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Trump Administration Copies California With High Speed Rail Boondoggle

The Trump team loves to make fun of California, but the administration sure is copying California with this useless high speed rail they’re promoting. Why do we need an expensive Maglev rail project between Baltimore and Washington, DC? We don’t. Show More Summary

Podcast #54: Legislative Priorities

Sound Transit and the MVET issue (1:58) Automatic transit lane enforcement (23:25) High Speed Rail(25:57)

BUT IT OFFERS EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRAFT: California high speed rail is doomed and ultimatel…

BUT IT OFFERS EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRAFT: California high speed rail is doomed and ultimately will cost $19.5 billion to repay in bonds including interest.

Two executives appointed to California High Speed Rail Authority

Two senior executives, including a chief operating officer, were appointed Friday at the California High Speed Rail Authority, filling vacancies that have lingered for months. The hirings aim to bolster the organization’s management following the appointment of Brian Kelly as chief executive earlier...

10th UIC High Speed Rail World Congress

The goal of the Congress is to provide an opportunity for the exchange of information on techniques and applications of High speed rail technology and to encourage international co-operation in this field.

How Much Would High Speed Rail Actually Cost?

Earlier this year, Seattle Transit Blog covered possible routes for high-speed rail (HSR) to Vancouver. Zach Shaner wrote the first two parts, and I wrote the last two. In December, Washington State DOT (WSDOT) released a study about the possibility of HSR in the Pacific Northwest. The study is bearish on HSR, with high cost […]

China Could Merge High Speed Rail and Nuclear Missiles Into the Ultimate Weapon

Asia Times Security, Asia Here is how.  China will soon start rolling out its next-generation rail technology across the country, and it is likely the futuristic trains won’t only have passengers on board. Christened Fuxing, which means...Show More Summary

High Speed Rail Study Predicts Low Ridership

WSDOT’s recent study of high speed ground transportation in the Cascadia Corridor raised hopes that much faster rail connections to Vancouver and Portland may be in our future. The Governor has requested a more comprehensive study in 2018. Depending on the technology and alignment chosen, a high-speed rail service could cover operational costs by 2035. […]

How to Buy a Japan Rail Pass Ticket

Previously, I wrote about my experience riding the Japan’s High Speed Bullet Train, the Shinkasen.   I purchased the Japan Rail Pass.  The process hadn’t changed much.  If you are wondering what the process is like, read on! Purchase the Japan Rail Pass BEFORE You Travel to Japan Generally speaking, you need to order your […]

French rail subsidiary charged in deadly 2015 crash

French prosecutors on Tuesday charged a subsidiary of France's national rail operator SNCF with involuntary homicide over the derailment of a high speed train that killed 11 people in 2015, a judicial source said. The crash happenedShow More Summary

Put California bullet train audit on the fast track

California’s high speed rail project is an embodiment of virtually everything wrong with state government. Already $1.7 billion over budget and seven years behind schedule on the Central Valley portion alone, the bullet train reeks of cronyism, inefficient central planning, misplaced priorities and squandering of finite resources. Show More Summary

HS2 reveals names of five bidders for £2.75bn rail contract

High Speed 2 (HS2) has revealed the names of the five shortlisted bidders for the £2.75bn deal to build the UK's next generation of high-speed trains.

Concert in Valencia, Spain

I'm very excited to report that three pieces of mine: High Speed Rail, Three Reflections for Flute and Strings, and Dances from the Harlot's House, will be performed in Spain on November 19th by an orchestra connected with the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Valencia conducted by Josep Ribes. Show More Summary

PA: Alstom Unveils Final Acela Line Model

Oct. 09--PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Prompted by the growth of high speed service to the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak and Alstom are embarking on a historic contract to expand rail travel at speeds of up to 160 miles per hour. According to Amtrak's

How I learned to love the California high speed rail

An economically transformative project that will alter the state’s future for the better Not long ago, I thought the California bullet train shouldn’t be built. San Francisco to Los Angeles in less than three hours? Who cares? I can fly it in 55 minutes. Show More Summary

High-Speed Rail Study Underway

WSDOT has posted some new information about the high speed rail study funded by the legislature this session to the tune of $300,000. The final report is due on December 15, just three months from now.  Five “conceptual corridors” will be studied between Vancouver and Portland. The team of consultants is led by CH2M and includes […]

PA: Trains Crashed at 69th Street Despite Safety Protections

An automated safety system would have been active in the rail terminal where one Norristown High Speed Line train struck another last week, but its effectiveness may have been limited by the conditions at the end of a line, SEPTA officials said Tuesday.

HS2 seeks construction teams for London stations

High Speed Two (HS2), the company responsible for the development of the UK's high-speed rail network, has launched a bidding process for construction teams to assist in the delivery of new stations at Euston and Old Oak Common in London.

Jacobs Engineering wins role in Kuala Lumpur to Singapore high-speed rail project

US-based Jacobs Engineering Group has secured the Reference Design Consultant (RDC) role for the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High Speed Rail project (KL-SG HSR), which is currently under construction.

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