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Texas Bullet Train Connects To Regular Amtrak Routes To Reach More

June 7th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

The state of the railroad system in the US is a mixed bag. The cargo and freight segment is competitive for a number of routes and purposes, but has basically just chugged along with incremental improvements. The rail passenger industry in the U.S. is easily 70 years behind Europe and on par with developing countries. Amtrak knows it. Everyone knows it. Bullet train projects have abounded since the 1970s and are still tantalizing us, but are hard to get rolling. Nonetheless, there may be progress


Current SF-to-LA High-Speed Rail Cost Estimate = $77 Billion

April 8th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Electric skateboards, bikes, mopeds, motorcycles, cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, and trains — no matter where we look, all aspects of mobility have been touched or will be touched soon enough by electric powertrains. Ironically, trains were early to electrify, but we're still behind the times in the


Donald Trump Keeps Rolling Backwards: Cuts US Commitment To Transit That’s Already Underfunded

March 21st, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The US government’s commitment to urban transit is instrumental for smart growth as well as socioeconomic stability. Travel by metro, train, Amtrak, and other options that work to make us a multimodal society improve quality of life and health of >100 million people. These are also the means by which many people arrive at work, at home, at the daycare to pick up a child, or elsewhere


EV & Bike News

July 29th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

Here are some more top EV & bike stories for your reading pleasure (as always, don’t skip reading our gems [&hellip


Transportation in 2010

January 10th, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan

Transportation is one of the biggest parts of our lives, whether we think about it or not. How will 2010 [&hellip



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