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Matthews Off the High Speed Rails: 'Grab' Private Offshore Money

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews went of the metaphorical high speed rails during Hardball Monday night, as he announced a ridiculous plan to fund high speed rail. “We've got about $30 trillion sitting overseas, because of the tax laws of this...Show More Summary

The Feds Finally Make Safety Rules for High Speed Rail

And it's good news for anyone hoping to hop a bullet train. The post The Feds Finally Make Safety Rules for High Speed Rail appeared first on WIRED.

California's bullet train authority decides to buy American after all

The California High Speed Rail Authority has reversed its plans to buy foreign parts for its trains, saying in a letter to federal regulators that it was withdrawing a request for a waiver from the Buy American Act. The change on Thursday came after Rep. John Garamendi (D-Fairfield) and other Democratic...

High speed rail – we need to talk about CLARA

last monthAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Now the election is over, it’s time for all the unresolved detail for the light rail to be handed over to Capital Metro.  That will leave space for the ACT Government to look at other ways transport infrastructure can be developed for Canberra with the few meagre dollars that are left in the Territory coffers. […]

What’s The Future Of California’s High Speed Rail System?

California’s high speed rail system has been moving at a low speed since voters approved a bond issue to launch it in 2008. That ballot measure authorized a bullet train from San Francisco to Los Angeles and eventually Anaheim, at speeds of 220 miles per hour and stops in Central Valley cities like Fresno and […]

Making The Palimpsest

In the spring of 2016, we learned that our studio space and large portions of its neighborhood would be demolished for the construction of the High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) project. After hearing about the controversy surrounding the community engagement practices... Read More

China’s Massive High Speed Rail Makes a Massive Mess

2 months agoArts / Photography : Wired: Photo

Even as China's high-speed rail system connects people, it divides communities. The post China’s Massive High Speed Rail Makes a Massive Mess appeared first on WIRED.

Recap: all the issues discussed by The Urbanist in June

Including trams, election promises, infrastructure costs, High Speed Rail, funding for cycling, city size, airport rail, congestion charging, transport social divide How big is the “transport divide” between inner and outer suburbs?...Show More Summary

Tuesday Lunchtime Links: What's Your Chinese Name?

Hayward police news, $100 electric skateboard, high speed rail blasted. [ more › ]

Network Rail Awards Re-Signalling Contract to Ansaldo STS / Linbrooke Services Consortium

After its successive implementations on High Speed One and Cambrian Lines, Ansaldo STS's interlocking technology has been selected for the Network Rail project to re-signal and upgrade the line from Ferriby to Gilberdyke (county of North Humberside).…

HS2 shortlists consultants for phase II rail project in UK

High Speed Two (HS2) has announced the shortlisted consultants to bid for two contracts worth more than £500m for phase II of the high-speed rail project in the UK.

Is the "choo choo" worth saving?

To the editor: If Gov. Brown wants to really cut carbon dioxide, he should put high speed rail money into L.A.’s light rail.   ( “It’s decision time for Brown,” Column, Aug. 18) It cost a few billion dollars to build the Expo line extension to Santa Monica, and The Times has reported that Metro...

The Palimpsest: Changing cities with virtual reality

  1 The Setting High Speed 2 (HS2) will be the UK’s second high-speed rail line if it is built. In the first phase of construction, the line would connect London to Birmingham. In later phases, it would extend to... Read More

Nope, the Private Sector Doesn’t Magically Pay For High Speed Rail

4 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Please do not take any more ideas from True Detective season two. John Tory loves the private sector. By itself, this is not bad. The private sector and the free market frequently serve people well, particularly when there’s high levels of competition and low barriers to entry for goods and services. Show More Summary

Proponents planning a redo of stalled water-train initiative

Backers of a controversial ballot measure intended to shift billions of dollars in state bond money from high speed rail to water storage projects say they will rewrite the stalled initiative in an effort to gain broader support.   The original proposal, despite receiving hundreds of thousands...

HS2 proposes new Phase II route, which could save £1bn

UK high-speed rail network's developer and promoter HS2 has proposed a new route and station for the planned Phase II section High Speed 2 (HS2) line in South Yorkshire.

Hyperloop One 'proves' it's cheaper than high-speed rail

`` Suffice to say, the headline stat is this: the per-mile cost of building this loop is pegged at around $40 million per kilometer. By comparison, the World Bank estimates that California's slower, less efficient High Speed rail project will cost $56 million per km.''

Another Sydney commuter dream? Short higher speed rail!

Want a fast train in Australia? How about starting with short, high frequency routes financed by housing developers? The post Another Sydney commuter dream? Short higher speed rail! appeared first on Plane Talking.

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