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Seattle-Vancouver High Speed Rail Part 2: Everett to Bellingham

In Part 1 of this series we looked at the Seattle-Everett segment of a potential high speed rail (HSR) service between Seattle and Vancouver B.C. We looked at the paucity of available right-of-way, the likelihood of repurposing the I-5 express lanes, and the topographical challenges involved in descending from 500? in South Everett to a sea-level […]

A French sniper and a negligent discharge

A police sniper took out a waiter and an event employee at French President Francois Hollande’s inauguration of a high speed rail according to AFP; “It was an accidental shot by a police officer which injured two waiters, or at least one waiter and an (event) employee. The injuries aren’t life threatening,” local government chief […]

It’s time to end the nonsense about 2nd Sydney Airport rail fantasies

Who are these interests trying to load up a $5 bn Sydney West airport with a $25 bn high speed rail fantasy? The post It’s time to end the nonsense about 2nd Sydney Airport rail fantasies appeared first on Plane Talking.

A Sydney to Melbourne Hyperloop ?

The Age reports that Australian government MP John Alexander is pushing for a high speed rail or hyperloop link between Sydney and Melbourne as a solution to unaffordable house prices - High-speed rail and a Hyperloop: John Alexander's radical housing affordability plan. Show More Summary

The Technical Challenges of Seattle-Vancouver High Speed Rail: Part 1

Looking to foster greater ties with our Canadian neighbor, last fall Microsoft sponsored the Emerging Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference in Vancouver. Many of the issues discussed were as you’d expect: the flow of skilled labor between the U.S. Show More Summary

Podcast: High Speed Rail Station Planning in France, Parts 1 & 2

In a two part discussion of French high-speed rail and cities, guest host and German Marshall Fund fellow Eric Eidlin interviews Stephan de Fay, executive director of Bordeaux Euratlantique, the public agency overseeing the redevelopment...Show More Summary

CA: Republicans Ask Trump Administration to Block Bullet Train Funding

California's House Republicans have asked the Trump administration to block a pending federal grant that will ultimately support the state's high speed rail project until an audit of the project's finances is completed.

California Republicans ask Trump administration to block bullet train funding

California’s House Republicans have asked the Trump administration to block a pending federal grant for the state’s high speed rail project until an audit of the project’s finances is completed. The letter, signed by all 14 members of the state’s GOP delegation, including House Majority Leader...

Republicans Have a Sneaky Plan to Kill California Bullet Train

A reader tweets: "CA high speed rail and Trump. Your favorite things, together at last!" The San Francisco Chronicle has the story: Freshly empowered California Republicans in Congress are pushing the Trump administration to hold off...Show More Summary

New legal challenge to California bullet train is filed in Superior Court

Opponents of the California bullet train alleged in legal papers filed Tuesday that the California legislature violated the state constitution when it passed a law last year amending and modifying the $9-billion high speed rail bond act that voters approved in 2008.  If the suit further delays...

California High Speed Rail Faces 50 Percent Cost Overruns: New at Reason

2 months agoNews : Reason

Even the simplest portions of the California high-speed rail project are costing a lot more than expected. Steven Greenhut writes: California's ongoing "high-speed rail" project connecting Los Angeles with San Francisco continues toShow More Summary

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

5 months agoAustralia / 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

6 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.

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