High-Speed Rail Gets Congressional Scrutiny



Tags: federal, program, passenger, failing, corridor, update, action, kenneth, summarizes, recent

For an update on federal action on high-speed rail, C. Kenneth Orski summarizes recent events on Capitol Hill in Innovation Briefs and over at newgeography.com (14 December 2011). Ken provides some useful analysis on where the Obama Administration has "gone wrong" while also acknowledging that he personally believes intercity passenger rail has a place in the nation's transportation infrastructure and network.

The key problems and strategic policymaking failures [my words, not Orski's] Ken sees were:

  • Oversellilng the program as "high speed" when it fact most of the rail spending is focused on conventional passenger rail;
  • Failing to provide a clear focus for the program;
  • Shifting federal resources and attention away from the one corridor where HSR might make sense: the Northast Corridor; and
  • Failing to involve the private sector from the outset as an important solution to a fiscally challenged funding environment.

Overall, a good round up of the current state of the federal program.

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