SkyscraperPage Forum

SkyscraperPage Forum (
-   Transportation (
-   -   Interesting transportation things (

Busy Bee Apr 12, 2022 6:45 PM

Well ain't that something

Bonsai Tree Apr 13, 2022 4:30 AM

Long-distance/intercity buses suck. Nothing here to change my mind

202_Cyclist Apr 13, 2022 10:53 AM

If only we had high-speed rail to provide an alternative to some of the fights between certain city pairs (Los Angeles - Bay Area is one of the busiest air corridors) and provide connectivity to small and medium-sized cities.

mhays Apr 13, 2022 10:11 PM

I'd LOVE the ability to book a bus from the airport. The idea sounds like partially a marketing redo, but it also fills a transportation need at a reasonable price.

Intercity buses can be grimy, but that's not inherent. They're simply the only way you can get between most cities without a car or a plane ticket. Make them more popular and you immediately dilute the problem.

I took Greyhounds in a big US circle decades ago, then a Greyhound once maybe five years ago and a Bolt around the same time. No problems and both very quick.

M II A II R II K Apr 18, 2022 9:57 PM

Metrolink is First Passenger Rail Agency in the Nation Powered by Renewable Fuel



- Today, Metrolink publicly shared its switch to renewable fuel, making the agency the first in the nation to completely power all its locomotives by the cleaner burning alternative. --- “It’s a proud achievement to be the first rail agency in the nation to use renewable fuel to move people around southern California,” Metrolink Board Chair Ara Najarian said. “We are committed to continue working toward better air quality in our region and lessening our effect on climate change for the planet.” --- To meet its aggressive climate targets, Metrolink launched a pilot program of renewable fuel in its locomotives in early 2021.

- The renewable product is made of recycled natural fats and vegetable oils. It contains no petroleum fossil fuels and thus burns cleaner reducing harmful pollutants and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions of carbon dioxide by up to 80 percent. --- “This transition by Metrolink to using renewable fuel will help further reduce the air pollutants from our locomotives and improve the air quality for all the communities along our 538 miles of track,” said Metrolink Board Vice Chair Larry McCallon, who is also a member of the South Coast Air Quality Management District's Governing Board. “It is certainly the right thing that we needed to do for the health of our children and our quality of life.” Metrolink began powering 100 percent of all its locomotives with renewable fuel in February.


M II A II R II K Jul 9, 2022 4:16 PM

Switzerland Moves Ahead With Underground Autonomous Cargo Delivery



- Like so many concepts of this kind, six years ago it seemed like it was highly unlikely to ever happen. However, this past December, the Swiss parliament passed the necessary legal framework to enable underground freight transportation, meaning that the CST project can commence on August 1st. — The vehicles, which travel on wheels and have an electric drive with induction rails, operate in three-track tunnels with a constant speed of around 30 kilometers per hour. The goods are transported on pallets or in modified containers. Thanks to refrigeration-compatible transport vehicles, the transport of fresh and chilled goods is also possible. Attached to the roof of the tunnel is a rapid overhead track for smaller goods packages.


Video Link

Busy Bee Jul 9, 2022 10:55 PM

Of course.

All times are GMT. The time now is 4:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.