The benefits of building a new $52-million HSR that connects London to northern England are plausible but not persuasive, says The Economist.
Sep 5, 2011 The Economist
Private bus companies are gaining in popularity, but Aaron Renn says that a large segment of the "urbanist/sustainability community" despise them for no good reason.
Aug 21, 2011 The Urbanophile
Will the California high-speed rail project move forward, or will politicians pull the plug? The fate of the program weighs in the balance as construction is about to begin.
Jul 25, 2011 The San Francisco Chronicle
Dan Leavitt, California High-Speed Rail Authority’s deputy director, says Calif. can either be at the whim of 'market-driven sprawl,' or high-speed rail can revolutionize the state. Yet, arguments for getting people to ride rail are contentious.
Jul 21, 2011 The New York Times
A preliminary deal has been signed to construct a high-speed rail linking Baghdad to a southeastern city Basra.
Jun 26, 2011 BBC News
Tsunami, earthquakes, and nuclear radiation in the past, Japan proceeds to build a magnetic train that defies Newton's laws of physics.
Jun 24, 2011 GOOD Magazine
Find yourself wondering what those federal dollars dedicated to high-speed rail are actually funding? The Illinois Dept. of Transportation sent cameras out to capture a high-speed rail upgrade in progress near the Twin Cities.
May 20, 2011 WJBC
U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood announced this morning which high-speed rail projects would get funded out of the nearly 100 applications they received. The Northeast Corridor was again the big winner.
May 9, 2011 U.S. Department Of Transportation
In a surprise move, the California High-Speed Rail Authority is resurrecting a long-dead proposal to run the train over So Cal's Grapevine, bypassing Bakersfield and several desert towns.
May 9, 2011 The Los Angeles Times
Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle and Rep. Tom Reed of New York are leading an effort to stop New York from receiving any federal funding for high-speed rail projects.
Mar 29, 2011 Auburn Pub