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U.S. Opens Up Bidding for New High Speed Passenger Rail Cars for Use in Midwest, California

23 Apr 2012 3:11 PM | Jackson McQuigg (Administrator)


  • 25 Apr 2012 10:10 PM | Anonymous member
    I sure hope these new cars will be built based on the concepts employed on The Surfliner trains in California. I found them to be quite comfortable, with an excellent view, and ideal for accomodating the disabled passengers on the lower level. There's also room for bicycles on the lower level as well. I'm quite positive that ridership numbers will rise significantly when these new cars go into service. I really wish we could have something like that here in Florida, too bad we don't have any short-distance corridor service that the state is severely lacking.
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    • 28 Apr 2012 12:38 PM | Anonymous
      We in fact we do have both current and former/future short corridor trains. The entire state geometrically is basically only 150 miles wide by 350 mile long even including the string of islands of the Keys as a seperate corridor which served formally known as the FEC OverSeas RR now Highway.
      There are several initiatives now in the works currently where equipment is in demand to support service.
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