CHICAGO — The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) has launched a website designed to serve as a clearinghouse of news and information on high-speed rail in the United States.

This resource, www.highspeedrailworks.org, is intended to inform journalists and the general public about significant developments in high-speed rail policy, funding, construction, and planning. It includes a comprehensive database of high-speed rail applications made to the Federal Railroad Administration by states seeking funding.

Highlights of the new website include:
•regularly updated news about high-speed rail policy, projects, and technology;
•information on the eight high-speed rail corridors planned for the United States, including funded and unfunded routes;
•information on the economic and environmental benefits of high-speed rail; and
•an ELPC perspective on current high-speed rail topics.

An RSS feed and newsletter sign-up feature are available.

ELPC is a leading environmental legal advocate and proponent of environmentally responsible business and policy innovations. The Chicago-based organization has actively studied and promoted high-speed rail for more than a decade.

“High-speed rail is the most practical and environmentally responsible way to transport groups of people safely, comfortably, and affordably over moderate distances,” Learner added. “Recent federal investments in high-speed rail promise to transform American transportation, at a time when those investments will return maximum benefits to taxpayers, create new jobs and help the nation move from recovery to prosperity.”

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