high-speed high-speed

Definition(s):

  • (adj) operating at high speed

Usage(s):

  1. Many high-speed train initiatives have been derailed due to their exorbitant cost recent rail construction in Spain averaged some $22 million per mile.
  2. Florida and California lead the chase for $13 billion in high-speed-rail funding.
  3. This burgeoning of national high-speed networks is allowing trains to challenge airlines on shorter trips even before deregulation comes into force.

News

  1. I-70 high-speed rail ridership projections fall short of expectations

    For the Colorado Department of Transportation and other stakeholders involved in the study of a high-speed rail that would connect Denver with the mountain resort communities, one thing is becoming clear. Initial projections of potential demand for a train system were off, and off by millions.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Summit Daily News

  2. Fitchburg home invasion leads to high-speed chase down Route 2; one person in custody

    An armed home invasion in Fitchburg Tuesday night erupted into a high-speed chase early this morning as State Police attempted to stop two cars allegedly seen fleeing the scene of the crime, State Police said. Police stopped a white Lexus in Acton after chasing it along Route 2 eastbound, but a white Dodge van eluded authorities after leading troopers to Lawrence, State Police spokesman Dave ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. High-Speed Chase Ends In Interstate Wreck, Arrest

    A high-speed chase that started after a carjacking and shooting in Dallas ended in a crash on a Central Texas interstate.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KWTX-TV Waco

Quotes

  1. Obama said in a statement that "few technological developments hold as much potential to enhance America's economic competitiveness, create jobs, and improve the quality of our lives as wireless high-speed access to the Internet."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "A police officer's attempt to terminate a dangerous high-speed car chase that threatens the lives of innocent bystanders does not violate the Fourth Amendment, even when it places the fleeing motorist at risk of serious injury or death," Scalia...
    on Apr 30, 2007 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Forbes

  3. Mr Leese, who is chairman of the high-speed campaign, warned: "We cannot continue to grow the UK's economy and compete on a global stage without a high-speed rail network in the UK. There are 3,480 miles of high speed railway lines in mainland...
    on Sep 9, 2009 By: Sir Richard Leese Source: BBC News

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