The 1991 Surface Transportation bill for $151 billion authorizes $927.5 million for high speed rail, both for specific projects as well as for basic research and development. The law also made provisions for high speed rail to use the rights-of-way of any federal-aid highway at no cost, and to use federal funds in order to modify existing highway facilities to accommodate high speed rail systems. The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded contracts totaling $8.6 million for the development of potential concepts for a maglev system. Two of the most popular technologies associated with high speed rail are maglev (magnetic levitation) and steel-wheel on rail. This article briefly summarizes projects in the following areas: Washington; California/Nevada; Arizona; New Mexico; Texas; Missouri; Colorado; Minnesota/Wisconsin/Illinois; Illinois; Ohio; Pennsylvania; New York/Massachusetts; Empire Corridor (New York City to Montreal); Northeast Corridor; Georgia; and Florida.

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  • Authors:
    • Gaboury, J
  • Publication Date: 1992-4

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  • Pagination: p. 18-19
  • Serial:
    • Civil Engineering News
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Civil Engineering News, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1051-9629

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  • Accession Number: 00621846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1996 12:00AM