As high speed rail projects begin to take shape across America, commuters are anticipating eased travel but skeptics remain critical.
Aug 22, 2010 CNN
The prospect of a high speed rail line connecting California's major cities has been appealing to many in the state. But with less than a quarter of the money needed for the project, the risks are hard to ignore.
Aug 18, 2010 San Jose Mercury News
As the U.S. eases itself into a national system of high speed trains, other nations seem to be decades ahead, especially Spain.
Aug 17, 2010 Miller-McCune
The San Francisco Peninsula stretch of the LA-SF high speed rail line appears to be stirring up as a classic debate between suburban San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.
Aug 13, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle - Business Report
Despite what either of the state's two Republican gubernatorial candidates want, high speed rail is on its way to Wisconsin, according to DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.
Aug 1, 2010 BizTimes
The emphasis on high speed rial in the U.S. overlooks the potential harm it could cause to the nation's powerful freight rail system, according to this piece from <em>The Economist</em>.
Jul 27, 2010 The Economist
The planned high speed rail connection between Victorville, California and Las Vegas is expected to create 50,000 temporary jobs. Only 700 will become permanent.
Jul 27, 2010 The Las Vegas Sun
A recent report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors shows that high speed rail can be a driver of business opportunities. <em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts if they think those findings are correct.
Jul 13, 2010 National Journal
The UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies has issued a report questioning ridership projections on the $43+ billion, 800 mile, voter-approved California High Speed Rail project. Cambridge Systematics defends their numbers.
Jul 5, 2010 San Francisco Chronicle
Michael Lind of the New America Foundation thinks that plans for high-speed rail and renewable energy are expensive fantasies that liberals need to give up on as soon as possible.
Jun 9, 2010 Salon.com