The T-Flight “flying train” concept from China is a mag-lev pod capable of traveling at up to four times the speed of sound.
Funding for the Peninsular Electrification Project for rail lines between San Francisco and San Jose has been included in the proposed budget agreed to by Congress this week. The project is expected to add 9,600 construction jobs for local residents.
Travel site GoEuro has ranked 20 nations according to their high speed rail systems. The US was ranked 19th, behind Turkey and Uzbekistan.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
The Miniature Museum in Hamburg, Germany features the largest electric train display in the world. Its 1200 cars travel more than 500 miles a day.
Scheduled to being operations in 2017, the new Miami-Orlando high speed rail project will carry passengers between Florida’s two most international cities.
The new Phase II South commuter rail line extension, once completed, will extend SunRail service from Orlando, down through Kissimmee, to Poinciana, FL.
Atlanta commuters will now be able to cet WiFi access while riding on the city’s MARTA transit system- it’s hoped the move will encourage more riders.
A new survey shows that over two thirds of Americans would consider using high speed rail instead of airlines to travel across the country.
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 […]
The latest concept car from Mercedes sub-brand, Smart, corners like it’s on rails – because it is! Meet the Smart ForRail light rail commuter!
A Japanese maglev train set a world speed record last week, travelling at 374 miles per hour during a demonstration run for the experimental train.
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 […]
While Elon Musk is too busy to invest any time ointo the Hyperloop, 100 scientists and engineers have come together to make the Hyperloop a reality.
Amtrak’s high speed Chicago to St. Louis line is getting $102 million in renovations, thanks to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s decision earlier this week.
News of a planned Texas bullet train between Dallas and Houston might surprise, but it’s a logical move for a large, populous state with a booming economy.