On a dusty, rock-strewn expanse at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to build a bullet train that would rocket tourists from the middle of nowhere to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas.
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- On a dusty, rock-strewn expanse at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to build a bullet train that would rocket tourists from the middle of nowhere to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas....
LOS ANGELES — Virgin Galactic will roll out a new version of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket Friday as it prepares to return to flight testing for the first time since a 2014 accident destroyed the original, killed one of its pilots and set back the nascent industry.
The space line founded by Sir Richard Branson will unveil the craft at California’s Mojave Air & Space Port, where it was assembled.
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid spent much of a heated Monday speech on the Senate floor lighting into "Trumpet" Mitch McConnell and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
After calling the Republican "capitulation" to Trump complete, he chastised McConnell, the Senate majority leader, for leading a supposedly "pro-Trump propaganda tour" the week before.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his opposition Wednesday to trade promotion legislation, tossing a wrench into White House efforts to build congressional support for massive free-trade deals with Asia and Europe. "I'm against 'fast track,'" Reid bluntly told reporters a day after President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass such a tool to help open new markets for American products.
It has just been a few weeks since Japan lost in a bidding war against China to build the first bullet train in Indonesia. Therefore, the Japanese government is now adamant in taking necessary precautions in ensuring that such history shall not be repeated once more.
As of today, Japan is the first and only country to have offered to finance the upcoming construction of India’s first ever bullet train.
NEW DELHI: Japan has offered to finance India's first bullet train, estimated to cost $15 billion, at an interest rate of less than 1 percent, officials said, stealing a march on China, which is bidding for other projects on the world's fourth-largest network. Tokyo was picked to assess the feasibility of building the 505-kilometre corridor linking Mumbai with Ahmedabad, the commercial capital of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state, and concluded it would be technically and financially viable.
NEW DELHI: Spain is likely to undertake a feasibility study for running bullet train on the high-demand Mumbai-Howrah route. Spain has shown keenness for carrying out a feasibility study of the proposed 1968 km-long Mumbai-Howrah high-speed route, part of the Diamond Quadrilateral project, and a decision to hand over the task to it is likely to be taken shortly, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
NEW DELHI: Delhi to Mumbai or Kolkata may just be an overnight journey with railways taking the first concrete step to bring about change in the way trains are run-from being driven by locomotives now, to train sets in the near future. The introduction of train sets will allow for quicker acceleration and deceleration cutting travel time significantly.
China is already home to the world’s longest high-speed rail line and some of its fastest bullet trains, and the government is pouring billions of yuan into building new capacity. In fact, China plans to add more than 3,100 miles of high-speed rail track by 2015, bringing the total length of the system to about 9,000 miles. Meanwhile, China’s airlines are also growing rapidly, with nearly 100 new airports planned by 2020.