Latest High-speed rail Stories

2009-07-23 18:27:00

LOS ANGELES, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted Thursday to support and collaborate with the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA), solidifying a partnership that will ensure greater connectivity and improved railways throughout Southern California."The best way to develop and expand important high-speed and intercity rail systems to their greatest potential is by working in close coordination with our neighbors," said...

2009-07-16 13:45:00

Governor Rendell Lauds Rail Focus on State, National LevelsHARRISBURG, Pa., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania has submitted to the federal government a list of projects to be considered as candidates for portions of the $8 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act high-speed rail funding, Governor Edward G.

2009-06-11 13:55:00

IBM on Thursday announced the opening of its new Global Rail Innovation Center in Beijing.

2009-06-11 02:00:00

Industry Leaders Rally to Modernize Passenger and Freight Railroad Systems ARMONK, N.Y., and BEIJING, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) opened a new Global Rail Innovation Center that will bring together the world's foremost industry leaders, researchers and universities to advance next-generation rail systems. Founding members of the Center's Advisory Board include leading representatives and organizations in the railroad community: Judge Quentin L.

2009-05-09 13:20:00

US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says California and Florida are on the fast track for federal funding for high-speed rail systems.

2009-05-02 19:12:50

Russia will have high-speed passenger train service between St. Petersburg and Moscow by the end of the year, officials say. ITAR-TASS reported the train was expected to set a speed record by traveling nearly 171 miles per hour during test runs Saturday.

2009-04-17 06:21:44

US President Barack Obama on Thursday announced that the government would invest $13 billion for a high speed rail service to rival the express trains of France, Spain, China and Japan.

2009-04-16 16:16:00

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of ARTBA President Pete Ruane regarding the Obama Administration's high-speed rail proposal: "The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) shares the Obama Administration's goal of developing and expanding a U.S.

2009-04-16 08:33:00

ARMONK, N.Y., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to a study released today by IBM (NYSE: IBM), increasing demand on rail systems in the U.S. and around the world will dramatically strain existing rail infrastructure.

2009-04-15 08:00:00

A STRONGER DOLLAR MAKES BRITAIN AFFORDABLE AND RAIL EUROPE MAKES BRITAIN BETTER BY OFFERING AN ADDITIONAL RAIL DAY FOR FREE, WITH THE PURCHASE OF A BRITRAIL PASS WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Rail Europe, the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, launches a rail promotion to travelers to Britain.

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