Above is a map of the current corridors being funded for high-speed rail proposals. The POW V corridor we propose connects the Keystone and Chicago Hub Network. It is an obvious "missing link" in this national infrastructure which will link the eastern seaboard to the Midwest. It is over a right-of-way that extends from Pittsburgh PA to Columbus OH. Before it was degraded in the 1980’s it was called the Panhandle Mainline because runs across West Virginia’s panhandle. At that time we made application under federal law to preserve the right-of-way for high-speed rail. We are currently trying to take that effort further.
We need your help in that effort. The FRA decided that we are not eligible to respond to the current requests for proposals that are due by September 2009. We would like you to help us get the POW V corridor included so that the FRA will accept our future planned proposal. If you're looking to be a part of transforming a region and building a national infrastructure for tomorrow, you'll want to engage with POW V today. Once you join our growing movement, we'll let you know how your efforts can be optimized.
Thanks in advance and we look forward to hearing from you,
POW V High Speed Rail
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