Category: Washington DC

Amtrak unveils $70 billion High-Speed Rail Plan Washington to Boston in about three hours at up to 220 mph (354 kph)

A Next-Generation High-Speed Rail service could be successfully developed in the Northeast with trains operating up to 220 mph (354 kph) on a new two-track corridor resulting in a trip time of about three hours between Washington and Boston cutting in ha… more »

Secretary Chu Announces Steps to Implement Cool Roofs at DOE and Across the Federal Government - Cool roofs will reduce energy use, limit carbon pollution and save taxpayer money

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu on July 19, 2010 announced a series of initiatives underway at the Department of Energy to more broadly implement cool roof technologies on DOE facilities and buildings across the federal government. Cool ro… more »

Call for Papers 2010 Annual Conference of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

The Third Annual Conference and Meeting of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis on October 19-20 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C., "Evidence and the 'NEW' Policy Evaluation: Frontiers for Benefit-Cost Analysis," will be celebrating the… more »

Getting Cars Off the Road: The Cost-Effectiveness of an Episodic Pollution Control Program

Abstract: Ground-level ozone remains a serious problem in the United States. Because ozone non-attainment is a summer problem, episodic rather than continuous controls of ozone precursors are possible. Maureen L. Cropper, Yi Jiang, Anna Alberini and Patr… more »