Political analysts agree that China is expanding its influence across much of Asia through dramatic economic and diplomatic policies. One such policy is the creation of a high speed rail across much of Southeast Asia, and eventually into Europe. Right now, there is no official “master plan” regarding the when, where, and how of this […]
High Speed Rail
High speed rail in America in 2011 is limited. In fact the Acela Express by Amtrak on the northeast corridor of the United States is the only high speed line used in America. This was not always the case; sixty seven years ago the Milwaukee Road introduced high speed rail connecting Minneapolis and Chicago. The […]
While the debate in America rages over the future of high speed rail, Japan is still looking for ever more futuristic ways to get around. The latest idea; a hovering “Aero Train” that floats above the ground. This is like something out of the Jetsons. The Aero Train is a ground-effects vehicle…kind of like a […]
China has slowed down their bullet trains amid safety concerns and rising costs. Chinese bullet trains will be slowed from 220mph to 190mph as of July 1st. The reduced speed will allow for safer travel as well as a possibility of greater variation in ticket prices for travelers. Cheaper tickets will be issued for trains […]
Obama has dreams of a high speed rail network connecting the U.S. 35 years from now. But these dreams date back to before Obama was born. How does a 1,000 mph jet train from New York to Los Angeles sound? A jet train you say? Why yes, why not. This design, by Doug Roulfe, comes […]
Many people, myself included, have looked at China’s ever-growing high speed rail network with envious eyes. Yet there are reports surfacing that corners may have been cut during construction, leading to questions about safety and durability.
Republicans nationwide have pledged to cut back on government spending. In the cases of Ohio and Wisconsin, that meant killing mostly Federal funded high speed rail projects. Now Florida joins them in un-funding the future.