Gov. Charlie Crist recently signed legislation to build a new 61-mile rail line through the Orlando area. The bill pits Republicans against Republicans in the Sunshine State, as evidenced by protesters at the press conference.
Jan 5, 2010 The Reporter
Most comparisons of bus and rail systems assume a classic city with a central business district that commuters need to reach, and that each serve a single function, say Jeffrey R. Brown and Gregory R. Thompson of Florida State.
Dec 12, 2009 Journal of the Transportation Research Board
A 'staggering' number of the bridges used by Amtrak trains in and around New York City are in poor or worse condition.
Dec 3, 2009 The New York Post
A planned tunnel under the Bosphorus to connect Asia and Europe by rail has ground to a halt because of the extensive archeological discoveries at the dig.
Dec 1, 2009 Voice Of America
The state of California is unveiling an effort to create a detailed strategy for how the state should grow. The ambitious plan is being kickstarted with a modest $2.5 million investment.
Nov 9, 2009 The San Francisco Chronicle
In his forward to James McCommons' new book, <em>Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service,</em> James Howard Kunstler lays out the case for investing in a revival of passenger rail.
Nov 4, 2009 AlterNet
LA Mayor Villaraigosa an ambitious new plan to speed up new rail projects throughout the city, and to complete it all within 10 years instead of the previously proposed 30.
Nov 1, 2009 The Los Angeles Times
Extensive investments in rail are slashing travel times in China, and creating a vastly more connected and accessible country.
Oct 27, 2009 Newsweek
Head-on train collisions can be avoided by simply keeping one train per track. There's a plan to make that happen, but it's years from implementation.
Oct 9, 2009 Miller-McCune
Intercity rail service has begun operations in Virginia, connecting Lynchburg and Washington D.C.
Oct 4, 2009 The Washington Post