwaukee and Madison$12 m - Minor enhancements between Milwaukee and ChicagoWashington 590»$590 m - Bypass tracks, upgrades for Seattle- Portland lineNorth Carolina 545»$520 m - Improvements to increase travel speeds to 90 mph on Raleigh-Charlotte line»$25 m - Congestion mitigation between Raleigh and RichmondOhio 400»$400 m - Upgrades for rail implementation along 3C corridor between Cleveland and CincinnattiNew York 152»$148 m - Improved tracks between Albany and Buffalo»$3 m - Three miles of new track on Albany- Montréal line»$1 m - Planning studyNortheast 112»$112 m - Engineering work on Balto dwtn tunnel Corridor other work in RI, NJ, MD, and DCVirginia 75»$75 m - Third track along Richmond-DC line between Arkendale and Powell's CreekThe bulk of the money has been allocated to large-scale projects, including high Orlando line, and $2·25bn for California's project to connect Los Angeles to San Francisco at up to 350 km/h.'We're connecting cities that are too close for efficient air travel but - with the highways connecting these cities nearly choked beyond capacity - too far from productive road travel, US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood explained on his blog. 'Cities like S Chicago. We know that people already want to travel between these cities; we're begin making that downtown-to-downtown travel significantly easier, faster, and productive.There you go. This is definetily a big push for the industry. It is already known that PPP models will be used for the lines in California and Florida.Any comments my friends?

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