Posts tagged with 'high-speed rail'
Research Recap, March 7: Location Efficiency, Oil-Free Transport, Highway Wear and Tear, Ramping Up Rail
Research Recap, March 7: Location Efficiency, Oil-Free Transport, Highway Wear and Tear, Ramping Up Rail
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. SMART GROWTH + GREEN TECH = ENERGY EFFICIENCY “Housing type and location, along with energy-use features ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 21: Worst Commutes, Walking Millennials, Phantom Highways
TheCityFix Picks, January 21: Worst Commutes, Walking Millennials, Phantom Highways
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
California Beckons High-Speed Rail Despite Midterm Derailment in Funding
California Beckons High-Speed Rail Despite Midterm Derailment in Funding
With the incoming Republican leadership after this year’s midterm elections, a few U.S. states once contending for hundreds of millions of dollars in federal money as part of the stimulus bill for high-speed rail will likely reject the funding. High-speed ...
Will China's High-Speed Rail Handle the Seasonal Surge in City-to-Rural Migration?
Will China's High-Speed Rail Handle the Seasonal Surge in City-to-Rural Migration?
The world’s largest annual migration of people in the world takes place in China, when tens of millions of migrant workers leave their jobs in the city to journey home for the Chinese New Year.  Participating in the chaotic migration ...
Toot Your Vuvuzelas for the Gautrain
Toot Your Vuvuzelas for the Gautrain
Sports fans around the globe are all going a bit insane from listening to the incessant drone of South Africans’ blow horns, the Vuvuzelas. But we think Africa’s first high-speed train, the Gautrain, deserves some horn-tootin’.
C'mon N' Ride It: A Tweetup Test Ride for Johannesburg’s High Speed Rail
C'mon N' Ride It: A Tweetup Test Ride for Johannesburg’s High Speed Rail
South African transportation officials are taking advantage of social media to build buzz around the new Gautrain Rapid Rail Link being built in the Johannesburg metro region. About 200 Twitter followers and more than 2,700 Facebook fans were invited for ...
Creating "A Better Tomorrow" in America with Sustainable Transportation
Creating "A Better Tomorrow" in America with Sustainable Transportation
Check out this video from America 2050, as part of its “A Better Tomorrow” project to create a “positive vision for the future of America built around investments in sustainable transportation and livable communities.” No, the futuristic vision of a journey ...
The Future of Regional Commuting
The Future of Regional Commuting
The Washington Post’s Get There blog announced yesterday that Virginia Railway Express is planning service upgrades due to the availability of additional train parking space at L’Enfant station. These will include a new early morning express train from Fredericksburg, which ...
State of the Union: Billions of Dollars for High-Speed Rail, But What About Other Modes of Transport?
State of the Union: Billions of Dollars for High-Speed Rail, But What About Other Modes of Transport?
Last night, President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address, announcing that Florida will receive $1 billion for a high-speed rail line (running between Tampa and Orlando.) In total, 13 major corridors will receive $8 billion in stimulus ...
The Illusive Dream of Modern American Rail
The Illusive Dream of Modern American Rail
For a total of 7 minutes, train geeks can rejoice while riding Amtrak’s Acela Express, which glides at 150 mph in America’s northeast corridor. That track, located in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, totals 18 miles and is the only segment ...
WorldChanging: "The Future of American Transportation Systems"
WorldChanging: "The Future of American Transportation Systems"
Sarah Kuck from WorldChanging interviews EMBARQ Director Nancy Kete for a feature story about the future of American transportation systems: What does transportation look like now in most U.S. cities? And where can we go from here? What do you ...
Obama on Right Track with High-Speed Rail
Obama on Right Track with High-Speed Rail
From the World Resources Institute Pressroom: President Barack Obama announced plans [yesterday] to pump $8 billion of stimulus funds into building a network of high-speed and intercity rail. “The President is on the right track,” said Nancy Kete, the director ...
Obama Gives High-Speed Rail a Boost
Obama Gives High-Speed Rail a Boost
From NPR: Among the winners in the $787 billion stimulus package that President Obama signed into law last week are backers of high-speed rail. The legislation included $8 billion for fast trains in the U.S. — the most ever allocated ...
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