News Tagged With: high-speed-rail
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November 12, 2014

High-speed rail line quickens DART's transit plans

Officials also believe they have a rough financing plan that could fund the $983.4 million worth of projects in time. A key component that is missing is Texas Central Railway’s decision on the location of its Dallas station.


November 5, 2014

Chinese group wins Mexico high-speed rail project

Mexico's government said on Monday the 130-mile line would cost $3.74 billion, including the build cost and five years of operation.


August 15, 2014

Are Feds to blame for lack of high-speed rail network?

An article by CityLab suggests the cause of not having a high-speed rail system in the U.S. is that we have a political system in which the federal government, having devolved virtually all decision-making power to states, cannot prioritize one project over another in the national interest.


August 13, 2014

Poll: Wisconsin residents want more rail

Earlier this month, a Chicago-based environmental group paid for a billboard along Interstate 94 between Madison and Milwaukee on which it urges the state to get "back on track" with high-speed rail.


July 30, 2014

Calif. county withdraws support for high-speed rail

While the vote is largely symbolic, advocates say it could jeopardize Fresno County's bid to land a high-speed rail maintenance yard and accompanying 1,500 jobs.


July 16, 2014

Cost of building Chinese high-speed rail one-third lower than in other countries

The major factors include the line design speed, topography along the alignment, weather conditions, land acquisition costs, use of viaducts instead of embankments, the construction of major bridges across wide rivers, and the construction of mega stations, according to a World Bank report.


June 11, 2014

Alstom unveils new main-line train

The Coradia Liner can run on all conventional rail networks, reaching speeds up to 125 miles per hour, while accommodating up to 900 passengers.


May 13, 2014

China mulls building high-speed train to U.S.

The project — known as the "China-Russia-Canada-America" line — would run for 8,000 miles. The entire trip would take two days, with the train traveling at an average of 220 mph, the report said.


February 12, 2014

Alstom wins Spanish high-speed contract

Company’s scope includes the engineering and project management, as well as the supply of catenary system, 2x25kV traction substation and autotransformer stations including associated traction power control system.


December 5, 2013

Calif. high-speed rail project dealt another blow

Federal regulators reject the state's request to exempt a large Central Valley segment of proposed track from a lengthy planning review


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