High Speed Rail

Conceptual rendering of the California High-Speed Rail project in Pacheco Pass.

Environmental Review Complete for Key Northern California Section of High-Speed Rail Project

The San Jose to Merced Project Section Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement could be approved by April 21.

March 1, 2022 - California High-Speed Rail Authority

Texas Bullet Train

Eminent Domain Questions Still Dog Texas Central High Speed Rail Plans

The Texas Attorney General took a break from its crusade against unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud to weigh in on a controversial question of property rights.

December 28, 2021 - Texas Tribune

An Amtrak passenger train is shown on a spring day, rolling through a rural area in Missouri.

Amtrak Hits New Top Speeds Between St. Louis and Chicago

A project that won funding from federal stimulus programs during the Obama administration is finally paying off on the Amtrak route between Chicago and St. Louis.

December 24, 2021 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Brightline

Details of Brightline's High-Speed Rail Extension to Orlando

A Brightline official recently made public comments about the construction progress and the service design of the planned extension of the Brightline high-speed rail system between South Florida and Orlando.

October 12, 2021 - Florida Today

Train Rendering

America's Expensive Infrastructure

The cost of building roads and transit projects has skyrocketed in the last 50 years, but the reasons behind the rise are complex.

July 7, 2021 - Vox

Texas Central

Contracts Signed, Funding Still TBD: Texas Central High-Speed Rail Moves Forward

Texas Central has its construction contracts and a court decision in its favor, but significant obstacles remain for the high-speed rail project connecting Houston and Dallas to get underway.

June 23, 2021 - Railway Age

San Diego Trolley

San Diego High-Speed Rail Plan Counts on Future Density

Despite slowing population growth statewide, officials believe the region will "grow into" the new rail system if cities promote dense development around transit stations.

June 1, 2021 - San Diego Union-Tribune

Las Vegas Strip At Night

High-Speed Rail Between California and Las Vegas Closer to Becoming a Reality

A $4.8-billion project to run high-speed rail from Southern California to Las Vegas is securing needed funding.

April 3, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

JR Shinkansen

What Is High-Speed Rail?

Beginning with Japan in the 1960s, more and more countries are embracing high-speed trains to streamline domestic travel. Operating at speeds often in excess of 160 mph, high-speed rail networks are now well-developed across Europe and, more recently, in China.

March 23, 2020 - Philip Rojc

Springfield, Illinois

Higher Speeds from St. Louis to Chicago Delayed Again for Amtrak

Long awaited improvements on the Amtrak route between Chicago and St. Louis are being delayed again, this time because of trouble installing positive train control (PTC).

September 11, 2019 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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