high speed trains

Obama puts $13 billion high-speed rail investment on track

Obama puts $13 billion high-speed rail investment on track

WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2009 (ENS) – President Barack Obama Thursday released his administration’s plan for a new high-speed rail system that he says will reduce dependence on cars and planes and spur economic development. The plan identifies $8 billion provided in the Recovery Act plus $1 billion a year for five years requested in…

Californians Approve High-Speed Rail, Nix Fake Clean Energy Props

Californians Approve High-Speed Rail, Nix Fake Clean Energy Props

SACRAMENTO, California, November 5, 2008 (ENS) – California voters approved Proposition 1A, the Safe, Reliable High Speed Passenger Train Bond Act Tuesday by a margin of four percentage points. The act approves nearly $10 billion in bond money to build a modern bullet train linking northern and southern California that is expected to reduce air…

European Climate Poll Shows 61 Percent Have Acted

European Climate Poll Shows 61 Percent Have Acted

BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 16, 2008 (ENS) – After poverty, climate change is the most serious problem Europe faces according to a Eurobarometer survey presented in the European Parliament on September 11. The poll found that 61 percent of respondents have taken some personal action to cut emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. A quarter…