High Speed Rail

An article by Amy Crawford details the prospects of a plan to build a private rail connection between Houston and Dallas—the Texas Central Railway—that would be modeled on lines in Japan, and funded by Japanese interests.
Jun 20, 2014   CityLab
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
<em>The Infrastructurist</em>'s Melissa Lafsky is on <em>Fox Business</em> to discuss the prospect of high speed rail in America -- both in terms of transportation and jobs.
Feb 4, 2010   Fox Business
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts whether the Obama Administration's recent announcement of high-speed rail funding projects is really a wise investment.
Feb 3, 2010   National Journal
<em>Chicago Tribune</em> architecture critic Blair Kamin argues that America's foray into high speed rail should also focus on the rail stations and user experience in addition to the speed.
Feb 2, 2010   Chicago Tribune
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are in Florida today to announce a funding package for a variety of high speed rail projects. In total, $7.9 billion in funding is being announced.
Jan 28, 2010   The New York Times
A conservative think tank in the UK is calling for London's Heathrow Airport to become a new high speed rail hub. However, the group warns that increased traffic would necessitate the construction of a third runway.
Jan 21, 2010   The Times