30 Aug '14, 6pm

The future of American rail is coming soon, and it's going to be fast! #energyefficiency

The future of American rail is coming soon, and it's going to be fast! #energyefficiency

In a recent post , we discussed exciting new developments in EV technology, of which there are seemingly more every week. High speed rail is another transportation sector being developed in cities across the country. Although building rail infrastructure — particularly of the high speed variety — can be time intensive, establishing high-speed train routes in the U.S. could increase the energy efficiency of the transportation sector, much like electric vehicles. Having more established rail systems in the U.S. could offer environmental, economic and transit benefits to cities large and small. In fact, studies have found that high-speed trains in the Midwest would be three times as efficient as cars and six times as efficient as planes. With the potential for greater efficiency in mind, let’s take a look at what’s happening in the rail world. Speeding Towards Innovation For ...

Full article: http://ase.org/blog/coming-soon-future-american-rail

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