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 ...