May 17, 2016

JR Tokai subsidiary to work on Texas bullet train project

Central Japan Railway Co. has announced that it will set up a fully owned subsidiary in Dallas this month to support a bullet train project in Texas. Koei Tsuge, president of the firm better known as JR Tokai, told a news conference Monday that ...

Hyperloop One test bodes well for transit's fast future

May 12, 2016

Hyperloop One test bodes well for transit's fast future

The possible future of transit zipped along a short track in the desert outside Las Vegas on Wednesday before sliding to a stop in a bed of sand, sending up a tan wave. Hyperloop One, a startup hoping to revolutionize transport systems, held its ...

Private cash is answer to U.S. bullet train plan

May 6, 2016

Private cash is answer to U.S. bullet train plan

It took years of lawsuits and political battles for California to finally break ground last year on America’s first bullet train, which aims to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by 2029. High-speed rail advocates had hoped the line, supported by more than $13 ...

Rome's subway: the eternal project

Apr 17, 2016

Rome's subway: the eternal project

In power for two years, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has initiated many reforms aimed at invigorating the anemic economy, including his flagship overhaul of the constitution, which was approved by parliament this past week. But the woes of a major infrastructure project right ...

Train crash in Germany kills at least nine, injures 150

Feb 9, 2016

Train crash in Germany kills at least nine, injures 150

Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and transported across a river for medical care, police said. ...

Dec 19, 2015

Papers on JR Hokkaido derailment to be sent to prosecutors

The prefectural police department of Hokkaido plans to shortly send papers on Hokkaido Railway Co. and some of its employees to public prosecutors over the 2013 derailment of a freight train that led to data falsification, it was learned Friday. Inspection data for the ...

California high-speed rail plan funding questioned

Oct 17, 2015

California high-speed rail plan funding questioned

Businesses that might bid to build a high-speed rail network across California are questioning whether there will be enough government funding to complete the complex and ambitious project. That picture emerged from documents the companies submitted to the state rail authority overseeing the project, ...