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Train Makers Rail Against China’s High-Speed Designs – WSJ.com

Today, Chinese rail companies that were once junior partners with the likes of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Siemens AG, Alstom SA and Bombardier Inc. are vying against them in the burgeoning global market for super-fast train systems. From the U.S. to Saudi Arabia to Brazil and in China itself, Chinese companies are selling trains that in most cases are faster than those offered by their foreign rivals. On a recent visit to China, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he is interested in Chinese help to build a planned high-speed line in his state.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704814204575507353221141616.html#ixzz15exE4XKo

 

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Filed under: International High Speed Rail, United States High Speed Rail

Midterms Threaten Nationwide Rail Plans – News Analysis – NYTimes.com

The Obama administration’s signature transportation initiative is almost always described as “high-speed rail.” But more than half of the $10.4 billion the administration has awarded for rail so far has not gone toward real bullet trains, but to build slower, conventional train lines that it hopes will form the foundation of a nationwide high-speed rail network.

Midterms Threaten Nationwide Rail Plans – News Analysis – NYTimes.com.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Politics, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, United States High Speed Rail

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