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High Speed Rail Development in the US

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  • #79966
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    With plenty of chatter about Ohio’s 3C Corridor’s expected $400M funding today

    (here: https://www.columbusunderground.com/3c-corridor-should-receive-federal-funds-tomorrow)

    I figured it might be worth talking about the other 12 rail corridors that are getting funded. Here’s what I’ve heard so far:

    1 – $2.25B for SanFrancisco-LosAngeles Corridor

    2 – $1.1B for Chicago-StLouis Corridor

    3 – $1.25B for Tampa-Orlando Corridor

    4 – $244M for Chicago-Detroit Corridor

    5 – $810M for Madison-Milwaukee Corridor

    6 – $590M for Portland-Seattle Corridor

    7 – $520M for Raleigh-Charlotte Corridor

    Some of these are for new service, some are for upgrades to existing systems.

    Anyone else hear anything different?

    Anyone excited about any of these in particular?

    #341155

    Tenzo
    Participant

    Which ones are high speed?
    I read that the one in Ohio is going to have an average speed of 40mph (factoring in stops)

    But you have to start somewhere.

    Tampa Orlando is a boondoggle. There just isn’t that much traffic between the two spots and it isn’t that far. I’m seeing it as an extension of Disney World Monorail service to the Tampa beaches.

    2,4 and 5 really are one project. They are improving the lines that already exist.

    LA to Frisco is the coolest one. That one will be the US’s first high speed and used as a prototype for the rest of the US. So it really benefits everyone. I can see the results of that one used for the next step for Ohio.

    The idea that we will see train service in 6 months is fanciful though.

    #341156

    Tenzo
    Participant

    hmmm.

    I just added up the ones that benefit Chicago.
    $2.154B

    I guess that is not surprising consider who he is beholding to.

    #341157
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I think the average speed of the 3C varies depending upon your total trip distance. I think most of the low number comes from a trip from Cincinnati to Cleveland, which I’m guessing most people won’t be taking. Columbus to Dayton for example probably won’t contain any stops in between, so the average speed is going to be higher.

    Where did you see anyone claiming train service in 6 months? Are you talking about Ohio or one of the other corridors?

    #341158

    agtw31
    Member

    wow,110 mph in NC’s route

    they have done some nice restoration work on their train stations down there.

    #341159
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    Tenzo wrote >>
    hmmm.
    I just added up the ones that benefit Chicago.
    $2.154B
    I guess that is not surprising consider who he is beholding to.

    Shocking, I know.

    #341160

    Tenzo
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>

    Where did you see anyone claiming train service in 6 months?

    Wooops, my bad.
    I keep forgetting we are in 2010 already.
    (mainly because I’ve been doing Decmber accounting adjustments for the last two weeks)

    Officials have said the trains could be up and running by the middle of next year.

    #341161
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    rus wrote >>

    Tenzo wrote >>
    hmmm.
    I just added up the ones that benefit Chicago.
    $2.154B
    I guess that is not surprising consider who he is beholding to.

    Shocking, I know.

    Yeah. Absolutely nothing to do with Chicago being the 3rd largest metro area in the country.

    #341162

    Tenzo
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>

    rus wrote >>

    Tenzo wrote >>
    hmmm.
    I just added up the ones that benefit Chicago.
    $2.154B
    I guess that is not surprising consider who he is beholding to.

    Shocking, I know.

    Yeah. Absolutely nothing to do with Chicago being the 3rd largest metro area in the country.

    [/troll]
    Actually it does make sense.
    Chicago is more than the third largest.
    It’s the number 1 transportation hub in the united states. So improving that area has a benefit to everyone.
    Not improving that area would be more shocking.

    #341163
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>

    rus wrote >>

    Tenzo wrote >>
    hmmm.
    I just added up the ones that benefit Chicago.
    $2.154B
    I guess that is not surprising consider who he is beholding to.

    Shocking, I know.

    Yeah. Absolutely nothing to do with Chicago being the 3rd largest metro area in the country.

    Sorry, what was that? Can’t hear you through the cynicism over here.

    #341164

    mstimple
    Member

    So how many stops are there going to be? I looked a while ago and saw there were numerous ones (Delaware, Galion, Grafton, Cleveland airport, Cleveland) but on the link to the DOT website there is only one between here and Cleveland. Also, where is the station here going to be? I’ve heard the convention center. Maybe the parking lot between 3rd and 4th street overpass of 670 and the tracks into downtown?

    #341165
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    #341166
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    mstimple wrote >>
    So how many stops are there going to be? I looked a while ago and saw there were numerous ones (Delaware, Galion, Grafton, Cleveland airport, Cleveland) but on the link to the DOT website there is only one between here and Cleveland. Also, where is the station here going to be? I’ve heard the convention center. Maybe the parking lot between 3rd and 4th street overpass of 670 and the tracks into downtown?

    http://3cisme.ohio.gov/

    #341167
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster
    #341168

    Lakee911
    Participant

    I was skeptical at first but I a excited about it now. :). Boo about Chicago getting bucu bucks though.

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