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Japan laps US with new high speed train

In the United States the definition of high-speed rail ranges from 90 mph to 150 mph. The average speed of the the fastest train currently running in the United States, the Acela Express, is 68 mph. While the Acela Express is capable...Show More Summary

MN: Details Emerge About Zip Rail Backers

Questions far outnumber answers when it comes to North American High Speed Rail Group and its proposal to build a high-speed rail line from Rochester to the Twin Cities. It's been nearly a month since North American publicly acknowledged...Show More Summary

China Plans Strategic High-Speed Rail to Nepal Through Mount Everest

China has unveiled new plans to extend a high speed railway line to connect to Nepal via Tibet that would tunnel under Mount Everest - and creep into India's sphere of influence.

Transmission: Auby Taylor

Auby Taylor dances to the beat of his own drum and this Texas native just dropped a new video part in true Auby fashion—high speed lines, fearless rail skills, and just enough technical juice to blend it all together perfectly. Get a taste of Mr. Taylor’s flavor in our latest Transmission. The post Transmission: Auby Taylor appeared first on Transworld Skateboarding.

Podcast: Houston Part II - Transportation Time

This week we continue our conversation with Christof Spieler on Houston, this time focusing on transportation including discussions about BRT, High Speed Rail, the bayou bike network and implementation of the bus re-imagining program. Wire Feed

Proposed Dallas High Speed Rail Station To Be “Massive Game Changer”?

Is the proposed downtown Dallas (there are two potential sites actually) high-speed rail station a “massive game changer” as the head of developer Matthews Southwest has stated? An interesting question. The creation of a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston will certainly be a big change for the region in some ways. Show More Summary

Foxx Testifies to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) participated in the Congressional Hearing held Feb. 11 by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. This is the first in a series of hearings on a draft of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill. Show More Summary

High Speed Rail Conference DC

Business and political leaders will come together with the world's top experts to bring high-speed rail to America.

Seattle to Portland High Speed Rail

Currently travel times between the heart of Portland and the heart of Seattle look something like this. Google maps reports driving is 2 hours and 44 minutes. That’s with no traffic congestion. Flying theoretically takes 45 minutes, but that isn’t really to Seattle, it’s to SEATAC, which is nowhere near downtown Seattle. Taking the train […]

Changsha Metro, Hunan

Changsha High Speed Rail Metro (Wuhan-Guangzhou Area) is a new underground transit line system being developed by Changsha Metro Group.

California Finally Breaks Ground On High Speed Rail Today

It’s been over six years since California voters approved a bond measure to fund a two-hour-and-forty-minute Los Angeles to San Francisco high speed rail system. Today groundbreaking finally takes place in Fresno. In the intervening six years, lawsuits and political compromises have delayed the system and likely made the timetables promised to voters impossible to […]

News and notes: First Monday of 2015

Rams owner says he will build stadium in Inglewood. Inauguration day in Sacramento. High speed rail breaks ground Tuesday. Sheriff says he wants civilian panel to be advisory only. Villaraigosa for governor? Plus more.

HOK’s new ARCTIC Center paves the way for California’s high speed rail

HOK Architects drew inspiration from classic transit halls including Grand Central Terminal in New York along with the elegance of local airship hangars. At the same time, they developed an innovative design concept that uses a parabolic form, diagrid structural

CA: Bullet Train Supposed to Arrive in Town in a Decade

California's bullet train is expected to reach Anaheim in a decade, the head of the state's High Speed Rail Authority said Monday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the city's new transit hub.

Conference to draw top Government Officials and Business Leaders to Discuss the Future of High Speed Rail in America, Starting in California

The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) announced the High Speed Rail Conference, Dec. 2-4, at the MTA Headquarters at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.

This 125mph train is fitted with LASERS. Sadly no sharks, though

Network Rail's New Measurement Train - not new, but still pretty nifty +Vid & Pics  The men – and woman – in orange explained to me that the Network Rail “New Measurement Train” isn’t new. It’s a converted Intercity High Speed Train which has been in operation for more than ten years in this form, and it is used for running new tests for checking the condition of the track.…

China plans a global bullet-train dynasty

It is often observed in China that, the worse the economy, the more active the nation's railway building becomes. A flurry of new high speed rail (HSR) announcements, domestic and international, might suggest that policymakers are worried. Show More Summary

Afghanistan Going off the Rails as U.S. Withdrawal Speeds Up

Insurgent attacks rise as poppy cultivation reaches a post-Taliban high in Afghanistan.

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