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Calif. HSR called ‘project of the century’

Rail| November 14, 2012
The project that would link Northern and Southern California earned the nickname because it would cross two mountain ranges and a half-dozen earthquake faults, experts said.

Delays may threaten some Calif. HSR funds

Rail| October 10, 2012
Work on the Madera-Bakersfield segments has to be mostly completed by March 31, 2017, to ensure bills are paid before the federal grant expires in September 2017. Major construction is unlikely to begin until the fall of 2013.
Rail| September 19, 2012

Bombardier, Talgo to equip Saudi Arabia

Will develop and supply components for 36 very high-speed trains. The contracts are valued at approximately $367 million.
Rail| September 19, 2012

FRA awards funds to Ind., Va.

The Indiana Gateway Project will receive $71.3 million. Improvements include track reconfiguration and track and signal upgrades, all of which will help improve service reliability while creating jobs and relieving congestion. Virginia will receive $74.8 million to continue development of the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor.
Rail| September 5, 2012

Va. high-speed rail project gets FEIS approval

Approved for two routes connecting the Hampton Roads area to Richmond, Va. and the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor.
Rail| August 29, 2012

Texas DOT unveils high-speed rail plan

In response to an increase in ridership on Texas trains last year, the Texas DOT proposed a plan to build a high-speed rail line through San Antonio and Dallas to Oklahoma City.
Rail| August 22, 2012

Bombardier unveils new high-speed train design in Italy

The Frecciarossa 1000 is the newest member of Bombardier’s Zefiro family of high-speed trains, known as the V300Zefiro model. The train offers high acceleration that ensures excellent traveling times even on winding routes.
Rail| August 8, 2012

UNLV considers creating an HSR study program

A transportation expert and a university professor are looking to leverage Las Vegas’ potential as a high-speed rail transportation hub to develop a university program dedicated to researching high-speed rail.
Rail| August 8, 2012

Las Vegas X Train chooses station contractor

R&O Construction's responsibilities for the X Train's Las Vegas Station include assembling a project team, choosing subcontractors, and evaluating design for budget and time considerations.
Rail| July 18, 2012

Las Vegas Railway Express names COO

The X Train, the luxury passenger train with planned rail service between Southern California and Las Vegas, announced the appointment of Jim Wilson to the post.

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