High Speed Rail

May 17, 2019, 10am PDT
The California High Speed Rail Project is a political pawn in a contentious back and forth between the Golden State and the Trump administration.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 5, 2019, 2pm PST
Carlos Aguilar, Texas Central president and CEO, comments on the changes to the San Francisco-to-Anaheim project announced last month by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and why his project linking Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth will progress.
Texas Central
March 4, 2019, 12pm PST
The beleaguered project is still very much alive, despite some media claims to the contrary. As for the Trump administration's claim to two grants awarded to the now-$77 billion project, the state has a deadline to meet if it wants to keep them.
Capital Public Radio
January 12, 2019, 1pm PST
The higher speed train route between the two cities, funded by the recession-era stimulus package, is capable of 90 to 110 mph, but is stuck at 78.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 1, 2018, 2pm PDT
Southwest Fresno has seen a few planned developments come and go, but now there's hope a high-speed rail could bring investment to the area.
The Center for Public Integrity
October 30, 2018, 9am PDT
A proposal for high-speed rail from Houston to Dallas is highlighting the state’s social and political divisions.
Curbed
October 7, 2018, 9am PDT
A follow-up initiative to Proposition 6 would put the brakes on high-speed rail in California and funnel gas tax funds to roads.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Brightline thinks it can build a high speed rail connection between Tampa and Orlando without public money, and Governor Rick Scott looks ready to let them.
Tampa Bay Times
February 28, 2018, 8am PST
A proposal to connect Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland via high-speed rail service went public this month.
Seattle Transit Blog
December 22, 2017, 1pm PST
Brightline launching service to Miami and start construction on Phase 2 expansion to Orlando in early 2018.
Modern Cities
March 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
Recently termed-out Mayor Ashley Swearengin sits down for an exclusive interview about how she planned for high speed rail investments, championed sustainable water management, and took steps to rebuild the local economy.
The Planning Report
February 1, 2017, 12pm PST
Maglev high-speed rail, financed (partially) by Japan, is still under consideration for the stretch between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. It would take a princely sum to build.
Greater Greater Washington
August 2, 2015, 7am PDT
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.
New York Times
May 26, 2015, 11am PDT
A proposed plan to connect Chattanooga and Atlanta via high-speed rail, 17 years in the making, appears to be dead in the water. Chattanooga will now turn its attentions to a possible light rail system.
Chattanooga Times Free Press
February 13, 2015, 8am PST
Many citizens in independent-minded Texas may not like the idea of spending $10 billion on high speed rail. Backers in Dallas, though, have begun to dream up big plans for a station area to serve Texas Central Railway.
Dallas Morning News
February 10, 2015, 7am PST
Journalist Kathleen Sharp, whose great-grandfather worked on the transcontinental railroad, draws comparisons between that epic achievement and the construction of California's high speed rail in this New York Times op-ed.
The New York Times - Opinion
February 9, 2015, 10am PST
The Dallas Business Journal provides in depth coverage on the current planning efforts behind two proposed high-speed rail station locations in Dallas.
Dallas Business Journal
January 16, 2015, 8am PST
A week after the groundbreaking ceremony for California's beleaguered high speed rail project, a second construction contract has been awarded. The rail authority will now build 29 miles north and 65 miles south of Fresno to the Kern County line.
The Fresno Bee
January 6, 2015, 10am PST
The long-beleaguered California High Speed Rail project will have a historic moment today, January 6. The media's coverage of the event indicates the yet-to-be-determined future of the project.
Los Angeles Times
December 24, 2014, 9am PST
Apparently some in Florida were uncomfortable with the much touted "privately funded railroad" using a $1.6 billion Federal Railroad Administration loan, so All Aboard Florida applied for tax exempt bonds to supplement or replace the loan.
The Palm Beach Post