President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start
Green Car Congress
APRIL 16, 2009
President Barack Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, released a strategic vision and plan for a high-speed passenger rail (HSR) system in the US. Additional funding for long-term planning and development is expected from legislation authorizing federal surface transportation programs. Energy efficiency of passenger transportation modes. Florida Corridor (Orlando, Tampa, Miami). The envisioned high-speed rail corridors.