high speed rail

Amtrak Rolls Out Plan for Northeast High-Speed Rail Corridor

Amtrak Rolls Out Plan for Northeast High-Speed Rail Corridor

Amtrak recently unveiled their latest plans for a new high-speed rail corridor in the Northeast US that will connect Boston, New York, Philadelphia and DC. High-speed trains will travel up to 220 mph and

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Chinese Train Smashes World Record for High Speed Rail Travel

Chinese Train Smashes World Record for High Speed Rail Travel

In another triumph for green transportation, Shanghai's latest bullet train has obliterated the previous record for the fastest high speed train in the world by 21km/h. The lightning fast train was able

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A Super Futuristic Net Zero High Speed Rail Station for Stuttgart

A Super Futuristic Net Zero High Speed Rail Station for Stuttgart

Stuttgart, an important city in the European network, was hampered by its end of the rail line station, which only had one way in and out. The new station turns the tracks perpendicular to the old, so

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LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

LA Beyond Cars: A Global Perspective on Rail and Public Space

Los Angeles is taking a progressive look at public transportation and railLA is leading the way, bringing together the forces of the Los Angeles Chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the

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Taiwanese Survey Shows High Speed Rail is Good For Love

Taiwanese Survey Shows High Speed Rail is Good For Love

Photo credit: curran kelleher High speed rail isn't just an efficient, low-carbon way to get from point A to point B -- it might just help your love life too! A new survey from Taiwan reports that the

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World’s Largest Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Project Online

World’s Largest Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Project Online

As of Sunday, the world's largest stand alone integrated photovoltaic project was pumping out power into the grid. The building integrated PV system is located on the roof of the recently completed

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Super-Sleek High Speed Mercury Train Unveiled for UK

Super-Sleek High Speed Mercury Train Unveiled for UK

London design firm Priestmangoode recently unveiled the Mercury, a high speed train designed for low-carbon ultra-efficient travel. The Mercury is a double-decker train with a sleek body and unique

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World’s Fastest Train Rolls Off Production Line

World’s Fastest Train Rolls Off Production Line

Along with the most extensive high speed rail network, China also has the world's fastest train, which rolled off production lines last week. The 380A built by Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd, can go

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Final Design for SF’s Transbay Transit Center Includes Rooftop Park

Final Design for SF’s Transbay Transit Center Includes Rooftop Park

All of our patient waiting has finally paid off - the final design for San Francisco's new transit center was finally revealed last week! The San Francisco Transbay Transit Center is designed to hold 12

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South Africa to Unveil Plans for High Speed Rail Network

South Africa to Unveil Plans for High Speed Rail Network

From the US to the UK to China, countries around the world getting in on the high speed rail bandwagon. The latest country to announce plans for a network is South Africa, which is now looking into a high

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China To Connect Its High Speed Rail All The Way To Europe

China To Connect Its High Speed Rail All The Way To Europe

Photo by Benjamin Lowy China already has the most advanced and extensive high speed rail line in the world, and soon that network will be connected all the way to Europe and the UK! With initial

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Florida to Receive First High Speed Rail System in the US?

Florida to Receive First High Speed Rail System in the US?

Last year, $8 billion was set aside for high-speed rail lines in the US and then in December, Congress added another $2.5 billion to that total in hopes of spurring high-speed rail transportation. And

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China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China is speeding towards the future of public transportation with the launch of the fastest high-speed train on the planet! Averaging 217 mph (350 km/h), the new train is faster than a speeding bullet

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High-Speed Javelin Trains Arrive in the UK

High-Speed Javelin Trains Arrive in the UK

This week the UK joined the ranks of many other European countries as it unveiled its first domestic high-speed rail service. The 140 mph Japanese-built Javelin trains will be slightly more expensive to

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Santiago Calatrava Unveils High Speed Rail Station in Belgium

Santiago Calatrava Unveils High Speed Rail Station in Belgium

Liège, Belgium recently unveiled a stunning new high speed rail station that will serve to further connect Northern Europe's rail lines. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the Liège-Guillemins TGV railway

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ARTIC: 21st Century High Speed Rail Station For Orange County

ARTIC: 21st Century High Speed Rail Station For Orange County

Southern California will soon be getting a much needed infrastructure update in the form of Orange County's recently unveiled Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC). Designed by HOK Los

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220MPH Solar-Powered Bullet Train on Arizona Horizon

220MPH Solar-Powered Bullet Train on Arizona Horizon

Travelers going from Tucson to Phoenix may soon be blazing across the desert in speeding solar bullet trains propelled by the sun's rays. Hot on the heels of President Obama's plan for High Speed Rail in

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Obama Unveils High-Speed Railway Plan

Obama Unveils High-Speed Railway Plan

Today President Barack Obama announced a "long overdue" plan to develop high speed rail lines in the US. Obama and his administration have identified 10 potential corridors for the new railways in

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Californians Vote Yes on 800 Miles of High Speed Rail!

Californians Vote Yes on 800 Miles of High Speed Rail!

Barack Obama's election to the presidency wasn't the only sustainable choice on the ballot last Tuesday. Californians voted in favor of an 800 mile high speed train system that will stop in every major

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Can Spain’s AVE Train Kill the Airplane?

Can Spain’s AVE Train Kill the Airplane?

When we think of air travel, what usually comes to mind is the cramped seats, bags of peanuts, and annoyance of checking luggage. But if Spain has its way, their brand new high speed train network may

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