Browsing the "High Speed Rail" Category

California High-Speed Rail Authority Bond Funds Blocked

January 8th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

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


Poll Finds That 52% of Californians Want High-Speed Rail Stopped

October 14th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

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


Video: 4,000 MPH Hyperloop To Start Testing This Year

July 12th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

America has been embroiled in a debate over the wisdom of spending billions of dollars on a national high-speed rail network. A small Colorado company called ET3 has other ideas though, calling for a 4,000 mph “Hyperloop” system of vacuum tubes that could connect New York with L.A. in under an hour


New Maglev Train Debuts In Japan

June 14th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

Central Japan Railway has tested the newest Maglev L0 Train. The train is expected to carry 1,000 passengers and can travel up to 311 MPH, allowing the new train to travel over 200 miles from Tokyo to Nagoya in 40 minutes


One Lawsuit Down For California High Speed Rail

April 24th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (the Authority) has reached a settlement with a group of California Central Valley farmers who had sued to block the high speed rail project based on environmental grounds



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