The line may only be 12 miles, but the train speeds at 312 mph. The Secretary of Transportation was in Japan as part of the effort to bring high speed rail to the U.S. though it's not clear whether he is in fact considering the maglev technology.
May 17, 2010 The New York Times - Global Business
Despite what seemed to be a gung-ho Federal government, high speed rail could flop in the U.S., according to this piece from <em>The Infrastructurist</em>.
May 16, 2010 The Infrastructurist
A new high speed rail link has opened in China, connecting the cities of Fuzhou and Xiamen. The new rail line will cut travel time between the two cities from nearly 11 hours to just 90 minutes.
Apr 27, 2010 What's On Xiamen
<em>The Infrastructurist</em>'s Melissa Lafsky is a guest on Fox Business News to discuss what role, if any, Amtrak will play in the U/S/ high speed rail network.
Apr 7, 2010 The Infrastructurist
Some planners are warning that high speed rail could spur exurban growth and sprawl.
Mar 18, 2010 Wired
Spain's high speed rail system is consistently beating out airlines for inter-city travel. But it's not through low prices.
Mar 17, 2010 The New York Times
The three new high speed rail lines are being called the biggest advancement of the United Kingdom's public transit system in more than 50 years.
Mar 15, 2010 The Mirror
China has announced plans to extend its high speed rail network Wetsward across the continent, connecting its eastern shores to Europe.
Mar 12, 2010 the transport politic
The projects receiving funding through the federal government's roughly $8 billion high speed rail investment travel through more than 40% of congressional districts. Analysts predict this will encourage more legislators to push for related funds.
Feb 15, 2010 The New York Times
A large-scale program of high speed rail projects is creating a huge economic impact in China. The fast timeline for these rail projects and the jobs they are creating have American officials looking on jealously.
Feb 14, 2010 The New York Times