high-speed rail projects

The Answer Is Blowin’ in the Wind

The Answer Is Blowin’ in the Wind

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, center, and Edward Markey, right, presenting the Green New Deal.
Hong Kong Is Bound Tighter to China (by Bridge and Bullet Train)

Hong Kong Is Bound Tighter to China (by Bridge and Bullet Train)

On Sunday, Hong Kong gets a high-speed rail connection to Guangzhou and other cities in mainland China. Not everyone is thrilled.
Hong Kong Is Bound Tighter to China (by Bridge and Bullet Train)

Hong Kong Is Bound Tighter to China (by Bridge and Bullet Train)

On Sunday, Hong Kong gets a high-speed rail connection to Guangzhou and other cities in mainland China. Not everyone is thrilled.
Their Racing Pigeons Caught a Bullet Train. Then the Authorities Caught Up.

Their Racing Pigeons Caught a Bullet Train. Then the Authorities Caught Up.

A homing pigeon race in Zhengzhou, China, in 2012. The pigeons are raised in lofts, then taken hundreds of miles away and released. The first pigeon to fly back to the loft wins.
Their Racing Pigeons Caught a Bullet Train. Then the Authorities Caught Up.

Their Racing Pigeons Caught a Bullet Train. Then the Authorities Caught Up.

A homing pigeon race in Zhengzhou, China, in 2012. The pigeons are raised in lofts, then taken hundreds of miles away and released. The first pigeon to fly back to the loft wins.
Their Racing Pigeons Caught a Bullet Train. Then the Authorities Caught Up.

Their Racing Pigeons Caught a Bullet Train. Then the Authorities Caught Up.

A homing pigeon race in Zhengzhou, China, in 2012. The pigeons are raised in lofts, then taken hundreds of miles away and released. The first pigeon to fly back to the loft wins.
Their Racing Pigeons Caught a Bullet Train. Then the Authorities Caught Up.

Their Racing Pigeons Caught a Bullet Train. Then the Authorities Caught Up.

A homing pigeon race in Zhengzhou, China, in 2012. The pigeons are raised in lofts, then taken hundreds of miles away and released. The first pigeon to fly back to the loft wins.
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.,
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.,
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.
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.
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.

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.
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
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.
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.
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.