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By Andrew Holland on Jul 12, 2012 with 8 responses

Why The Northeast and California Need High Speed Rail

As I wrote yesterday, I believe that High Speed Rail (HSR) is the best option for linking the country’s major regions together. The past week has seen two major developments in America’s development and deployment of high speed rail.

First, last Friday, the California Senate approved $4.6 billion in funding for the construction of the first section of the state’s HSR. This would allow $3.2 billion in federal stimulus funding to be released to the state. Second, on Tuesday, Amtrak released its updated proposal (pdf) to upgrade its Northeast Corridor (from Washington DC to Boston) to true high speed rail, capable of cruising at 220 miles per hour.

By Samuel R. Avro on Apr 26, 2009 with no responses

NY Gov’s Mansion Goes Green, Receives Gold LEED Status

NY’s is the first governor’s mansion to receive LEED Gold status in recognizance for its drastic reductions in energy use.