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Moving Forward: Investing In Our Ports Is About Investing In Our Middle Class

Note: This is the third piece in a series that explores the connection between a robust transportation system and a stronger middle class. The second piece shows the positive impact investments in high speed rail can have on the economy and working families. The modern, global economy lives by one rule: faster is better. Show More Summary

Even without a bullet train, L.A. Union Station needs an upgrade

To the editor: The analysis in this article — in which I am quoted — is to the point. The California High Speed Rail Authority needs to get a bullet train running to restore credibility, and there are too many hurdles in the mountain crossing for the southern segment to be ready in a timely manner....

Modern Turnout Technology for the Fastest Railways in the World

In the discipline of turnout technology for the rail industry, the high speed sector has been decisively shaped from the earliest days by the technological achievements of voestalpine VAE.

How to build infrastructure quickly and efficiently: Learn from the Chinese

We could have a national high speed rail network already if we built like this.

Dallas to Houston High Speed Rail, Texas

Dallas to Houston High Speed Rail (HSR) is a proposed high-speed passenger rail project that will connect Dallas and Houston, two of the biggest metropolitan regions in Texas, US.

UK invites Scottish firms to bid for £10bn HS2 contracts

The UK Government is inviting small and medium-sized businesses in Scotland to bid for more than £10bn worth of contracts on offer with the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project.

Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail

Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) is a proposed high-speed railway line between Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Bring on the Chinese high speed trains

A Chinese rail company is proposing to build high speed rail between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. This is a great idea.

Experts Question Whether There Is Enough Money To Build California’s High Speed Rail

Questions concerning the amount of funding necessary to build California’s high speed rail system could open the way for investment from Chinese firms including the Export-Import Bank of China. Private American companies are beginning...Show More Summary

China to bid on new UK high-speed rail project worth 11.8 billion pounds

4 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's leading high-speed company China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation will be bidding for the United Kingdom's new high-speed rail project High Speed 2, alongside companies from France, Germany, and Japan. [ more › ]

Cable theft halts high speed rail services in Barcelona

High-speed (AVE) rail services in the Spanish autonomous community ofCatalonia came to a halt this morning due to a cable fibre theft.

Southeast Asia’s High Speed Rail Network

A number of Southeast Asian countries are seeking to update their rail networks to high-speed lines. This is expected to significantly benefit state and regional economies. For some states, however, the costs might outweigh the benefits.

George Osborne invites China to bid for £11.8bn HS2 project

UK Chancellor George Osborne has opened the bidding process for phase one of the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project from London and Birmingham, during his five-day visit to China.

China and US set to cooperate on high speed rail line between Los Angeles and Las Vegas

5 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Ahead of Xi Jinping's visit to the US, Chinese officials blew the lid on a proposal to work with a private consortium to link up the cities of Los Angeles and Las Vegas with high speed rail. [ more › ]

Map Wire: High Speed Rail Flashback

I'm starting a new series of posts based on maps I've made in the past. Today's maps are from 2011 and feature the big hopes for the United States high speed rail program. Due to continued lack of funding after the stimulus and blockages from Congress, plans outside of California and Texas have been slowly moving along without much fanfare. Show More Summary

A private company just raised $75-million to build high speed rail in Texas

Texas Central Partners, the group behind a planned 240-mile bullet train between Dallas and Houston, on Wednesday announced they had raised $75 million in private funds. Also announced was a new CEO to lead the private company. Tim Kieth,...Show More Summary

Sener wins California High Speed Line engineering contract

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) in the US has awarded a contract to Spain-based Sener for the development of engineering and environmental services for the 42-mile (72.4km) section between Palmdale and Burbank Airpo...

Jacobs wins design services contract for California High Speed Rail

Jacobs Engineering Group has secured a contract to provide design services for the Construction Package 2-3 (CP 2-3) of the California High Speed Rail (HSR) in the US.

Podcast: High Speed Rail Lessons for California from France and Germany

Eric Eidlin joins the podcast to talk about his German Marshall Fund research on High Speed Rail in France and Germany. Definitely check it out as there are lots of great discussions about station land uses, station locations, and last mile connections. Wire Feed

The Beijing supercity

brandondonnelly: A few weeks ago I wrote a post talking about megalopolises and the importance of the Great Lakes region in North America. And I suggested that high speed rail could be one way to better stitch together the region. To some, I’m sure this sounded like a bit of a pipe dream. Show More Summary

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