Foxx: high-speed-rail link will keep regional growth on track

July 24, 2015

An improved, high-speed-rail link between Washington and Richmond, where trains would run up to 90 mph, would help keep growth and development in America's southeastern corridor from going off the rails, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said.

TRANSPORTATION EDITORIAL: High-speed rail — taken for granted?

July 23, 2015

The other day, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx came to Richmond to announce a $1 million planning grant for a high-speed rail line from here to D.C. — a project whose worth is nearly universally recognized.

'Let's get this done,' U.S. transportation secretary says of D.C.-Richmond high-speed rail

July 22, 2015

President Barack Obama’s top transportation official said the long-sought high-speed rail linking Washington to Richmond and eventually to cities farther south is one of his top priorities in the final months of Obama’s term.

High speed rail still elusive

June 28, 2015

Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide.

High-speed rail could change town

June 24, 2015

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are continuing their preliminary engineering and environmental review of the Washington D.C.-to-Richmond segment of what they’re calling the Southeast High Speed Rail corridor.

Richmond to D.C. high speed rail aims for 90 minute trip

June 22, 2015

Theoretically, it should take you about two hours to get to Washington D.C. from here in Richmond. But we all know that in reality, it usually takes a lot longer than that.

Will Richmond Re-connect With Its High-Speed Rail Dreams?

June 16, 2015

Despite the challenges, high-speed rail seems to be gaining currency again, touted nationally as an important long-term infrastructure improvement.

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