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September 24, 2014

Is maglev rail Japan's 'Spruce Goose'?

Critics argue that the extremely costly project is inherently risky in a country due to experience a rapid decline in population, while airlines are increasing budget services, according to the report.


September 19, 2014

House panel approves Amtrak overhaul

The Northeast Corridor operating between Boston and Washington also would be the only part of the passenger rail system to qualify for high-speed rail funding – to improve the speed of its Acela trains.


August 27, 2014

China touts itself a winner in high-speed rail stakes

"Though America leads in freight rail, its passenger rail conditions are terrible,” the article said, which cites, by way of example, a train ride from Washington to Boston that was scheduled to take between six and seven hours but took 13 hours because of heavy rain.


June 26, 2014

Texas high-speed rail project to begin eco-studies

The rail proposed by the Texas Central High-Speed Railway would transport passengers from Dallas to Houston in about 90 minutes.


April 23, 2014

Md. gubernatorial candidate advocates for high-speed rail

If elected, Maryland State Attorney General Doug Gansler will form a task force to develop recommendations on high-speed rail from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., saying that the commuting option would encourage more families to move to Baltimore.


April 16, 2014

Calif. HSR adopts new business plan, lowers revenue projection

New projections are 5% lower than initially expected by 2025 and 10% lower by 2040. The change was made based on research shows that Californians are taking shorter but more frequent trips.


April 16, 2014

Florida to roll out new $1B commuter rail system

The first phase will start running along a major interstate corridor that runs through downtown Orlando on May 1. The system is expected to eventually tie into an extensive public transit network linking Orlando and Miami by a higher-speed rail system.


March 5, 2014

Plan to kill California HSR may make ballot

The measure would prevent the issue and sale of remaining high-speed rail bonds and future contracts related to the project and lets the Legislature redirect unspent bond proceeds.


February 12, 2014

$67B building cost estimated for Calif. HSR first phase

The estimate is for constructing the first 520-mile phase of the train line between San Francisco and Los Angeles. That is about 1% less than the $68.4 billion estimate from the 2012 business plan.


January 15, 2014

Lawmaker proposes ending bond sales for Calif. HSR

California Assemblyman Jeff Gorell proposed a measure that would ask voters, who previously approved nearly $10 billion in state bonds to help fund the project’s construction, to reject further bond sales for high-speed rail.


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