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californiaCalifornia’s High Speed Rail Project Will Collapse Within Four Years

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There is a new report on the cost overruns on the California High-Speed rail project. Those no longer matter. The project will not get any meaningful money to complete any useful part. I predict this project will collapse within four …

asiaRail, Grid and Trade will strengthen connections as power balance shifts in Asia

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China, India and ASEAN all will have in the range of 5-8% per year GDP growth from now to 2030. This means they will nearly double or more than double their economies. India should surpass Japan’s GDP in terms of …

chinaWhats next for megaregion integration after Hong Kong Superbridge?

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China wants every part of the Pearl River Delta region commutable within about one hour. They have just opened the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world to connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai as part of this plan. China will …

chinaHong Kong to China high speed rail speed advantage tested

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South China Morning Post writers had a race of plane and buses versus the new high-speed rail from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. * MTR and the mainland’s intercity harmony train – 3 hours 41 minutes, cost: HK$141 (USD18) * airplane …

franceFrance building 5 new high speed rail lines for $15.6 billion

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France has approved 13.4 billion euros of investment into five new high-speed rail TGV lines. They will make the buildout over the next five years. This is an increase of 40% over the previous five-year high-speed rail budget. The …

chinaChina is spending millions on engineering and geological work for the 84 mile rail tunnel to Taiwan

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In 2017, Chinese Academy of Engineering completed a detailed design for an 84 mile long Tunnel to Taiwan. The Academy is the largest central governmental advisory body on infrastructural construction. Beijing included a cross-strait high-speed rail network in its then-new …

californiaCalifornia is lying now because they actually defined high-speed rail in 2008

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In 2008 an original bond measure approved the California High-Speed rail project. The measure was full of lies about costs. There was a strict guarantee that the California high-speed rail measure included in 2008. Maximum non-stop time for San Francisco-Los …

chinaHong Kong-China high speed rail line opens in less than 3 months

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In September, the Hong Kong to Guangzhou high-speed rail line will open and cut the travel time from 120 minutes to 48 minutes. The Express ticket will cost 260 hong kong dollars (US$33). The giant underground high-speed rail station in …

cityQuadrupling Wealth with a ten billion person Global City

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There were time and motion studies in the early 20th century which found that if a city could have double the population then productivity would increase and per person income would increase by 7%. Currently the world is about 56% …

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 …