Rail

The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Center offers good news about California's slow-to-start high speed rail.
May 28, 2014   SPUR Blog
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
The new Dubai Metro rail system recently began operations in the desert city. Christopher Corbett, an American planner who's been living and working in Dubai, takes us on a visual tour. Exclusive
Sep 21, 2009  By Christopher Corbett
A new rail system has opened in Dubai, becoming the world's longest fully automated, driverless metro system. But some wonder whether the system will see much use in the oil-rich Emirate.
Sep 11, 2009   Der Spiegel
Citywide metro rail service is set to begin operations today in Dubai. The system will start out with ten operational stations, but eventually include 47 stops along 70 kilometers of track.
Sep 9, 2009   Business 24/7