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Japanese Government Backs a Maglev Train Between Baltimore and Washington

September 9, 2014 - in Planning, Rail

An investor group hoping to build a high-speed train capable of cutting the travel time between Baltimore and Washington to 15 minutes says in a filing to state regulators that it has lined up more than $5 billion in financial backing. The commitment is from…

High-Speed Rail Study Between Dallas, Fort Worth Gets Federal Approval

September 8, 2014 - in Planning, Projects, Rail, Transportation

The Federal Railroad Administration today initiated the process of evaluating the possibility for a high-speed passenger rail line between Fort Worth…

Siemens Automates High-speed Rail Route in Northern Spain

April 28, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail, Transportation

Working as part of a consortium with Thales, Siemens is to supply the signal and control technology for a 50-kilometer section of the high-speed rail…

High-Resolution Imagery Aids Planning for Britain's High-Speed Rail Network

March 22, 2013 - in Modeling, Planning, Rail, Transportation

As detailed planning gets under way for Britain’s new high speed rail network HS2 Ltd turned to Blom to survey the UK’s largest ever infrastructure project. With experience of working on prestigious projects, including the original Channel Tunnel Rail…

Obama's Transportation Secretary Hails Chinese Infrastructure

July 7, 2012 - in Transportation

Echoing the laments of pundits like Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood argued Saturday that China outpaces the United States in building major transportation infrastructure like high-speed rail because of its authoritarian…