High-Speed Rail

October 7, 2011, 9am PDT
Anthony Flint of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy says the way to save high-speed rail policy is to focus on getting the two trains with the best chance of success on track.
The Infrastructurist
September 5, 2011, 5am PDT
The benefits of building a new $52-million HSR that connects London to northern England are plausible but not persuasive, says The Economist.
The Economist
August 21, 2011, 9am PDT
Private bus companies are gaining in popularity, but Aaron Renn says that a large segment of the "urbanist/sustainability community" despise them for no good reason.
The Urbanophile
July 25, 2011, 1pm PDT
Will the California high-speed rail project move forward, or will politicians pull the plug? The fate of the program weighs in the balance as construction is about to begin.
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 21, 2011, 1pm PDT
Dan Leavitt, California High-Speed Rail Authority’s deputy director, says Calif. can either be at the whim of 'market-driven sprawl,' or high-speed rail can revolutionize the state. Yet, arguments for getting people to ride rail are contentious.
The New York Times
June 26, 2011, 5am PDT
A preliminary deal has been signed to construct a high-speed rail linking Baghdad to a southeastern city Basra.
BBC News
June 24, 2011, 5am PDT
Tsunami, earthquakes, and nuclear radiation in the past, Japan proceeds to build a magnetic train that defies Newton's laws of physics.
GOOD Magazine
May 20, 2011, 11am PDT
Find yourself wondering what those federal dollars dedicated to high-speed rail are actually funding? The Illinois Dept. of Transportation sent cameras out to capture a high-speed rail upgrade in progress near the Twin Cities.
WJBC
May 9, 2011, 2pm PDT
U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood announced this morning which high-speed rail projects would get funded out of the nearly 100 applications they received. The Northeast Corridor was again the big winner.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
May 9, 2011, 7am PDT
In a surprise move, the California High-Speed Rail Authority is resurrecting a long-dead proposal to run the train over So Cal's Grapevine, bypassing Bakersfield and several desert towns.
The Los Angeles Times
March 29, 2011, 6am PDT
Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle and Rep. Tom Reed of New York are leading an effort to stop New York from receiving any federal funding for high-speed rail projects.
Auburn Pub
March 14, 2011, 6am PDT
Michael Cooper examines the factors leading to the death of a once-promising plan to connect Tampa and Orlando by bullet train.
The New York Times
March 11, 2011, 1pm PST
Selling high-speed rail to the American public has just gotten a whole lot easier with the assistance from the brilliant minds at "Mad Men."
GOOD Magazine
Blog post
February 9, 2011, 4pm PST

To hear my mother tell it, I gave Joe Biden the idea for high-speed rail. Charitable and glowing, yes, but isn’t that what mothers are for? 

All the same, I can’t help but glow a bit anyway when I think about how far we’ve come as a country in embracing high-speed rail. 

Jeffrey Barg
January 24, 2011, 2pm PST
Scott Thill makes the case for high speed rail, and how it can contribute to a more sustainable future nationwide -- but conservative politicians at the state level appear set to derail it.
AlterNet
January 16, 2011, 11am PST
Patrick Chovanec, an economics professor in Beijing, explains that the majority of Chinese have more time and less money, so prefer slower, cheaper modes of travel than the new, expensive bullet trains.
Business Insider
January 7, 2011, 1pm PST
California's high-speed rail project is in fact going to be built despite the state's looming budget crisis, but many are beginning to question what kind of impact the project will have if the right development around train stations is not met.
The Bay Citizen
December 9, 2010, 5am PST
The proposed 84-mile high-speed rail line connecting Lakewood, Orlando and Tamps would be the first of its kind in the country. But is it smart planning? Edward Russell reports.
Next American City
November 19, 2010, 2pm PST
The Onion reports on how President Obama's ambitious high-speed rail agenda is being replaced with a plan for high-speed buses that will use existing roads and be outfitted for a fraction of the cost of trains [Video].
The Onion
November 11, 2010, 11am PST
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently warned incoming Republican governors in Wisconsin and Ohio that dedicated stimulus funds must be spent on high-speed rail or returned, CNN reports.
CNN