27 Sep '17, 3pm

Check out this article on #highspeedrail being at a crossroads

Check out this article on #highspeedrail being at a crossroads

The FRA has achieved two major milestones related to enabling the Washington-New York-Boston corridor to accommodate growing demand for intercity and commuter rail services. In July 2017, the FRA released the Record of Decision for NEC FUTURE, its planning platform for defining the expansion of the Northeast Corridor (NEC) over the next 25 to 50 years. The alternative adopted by the FRA would accommodate as many as five times as many intercity trains on the NEC as operate today, significantly reduce travel time, enable commuter railroads to meet projected growth, and upgrade the NEC to a state of good repair. The program foresees addition of some 200 miles of new track and alignments, replacement of most of the aging bridges across the 465-mile corridor, and elimination of numerous chokepoints that result in delays and restrict operations. The expansion would support a nea...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/rail/article/725453/high-sp...

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