December 2, 2013
The 182 mph record was reached as it was conducting tests in the presence and in partnership with its customer, Polish operator PKP Intercity, to obtain circulation permission for the 20 Pendolino trains ordered by PKP Intercity in 2011.
November 27, 2013
One of the most effective and cost-efficient ways to build high-speed rail in the state, the University of Texas at Arlington found. Highway land is already owned by the state, eliminating the need to spend potentially billions of dollars buying or leasing private property.
November 6, 2013
A state senator took issue with its decision to continue with the Central Valley alignment. He expressed concerns about “the short notice of this new alignment and the lack of outreach.” The association responded that the route has been one of many alternatives since 2012 and staff members held several public outreach events in cities along the proposed route.
September 18, 2013
The state needs a few more months to buy more land and equipment, finish designs and hire workers. California High-Speed Rail Authority officials say they are on schedule, having started prep work, such as testing soil and surveying land one month ago.
September 11, 2013
Amounts to approximately $11,000 on a $365,000 annual salary. The raise is comparable to others given to senior rail authority staffers in July.
Adif, Spain’s rail infrastructure company, identified 80 "transition points" on its network where trains are required to significantly decelerate and installed signs at these locations to remind drivers to slow down.
September 4, 2013
While the project may bolster the Central Valley’s economy, the region may lose substantial tracts of farmland to large-scale single family home construction that may accompany the economic growth.
August 21, 2013
The judge who is overseeing an investigation into a train accident in Spain last month presented preliminary charges against Adif, the state-run rail infrastructure company. The attention has focused until now on the driver of the train, which derailed near the northwestern city of Santiago de Compostela, killing 79 people and injuring many more.
July 30, 2013
The train was travelling 95mph when the driver, Francisco Jose Garzon Amo was speaking to members of staff at the state-owned railway company, Renfe.
July 25, 2013
The number of fatalities is up from 56. Driver error is being considered as a possible cause of the train jumping off the tracks at high speed.
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