May 19, 2011, 5am PDT
While cities throughout California and the rest of the nation struggle to afford even their most basic services, L.A. County's moving ahead with more than $4 billion in transportation projects.
May 18, 2011, 9am PDT
Doha wants to have a fully functioning metro rail system in place by the time Qatar hosts the 2022 World Cup, but the tight deadline of the event has some officials worried the system won't be complete in time.
April 28, 2011, 11am PDT
Planners in Victoria, British Columbia, are proposing a new light rail line for the city. Despite its $1 billion price tag, the transit line is expected to see wide support.
April 23, 2011, 11am PDT
A personal rapid transit proposal called "SkyTran" might be a smart choice for Detroit, according to this article.
April 12, 2011, 1pm PDT
Officials in Dubai have announced plans to extend the emirate's 75-km rail system to more than 250 km.
January 29, 2011, 11am PST
Eric Jaffe pushes back on the Republican Study Committee's proposal to cut over $6 billion in rail funding over the next ten years.
January 25, 2011, 7am PST
The U.S. war in Afghanistan is also a broad infrastructure building effort, according to military officials who talk about a rail building effort known as the Silk Road Initiative
January 19, 2011, 6am PST
As states return money aimed at high speed rail projects, officials from North Carolina are hoping to scramble up some of this newly available funding to augment existing projects.
January 18, 2011, 2pm PST
Writing for <em>Metropolis</em>, Karrie Jacobs bemoans America's slow pace of growth in transportation infrastructure, and blasts efforts as being too "incremental".
January 17, 2011, 12pm PST
A new 20-km metro line has just been completed in Delhi, India.
Railway Gazette International
December 13, 2010, 8am PST
As Qatar prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, officials there have announced plans to build an urban rail network to link its 12 World Cup venues.
November 16, 2010, 7am PST
By looking at three Los Angeles examples of very short rail lines, writer Alissa Walker suggests that seemingly pointless but fun transit systems could be the best way to use transit to improve urban areas.
September 29, 2010, 11am PDT
A gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin has made a campaign pledge to turn down federal money intended to build a high speed rail route connecting Milwaukee and Wisconsin. But some say he won't be able to do it.
September 20, 2010, 6am PDT
Governor Chris Christie's moratorium on new contracts may signal trouble even though construction is underway.
September 18, 2010, 9am PDT
The second phase of a project to connect Washington D.C.'s Metro system to Dulles International Airport will cost nearly $4 billion.
August 12, 2010, 8am PDT
Investments in rail systems in cities across America are pulling crucial funding away from better-used bus systems, according to this column from Joel Kotkin. He blames the "density lobby".
June 30, 2010, 5am PDT
Amtrak Chief Joseph Boardman says now is a good time for the much-troubled national rail system. Support from the federal government is helping the system grow and improve, according to this interview.
June 17, 2010, 7am PDT
Aging and under-maintained rail and transportation infrastructure in India could severely stifle the country's development, according to some critics.
June 6, 2010, 5am PDT
This post from <em>Gizmag</em> looks at Anatoly Unitsky's String Transport Systems, which are trains that operate on above-ground rails at speeds of up to 300 miles per hour -- in theory.
June 1, 2010, 10am PDT
Officials in Beijing are planning to build 21 more rail and subways lines by the year 2020.