Transit Dreams Become Reality

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/dubais-futuristic-hyperloop-system-moves-9303056
Transit Dreams Become Reality Remember when I first wrote about having a thing for trains?  I’ve certainly written my fair share of blog posts about them, but this time it’s different (I swear!).  When advancements in transit technology have a hand in potentially delivering something beyond the wildest dreams of the masses, it always seems anything is possible. I first heard of the Hyperloop a few months ago as it was proposed by rising tech giant, Elon Musk – part of the SpaceX program.  Since then, other companies like Hyperloop One have followed suit and begun work on their own system. What exactly is it?  That’s where this gets so much cooler than “just train stuff”… Ok, imagine an intricate system of tubes similar to highways, connecting cities throughout the world.…

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Future Trains Make Heads Spin

Future Trains Make Heads Spin The Next Generation of Amtrak Acela Trains Is Worth A Look As you may know already, trains are an important part of my life.  I grew up fascinated by them, rode them constantly and watched them at any chance I got.  Today, I continue that same passion for the rails and even with a bit more fervor than before.  Seriously, I’m nuts about the rails.  So when Vice President Joseph Biden recently revealed new federal financing for additional Amtrak Acela trains, I couldn’t have been happier.  And when I discovered Amtrak’s plans to do a complete overhaul of their high speed trains, I jumped for joy.  Train travel in America is really no laughing matter, as we are still behind…

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