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Articles tagged “high-speed rail”

Texas Thinks its High-Speed Rail Plans Will Win Where Others Have Hit Roadblocks

Texas Thinks its High-Speed Rail Plans Will Win Where Others Have Hit Roadblocks

Tim Jones and Darrell Preston, Bloomberg

U.S. high-speed rail will continue to be imaginative until all states get on the same page about how to fund these projects.

5 months ago

A High-Speed Train Between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Could Soon Be a Reality

A High-Speed Train Between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Could Soon Be a Reality

Nikita Mathur, Bloomberg

A bullet train traveling between both countries would be a boon not only for tourism, but also for business. Having seen the positive impact high-speed trains have on tourism and economies in Asia, it makes us wonder why bullet trains haven't yet made their way to the Americas?

5 months ago

Indonesia Scraps Bullet Train, Seeks New Bids From China, Japan

Indonesia Scraps Bullet Train, Seeks New Bids From China, Japan

Chris Brummitt and Neil Chatterjee, Bloomberg

Indonesia's transport minister is hampering China and Japan's efforts to export high-speed rail technology, citing the need only for more cost effective medium-speed rail.

1 year ago

Europe Considers Its Options for Smarter Security on Its Trains

Europe Considers Its Options for Smarter Security on Its Trains

Lori Hinnant and Lorne Cook, Associated Press

Europe's trains are still safer than the average movie theater in the U.S.

1 year ago

Reconsidering Railway Security After Thwarted Thalys Attack

Reconsidering Railway Security After Thwarted Thalys Attack

Andrea Rothman and Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

Nobody wants airline-style boarding tactics for planes, but rail lines will need to continue to iterate on security rather than just sit tight and wait for a more severe attack.

1 year ago

Why High-Speed Rail Has Been a Nonstarter in the U.S.

Why High-Speed Rail Has Been a Nonstarter in the U.S.

Juliet Williams, Associated Press

The scale of the U.S. isn't really the reason there is no high-speed rail. Last time we looked, China is a big country, too.

1 year ago

World’s Fastest Train Sets New Record of 375 Miles Per Hour

World’s Fastest Train Sets New Record of 375 Miles Per Hour

Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

The incredible technology is continually tested before rolled out on consumer routes, but the test results suggest an unprecedented future for transportation around the world.

2 years ago

London to Marseille Eurostar Route Turning Into a Surprise Hit

London to Marseille Eurostar Route Turning Into a Surprise Hit

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Who wouldn't want to quickly get from central London to the Riviera without the hassle of the airport.

2 years ago

California Breaks Ground on Isolated Stretch of High-Speed Rail Line

California Breaks Ground on Isolated Stretch of High-Speed Rail Line

Associated Press

We love the idea of high-speed rail. We also think this particular project has 'doom' written all over it.

2 years ago

Japan Tests Bullet Train That Cuts 90-Minute Trips in Half

Japan Tests Bullet Train That Cuts 90-Minute Trips in Half

Lily Kuo, Quartz

The number of potential local riders is shrinking, suggesting that Japan’s new bullet trains will be more often used by visitors who want to quickly experience the country rather than residential commuters.

2 years ago

Appearance of Corruption Taints Bid for High-Speed Rail in Mexico

Appearance of Corruption Taints Bid for High-Speed Rail in Mexico

Associated Press

Mexico needs a much better transportation infrastructure, as it also needs a much less corrupt political culture.

2 years ago

China Invests In Mexico’s Nearly Non-Existent Rail System

China Invests In Mexico’s Nearly Non-Existent Rail System

Nacha Cattan and Linly Lin, Bloomberg

In the absence of a strong rail system -- which requires a competent, non-corrupt central government to build -- Mexico has created one of the world's finest long-haul bus networks.

2 years ago