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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
By 2032, the Thai government plans to have high-speed rail connected every region of the country. Construction is scheduled to begin next year.The first line is planned to connect Bangkok and Rayong, to the southeast.
Mar 14, 2010   The Bangkok Post
A European report shows that high-speed rail is creating social cohesion and accessibility for remote places. Could the same effect happen in the U.S.?
Mar 10, 2010   Brookings blog
Federal money is making high-speed rail possible, but state governments are unsure if they can afford to maintain and operate the systems once they are in place.
Mar 1, 2010   Stateline.org
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