vulturesawaiting asked: so, how would this be made...with what money? Would it bring income? also, what has to be destroyed to make way for it?

The system would be funded by the government and the private company. Both would have joint authority over how the system would be run. The details are pending  because the country has never seen anything like this before. The initial investment would be extreme, but the hope is to follow the model of Japan, Spain, and Europe in that one day it will provide self sustaining revenue for jobs and the economy. The plan as of now is to build it on exiting train lines or to go right in the median of the highway system. This would allow minimal existing structures would have to be destroyed, but stations would have to be built along the lines. 

lunsfor7 asked: This blog is sweet! Personally, I feel like we are long overdue for an overhaul of out mass transit system. Will this high speed rail be privatized at all, or will it be overseen by Amtrack or some other government entity?

Because of the large scale infrastructure overhaul, the process would have to be overseen by the government, but the company itself could eventually be privatized. It all depends on investment. 

fandlan asked: Hey! I've been searching for an informative, Michigan based HSR support blog for a long time. Keep up the great work. :)

Thanks for the support. Feel free to submit. <3

Discovery Channel - It’s Time Has Come, High Speed Rail

cocktailglasses:

Discovery Channel - It’s Time Has Come, High Speed Rail
This explains high speed rail and maglev (magnetic Levitation) in layman’s terms. Learn how high speed trains in Europe are solving long-entrenched problems of gridlock and overburdened highways. Take Action and Get it immediately! …

Anonymous asked: How would hsr impact travel between chicago and detroit?

it could potentially cut travel time in half!

Anonymous asked: What are your main concerns about Michigan's grant money for making the existing rail lines faster?

The problems lie in that 1.) Michigan legislation still gives rail rights to freight over passenger trips. 2.) The money could go towards a new set up system that wouldn’t cap the speeds at 120 miles per hour. INVEST IN INFRASTRUCTURE. and 3.) The problem is that it agrees to re-do certain portions of the track and not necessarily all of it. There will still be delays from freight, backups, and portions of track not invested in. Small town stops will still exist as well not creating direct lines. 

theatlanticsky:

Business class cabin on the Beijing - Shanghai train. The rolling stock, CRH3BL, is based on the German ICE3 via a license and technology transfer package offered by Siemens.

theatlanticsky:

Business class cabin on the Beijing - Shanghai train. The rolling stock, CRH3BL, is based on the German ICE3 via a license and technology transfer package offered by Siemens.


AVE (Spains high speed rail)

AVE (Spains high speed rail)

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Japan 's proposed mag-rail train speeds will make your jaw drop.