7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Making high-speed trains work in the U.S.

(Source: Wall Street Journal, January 31, 2014)

NEW YORK -- High-speed trains have always been a tough sell in the U.S. The technology is as old as Sputnik, but Congress and the states chose to keep the focus on interstate highways in the late 20th century. American critics still complain that bullet trains are too expensive, too underutilized and potentially unsafe.

Full story: Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

U.S. poised to approve shipping LNG by rail for export with no new safety rules
North Dakota lawmakers seek Chao’s help to fight Washington state’s crude-by-rail law
TCRC rail traffic controllers ratify new CN agreement
Metra train that caught fire was due for repairs
Man shocked by 3,000 volts after falling asleep in CSX train electrical compartment
Federal grant awarded to plan for Amtrak stop at Providence airport
Virgin Trains in Central Florida will leave highway traffic in the dust
African American Heritage Group honors men and women who worked for the railroad
Building the Transcontinental Railroad, the moonshot of the 19th Century
RRB issues statements of service (Form BA-6)
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines