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The possibility of using a tunnel under the San Gabriel Mountains to get HSR from Palmdale to Burbank has caused growing opposition among residents of Sunland. That’s the community in the foothills along the 210 where the HSR tracks would exit the tunnel and cross the neighborhood on the way to Burbank. In the unlikely […]

Apr 7th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

When Texas Central announced their high speed rail proposal, they threw more than a little shade at California’s project: “We are not the traditional state-run railroad,” Robert Eckels, the company’s president and a former Harris County judge, said at a high-speed rail forum in Irving on Tuesday. “This is designed to be a profitable high-speed […]

Apr 5th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Haven’t done one of these in a while… • In the UK, where the general election campaign is under way, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has infuriated northern England by suggesting a Labour government might not build HS2. He wants to build from London to Birmingham, but maybe not to Liverpool and beyond, instead focusing […]

Apr 3rd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized
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One of the nation’s federally recognized high speed rail corridors is the Pacific Northwest corridor, running from Vancouver, British Columbia to Eugene, Oregon. That route already has a successful passenger rail service, the Amtrak Cascades, and both Washington and Oregon have been investing in new tracks and trainsets to provide faster and more frequent service. […]

Mar 31st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized