Protesters in Wisconsin are trying to reverse governor-elect Scott Walker's opposition to stimulus-funding for high speed rail projects -- $810 million that the government would have paid the state.
Dec 16, 2010 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin has made a campaign pledge to turn down federal money intended to build a high speed rail route connecting Milwaukee and Wisconsin. But some say he won't be able to do it.
Sep 29, 2010 The Capital Times
As high speed rail projects begin to take shape across America, commuters are anticipating eased travel but skeptics remain critical.
Aug 22, 2010 CNN
The White House has distributed less than a third of the nearly $230 billion set aside for big infrastructure projects, prompting criticism from Republicans.
Aug 16, 2010 The Wall Street Journal
North Carolina is throwing its hat into the high-speed rail funding ring, requesting $5 billion of the $8 billion in stimulus funds the federal government has pledged to high-speed rail projects. Environmental reviews are almost complete.
Dec 29, 2009 Asheville Citizen-Times
Some say the nation's illegal immigrants are a missed opportunity that could help hurting regions to recover.
Dec 29, 2009 Citiwire
Siemens has retrofitted trains for cold Russian winters; they are being rolled out now between Moscow and St. Petersburg and could be a model for American HSR.
Sep 26, 2009 New York Times
The Obama administration has been touting its dedication of $48.1 billion in stimulus money to roads and transit projects. But it's all going towards new projects, not day-to-day operational needs.
Jul 25, 2009 The Nation
Budget issues are causing major issues for a handful of states. Neal Peirce argues these budget woes are a sign that states are making the wrong investments and that they idea of a state may be out of date.
Jul 12, 2009 Citiwire
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has set aside $980 million for Community Development Block Grants, which will be split among 1,200 governments.
May 12, 2009 Architectural Record