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.
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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 ride in a Tesla for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with driver Elon Musk was part of a US tour designed to promote high speed train technology.
America has fallen far behind the rest of the world when it comes to high-speed rail…but what if we just skipped bullet trains and went straight for vacuum tubes? Elon Musk’s idea of an 800 MPH hyperloop has taken off with a devoted team and, beginning next year, a five-mile test track to see if […]
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.
An administrative SNAFU in France means that the French Gov’t just spent $20 Billion on trains that are too wide to fit in some 1300 French trains stations.
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 […]
America’s aging rail system is woefully out-of-date, but a recent order for 32 of Sieman’s hybrid “Charger” locomotives could bring new life to old railways.
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.
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.
The world of green politics is constantly moving, and we’ve rounded up some of the best stories from the past few weeks, including the Obama dusting off his climate change legislation, cost benefit analysis of clean energy, who killed American high speed rail, and Massachusetts looking to ban fracking in the state. Remember Obama’s Comprehensive Climate […]
The world of green politics is constantly moving, and we’ve rounded up some of the best stories from the past week, including the big energy and the Northeast getting fracked, Elon Musk on California’s high-speed rail, and the biggest question of all; where are all the wind farms? Big Energy Getting Fracked By Natural Gas […]
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.
One of Elon Musk’s former underlings has joined a crowdsourced hyperloop project inspired by the Tesla Motors CEO.
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 […]