Because being there is what's most important, WPC's Center for Transportation researches and analyzes the best practices for relieving traffic congestion by recapturing a vision of a system based on freedom of movement.
Michael Ennis, Director, Center for Transportation, June, 2009
This op-ed was published in the Puget Sound Business Journal on June 26, 2009
Imagine boarding a train in Seattle and being swept to Los Angeles in under twelve hours. That is what President Obama wants you to envision as he injects about $13 billion to undertake High-Speed Rail (HSR) improvements across the United States.
Randal O'Toole, Adjunct Scholar, June, 2009
In February 2009, Congress dedicated $8 billion of stimulus funds to highspeed rail projects. In April, President Obama released his high-speed rail “vision” for America, which includes 8,500 miles that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) had identified as potential high-speed rail routes in 2001. In June, the FRA announced its criteria for states to apply for high-speed rail grants out of the $8 billion in stimulus funds.