Texans would welcome high-speed rail as a much-needed alternative to their current options.
Thousands of Cubs fans are making their way from Chicago to Cleveland for Game 7 of the World Series tonight. Throughout the series fans from both teams have been making the journey between Chicago and Cleveland either by plane, train or automobile.
The California High Speed Rail Authority is the first agency developing the process for making high-speed rail a reality in the U.S. They are modifying their plans as they go along and leaving a blueprint for how future high-speed rail projects can be accomplished.
The Union Pearson Express train in Toronto connects Canada’s busiest airport with their busiest train station. Since launching in June, the service had struggled to reach their ridership projections but a recent change has more than tripled their daily ridership.
For the last two weeks a group of MHSRA supporters were traveling around Japan on the country’s passenger rail network.
On September 14 Germany’s railroad company Deutsche Bahn (DB) unveiled ICE 4, the latest generation of inter-city train sets. The Siemens built ICE 4 will have a top speed of 155mph and will be the backbone of Germany’s long-distance network.
The deadline to pass a federal budget is only two weeks away and Congress does not appear close to passing their regular annual appropriations bills. In order to avoid a shutdown Congress is preparing to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) or short-term budget extension.
On Friday August 26 Vice President Joe Biden announced a $2.45 billion investment on passenger rail in the Northeast Corridor. This will help Amtrak accommodate the steady growth in demand for fast, frequent and dependable train service.
Testing has begun on a new high-speed segment in Italy between Treviglio and Brescia. The 39.6 kilometer segment is located just east of Milan and is due to open in December with an operating speed over 300 km/h.