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After China rail crash, ticket purchases drop

Rail| August 4, 2011
Additionally, power shortages caused by lightning and corruption scandals are to blame.

FRA awards $336M for next-generation trains

Rail| August 3, 2011
Enables California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Missouri to purchase next-generation, American-made trains. Trains will be designed to travel more than 110 mph along intercity passenger corridors.
Rail| July 29, 2011

FRA releases high-speed rail grants to Iowa, Nev.

Part of an effort to develop an integrated passenger rail network. The Iowa DOT received $400,000 to develop a freight and passenger rail transportation model which will expand on an existing statewide travel demand model. The Nevada DOT received $640,000 to fund the completion of the Nevada State Rail Plan.
Rail| July 25, 2011

Chinese high-speed rail crash kills 35

Recently, power outages and other malfunctions have plagued the showcase high-speed line between Beijing and Shanghai since it opened on June 30.
Rail| July 22, 2011

Feds grant $24.3M to Pa. train speed work

The Keystone corridor operates between New York, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa., and is Amtrak's fourth most heavily traveled route. Since train speeds along the route were increased to 110 mph in 2006, ridership has grown by more than 37 percent to 1,227,075 passengers in 2010.
Rail| July 21, 2011

China’s rush to high-speed rail sparks glitches

Delays brought on by a short-circuit and power outages since the rail line between Beijing and Shanghai opened, in time for the Chinese Communist Party's 90th anniversary celebration, suspicion abounds that the project was rushed to open in time for the event.
Rail| July 12, 2011

Brazil splits bidding to spur high-speed rail build

Officials hope to jump-start construction of the planned $18 billion line, which is slated to be open for the 2016 Olympic Games to be hosted by the country.
Rail| July 5, 2011

Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail line debuts

Designed to reach top speeds of 220 mph, the rail service, which features fully reclining airline style business class seating, cuts travel time on the 820-mile route to under five hours.
Rail| June 23, 2011

Calif. high-speed rail group to begin rail improvements

Can now begin spending a $16 million grant that will support scheduling and safety improvements, including the design of a positive train control technology system, on the San Francisco to San Jose corridor.
Rail| June 15, 2011

Congressmen unveil new high-speed, intercity rail plan

The Mica/Shuster proposal will also give states greater control and authority over their intercity passenger rail services, currently operated by Amtrak.

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