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High Speed Trains

Is High Speed Rail On Its Way To America?

Posted 01.23.2013 | Green

From EarthTechling's Nino Marchetti: High speed rail development here in the United States, particularly California, continues to limp along. Even ...

Amtrak Train Set To Hit 110 Mph In High-Speed Test Run

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 12.19.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — For the first time on a key Midwestern route between Chicago and St. Louis, an Amtrak passenger train topped 110 mph Friday, ripp...

Amtrak Testing Trains At 165 Mph This Week

AP | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel

TRENTON, N.J. -- Amtrak is going to break the speed limit in the Northeast Corridor. The rail service announced Monday it will operate test trains ov...

At Home With Kenneth Grange

Trisha Andres | Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts
Trisha Andres

It's March and industrial designer Kenneth Grange seems to be in a buoyant mood as he opens the teak door to his home in Hampstead in north Lond...

Guten Tag, Mitt! Greetings From a European Welfare State

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.13.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

I wish we had this cool stuff in my country. But we don't. Instead, our government spends money on crippled people and old people and people with mental problems, and fixing old bridges and building highways and hospitals and things like this. We are not so cool as you.

Watch: China Train Crash Affects Entire Nation

Posted 09.24.2011 | World

The death toll from a high-speed train crash in China has risen to at least 39, including two Americans. The crash has dented confidence in China's...

WATCH: High-Speed Marriage Proposal

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel

How to propose to your girlfriend 101: Dress up like a giant panda, sneak up behind her on a train, sketch her out completely and drop down on one kne...

WATCH: How 'Mad Men' Would Sell High-Speed Rail

The Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Reprising their characters from the hit series, "Mad Men," actors Vincent Kartheiser and Rich Sommer have teamed up with U.S. PIRG and Funny Or Die to...

Amtrak To Spend $117 Billion On High-Speed Rail

AP | PATRICK WALTERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

PHILADELPHIA — Amtrak on Tuesday unveiled a $117 billion, 30-year vision for a high-speed rail line on the East Coast that would drastically red...

Are High-Speed Trains Finally Coming To The U.S.? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The federal funding served as a down payment to develop the groundwork for 13 new high-speed rail corridors in the United States, including an Orlando...

Survey: High Speed Rail Is Good For Love! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

High speed rail isn't just an efficient, low-carbon way to get from point A to point B -- it might just help your love life too! A new survey from Tai...

Gautrain: Africa's First High-Speed Train

GlobalPost | Erin Conway-Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Forget taxis that get stuck in Johannesburg's dreaded traffic jams. Forget minivans that pack in passengers like sardines....

White House Plans $8 Billion For High Speed Trains

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is pitching his $8 billion high-speed rail program to Americans as a jobs generator that will revitalize the...