7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

New high-speed rail report's simple premise: Build where people are

When looking for places to run high-speed rail, design them to link the places where people and jobs are most concentrated, says a report from America 2050, a project affiliated with the Manhattan-based Regional Plan Association.

The 56-page report, High-Speed Rail in America, does not offer many surprises. It rates corridors largely on "ridership potential," or, where the people and jobs are most highly concentrated. We know where they are.

Amtrak routes from New York to Boston, which includes New Rochelle, and from Manhattan to Albany, which includes stops at Yonkers and Croton-Harmon, also scored high on the survey's rating system.

Warren Flatau, spokesman for the Federal Railway Administration, said using a city's density can be tricky because some of them are surrounded by metropolitan areas with many people.

To read the full article, please visit the Lower Hudson Journal News website.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2021 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

CP appeals to KCS shareholders to reject CN deal
What we know about Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure framework and transit funding
Infrastructure bill could be good news for Gateway Tunnel project
FRA issues final rule on revised PTC reporting
AAR reports rail traffic for week ending July 24, 2021
Frito-Lay workers back on the job with one guaranteed day off a week
NTSB opens public docket for 2020 UP derailment in Tempe, Arizona
Schumer calls for NS to address idling trains in Hornell
Rail authority seeks support to bring passenger rail service to southern North Dakota
Updated: Q&A regarding unemployment and sickness benefits for railroad employees
Unemployment and Sickness Benefit flexibilities under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) during the COVID-19 virus outbreak
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines