That electric trains have been traveling American for more than 100 years was news to me, but at the Interurban Railway Museum in Plano, Texas that's just part of the story.
I would love to live in a country with an interconnected network of high-speed rail, which would modernize our infrastructure and get me to L.A. in three hours. However, now is not the time for this project.
Rail journeys expose you to sights and experiences other forms of travel simply can't.
Almost two centuries after the invention of the railway, the basic concept of steel wheels running on steel tracks reached its ultimate expression with the emergence of Japan's Shinkansen.
Although the repetitive pattern of these questions from all sources in this exact order is nothing short of uncanny, one can find some universal logic in the questions and their order.
We can evaluate factors affecting the answer to this question by using Recorded Future to analyze open source information about the Chinese economy, specifically infrastructure projects.
Without having to worry about things like commuter service and freight hauling, railway revivalists can find and explore pockets of natural beauty.
Nothing ever really changes but the clothes. While in the Illinois state legislature, Abraham Lincoln was adamant about the importance of investing in infrastructure.
A new report released today shows why leaving high-speed rail chiefly to the private sector is a dangerous pipe dream.
The building of a high-speed rail from New York to Chicago would put thousands upon thousands to work and be a major boon to its economy and much in between, not to speak of alleviating traffic congestion and air pollution.
Two investigations show the governor has wasted excess tax dollars on high-priced consultants to replace cheaper engineers that were lost to budget cuts and has proposed to spend billions on highway boondoggles that make no sense for Wisconsin.
Since 1970, taxpayers have spent some $500 billion subsidizing transit, including building rail transit lines in more than 20 urban areas. Yet the number of transit trips taken by the average urban resident has remained virtually unchanged.
Everyone is free to take whatever route they want to get to the finish line. The variations of train routes in Europe are likely to be dramatic between all of us.
Sixteen hours of traveling, endless delays, torrential rains -- to most travelers, this sounds like the Trip from Hell. For me, it was a trip I'll never forget, and it will always be the best Friday the 13th of my life.
It is hard to shake off bad habits and the U.S. has a number of them. The addiction to remaining in a permanent state of war is one of the largest and most problematic.
In May of 2000, I met my mother-in-law, Peggy, for the first time--days before my wedding to her son...