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high speed railTexas High Speed Rail Project will have Bechtel for project management

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Texas Central, developers of the high-speed train between North Texas and Houston, announced an agreement today with Bechtel to work together on project management services. Bechtel has completed more than 300 major train and subway projects, including the Channel Tunnel …

chinaAutomated high speed rail lines will start in China in 2019

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CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. has announced that an automated high-speed railway line linking Beijing and Zhangjiakou will be tested in 2019. The 174-kilometer intercity railway is a high-speed rail line, with a designed speed of up to 350 km/h. …

californiaCalifornia high-speed rail more than double the cost and ten years late if funded

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California rail authority announced that the cost of connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco would be $77.3 billion and could rise as high as $98.1 billion. This is $13 billion higher than estimates from two years ago and doubles the …

californiaCalifornia high speed rail is doomed and ultimately will cost $19.5 billion to repay in bonds including interest

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The cost of the 119 mile Central Valley section has now officially gone up to $10.6 billion. California does not have budgeted money to finish. California has to find extra money for that section. California High Speed Rail Authority will …

chinaThailand high speed rail construction starts

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The construction of the first section of the Thailand-China railway line officially began on Thursday with a ground-breaking ceremony in the northeastern Thai province of Nakhon Ratchasima. The 253-km first phase of the railway links Bangkok with Nakhon Ratchasima province. …

chinaChina details plans through 2050 – health, AI, sharing economy and more

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China has laid out a for a comprehensive national renaissance by 2050. Xi’s report includes 12 sections, each breaking into numerous parts covering issues including housing, health, science, defense, artificial intelligence and the sharing economy. 1. The Xi plan projects …

californiaCalifornia high speed rail needs a $8-16 billion 13.5 mile tunnel

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Under the current California high speed rail plan, they wants to begin the 240-mile starter system in San Jose and end in an almond orchard south of Wasco. The state estimates the system would begin operating in 2025 and carry …

californiaWithout billions more, California will never have any complete and operating High Speed rail

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The Central Valley portion of California’s high speed rail project now has internal projected costs of $8 billion, based on a quarterly report — known as the funding contribution plan — that was issued in June but not made public …

californiaCalifornia might spend nearly $10 billion for 119 miles of remote high speed rail

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In March, 2017, construction has been underway for the last couple of years for the California High speed rail. They are working on more than 119 miles of the system from Silicon Valley to the Central Valley, with expected passenger …

asiaFuture Hyperloop and High Speed rail networks

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When finished sometime in the first half of the 2020s, tens of billions of dollars would have been spent and passengers will be able to travel between Kunming and Singapore in just 10 hours. A more ambitious, although still prospective, …