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High-Speed Rail

In a segment for WNYC, journalist Simon van Zuylen-Wood discusses Amtrak's current status as a "national embarrassment." Decades of lackluster investment, he argues, make it difficult to prove demand in the first place.
May 5, 2015   WNYC
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently warned incoming Republican governors in Wisconsin and Ohio that dedicated stimulus funds must be spent on high-speed rail or returned, CNN reports.
Nov 11, 2010   CNN
Republicans are taking a strong position against high-speed rail funding, and with the increasing likelihood that November will see a strong showing from the GOP the national HSR plan could be in serious jeopardy.
Sep 23, 2010   the transport politic
A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors says that the added connectivity from high-speed rail will create 150,000 new jobs and $19 billion in new businesses by 2035.
Jun 14, 2010   The New York Times
Taiwan's North-South high-speed rail line has attracted a lot of customers away from a traditional commuter rail line. The traditional line is playing the nostalgia card by bringing out old-fashioned railway box lunches.
May 25, 2010   Focus Taiwan
Microsoft uses GPS data collected from your trips to predict where you're going and give you advice on how to get there more efficiently.
May 12, 2010   Fast Company
The driver of a high-speed train in Taiwan fell asleep while going 190 miles per hour with hundreds of passengers on board.
May 10, 2010   Gulf News
In Tampa, voters can't seem to untangle an upcoming one-cent sales tax to fund light rail with the Obama administration's recent $1.25 billion award for high-speed rail, though the funding is completely separate.
Apr 27, 2010   The St. Petersburg Times
These days, I have more in common with my nephew Sam than just about anyone else. He just turned 3. Blog Post
Apr 24, 2010   By Jeffrey Barg
A number of foreign countries and firms are jockeying to build high-speed rail in California, but the Chinese government is proposing that they cover some of the financing as well.
Apr 8, 2010   The New York Times
To inaugurate the launch of our new website with exclusive coverage of high-speed rail, we asked David J. Carol, Market Leader of High-Speed Rail at Parsons Brinkerhoff to tell us what we need to know about the U.S.'s exciting new endeavor. Exclusive
Apr 1, 2010  By David J. Carol