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Proponents planning a redo of stalled water-train initiative

Backers of a controversial ballot measure intended to shift billions of dollars in state bond money from high speed rail to water storage projects say they will rewrite the stalled initiative in an effort to gain broader support.   The original proposal, despite receiving hundreds of thousands...

HS2 proposes new Phase II route, which could save £1bn

UK high-speed rail network's developer and promoter HS2 has proposed a new route and station for the planned Phase II section High Speed 2 (HS2) line in South Yorkshire.

Hyperloop One 'proves' it's cheaper than high-speed rail

`` Suffice to say, the headline stat is this: the per-mile cost of building this loop is pegged at around $40 million per kilometer. By comparison, the World Bank estimates that California's slower, less efficient High Speed rail project will cost $56 million per km.''

Another Sydney commuter dream? Short higher speed rail!

Want a fast train in Australia? How about starting with short, high frequency routes financed by housing developers? The post Another Sydney commuter dream? Short higher speed rail! appeared first on Plane Talking.

ST3 is a Go!

SEATTLE SUBWAY Seattle Subway was formed just over 4 years ago with a simple goal: Speed up high quality rail investment in Seattle. Today, the Puget Sound region took a momentous step towards that goal when the Sound Transit Board approved the ST3 plan that will be on the ballot in November. The planning process […]

Russia’s Railway Pivot: China to Build High Speed Rails in Russian Regions

Russia has considerably increased the number of the high-speed railway projects to be built on its territory with the participation of China, the world’s high-speed railway (HSR) leader, both in technology and operations.

This Sweet Ad About a Gay Soccer Player and His Boyfriend Will Melt Your Heart – WATCH

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A new ad for Germany’s high speed rail celebrates the company’s 25th anniversary with a moving story about a gay soccer player and his boyfriend who goes to great lengths to support him. The ad was created for rail line Deutsche Bahn and… Read The post This Sweet Ad About a Gay Soccer Player and His Boyfriend Will Melt Your Heart – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.


WHAT ABOUT US BRAIN-DEAD SLOBS? YOU’LL BE GIVEN CUSHY JOBS! Beyond Boondoggle: California High Speed Rail Delayed 4 Years.

Mike's Blog Round Up

NJ Spotlight: A look at the high cost of poverty for New Jersey cities. Progress Ohio: A look back at the week that was in Ohio. Off the Kuff: A look at the newest opponent of high speed rail in Texas. Oliver Willis: A look at Less Than...Show More Summary

HS2 begins construction on training colleges in UK

Developer and promotor of the UK's new networks High Speed Two (HS2) has commenced construction on the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) at sites in Doncaster and Birmingham.

Californians deserve more transparency on bullet train finances

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

California lawmakers are supposed to scrutinize the state High Speed Rail Authority's plans for building the bullet train, but at least one legislator believes he and his colleagues don't have enough information to do the job. Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) has drafted a bill that would require...

China to Lend Over $6Bln for Russia's Moscow-Kazan High Speed Rail

China has agreed to provide a 400 billion-ruble ($6.2 billion) loan for Russia's Moscow–Kazan High-Speed Rail Project, the Russian Railways company said Friday.

Is Hyperloop A Better Option Than High Speed Rail For Australia?

The news that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is pushing ahead with plans for a High-Speed Rail (HSR) network on the east coast has been met with indifference by many in the country. With the enormous costs involved in such a venture might an eccentric, genius entrepreneur already have proposed a better solution than the long touted HSR route? More »      

Transport Minister misses the high speed train

I repeat: what happened to the Prime Minister’s big plan, announced two weeks ago, for a high speech rail line between or cities? Barely a…

Who is going to pay for the bullet train to L.A.?

The California High Speed Rail Authority's newly revised business plan faces up to a hard truth: Money is tight. If the agency is going to complete the first leg of a commercially viable bullet train on time and on budget, it has to build the first segment in Northern California and postpone the...

Turnbull’s tortured trainspotting distraction

Malcolm Turnbull has given us a glimpse of the future, a future which ironically is at least three years old and could be argued is a future from half a century ago. High speed rail in Australia has been a sort of political pea and thimble...Show More Summary

HS2 signs framework agreement with Trades Union Congress

The UK's new high-speed rail network developer and promoter High Speed Two (HS2) has signed a framework agreement with the Trades Union Congress (TUC) to maximise the economic and labour benefits of the new north-south high-speed rail line.

Hold the jokes, sense spoken briefly about high speed rail today

It’s a novelty that political commentators might struggle with, but there were some brief commonsense statements made about the future of high speed rail in Australia by both sides of politics today. The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, raised in more than passing detail, the need to finance such ventures with ‘value capture’ from the wealth […]

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