High-Speed Rail http://wunc.org en New Members For High Speed Rail Commission http://wunc.org/post/new-members-high-speed-rail-commission <p>The state DOT is swearing in new members of a high speed rail commission in North Carolina.&nbsp;</p><p>Four members of the General Assembly and a Raleigh attorney will be named Monday to the Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact.&nbsp; Crews are working to upgrade tracks between Charlotte and Raleigh now for the corridor that's planned to run from Atlanta to Washington, D.C.&nbsp; Supporters of the project have said high speed rail is key infrastructure.&nbsp; Opponents have called it too costly.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:16:36 +0000 Will Michaels 24457 at http://wunc.org New Members For High Speed Rail Commission High-Speed Rail Stalled http://wunc.org/post/high-speed-rail-stalled <p>Lawmakers from North Carolina and Virginia met earlier today in Richmond to plan out the future of a high-speed rail corridor that would link Raleigh to Washington. The meeting was largely symbolic.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt: </strong>High-speed rail is essentially derailed, thanks to last year’s federal budget deal that zeroed out funding in 2012. Some money is still left over from previous grants, but it’s a small percentage of what is needed to make a high-speed train a reality.<br> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 18:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 3506 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Gets Another Look at High Speed Rail http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-gets-another-look-high-speed-rail <p>The State Department of Transportation has been working on a high speed rail proposal for downtown Raleigh for several years.&nbsp; Today the public is invited to see an updated plan at the Raleigh convention Center.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:35:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7418 at http://wunc.org NC Receives $4 Million for Rail Project http://wunc.org/post/nc-receives-4-million-rail-project <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">North Carolina will receive 4 million dollars of the 2.4 billion dollars in federal money Florida declined for high speed rail projects. The Department of Transportation will use the money for an environmental impact study of a potential high speed rail line between Raleigh and Richmond. Tue, 10 May 2011 21:40:00 +0000 WUNC News 8834 at http://wunc.org