After what seemed like decades of chatter debating the pros (many) and cons (none) of improving mass transit on Miami Beach, it appears that the city is finally moving forward with a proposed light rail/wireless streetcar system. Once built, the light rail transit system would provide transportation up and down South Beach and, more importantly, […]
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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.
The new Phase II South commuter rail line extension, once completed, will extend SunRail service from Orlando, down through Kissimmee, to Poinciana, FL.
Atlanta commuters will now be able to cet WiFi access while riding on the city’s MARTA transit system- it’s hoped the move will encourage more riders.
A new survey shows that over two thirds of Americans would consider using high speed rail instead of airlines to travel across the country.
The latest concept car from Mercedes sub-brand, Smart, corners like it’s on rails – because it is! Meet the Smart ForRail light rail commuter!
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.
Over in India, the Delhi Metro light rail company is going solar in a big way, placing roof mounted solar panels on several of its busy transit stations.
Amtrak is looking to please existing travelers and entice new travelers to ride the rails by offering faster Wi-Fi on passenger trains.
Showing a strong commitment to renewable energy in their electrical grid, all Dutch electric trains will run on 100% renewable energy by the year 2018.
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.
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.
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 […]