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Facing Malaysia's Economic Challenges

By Reid K.: By Kate Wong Malaysia now faces several economic issues. The country wishes to implement development projects such as Iskander Malaysia, the high speed rail track with Singapore and the growth of its Islamic Finance industry, while at the same time attempting to solve its debt problems. Show More Summary

Tuesday morning news and notes: 9.2.14

Upset over stolen nude photos of celebs. Labor and the Board of Supervisors. Fallows and high speed rail. Bloomberg Politics hires Weigel and Bezos names a publisher. Dunkin' Donuts comes to Santa Monica. And much more.

STB authorises CHSRA to build Fresno-Bakersfield high-speed line

The US Surface Transportation Board has authorised the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to start building a 114-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield.

Federal Board Approves High Speed Rail Route from Fresno to Bakersfield

The Surface Transportation Board has approved a portion of the California high-speed rail system stretching between Bakersfield and Fresno. A digest of the board's decision reads: "The California High-Speed Rail Authority is authorized...Show More Summary

Really Big Number Spent on High Speed Rail

The NYT had an interesting piece on the progress of high-speed rail under President Obama. As the headline tells it, we've spent $11 billion without all that much to show. Just in case readers didn't know offhand, the federal government...Show More Summary

Thursday Morning News Dump

The Endangered Governors ListOn Their Own 11 Billion Later, High Speed Rail Is Inching Along True Detective and Remix Culture When Regulation Kills Democrats Reviewing Steps To Replace Senator Walsh NATO Fears Ground Invasion As Russia Masses Troops On...

Big Court Wins For High Speed Rail

The California High Speed Rail Authority secured a big legal victory in the state court of appeals yesterday, which overturned twin decisions by a trial court judge that threatened to derail (no pun intended) the entire program. Coupled with another appellate court win a week ago upholding the program-level environmental review on the Pacheco Pass […]

AM Linkage: Tech Buses Begin Paying Muni Today; Burning Man Art Roundup

· Airbnb campaigns to legalize short-term rentals · Caltrans worked to keep construction flaws quiet · A Burning Man art roundup · Pilot charging tech buses to use Muni stops launches · High speed rail is back on track,...

California's Bullet Train Would Look Incredibly Cool And Connect LA To San Francisco In 3 Hours

California's embattled $68-billion high speed rail project got a boost yesterday when a state court ruled that $8 billion in bonds could be issued to fund its initial stages. The bullet train has been politically controversial. Gov.Show More Summary

High-Speed Rail Conference

Business and political leaders will come together with the world's top experts to bring high speed rail to America.

California High Speed Rail: 10 Readers With 10 Views

2 months agoNews : James Fallows

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.

Here’s the Reason Why Atlantic Writer James Fallows is So Wildly Enthusiastic About High Speed Rail – One Simple Trick!

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 ex…

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.

China's High Speed Rail Plans at Home & Abroad

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

UTAir 767-300 Near Miss - Why We Fly Is Beyond Me (The Case For High Speed Rail)

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

Osborne's northern powerhouse pledge

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

CA: Jobs to Move America Coalition Statement on Cancellation of Amtrak and California High Speed Rail Authority Joint Request for Proposals

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.

Even Nick Clegg likes George Osborne’s HS3 rail commitment

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.

California High Speed Rail: Dead or just near death?

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

Commuter Rail Comes To Florida And Miraculously The Stations Don't Look Like Crap

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

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