High-Speed Rail

Was the demise of plans for high-speed rail in several states run by Republican governors the result of fiscal prudence or a case of political collusion? A new report in the Tampa Tribune suggests the latter.
Nov 5, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
A new survey conducted by HNTB Corporation says that nearly nine in ten Americans are currently open to high-speed rail travel for long-distance travel within the United States.
Feb 27, 2010   HNTB Newsroom
A new 350kph train connecting Zhengzhou and Xi'an debuted Saturday, cutting a 6 hour train ride down to less than 2 hours.
Feb 9, 2010   China Daily
America 2050 releases a new video imagining what a commute in future Detroit could look like, including car sharing, high-speed rail, and a light rail connector.
Feb 6, 2010   America 2050
The Department of Transportation has decided that the proposed Las Vegas - Southern California maglev train was not far enough along to be eligible for funding, which is meant to go towards more immediate solutions.
Feb 2, 2010   Las Vegas Review-Journal
TIME Magazine gives an overview of possibility of high-speed rail in the country, and sees Florida as the perfect place to start.
Feb 1, 2010   Time
Joan Lowy suggests that the Obama administration's claim that the high-speed rail initiative will create jobs overlooks the fact that the expertise is in Europe and Asia and foreign firms will likely be needed to develop HSR quickly.
Jan 29, 2010   CB Online
Financial analysts in China say that the country is spending far too much money - to the tune of $229 billion - on its nationwide high-speed passenger-rail network.
Dec 23, 2009   The New York Times
In Chicago, plans to make passenger and commuter trains faster are limited by the freight trains that share the tracks. The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) is working to improve that relationship.
Dec 14, 2009   Chicago Sun-Times
Five new connections opened just last week, including the Salerno to Torino line in Italy and a new section between Bruxelles and Amsterdam.
Dec 12, 2009   the transport politic
A high-speed rail line is planned for 2012 between London and Madrid. France and Spain will team up to build it.
Dec 3, 2009   Times Online