The New York Senate has voted to create a high-speed rail planning board that will advise the state Transportation Department. The state wants to upgrade its Empire Corridor to accommodate high-speed rail passenger trains. "Without a plan, high-speed rail in New York won't make it out of the station," said Sen. Martin Malave Dilan, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. "We need a viable, realistic approach that incorporates the best of the public and private sectors."

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