High-Speed Rail

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China Is Reportedly Thinking About Building a Bullet Train That Reaches America

The project would include a 200-km tunnel under the Bering Strait and could cost over $200 billion.


It's Time for California to Fund High-Speed Rail Itself

A recent court ruling demands a clear plan to pay for the line — likely one that doesn't involve federal money.


How Republicans Killed America's High-Speed Rail Plan

A new report suggests that governors may have passed on the trains so Obama wouldn't "win."

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Will the U.S. Ever Get High-Speed Rail Anywhere?

California is on its way, and the Midwest, the Northeast Corridor, and Texas all have plans of their own.


The Flawed Federal Rule That Killed High-Speed Rail to Vegas

It may be time to revisit the Buy America provision in U.S. transportation funding.


Watch Out, EasyJet: Europe's Newer, Faster Trains Are Gunning For You

European rail travel is often more expensive and harder to book than cheap, no-frills plane tickets. But that's about to change.


The Bullet Train as a Boost for Second-Tier Cities

A new report finds that high-speed rail lines make satellite areas more attractive while relieving pressure on major cities.


Jerry Brown Breathes New Life Into High-Speed Rail

New business plan could see construction begin this year


What the Eurostar's Success Means for California HSR

A new study shows just how much high-speed rail dominates the Paris-to-London trip and concludes it would compete with air travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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High-Speed Rail Protest Song Tops U.K. Charts

In England, an anti-HS2 ballad is hotter than Adele or Coldplay


2011's Biggest Transportation Failures

The end of the Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail line, the death of a pedestrian near Atlanta and other low points from the year in city travel


How Green Is High-Speed Rail?

Experts say America's bullet trains will need to carry 10 million passengers to offset the environmental impact of construction

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History Gives Hope to California High-Speed Rail

What America's first-generation railroad system says about its next one

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The Future of California's High-Speed Rail Is in Private Sector Hands

With cost estimates rising, a commitment of additional state funds for high-speed rail seems all but impossible