Category Archives: SubSystems

Senate Saves a Sliver For High-Speed Rail

President Obama had sought $8 billion for high-speed rail in 2012. The House-passed budget had exactly zero. The Senate bill approved by the Transportation subcommittee Tuesday followed suit. But the full Appropriations Committee yesterday put $100... ...

Vegas high-speed rail: a gamble or good thing?

On a dusty, rock-strewn expanse at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to build a bullet train that would rocket tourists from the middle of nowhere to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas. Privately... ...

High-Speed Rail Project Linked to Sen. Reid on Verge of Landing $4.9B Fed Loan

DesertXpress, a privately held company with links to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), is spearheading a high-speed rail project aimed at connecting tourists from Southern California to Las Vegas and says it needs a $4.9 billion federal loan to... ...

Last stop: Sydney’s monorail to be scrapped

Sydney’s monorail is heading for the scrap heap. The New South Wales Government has announced that it has bought Metro Transport Sydney (MTS), the company that owns the monorail and light rail, in a $19.8 million deal. It is part of the plan to... ...

All Aboard Florida plan announced

Florida East Coast Industries Inc has announced that it is to produce an ‘investment grade’ ridership study for a $1bn privately owned, operated and maintained ointer-city passenger service carrying business travellers and tourists between... ...

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