The T-Flight “flying train” concept from China is a mag-lev pod capable of traveling at up to four times the speed of sound.
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Funding for the Peninsular Electrification Project for rail lines between San Francisco and San Jose has been included in the proposed budget agreed to by Congress this week. The project is expected to add 9,600 construction jobs for local residents.
Travel site GoEuro has ranked 20 nations according to their high speed rail systems. The US was ranked 19th, behind Turkey and Uzbekistan.
Scheduled to being operations in 2017, the new Miami-Orlando high speed rail project will carry passengers between Florida’s two most international cities.
A new survey shows that over two thirds of Americans would consider using high speed rail instead of airlines to travel across the country.
A Japanese maglev train set a world speed record last week, travelling at 374 miles per hour during a demonstration run for the experimental train.
While Elon Musk is too busy to invest any time ointo the Hyperloop, 100 scientists and engineers have come together to make the Hyperloop a reality.
Amtrak’s high speed Chicago to St. Louis line is getting $102 million in renovations, thanks to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s decision earlier this week.
News of a planned Texas bullet train between Dallas and Houston might surprise, but it’s a logical move for a large, populous state with a booming economy.
To meet the demand, Amtrak is requesting bids to add up to 28 new train units, each with 40% more seats than existing trains.
According to the Beijing Times, Chinese engineers are proposing to build a high speed rail link from China to the United States. The route would start in Beijing and travel through Russia to a tunnel under the Bering Strait, then continue across Alaska and Canada to the West Coast. Travelling at speeds up to 300 […]
This Hyper Speed Vertical Train Hub shows off an innovative way to minimize the real estate taken up by rail stations, by flipping them vertically.
Japan’s Shinkansen high-speed rail line network of bullet trains began operation in 1964, and it is the oldest and safest high speed rail line in the world.
The Colorado Department of Transportation found that the cost of constructing the desirable high speed rail line would be around $30 billion.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has petitioned the California Supreme Court to overturn rulings that’ve stopped the California High Speed Rail project.
A high speed rail line proposed between the U.S. and Mexico could improve trade, reduce travel time, and increase tourism between the two countries.
Japan has offered to provide half of the loans required to build a 37-mile maglev train between Baltimore and our national capital, Washington D.C. The saddest part? How happy officials are to have the help.
Funding for the California High Speed Rail Project has been a mess since the project was first proposed in 1996.Last month, around $8 billion in bond money for the high-speed rail corridor was blocked by a court order until the project fixes its funding structure. But there are far more problems with California’s high-speed rail project than just a lack of funding.
The California high-speed rail project has been called too expensive and too slow by critics, and it seem the average person is starting to agree. A poll conducted by USC Dornsife and the Los Angeles Times has found that 52% of Californians want to call it quits on the California High Speed Rail Project.
The Central Japan Railway Co. (JRC) is resuming trials on the L-Zero maglev line between Nagoya and Tokyo with a maximum speed of a mind-bending 310 mph. That will cut the time it takes to make the 177-mile journey in half. Maglev stands for magnetic levitation, and in place of having a train run on […]