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Elon Musk is talking to Rahm Emanuel about digging a tunnel under Chicago

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel talked to Elon Musk about possible plans for digging high speed rail line in Chicago.

France wants to put driverless 'drone trains' on tracks by 2023

France's state-run railway operator SNCF is working to develop driverless high-speed trains for its national rail system, effectively putting "drone trains" on the tracks. The conductor-free TGVs (the French acronym for high speed trains)...Show More Summary

Diridon Station and More Notes from French High Speed Rail

There are a couple of pieces of interest that have come out in the last week talking about high speed rail and TOD at Diridon. Google is getting involved and SPUR is making case studies on main rail station revitalizations the centerpiece...Show More Summary

Help wanted: chief executive officer for California high speed rail project. Pays well but may include sleepless nights

The pressure is on board members at the California High-Speed Rail Authority to replace their chief executive officer, who left his job Friday. Jeff Morales notified the board and Gov. Jerry Brown in April that he would be leaving, though rumors of his departure were widespread late last year....

Help wanted: chief executive officer for California high speed rail project. Pays well but may include sleepless nights

The pressure is on board members at the California High-Speed Rail Authority to replace their chief executive officer, who left his job Friday. Jeff Morales notified the board and Gov. Jerry Brown in April that he would be leaving, though rumors of his departure were widespread late last year....

California official says high-speed rail project can proceed

California's High Speed Rail Authority has been cleared to proceed with a $2 billion plan to electrify Caltrain tracks between San Francisco and San Jose. The state Department of Finance … Click to Continue »

Focal Point: 10 Pictures of Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station is one of two major train stations in the Japanese capital and the center for the Shikansen high speed (aka bullet) rail lines. Commissioned in 1889, and completed in 1914, Tokyo Station is the busiest station in Japan in terms of total volume of trains (over 3000 trains …

Single-Payer Slayer

(Steven Hayward) Out here in California the latest Progressive cause—after high speed rail and solving climate change all by ourselves—is a state-based single-payer health care system. There is a bill (SB 562) that has passed out of one state Senate committee already, along with talk of a ballot initiative, and if those fail, Lt. Show More Summary

Systra and Meinhardt win contracts for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore Rail project

Systra and Meinhardt have won two reference design consultant (RDC) contracts for MyHSR's Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project.

Federal Funding Outlook Brightens

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking high speed rail from Dallas to Austin, rolling past Mesquite trees and into the Hill County at 200mph. I had the pleasure of doing this because Obama put $47 Billion for high speed rail in his 2013 budget. Except that didn’t happen of course, because Presidential budgets are […]

Sunday Open Thread: Canada’s High Speed Rail Study

Among advanced industrial nations, Canada is the worst in passenger rail. At least in the U.S. we already have faster trains and are building a new high speed train in California. (h/t Michael Hoffman)

Naples-Bari High Speed Railway Project

The Napoli-Bari high-speed railway project is being undertaken to increase the competitiveness of rail transport and aid in the socio-economic development of Southern Italy. The project is part of a number of strategic infrastructure investments bein…

Seattle-Vancouver High Speed Rail Part 2: Everett to Bellingham

In Part 1 of this series we looked at the Seattle-Everett segment of a potential high speed rail (HSR) service between Seattle and Vancouver B.C. We looked at the paucity of available right-of-way, the likelihood of repurposing the I-5 express lanes, and the topographical challenges involved in descending from 500? in South Everett to a sea-level […]

A French sniper and a negligent discharge

A police sniper took out a waiter and an event employee at French President Francois Hollande’s inauguration of a high speed rail according to AFP; “It was an accidental shot by a police officer which injured two waiters, or at least one waiter and an (event) employee. The injuries aren’t life threatening,” local government chief […]

It’s time to end the nonsense about 2nd Sydney Airport rail fantasies

Who are these interests trying to load up a $5 bn Sydney West airport with a $25 bn high speed rail fantasy? The post It’s time to end the nonsense about 2nd Sydney Airport rail fantasies appeared first on Plane Talking.

A Sydney to Melbourne Hyperloop ?

4 months agoUtilities / Energy : Peak Energy

The Age reports that Australian government MP John Alexander is pushing for a high speed rail or hyperloop link between Sydney and Melbourne as a solution to unaffordable house prices - High-speed rail and a Hyperloop: John Alexander's radical housing affordability plan. Show More Summary

The Technical Challenges of Seattle-Vancouver High Speed Rail: Part 1

Looking to foster greater ties with our Canadian neighbor, last fall Microsoft sponsored the Emerging Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference in Vancouver. Many of the issues discussed were as you’d expect: the flow of skilled labor between the U.S. Show More Summary

Podcast: High Speed Rail Station Planning in France, Parts 1 & 2

In a two part discussion of French high-speed rail and cities, guest host and German Marshall Fund fellow Eric Eidlin interviews Stephan de Fay, executive director of Bordeaux Euratlantique, the public agency overseeing the redevelopment...Show More Summary

CA: Republicans Ask Trump Administration to Block Bullet Train Funding

California's House Republicans have asked the Trump administration to block a pending federal grant that will ultimately support the state's high speed rail project until an audit of the project's finances is completed.

California Republicans ask Trump administration to block bullet train funding

California’s House Republicans have asked the Trump administration to block a pending federal grant for the state’s high speed rail project until an audit of the project’s finances is completed. The letter, signed by all 14 members of the state’s GOP delegation, including House Majority Leader...

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