High-speed rail sought for Denver-Springs route
The Colorado Public Interest Research Group is pushing for a high-speed train running between Denver and Colorado Springs, The Gazette reports .
Thu May 16, 2013
My Mother Lode
Artist Rendering Of Proposed California High Speed Rail Project
The Associated Press reports State officials have agreed to drop a request to consolidate all lawsuits challenging California's sale of voter-approved high-speed rail bonds.
Prop 1A suit will remain separate. State withdraws request to consolidate
Today, in an unexpected victory for the Prop 1A lawsuit , the California High-Speed Rail Authority withdrew its request for a consolidation of the Validation suit with the Prop1A lawsuit which has been in the court system since 2011.
Judge to hear lawsuit over high-speed rail bonds
State officials on Thursday agreed to drop a request to consolidate all lawsuits challenging California's use of voter-approved high-speed rail bonds, allowing a trial seeking to stop their sale to begin later this month.
Wed May 15, 2013
Watchdog says high-speed train link 'ludicrous'
Plans for a A 33bn high-speed rail network to link Yorkshire and London are in deep trouble, after a spending watchdog rejected the Government's business case.
Airlines say speedy trains are no threat
Executives of major discount carriers Thai AirAsia and Nok Air say their operating costs are definitely lower than those of high-speed trains, which, according to the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning, are estimated to be 2.50 baht per kilometre.
Tue May 14, 2013
Nottingham Evening Post
High-speed-train tunnel under the airport could be extended
A PROPOSED tunnel underneath East Midlands Airport to bring high-speed rail to Notts could be extended by an extra kilometre.
The Fresno Bee
Kings County fights for its lawsuit against high-speed rail
Kings County opponents of high-speed rail are battling the project's leadership to avoid merging the county's lawsuit into a case on the issuance of bonds to build tracks through the San Joaquin Valley.
Ministers called to snap meeting on high-speed-train riot
Turin, May 14 - Interior Minister Angelino Alfano and Infrastructure Minister Maurizio Lupi will attend a snap meeting Tuesday to discuss security and law enforcement after the latest attack on the contested high-speed TAV rail line across the French-Italian border.
Anti-HS2 group challenge leader
AN anti-HS2 group has invited Cheshire East Council's leader to a public meeting to discuss the plans for the high speed train line that is planned to cut through the Tatton constituency.
South China Morning Post
In praise of China's high-speed trains
Peter Kammerer is wowed by China's high-speed trains but says tickets must be affordable for all here to justify the cost of the Hong Kong link Peter Kammerer is a long-time columnist and commentator for the SCMP.
Mon May 13, 2013
Sleeping giants awaken: Railroads speak about high-speed rail project.
In the last month, two railroads, Union Pacific Railroad and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Company spoke out with less than flattering comments about the building of the rail project.
High-Speed Rail: Bullet Train Could be a Problem For Santa Clarita Home Sales
The Southland Regional Association of Realtors recently held a meeting where Santa Clarita-area agents were told they must inform prospective buyers about the California high-speed rail project if the house they're selling is along the planned route--though it could be decades before the train is operating in the area-- the Santa Clarita Valley ... (more)
Rayong added to high-speed rail link
Bidding for the construction of a high-speed train line to Rayong is expected to be held by the first quarter of next year, State Railway of Thailand governor Prapat Chongsanguan said on Monday.
Trimble's Quantm Alignment Planning System Selected for Two Russian High-Speed Rail Lines
The Quantm technology will allow the Russian High-Speed Rail Authority to rapidly view a wide range of alternatives, considering the social, environmental and design constraints and present preferred options to stakeholders for public consultation during 2013.
Sun May 12, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Obama's Federal Power Grab and Threat to Muni Bonds
Virginia Treasurer Manju Ganeriwala mentions many of the positive attributes of tax-free municipal bonds, which have indeed allowed many state and local governments to deliver projects at a lower cost than had the interest been taxable .
Riding rails at very high speed
A Japanese-backed company, Texas Central High Speed Railway Llc., wants a high-speed rail line between southeast Dallas and Houston.
Fri May 10, 2013
The Village News
California Assemblymember Marie Waldron says "If only the bullet train could carry water..."
"Water issues have long been a matter of intense debate in California. As the nation's leading agricultural state, as well as its most populous, California's thirst has become almost unquenchable.
Thu May 09, 2013
HSR Won't Create New Economic Development Alone - But It Helps
As the United Kingdom debates building a high speed rail line from London to Manchester and Leeds, there's a lot of discussion there that will sound familiar to Californian ears.
The American Spectator
The Great Train Robbery
NOTHING FITS the Obama administration's economic project better than high-speed rail.