Archive for November, 2013

Equipment World, a publication I’d never heard of before today’s Google alert landed in my inbox, has a ridiculous article arguing “high speed rail is the next Obamacare”. If they mean “a good idea systematically undermined by Republican obstruction, I’d agree. Unfortunately that wasn’t what they meant. 1. California already has a high-speed transportation network. […]

Nov 22nd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Romans protested French President François Hollande’s visit to Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta yesterday to show their opposition to a proposed high speed rail line linking France and Italy: The protests were timed to coincide with a meeting between French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta in Rome. The two leaders were […]

Nov 21st, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Colorado Department of Transportation is beginning to plan a high speed rail network that would connect Fort Collins to Colorado Springs and Pueblo, as well as an east-west route along Interstate 70 to Eagle, serving nearby ski resorts. Their plan is to start with a shorter route from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs via […]

Nov 19th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Despite the promising headline I gave this post, the details are not quite as rosy. The Japanese government is busy building a maglev line to connect Tokyo to Osaka. But they also are under pressure – unnecessary but very real – to make money off this technology. So Japan is trying to pitch American governments […]

Nov 18th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized