January 8, 2011, 1pm PST
PBS program "Need to Know" recently ran a segment on "Fixing America" where they asked a handful of big thinkers how to fix America. They invited regular people to send in their ideas, and have a follow up with answers from the public.
December 23, 2010, 1pm PST
By refusing federal stimulus funds for high speed rail projects in their states, incoming Republican governors in Midwest gifted California over $600 million in new funding for the state's planned 800-mile network, says the Fresno Bee.
December 18, 2010, 5am PST
Russian cities will be connected by high speed rail by the time the country hosts the 2018 World Cup, according to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
December 16, 2010, 9am PST
Protesters in Wisconsin are trying to reverse governor-elect Scott Walker's opposition to stimulus-funding for high speed rail projects -- $810 million that the government would have paid the state.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 11, 2010, 1pm PST
Japanese and European train producers are having to compete with Chinese firms they alledge stole their blueprints during joint ventures years earlier.
December 11, 2010, 5am PST
This article from <em>OnEarth</em> magazine looks at ideas for improving transportation in the United States, and offers some illustrations to help explain.
November 30, 2010, 7am PST
The fate of a proposed high speed rail corridor between Chicago and Milwaukee remains uncertain, but if plans do go ahead, Madison may be left out.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 21, 2010, 9am PST
A historic tree near the campus of Stanford University is the centerpiece of a fight to redirect California's planned high speed rail project.
November 18, 2010, 6am PST
China is the world's leader in high speed rail, and expects to expand its investment in the transportation infrastructure by more than $100 billion in coming years.
November 12, 2010, 6am PST
Los Angeles architect Roger Sherman is trying to help guide the car-centric L.A. area into harmonious coexistence with the state's planned high speed rail.
November 2, 2010, 1pm PDT
Eric Jaffe highlights projects across the country that could be impacted by today's gubernatorial contests.
October 27, 2010, 12pm PDT
The opening of a new 220-mph high speed train and the peak energy production at the Three Gorges Dam shows that China's been able to successfully launch major infrastructure project faster than the rest of the world.
October 21, 2010, 1pm PDT
Officials in the Pacific Northwest are calling for a high speed rail line that connects British Columbia with California.
October 15, 2010, 9am PDT
The New York Times editors are wondering if high speed rail is a practical consideration for the U.S considering recent political developments where it has become popular to reject federal rail funds, so they asked six experts to present their views.
The New York Times - Opinion
October 8, 2010, 7am PDT
Competition in Europe's high speed rail market just got more intense, as Eurostar announced an investment of $1.1 billion to expand rail service from London to Amsterdam and Geneva. To the victor go the spoils!
October 7, 2010, 2pm PDT
In Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, and California, the Republican gubernatorial candidates are all campaigning on pledges to return the high speed rail stimulus finds that the Obama administration recently awarded.
The New York Times - U.S.
October 6, 2010, 10am PDT
It was to be expected. After the first lawsuit was dismissed, the plaintiff's attorney warned that the revised environmental document was inadequate. Menlo Park and Atherton were joined by Palo Alto as well as some non-profits.
Daily News via Silicon Valley Mercury News
October 2, 2010, 7am PDT
USA Today's traveler reporter asks, "Should the U.S. invest in High-Speed Rail?" (readers check their answer and results are available). He cites the usual critics but also notes the challenges it must face in order to build a successful line.
September 30, 2010, 2pm PDT
Amtrak has unveiled a $117 billion plan to build and increase high speed rail in the U.S.
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.