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Autonomous Trains Deployed In Russia

Originally published on Bikocity. A Rostec company, the V. Tikhomirov Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design, recently deployed its newest software for autonomously controlling trains on Russian lines. The “driver-less train control” software will deploy first in Circle Line, Moscow Metro. The fully autonomous trains will be responsible for everything but opening and closing the […]

March 5th

“Mall of the World” — Inside Dubai’s Domed City

Though maybe not the world’s first bio-dome, if all goes as planned in Dubai, in 2020, the “Mall of the World” will be the world’s first domed city. According to a Tech Insider article, Dubai Holding plans on construction of an entire city within a dome — climate controlled housing of hundreds of buildings, thousands […]

February 22nd

Brooklyn–Queens Connection: The Future of NYC Transit

In a $2.2 billion proposal, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio looks to begin installation of a 16 mile streetcar line connecting Brooklyn and Queens via the East River. The idea is to facilitate transportation for some of New York’s growing, yet still transit-deficient, areas. Imagine a trolley system lining the East River and delivering a long-awaited public transit […]

February 6th

Public Transportation Decreases In 2015

The number of US public transit riders took a dip at the beginning of 2015 according to the American Public Transportation Association. Approximately 5.3 billion trips were taken on public transportation during the first 6 months of last year — a decrease of roughly 50 million as opposed to 2014. Certain public transit systems actually recorded […]

February 4th

Miami Beach Committed to Light Rail Project

After what seemed like decades of chatter debating the pros (many) and cons (none) of improving mass transit on Miami Beach, it appears that the city is finally moving forward with a proposed light rail/wireless streetcar system. Once built, the light rail transit system would provide transportation up and down South Beach and, more importantly, […]

December 28th

Florida Train Between Miami & Orlando Gets Critical Funding

Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Cynthia Shahan An Orlando-to-Miami train, the potential passenger rail connector between Central Florida and South Florida, has just passed another crucial milestone. It has received approval for $1.75 billion in state funding. The train will run from Orlando and only have stops in West Palm and Miami. Although it is not a “high-speed train,” at 125 […]

August 10th

UK’s Battery Electric Train Completes First Test

Originally posted on EV Obsession Hybrid trains are nothing new in the world of locomotives, with large diesel generators motivating powerful electric motors the move hundreds of tons of cargo. Even electric trains with third rails have been around for awhile. But the British have been testing an electric locomotive that uses 95,000 individual batteries […]

February 13th