Archive by Robert Cruickshank

Alfred Twu, who created the fantastic US high speed rail map that went viral last year, has now created a new board game based on that map. It’s available on Kickstarter and the window to fund the game closes tonight at midnight. Twu has raised money well past his initial goal, so he will be […]

Oct 8th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Good news on the Peninsula, where Caltrain and the California High Speed Rail Authority plan to work together for level boarding on the shared platforms: Officials representing Caltrain and the California High-Speed Rail Authority recently announced that they’ll work closely together over the next several months to on a joint specification for train cars. The […]

Oct 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center – better known as ARTIC is nearly complete. This will be the first new station built that will serve high speed rail in California, eventually (San José Diridon and Los Angeles Union Station are already in existence, of course). And it’s grabbing some well deserved attention as workers put […]

Oct 5th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

With the plan to jointly seek trainsets with Amtrak now abandoned, the California High Speed Rail Authority is moving ahead with its own search for manufacturers of trainsets: The Authority is looking for information from high-speed rail manufacturers regarding possible trainset procurements and how the manufacturers propose complying with Buy America and Buy California provisions. […]

Oct 2nd, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized