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2012-01-19 18:07:02

The controversial issues behind the building of high speed rail lines in China will be the topic of conversation next week when NJIT Associate Professor Rongfang (Rachel) Liu takes the stage at the annual 91st Transportation Research Board (TRB) conference. This event is the world's largest gathering in transportation, if not all of engineering, with upwards of 11,000 attendees from throughout the world. Liu, an expert in high speed rail lines and other transportation issues, who teaches...

2012-01-18 19:43:00

A researcher at the University of Barcelona has examined the construction of surface transportation infrastructure in Spain from 1720 to 2010. The economist and author of the study, Germà Bel explains how both the construction of train lines and state highways in Spain since the 18th century has been based radially around Madrid as the political capital and not on the commercial activity of routes. "In Spain, infrastructure policy tends to follow a national construction model...

2011-07-29 03:00:00

MILAN, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Launch of the world's first website to provide a thorough and "all inclusive" comparison of costs and travel times of trains and planes for 500 routes in Europe and North America. Not everybody knows that in our times of low cost flights a transfer by taxi or by public transport from city centre to the airport (or vice versa) can cost you more than the flight itself! Or that a plane journey (including transfers to and from the airport)...

2011-04-28 08:00:00

CHICAGO, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A high speed rail system serving all major metropolitan areas within 350-450 miles of Chicago could result in significant ridership, economic development and job creation. The Midwest High Speed Rail Association today released a study titled "The Economic Impacts of High Speed Rail: Transforming the Midwest," with Siemens (NYSE: SI), who sponsored the study and research partners AECOM and the Economic Development Research Group (EDRG). The study...

2011-03-09 23:58:00

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year running, Eurail Group G.I.E. was the recipient of the Sustainable Travel Provider 2010 prize. This prestigious label was awarded by the "New European Economy Awards" which recognizes excellence, achievements and best practices in the international finance and commerce milieu. The Eurail Group G.I.E. manages and markets the Eurail Pass on behalf of its member railways and shipping companies. The Group...

2011-02-24 05:04:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama announced in April 2009, and reconfirmed during his recent State of the Union address, his commitment to develop high-speed intercity passenger rail across the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO) High-speed rail is a type of passenger rail transport between major cities that operates at substantially faster speeds than current intercity passenger trains in the U.S. It is designed to...


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