Sounding very much like the new OH and WI Republican governors, a key state Republican legislator wants to avoid the ongoing state subsidy for Iowa City to Chicago trains. At stake is $230 million in a Federal rail grant to build 110 mph trains.
Jan 10, 2011 Des Moines Register
PBS program "Need to Know" recently ran a segment on "Fixing America" where they asked a handful of big thinkers how to fix America. They invited regular people to send in their ideas, and have a follow up with answers from the public.
Jan 8, 2011 NEED TO KNOW on PBS.org
By refusing federal stimulus funds for high speed rail projects in their states, incoming Republican governors in Midwest gifted California over $600 million in new funding for the state's planned 800-mile network, says the Fresno Bee.
Dec 23, 2010 The Fresno Bee
Russian cities will be connected by high speed rail by the time the country hosts the 2018 World Cup, according to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Dec 18, 2010 Rianovosti
Protesters in Wisconsin are trying to reverse governor-elect Scott Walker's opposition to stimulus-funding for high speed rail projects -- $810 million that the government would have paid the state.
Dec 16, 2010 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Japanese and European train producers are having to compete with Chinese firms they alledge stole their blueprints during joint ventures years earlier.
Dec 11, 2010 The Wall Street Journal
This article from <em>OnEarth</em> magazine looks at ideas for improving transportation in the United States, and offers some illustrations to help explain.
Dec 11, 2010 OnEarth
The fate of a proposed high speed rail corridor between Chicago and Milwaukee remains uncertain, but if plans do go ahead, Madison may be left out.
Nov 30, 2010 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A historic tree near the campus of Stanford University is the centerpiece of a fight to redirect California's planned high speed rail project.
Nov 21, 2010 Peninsula Press
China is the world's leader in high speed rail, and expects to expand its investment in the transportation infrastructure by more than $100 billion in coming years.
Nov 18, 2010 NPR