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Sneak Preview: Detailed High-Speed Rail Grants Guidance Sought

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Federal Railroad Administration must establish grants management guidance with clear goals and performance measures to ensure that its High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program is implemented…

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Trains and Transportation Infrastructure: High-Profile and Highly Contentious

High-speed rail and transportation investments seemed to be on the fast track earlier this year with high-profile promises from the Obama administration, but in recent weeks, heated debates and increased scrutiny over federal spending have threatened to derail the issue.

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Clang Clang: High Demand for High-Speed Rail Funds

Looks like Florida was in the minority in its rejection of high-speed rail funds earlier this year. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued a statement yesterday saying that the Department of Transportation had received more than 90 applications for the orphaned…

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All Aboard: Unclaimed High-Speed Rail $ Officially Available

The funding train for high-speed rail projects is leaving the station…again. Good news this week for all those states vying for a slice of the federal high-speed rail funds Florida turned down: the Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration said…

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Pick Me! Pick Me! Vying for Unclaimed High-Speed Rail Funds

A tug of war over federal funds for high-speed rail projects has developed in recent weeks since Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion that was allotted by President Obama for a high-speed rail project that would have connected…

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High-Speed Rail: Express to the Future or the Third Rail?

Despite a looming showdown over spending and budgets, the Obama administration demonstrated just how committed it is to a national high-speed rail network today. Vice President Joe Biden announced a six-year, $53 billion plan to help reach the goal President…

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