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November 19, 2014

Japan test runs 311 mph maglev train

The maglev trains have been tested before between the cities of Uenohara and Fuefuki but now members of the public have been allowed on board for the first time.

November 26, 2013

Calif. high-speed rail funding in doubt after court ruling

A Sacramento judge on Monday ordered the state to draft a new budget for California's multibillion dollar bullet train project and prove there's enough money to finish the job before it is started.

March 28, 2012

Las Vegas Desert Xpress seeks $4.9B fed loan

An alliance of businesses and politicians is backing the plan for a bullet train which will travel from Southern California to Las Vegas.

February 22, 2012

Calif. high-speed rail officials stick by ridership estimate

Hoping to bring public opinion back in favor of its bullet-train plans, they say estimates that passengers will take at least 29 million trips a year on high-speed trains between San Francisco and Los Angeles by 2040 are reasonable.

February 15, 2012

Calif. HSR overhaul may bring $1B to S.F. rail

San Francisco Bay Area transportation agencies and the California High-Speed Rail Authority are negotiating an agreement to electrify Caltrain and lay the path for bullet train service between San Francisco and San Jose.

May 3, 2011

SF Bay Area may choose two-track HSR

Budget constraints are prompting high-speed rail project leaders to consider a plan to run the trains on two tracks instead of four, which would expedite project completion, but slow down train speed.

December 16, 2010

Amtrak’s Acela turns 10, plans for more success

After becoming a popular alternative to air and car travel in the Northeast Corridor, the operator plans to build onto its success with a plan for a bullet train that would run at speeds of up to 220 miles per hour.


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