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High Speed Rail

China's capital city is already one of the largest in the world, but it's about to get a whole lot bigger. As the Chinese population continues to migrate from rural to urban areas, the Chinese government is planning for megacity of 130 million.
Aug 2, 2015   New York Times
Chikodi Chima looks at the innovative ideas coming out of China like the famous road-straddling bus announced earlier this month, and asks, has America lost it's edge?
Aug 23, 2010   AltTransport
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