The California High Speed rail project has been facing resistance that threatens to derail the project. Not only has public support for the $68 billion project wavered in recent years, now the project faces a legal battle that could delay the project before the first rail is laid. Read more »
Very, very slow indeed...A $226 million contract to build 32 higher speed diesel locomotives, capable of reaching 125 mph, was awarded to the team of the German conglomerate, Siemens AG and Indiana-based engine maker Cummins, Inc over Peoria, Ill. Show More Summary
Benoy Architects masterminded a green architectural design for Taiwan High Speed Rail's (THSR) Hsin Chu Station Mall. The low density green-roofed retail project combines the futuristic look of high speed rail and Hsin Chu’s identity as the ‘Windy City.’
The US High Speed Rail Association's High Speed Rail Summit last week in Washington, D.C., brought together leaders in industry and government for high level conversations on advancing high-speed rail in America. Conference attendees got to participate...
The U.S. High-Speed Rail Association (USHSR) is pleased to announce U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will headline the upcoming High Speed Rail Summit in Washington, D.C. starting Feb. 25.
St. Clair County leaders are considering committing $500,000 to lure a high speed rail station to East St. Louis as part of the state's project connecting St. Louis and Chicago with a 284-mile rail track capable of allowing trains reach 110 mph.
The Southeast HSR corridor can be divided between the “real” SEHSR corridor, where there is actual, ongoing work on improving the speed and, even more critically, the capacity of the corridor in support of services that will begin operating...Show More Summary
Areas to be affected include Mantles Wood, Buckinghamshire, where the Woodland Trust says 6.8 hectares of wooded countryside will be lost to clear the way for a tunnel portal Photo: ALAMY The High Speed 2 rail project linking LondonShow More Summary
Britain is planning to build a new high speed rail link down part of the country, and the plans are controversial to say the least. But the Thame Gazette has a quote from an HS2 spokesman, and it's very interesting. Ben Ruse is quoted as saying:... Read Full Post
Japanese conglomerate Toshiba has won a turnkey order worth JPY2.8bn from the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) to supply electrical and mechanical systems (E&M) for three new stations.
If you've visited Golden Road Brewery in Glendale, you've probably passed through the janky, street-level rail crossing where Doran Street meets San Fernando Road. But now Metro and the California High Speed Rail Authority might be collaborating on a...
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau HINCKLEY, Minn. — For a high speed passenger rail line, the proposed Northern Lights Express has taken a long time to get up and running, with much farther to go before reaching its destination of $1 billion in funding. Show More Summary
This feasibility study of a High Speed Rail corridor from Columbus, Georgia to Atlanta is similar to the Columbus, Ohio to Chicago via Northeast Indiana HSR study, in that it has been driven from the ground up rather than the top do...
The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) announced U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will headline the upcoming High Speed Rail Summit running Feb. 25.-27, in Washington, D.C.
On California High Speed Rail Blog, Robert Cruickshank (who also writes guest posts here) writes about a California ballot initiative to replace HSR with… hyperloop. In August, I made the prediction that the hyperloop proposal, which appeared at a pivotal moment in CA’s HSR project, would be in effect attack on HSR: “The hyperloop idea […]
Is there a more maligned state project right now than California's High Speed Rail project? It started as a great idea: a relatively cheap train would go straight from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 160 minutes. State funding would be limited to $9.95 billion in bonds, with the rest......
Will is on the ground in Kuching at the annual meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Follow along as he dishes on the latest travel news from Southeast Asia. One of the major current and long-term goals of ASEAN...Show More Summary
Texas and Mexico could soon have an improved connection across the Rio Grande with a proposed high speed rail line. The line would connect San Antonio, Texas with Monterrey in northern Mexico as a way to reduce travel time between the two large metropolises.
A new high speed rail in Macau, and a new bridge linking Macau to Hong Kong and Shenzhen, could mean more visitors and more revenue to Macau casinos. This only adds more to the bullish outlook for these gaming companies.