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
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
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 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.
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
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
Jing-Jin-Ji will unite Beijing (Jing), the port of Tianjin (Jin), and Hebei province (known as Ji) into one large urban area united by expanded high speed rail service. The Chinese have decided that since high speed rail is so much faster...Show More Summary
A new era of transnational connectivity is within reach as leading Asian and European countries lay out plans for long-distance or cross-border high speed rail infrastructure. From Russia to France and India to China, Eva Grey looks into the future o…
Pyongyang, capital city of Best Korea, will soon be showing a fresh face to the world with a fancy new airport terminal. Set to open on July 1st, the new Terminal 2 is said to feature a new high speed rail link and motorway to central Pyongyang, as per the exacting specifications of Supreme Leader and famed looking-at-things enthusiast Kim Jong Un. Read more...
(June 15, 2015 03:16 PM, by Scott Sumner) Why was the proposed wind farm not built off the coast of Cape Cod? It was stopped by "environmentalists". Why don't we have high speed rail up and down the northeast corridor? "Environmentalists" won't allow it. Of course the real... (0 COMMENTS)
Business and political leaders will come together with the world's top experts to bring high speed rail to America.
Illinoi s just took a huge step forward in its pus h to bring high speed rail to the state. A resolution passed by Illinois state senate Sunday urges Congress to invest $2.5 billion in high-speed rail, as well as instructing the Illinois...Show More Summary
"Meet the People Getting Screwed Over By Jerry Brown’s High Speed Rail" is the latest video from Reason TV. Watch above or click on the link below for video, full text, supporting links, downloadable versions, and more Reason TV clips. View this article.
"It's like a field of dreams—if you build it they will come," says Mary Jane Fagundes, a Hanford, California resident in danger of losing her home to California's high speed rail. "But it's just a dream that's never going to become a...Show More Summary
THE HYPERLOOP California isn’t thinking BIG ENOUGH! I’ll never get over Chris Christie nixing the tunnel to New York. The future is coming, we’ve got to prepare for it. Which is why we need high speed rail, right? Not if it’s the slowest bullet train in the world and it’s gonna take until 2029 to […] The post More Musk appeared first on Lefsetz Letter.
In the United States the definition of high-speed rail ranges from 90 mph to 150 mph. The average speed of the the fastest train currently running in the United States, the Acela Express, is 68 mph. While the Acela Express is capable...Show More Summary
Questions far outnumber answers when it comes to North American High Speed Rail Group and its proposal to build a high-speed rail line from Rochester to the Twin Cities. It's been nearly a month since North American publicly acknowledged...Show More Summary
China has unveiled new plans to extend a high speed railway line to connect to Nepal via Tibet that would tunnel under Mount Everest - and creep into India's sphere of influence.