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Canadian infrastructure bank possible financing option for U.S.-Canada high-speed line

Rail| July 25, 2017

The Trudeau government’s soon-to-be-launched, $35-billion infrastructure bank will seek to use public funds as leverage to attract billions more in private investment for major infrastructure projects, such as bridges, transit systems, and rail lines.

Hyperloop One mark's first successful full test of high-speed system

Rail| July 14, 2017

The vehicle coasted above the first portion of the track for 5.3 seconds using magnetic levitation and reached nearly 2Gs of acceleration, while achieving the Phase 1 target speed of 70mph.

Rail| July 12, 2017

Alstom to design French high-speed rail traffic management tool

Initially, the tool will be deployed on the railway lines connecting Paris, Lyon, and Marseille, with commissioning planned for 2019.

Technology| June 27, 2017

Tesla's Elon Musk eyeing high-speed line to Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Line to O'Hare wouldn't utilize standard trains, but instead would offer smaller-sized passenger cars that would leave more frequently and travel at speeds of up to 125 mph via an "electric sled" propulsion technology.

Management & Operations| May 10, 2017

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to operate as WSP USA in U.S.

Parsons Brinckerhoff, a transportation engineering and management organization founded in 1885 in New York City, was acquired in 2014 by WSP, a global professional services consultancy.

Rail| April 6, 2017

High-speed rail to Las Vegas breaks ground in 2017

The $8 billion-dollar project was initially scheduled to begin construction in 2016.

Rail| March 29, 2017

Fla. House pulls high-speed rail safety bill

The bill, which would require high-speed rail companies to install PTC and pay for fencing along section of its tracks where pedestrians could be at risk, was set to be taken up by the state Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee but was “temporarily postponed.”

Rail| March 8, 2017

Hyperloop One reveals 1st images of Nevada development site

Company unveiled images for "DevLoop" during the Middle East Rail conference held in Dubai.

Rail| February 21, 2017

FTA delays decision on $650M Caltrain electrification project

In a letter sent Friday, the same day a decision was due, the agency said it was deferring a ruling so the project could be considered as part of President Donald Trump’s budget. No timeline was given in the letter.

Rail| February 15, 2017

Wash. state Governor budgets $1M to study high-speed rail

The study would come at a time when transit agencies and departments of transportation around the U.S. are watching President Donald Trump for signs of what they can expect in terms of federal funding in the next four years.

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