high-speed rail projects

In Silicon Valley, Caltrain Upgrade Is Imperiled as Trump Withholds Funds

In Silicon Valley, Caltrain Upgrade Is Imperiled as Trump Withholds Funds

Construction was under way last month in Fresno, Calif., on the first leg of the high-speed rail line connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles. The high-speed rail project and Caltrain are
In Silicon Valley, Caltrain Upgrade Is Imperiled as Trump Withholds Funds

In Silicon Valley, Caltrain Upgrade Is Imperiled as Trump Withholds Funds

Construction was under way last month in Fresno, Calif., on the first leg of the high-speed rail line connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles. The high-speed rail project and Caltrain are
In Silicon Valley, Caltrain Upgrade Is Imperiled as Trump Withholds Funds

In Silicon Valley, Caltrain Upgrade Is Imperiled as Trump Withholds Funds

Construction was under way last month in Fresno, Calif., on the first leg of the high-speed rail line connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles. The high-speed rail project and Caltrain are
29 Minutes From New York to Washington? Elon Musk Teases a New Hyperloop

29 Minutes From New York to Washington? Elon Musk Teases a New Hyperloop

Sketches of Elon Musk’s first proposed Hyperloop passenger transport vehicle in 2013.
Hong Kong Rail Plan Raises Fears of Mainland China’s Influence

Hong Kong Rail Plan Raises Fears of Mainland China’s Influence

The construction site for a terminal serving a planned 85-mile express rail line connecting Hong Kong with the Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou.
Going Places: Why Even the Hyperloop Probably Wouldn’t Change Your Commute Time

Going Places: Why Even the Hyperloop Probably Wouldn’t Change Your Commute Time

Two Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link trains in Hong Kong. Wider use of fast trains like these, or the projected Hyperloop, could make it practical to live and work farther apart.
Hyperloop One Strikes Early-Stage Partnership With Colorado

Hyperloop One Strikes Early-Stage Partnership With Colorado

A Hyperloop One test site in Nevada. The company announced 10 finalists from a global contest for ideas about where the company may build its first routes.
Siemens and Alstom Form European Train Giant to Beat Chinese Competition

Siemens and Alstom Form European Train Giant to Beat Chinese Competition

Siemens Alstom would make systems and equipment for two of Europe’s high-speed rail lines, Germany’s ICE and France’s TGV, which can zip between cities at about 185 m.p.h.
Siemens and Alstom Form European Train Giant to Beat Chinese Competition

Siemens and Alstom Form European Train Giant to Beat Chinese Competition

Siemens Alstom would make systems and equipment for two of Europe’s high-speed rail lines, Germany’s ICE and France’s TGV, which can zip between cities at about 185 m.p.h.
Kobe Steel Problems May Be More Widespread, Raising Fears on High-Speed Rail

Kobe Steel Problems May Be More Widespread, Raising Fears on High-Speed Rail

A Shinkansen high-speed train operated by Central Japan Railway in Tokyo, in 2014. Some of its trains contain aluminum parts from Kobe Steel that did not meet industry standards.
A Train Called Anne Frank? German Railway Plan Prompts Outcry

A Train Called Anne Frank? German Railway Plan Prompts Outcry

Anne Frank in 1942. She was deported by train to a concentration camp two years later.
A Train Called Anne Frank? German Railway Plan Prompts Outcry

A Train Called Anne Frank? German Railway Plan Prompts Outcry

Anne Frank in 1942. She was deported by train to a concentration camp two years later.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: China’s Trojan Train Into Hong Kong

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: China’s Trojan Train Into Hong Kong

Construction on the West Kowloon railway terminus station in Hong Kong, slated to open in late 2018. Plans are underway to place an immigration and customs checkpoint inside that would be operated by

These Trains Outpace the U.S. on Speed and Safety

High-tech rail systems in countries like Japan and across Europe are reaching top speeds with strong safety records. But Chinese rail construction may be the thing to watch.

These Trains Outpace the U.S. on Speed and Safety

High-tech rail systems in countries like Japan and across Europe are reaching top speeds with strong safety records. But Chinese rail construction may be the thing to watch.
A Visit Behind the Lines: President Trump Heads to California

A Visit Behind the Lines: President Trump Heads to California

One of the border wall prototypes unveiled at a construction site in San Diego last October. President Trump will visit the area on Tuesday.
A Visit Behind the Lines: President Trump Heads to California

A Visit Behind the Lines: President Trump Heads to California

One of the border wall prototypes unveiled at a construction site in San Diego last October. President Trump will visit the area on Tuesday.
Amazon, Not Waiting for HQ2, Announces Projects in Boston and Vancouver

Amazon, Not Waiting for HQ2, Announces Projects in Boston and Vancouver

An architectural rendering of Amazon’s proposed building in Boston’s Seaport district. The structure would be home for an additional 2,000 technology workers, Amazon said.
Hong Kong Gives Mainland Police Sway in New Train Station

Hong Kong Gives Mainland Police Sway in New Train Station

Construction in March of the West Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong, which will greatly speed rail travel between the city and mainland China.
A $100 Billion Train: The Future of California or a Boondoggle?

A $100 Billion Train: The Future of California or a Boondoggle?

Proponents of the Los Angeles-to-San Francisco high-speed rail line hope that erecting part of the line now will make future governors less likely to abandon the project. A viaduct in Fresno, Calif.,