U.S., Opinion: High-Speed Rail’s True Barrier Isn’t Money. It’s Space.

By Scott Beyer, Urban Issues Columnist, Governing; August 3, 2020 America is way behind on building high-speed rail. While nations…

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U.S., California and Nevada – STEVE SEBELIUS: Tax-free bonds turn Vegas-to-Victorville train dream into reality

By Steve Sebelius, Las Vegas Review-Journal; August 1, 2020 After decades of talk, planning and dashed dreams, it appears the…

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U.S. High-speed rail coming down the track: America’s newest, fastest trains, from Acela to Brightline

By Curtis Tate, USA Today; July 30, 2020 What do Miami’s cruise ship port, Disney World and Las Vegas have…

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U.S., Nevada: Los Angeles-To-Las Vegas High-Speed Train Wins $200 Million Nevada Bond Allocation

By Alan Ohnsman, Forbes Staff; July 24, 2020 XpressWest, a high-speed rail line that will connect Southern California to Las…

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U.S., Nevada: Virgin Trains surveying work to limit I-15 lanes next week

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; July 23, 2020 Surveying work related to the planned Virgin Trains USA high-speed rail…

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U.S. Surface Transportation Board: Texas Central project falls under board’s jurisdiction

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 17, 2020 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) yesterday, reversing an earlier decision, determined that Texas…

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U.S., Texas: Potential Funding for Texas Central High Speed Rail in New Federal Infrastructure Bill

By Kim Roberts, The Texan; July 11, 2020 When the U.S. House of Representatives passed a large infrastructure bill, tagged…

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U.S., Texas: Permitting process nearing completion for Texas Central high-speed rail

By Paul Wedding, Staff Writer, Houston Chronicle; July 10, 2020 Despite the pandemic slowing down some business, Texas Central is…

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U.S.: For American high-speed rail, 2020 could be a turning point

By Matt McFarland, CNN Business, Erie News Now; July 8, 2020 High-speed rail, long an afterthought in the United States,…

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Asia: Japan’s new bullet train N700S debuts on line linking Tokyo, Osaka

From Kyodo News; July 1, 2020 Tokyo – Japan’s latest shinkansen bullet train model offering improved performance and upgraded cabin…

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U.S., California: Las Vegas train builder gets more time to sell private activity bonds

By Keeley Webster, The Bond Buyer; June 29, 2020 The California Infrastructure and Economic Bank approved a five-month extension for plans…

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U.S., California: Bullet train would nick jobs, homes and parks on 14-mile route from Los Angeles to Burbank

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times; May 29, 2020 The future California bullet train’s passage from Burbank to Los Angeles would…

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U.S., Opinion: Eight Principles for Establishing a U.S. Passenger Rail System

By F.K. Plous, High Speed Rail Alliance: May 18, 2020 If the United States is to have a modern passenger-rail…

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U.S.: Honk if you love transit and train workers! Trains salute vital staff

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; April 15, 2020 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. train horns can deliver an…

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Asia: Japan’s bullet trains face 90% drop in Golden Week passengers

By SHOHEI NOMOTO, Nikkei staff writer, Nikkei Asian Review; April 15, 2020 TOKYO — Ridership on Japan’s shinkansen bullet trains…

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U.S., California/Nevada: California OKs $600 Million in bonds for Virgin Trains high-speed rail project

By Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal; April 14, 2020 A California finance committee Tuesday unanimously approved the allocation of $600…

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U.S., Texas Central: COVID-19 Could Impact Project Delivery

By David Burroughs, News & Features Writer, International Railway Journal, Railway Age Magazine; April 2, 2020 Texas Central says that the $20…

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U.S.: A new rail authority in Virginia could revolutionize connections for riders throughout the state

By Wyatt Gordon, Virginia Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; March 31, 2020 From new vehicle safety measures to the possibility of…

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U.S., Texas: Critics say they’re in for long haul against $15 billion Houston-to-Dallas bullet train

By Dug Begley, Houston Chronicle; February 20, 2020 NAVASOTA — In the same room where many mobilized against the proposed…

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U.S., Commentary: Is High-Speed Rail In The US Finally Becoming A Reality?

By Gabriel Leigh, Contributor, Forbes; February 20, 2020 Let’s be honest: rail travel in the US is in a pitiful…

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U.S.: Texas Central unveils first look at interior layout of Texas High-Speed Train

From Texas Central Partners, Mass Transit Magazine; February 18, 2020 Texas Central has unveiled the first look at the interior…

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Europe, Switzerland: Huge tunnel network creates new railway link through the Alps

By CNN, News Channel 3; February 20, 2020 Thousands of feet under the Swiss Alps, a new high-speed, high-capacity railway…

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U.S.: California bullet train adds another $1.3 billion to projected price tag

By Don Thompson, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times; February 12, 2020 SACRAMENTO — The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Wednesday bumped its…

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U.S., California: California Again Delays Virgin Trains Decision on Bond Approval

By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg; February 4, 2020 California Treasurer Fiona Ma postponed a decision that had been expected next week…

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Canada: If Madrid and Barcelona can build a high-speed rail connection, why can’t Toronto and Montreal?

By Amir Barnea, Contributor, The Toronto Star; January 20, 2020 As a pair, Toronto and Montreal, Canada’s two largest cities,…

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