Shaping Rail’s Future, Reducing GHGs, and More

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Research and Technology

December 17, 2015


Shaping Rail’s Future in the Northeast


The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is one of the most heavily traveled rail corridors in the world, supporting a regional economy that produces $3 trillion in yearly economic output. But the NEC operates on outdated infrastructure with capacity constraints. To address this, the Federal Railroad Administration has released a draft environmental impact statement that considers three alternatives for improving passenger rail service for the NEC.

A screenshot of the NEC FUTURE Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement
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Beyond Traffic 2045: Reimagining Transportation

Volpe’s most recent speaker series—Beyond Traffic 2045: Reimagining Transportation—wrapped on December 1 with Chris Urmson, director of Google's Self-Driving Car Program. Visit our series overview page for videos and news articles from our speakers, with more content coming soon.


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