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The Northeast Corridor – an opportunity for investment

06 March 2014

The rail system of the Northeast Corridor (NEC) is the busiest railroad in North America, providing 475 miles of railway line which connects the major U.S. east coast cities of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.

The NEC serves the nation’s largest economic region with a population of 50 million, expected to rise to 70 million by 2040.

Best practices in passenger rail project development

18 December 2012

As more federal funding opens up to High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) in the US, there is a strong need to put best practices in place to objectively evaluate and prioritize projects.

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Amtrak’s high-speed vision

17 August 2012

By far the most significant intercity passenger rail service in the USA today is Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor service between Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC. The service consists of both highspeed Acela and conventional regional rail operations.

Best hope for high speed rail?

13 June 2011

When the Northeast Corridor (NEC) was recently designated as a high speed rail corridor by the US DOT, it was a welcome sign of the administration’s continuing focus on high speed rail.

This status not only ensures that states in the NEC and Amtrak will be eligible to apply for funding from existing federal high speed and intercity passenger-rail programs, it also made it possible for Amtrak to apply in April for a portion of the $2.4 billion in federal high speed rail grants redirected from Florida following cancellation of the Orlando-Tampa project.

Picking up Speed

04 November 2010

If the recent flurry of activity is anything to go by, the US is showing more determination than ever to bring high-speed rail to its shores. Steer Davies Gleave recounts the progress that has been made since last year.

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Masroor Hasan
Masroor's area of expertise is in the field of passenger rail, particularly high speed rail and commuter rail. He has managed and played key roles in a number of high profile high speed rail studies in the United States.

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