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Ontario Moves Forward With High-Speed Rail

December 9, 2014 -

Ontario is taking the next step to build a high-speed rail line that will connect Windsor, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Toronto, which will improve travel options, reduce travel time, and create jobs by getting people moving. The start of an environmental assessment (EA) marks the next phase of...

Categories: Ontario

California Brings High-Speed Rail to North America

April 4, 2012 -

High-speed rail (HSR) lines exist in 14 countries globally. Canada is not one of them, but the United States may soon be. A new plan for HSR in California is being touted as one of the best. The State is planning an 800-mile HSR line—though the project’s budget and design is now being reassessed...

Categories: International, News

Networking

October 1, 2011 -

In the space of 90 minutes, Gordon Chong said a lot of things that can’t be printed. These sessions are always in camera and, as such, participants have the opportunity to speak off the record. One thing he would say openly: “Sometimes it’s good to have things stirred up.” Chong was arguably...

Categories: Features, Roundtables

Enviro-Train

August 10, 2011 -

Belgian rail operator Infrabel and renewable energy developer Enfinity have joined forces to create a solar powered high speed rail tunnel. The three-kilometre high-speed rail tunnel from Paris to Amsterdam—which was originally built to avoid felling protected trees along the corridor—is now...

Categories: International, News

VIDEO: Connecting Cities with Rural Areas

March 18, 2011 -

The Regional Plan Association recently produced this video arguing for high-speed rail in the U.S. Northeast. It's a good lead-in to this fall's Meeting of the Minds, the theme of which is innovative approaches that help to accelerate the transition toward post-carbon metropolitan regions.

Categories: International, News

Time to Take a Fast Train?

January 3, 2011 -

Whether it’s for business or pleasure, people who frequently travel between Calgary and Edmonton can either fly or drive. These days, they’re finding that neither option is expedient—it takes a minimum of five to six hours to drive roundtrip, and flying no longer saves time or money. With a large...

Categories: Features

Canadian Pension Plans Eye British Assets

August 5, 2010 -

The British government announced in June that it would sell its high-speed rail line that runs between London with the Channel Tunnel. Media reports speculate that both the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Borealis Infrastructure, a unit of Canadian pension plan Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement...

Categories: International, News

Banking on Green Infrastructure

March 22, 2010 -

The Brits have just proposed a state-run “green investment bank” targeting funding for green initiatives as part of a pre-election budget: £1 billion of public sector money hopefully supplemented by a further £1 billion from the private sector to create 400,000 new jobs in the next five years on...

Categories: ReNew Canada Blog

Building a Canadian Autobahn?

October 29, 2009 -

There’s been a lot of focus in recent years on how to create both a high-speed rail network and a green energy corridor across Canada—but few have been arguing that what Canada really needs is another massive highway. Wendell Cox, visiting professor at Paris’ Conservatoire National des Arts...

Categories: National, News

New High-Speed Rail Study

February 25, 2009 -

The Governments of Québec, Ontario and Canada have awarded a contract to the EcoTrain Consortium to update the feasibility studies for high-speed rail (HSR) in the Quebec City-Windsor corridor. The $3-million study will be funded equally by each government. The consortium (Dessau, MMM Group, KPMG...

Categories: News, Ontario, Quebec

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