Railroads

June 2, 2016, 5am PDT
The Gotthard base tunnel under the Swiss Alps is an "engineering tour-de-force" at 57.5 kilometres in length. Its nearest rival is the Seikan Tunnel in Japan, at 53.9 km.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
April 9, 2015, 12pm PDT
Governing details a historic new infrastructure addition across the Rio Grande in Texas. The railroad crossing required a massive coordinated effort—just on the U.S. side of the border.
Governing
March 30, 2015, 8am PDT
Cory Booker has introduced a railroad bill that will, among other things, expand financing for transit-oriented projects near train stations. The new law would also make it easier for TOD developers to apply for federal loans.
Smart Growth America
September 25, 2013, 9am PDT
Chicago's position as a central hub for manufacturing and shipping helped establish the city as the economic powerhouse of the Midwest. A new report recommends the city update that infrastructure to grow the region's economy.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 16, 2012, 8am PDT
Will French takes a look at the success of Birmingham's downtown revitalization, which – in the absence of a waterfront – embraced its historic railroads, instead.
Urban Land
July 18, 2011, 7am PDT
As a Northeast Corridor connection to Atlantic City goes beyond the planning stage, historian Dennis Niceler reminds locals that the existed solely because of the railroads.
The Press of Atlantic City
November 5, 2009, 5am PST
Changes to a 75-year old rule, which says nonvotes must count as 'no' votes in labor elections, could make it easier for workers to organize in the railroad and airline industries.
The Wall Street Journal
August 25, 2009, 10am PDT
The Fed's passenger rail stimulus program kicked opened its doors on Monday, and states were ready with a slew of funding requests. California submitted 42 applications, totaling $1.1 billion.
The Wall St. Journal
August 24, 2009, 12pm PDT
In considering the daunting task of building high-speed rail in the midst of an economic crisis, CBS Sunday Morning looks back and finds that the Transcontinental Railroad was built during similarly tough times.
CBS Sunday Morning
February 17, 2009, 5am PST
A man who has been leading tours of abandoned underground railroads in New York City is hoping to gain permission to break through a 19th century brick wall below the streets to find a perfectly preserved locomotive from the mid-1800s.
The New York Times
November 11, 2008, 5am PST
As China embarks on the greatest rail-building investment since the U.S. built its transcontinental railroad, this article points to the urgent need to reform its state-controlled pricing system, both for freight and passengers, to make it effective.
Business Week
July 17, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>The much-maligned rail system is being reconsidered, as gas prices and environmental awareness send people looking for solutions. But can Amtrak step up to the plate?</p>
Newsweek
June 18, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>GOOD Magazine sends a reporter across country on Amtrak to give a riders-eye view of the system.</p>
GOOD Magazine
June 2, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Humboldt's port shows promise, but would require massive investment. Goldman Sachs expresses an interest, surprising locals.</p>
Times-Standard, Northern California
June 1, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Freight trains already face serious traffic on the nation's network of rails. If nothing is done, insiders project disaster in the near future.</p>
Associated Press