Business and political leaders will come together with the world's top experts to bring high speed rail to America.
A solution looking for a problem? A genuine leap forward? The best we can expect from political compromise? Or something genuinely brave? Take your pick.
TweetBack in 2001, James Fallows wrote a stupid book called Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel about how we’d soon be flying around on tiny Very Light Jets (VLJ’s). (Actually, the book should have been called Jimmy Likes Planes ’cause that’s basically what’s inside). Then 9/11 happened (so that’s the current excuse as to why things didn’t work [...]
HIGH SPEED RAIL: Some criticisms. The biggest criticism is that government is no longer able to execute such projects competently, as it was in the era before public-employee unions.
Since serious Chinese planning of high-speed rail (HSR) networks began in the 1990s under the guidance of the Ministry of Railways (MoR), rail planners have sought to create independently trademarkable Chinese brands capable of competing in global markets in addition to confronting domestic transport inefficiencies and improving air pollution. Show More Summary
I used to fly a dozen times a month, and I suppose the events of 9/11 have a lot to do with eventual change of employment. I seriously felt like I was risking my life for clients who could have cared less. Long hours, doing race track waiting for the weather to break, in flight thunderstorms and more near terminal landings than I care to think about. Show More Summary
George Osborne has spoken about creating a northern powerhouse in the region's towns and cities. At the heart of that was the idea of a new HS3 high speed rail link between Leeds and Manchester. But where do the Chancellor's plans leave...Show More Summary
On June 20, the California High Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak canceled their joint manufacturing plan for 43 modern high speed trains, concluding that the needs of the two transit agencies were too different to be addressed in a single contract.
George Osborne’s commitment to a third high speed rail link in the future has gone down well this morning with a nice spread of business groups, northern MPs and Conservatives… Continue reading The post Even Nick Clegg likes George Osborne’s HS3 rail commitment appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A high speed rail connecting Northern and Southern California has long been in the works: plans were proposed by Governer Jerry Brown back in the 1980s, and the High Speed Rail Authority was founded in 1996. Nevertheless, recent changes in the
SOM has designed a soaring station in downtown Miami for All Aboard Florida, a private initiative to bring high (ish) speed rail service to South Florida. All Aboard Florida, a private-sector project to link major southern Florida cities...Show More Summary
Deadline for proposals from global manufacturing companies is May 17.
California Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has made it clear that he is ready, willing, and able to use the state’s embattled High Speed Rail as leverage in his fight to win funding for social services and anti-poverty programs, including his very own universal preschool measure. Show More Summary
On May 13th, CNN quoted the Beijing Times as saying China is considering the construction of "a high speed rail line that would start in northern China, go up through Russia and connect through Canada to America." According to CNN, "the...Show More Summary
The South China Morning Post has an article on a proposed Chinese high speed rail link across the Bering Strait to North America - China 'considering' building high-speed rail line from Beijing to the United States. I like high speed...Show More Summary
The Brisbane Courier Mail has a look at proposals for high speed rail in Australia - Beyond Zero Emissions finds high-speed rail service sensible and feasible. IMAGINE boarding a train at Brisbane’s Roma Street at 9am and getting off at Sydney’s Central Station at noon. Show More Summary
Welcome to this week’s edition of “News in Asia.” From ousted prime ministers, to international high speed rail, we have a bit of everything this week. Thailand’s Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra was ousted from power this week after the Constitutional Court found her guilty of abusing her power in regards to the country’s rice subsidy program.... Continue reading ?
It sounds like an April Fool's joke, but from what we can tell, the Chinese government is completely serious about their latest high speed rail project. According to multiple news outlets, China plans to build an 8,000+ mile railroad (sounds plausible) connecting
China Daily has reported that China is planing to build a high-speed rail from China to the United States. [ more › ]
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has two meetings scheduled this week. These are the last procedural steps before the Board will decide whether to approve a 114-mile segment of line connecting Fresno and Bakersfield. The Authority released the final draft of its Environmental Impact Report on the Bakersfield to Fresno segment. Show More Summary