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Joe Romm of Think Progress reports A New Wind Turbine Generates Back The Energy It Takes To Build It In Just 6 Months, based on a study just published by The European Photovoltaic Industry ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Jun 28, 2014 at 08:14 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
At the beginning of last month, Paul Druce of "Reason & Rail" discussed the possible impact of the pending upgrade of the Amtrak Acela route in Acela II is the path towards Amtrak operational self-...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 70 comments on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 06:05 PM PST with 62 Recommends
The Southeast HSR corridor can be divided between the "real" SEHSR corridor, where there is actual, ongoing work on improving the speed and, even more critically, the capacity of the corridor in ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 87 comments on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 06:00 PM PST with 65 Recommends
I'm flat out, finishing one and working on another of my two biggest projects for the end of the year ~ the one that I'm finishing has a drop dead deadline of Monday, but I'm hoping to finish it and ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 41 comments on Sun Dec 15, 2013 at 06:36 PM PST with 31 Recommends
Last Sunday Morning, the 5:45am from Poughkeepsie was running through the Bronx with 100-150 passengers aboard, when it sped through a 30mph speed limit curve at 82mph , derailed, over-turning four ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 63 comments on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 06:00 PM PST with 75 Recommends
In covering the upcoming vote on the planned North Metro Rail line in Denver, the Denver Post writes : People and circumstances over the years have tried to change the gritty image of Commerce City. ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 06:00 PM PST with 48 Recommends
The Salt Lake Tribune adopts the familiar mode-warrior framing in comparing rail and upgraded buses, typically called "BRT" for "Bus Rapid Transit": The Utah Transit Authority figures the many new ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 37 comments on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 06:00 PM PST with 56 Recommends
I've posed a question in the title of this week's Sunday Train that I have no intention of answering myself. The first thing you may have noted is that the title presumes a "Great 2017 Policy Unlock"
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 106 comments on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 06:00 PM PST with 70 Recommends
The Midwest HSR Association has long been a Chicago-Centric organization, which is fitting because for many of the urban areas in the nine states that are members of the "Midwest Regional Rail ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 49 comments on Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 06:00 PM PST with 49 Recommends
The Steel Interstate is a proposal to pursue dramatic gains in the energy efficiency of long haul freight transport in the United States, resulting in: Substantial reductions in Petroleum Imports; ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 45 Recommends
This is a repeat of a Sunday Train that originally ran on 24 January 2010 Note that the statement is abbreviated for the title. The full statement is, a common carrier like a train, bus, or plane ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
About a week ago, the following story caught my eye: For the first time on record, bicycles have outsold cars in Spain.   Higher taxes on fuel and on new cars have prompted cash-strapped Spaniards ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 06:08 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Sacramento Kings fans rejoice! The California State Legislature has passed and Governor Brown has signed a ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Oct 06, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
cross-posted from Voices on the Square Last week, I considered the concept of Pedal to ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
cross-posted from Voices on the Square The Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association , on 28 June 2013,
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 191 comments on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 99 Recommends
crossposted from Voices on the Square I saw on the twitter feeds of some transit/transport bloggers (twitter list) some interesting ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 67 comments on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 62 Recommends
Cross-posted from its origin station at Voices on the Square On Monday, entrepreneur Elon Musk launched on attack on the California HSR system in the guise of a pie in the sky alternative that he ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 390 comments on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 97 Recommends
Cross-posted from Voices on the Square A transit rail corridor plan has been taken off the shelf, dusted off, and tossed into the NYC Mayoral Race, and according to Alon Levy, the circumstances are ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
At the time that I start writing, the death toll from the train wreck that took place in Santiago de Compostela in Spain has risen to 79 . According to an account shortly after ...
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 70 comments on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 119 Recommends
crossposted from Voices on the Square In the online support for the April, 2013 Scientific American article on Energy Return on Investment (EROI), Scientific American online interviewed Charles Hall,
by BruceMcF
Comment Count 49 comments on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 78 Recommends