Browsing the "High Speed Rail" Tag

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Eight charts show how ‘aggressive’ railway expansion could cut emissions

Global transport emissions could peak in the 2030s if railways are “aggressively” expanded, says the International Energy Agency (IEA). Rail is among the most efficient and lowest emitting modes of transport, according to the IEA’s new report focusing on the opportunities it offers for energy and the environment. In particular, urban and high-speed rail hold […]

February 10th

Electric infrastructure – US could create green jobs and clean up the climate with EVs, electric high-speed rail

“This week the National Renewable Energy Lab issued a report on the factors that will affect the country’s electricity demand through 2050,” writes Dan Gearino. “Most of the major categories of electricity consumption are projected to have modest but steady growth. Then there is transportation, the ultimate wild card. The report shows that EVs would become 11 […]

July 13th

Sunday Train – rapid passenger rail moving ahead (finally!)

By Bruce McF As you are probably well aware, the US Government is gridlocked, which means that for years and years, nothing has been getting done. However, because of appropriations for “High Speed Rail” way back in 2009 and 2010, things are being done right now. “Bullet train” High Speed Passenger Rail services often grab the headlines […]

September 11th

Sunday Train – Let’s build the Steel Interstate!

By Bruce McF Sunday Train has long supported the Steel Interstate concept … but Sunday Train is “merely” an online activity composed of my online blogging in various forums and your discussion in various forums. However, since 2013, I have also been involved in the advocacy of the Steel Interstate concept in a more direct collaboration organized […]

August 15th

High speed rail coming to California?

By Bruce McF Hey, long time no see! The Sunday Train was on hiatus during the Chinese Fall Semester, as I had four sections to teach four hours a week with two new preps and one repeat prep, plus two weekend sections of an eight week intro to macro class for the  International MBA (all […]

February 21st

Is California screwing up its high-speed rail?

By BruceMcF The big news on the High Speed Rail front this week is the effort by the California Legislative Analyst to prevent the High Speed Rail project in California from breaking ground. This is in two of their recommendations: Fund Only Needed Administrative Tasks for Now. … only appropriate at this time the $7 million in […]

September 23rd

Express high-speed rail is sexy

By Bruce McF Indeed, high-speed rail is sexy enough that when Big Oil propagandizes against it, they have to paint it as too expensive or something that America is too incompetent to handle, since the idea of sitting in an actually comfortable rail seat, watching a movie on a laptop or snacking on a sandwich […]

June 10th

President Obama: It’s time we took the money we spent on wars and use it for nation-building here at home.

Infrastructure spending used to be a no-brainer, the easiest bills to get through Congress. So the fact that today’s Republicans aren’t even willing to spend money to fix bridges in their home districts speaks volumes for just how much the Party of NO has screwed things up in Washington. In Washington today, President Obama took […]

April 30th

GOP rejects rail, voters reject GOP

How are the GOP governors who rejected high-speed rail projects doing? Buyer’s remorse has set in spectacularly swiftly – from Wisconsin to Florida, their approval ratings have a trajectory like locomotive plunging off a trestle.
The bad news: Those states handed the GOP the car keys and said “YOU drive for the next four years”. Now they’re stuck with the results.

May 26th