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One of the more interesting subplots to the news that the China-XpressWest deal is off are the complaints about Buy America rules. XpressWest cited those issues explicitly in explaining their decision to end the deal: The biggest challenge has been a federal funding requirement that high-speed trains be manufactured in the United States, even though […]

Jun 12th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Siemens has long been hoping to add high speed trains to the passenger rail vehicles it builds at its Sacramento plant. Now they will, thanks to All Aboard Florida: The Siemens plant in South Sacramento will build the locomotives and passenger cars for All Aboard Florida, a high-speed rail system that could begin operation well […]

Sep 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Pledges in Florida and Texas to build rail systems without public money attract a lot of attention in our austerity addled world. But they’re not practical. A Sacramento Business Journal writer asks about it anyway: California’s high-speed rail project, a public-private partnership, has been besieged for years by complaints that the $68 billion project is […]

Sep 10th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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After Florida Governor Rick Scott controversially killed the state’s plans for true high speed trains in 2011, the private sector jumped in to fill the gap. Since Florida is an excellent place to build bullet trains, as is California, it was an obvious place for companies to try and provide new service. All Aboard Florida […]

Mar 21st, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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