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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.

The Great High Speed White Elephant

High Speed Rail 2 is a massive white elephant, a £50bn boondoggle of a project as out of time as it is over priced. Yet, despite this I am a little sore that the bid Stoke-on-Trent put forward for a station got dismissed out of hand....Show More Summary

Under pretext of restoring calm, Netanyahu government is escalating Israel’s war on Palestinians in Jerusalem

On Wednesday evening, Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, 21, drove his vehicle at high speed into a crowd of Israelis on a light rail platform at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem, wounding eight people. 3-month-old Israeli-American Chaya Zissel Braun died hours later, and Karen Yemima Muscara, an Ecuadorian woman in her twenties, died from her injuries last night. Show More Summary

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 27 Oct 2014

HS3 NORTH RAIL LINK TO CUT JOURNEYS BY 50% The government has welcomed proposals unveiled this morning for a third stage of high speed rail. Dubbed HS3, the line would extend the mooted HS2 link between London and Birmingham north, taking...Show More Summary

High Speed Trains Can Make Underground Sonic Booms

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

High speed rail may be an efficient way to get large numbers of people between two high-traffic destinations, but it does pose some problems. One is the recently-confirmed existence of "ground vibration booms." These are sonic booms that happen underground. Read more...

CA: Sacramento Manufacturer Siemens to Compete for California Bullet Train Contract

Siemens Rail Systems, the Sacramento-based train-manufacturing giant, said it will make a play this month to win the first major contract to build trains for the California High Speed Rail Authority.

Midwest High Speed Rail Association Annual Fall Meeting

The Midwest High Speed Rail Association will hold its annual fall meeting and be having a joint meeting with the Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers.

Thank Goodness Wisconsin Turned Down High Speed Rail!

From “Fast trains, supply networks, and firm performance” in VoxEU: We find that sales and measured productivity rose substantially for firms near the new (high speed rail) stations after the opening. Firms in industries with greater purchased input shares outperformed firms in industries with lower purchased input shares. So Wisconsin dodged the fate of having […]

High-Speed Rail Conference in Los Angeles to Draw top Government Officials and Business Leaders

The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) announced they will hold a High Speed Rail Conference Dec. 2-4, at the Metro Headquarters at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

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