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Stories with subject: Train travel
  • new storyTiming, cost of high-speed rail project face legal scrutiny story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 6:06 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Current state plans for a $68 billion high-speed rail system would not get passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the time voters were promised when they approved the project, attorneys for a group of landowners opposing the system argued in court Thursday.

  • Plagued by delays, California high-speed rail back in court 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 1:46 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California voters embraced the idea of building the nation's first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car. Eight years after they approved funding for it, construction is years behind schedule and legal, financial and logistical delays plague the $68 billion project.

  • Officials consider New Orleans to Orlando rail service 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 6:42 am

    NEW ORLEANS - Amtrak and the Southern Rail Commission are conducting a tour along the Gulf Coast to consider the feasibility of bringing passenger rail back to the Gulf Coast, more than a decade after Hurricane Katrina damaged the tracks.

  • Cold snap hits east Asia, blamed for more than 65 deaths story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 8:44 am

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Unusually cold weather in eastern Asia has been blamed for more than 65 deaths, disrupted transportation and brought the first snow to a subtropical city in southern China in almost 50 years. Here is a look at the worst cold weather to hit the region in years:

  • Tolling, higher taxes among transportation funding ideas 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 3:22 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - New congestion tolling, higher sales and gas taxes, and increased licensing fees are among a list of ideas presented Friday on how to help fund Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed $100 billion overhaul of Connecticut's aging transportation infrastructure.