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Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail - YouTube
"China has the world’s fastest and largest high-speed rail network — more than 19,000 miles, the vast majority of which was built in the past decade.

Japan’s bullet trains can reach nearly 200 miles per hour and date to the 1960s. They have moved more than 9 billion people without a single passenger causality. casualty

France began service of the high-speed TGV train in 1981 and the rest of Europe quickly followed.

But the U.S. has no true high-speed trains, aside from sections of Amtrak’s Acela line in the Northeast Corridor. The Acela can reach 150 mph for only 34 miles of its 457-mile span. Its average speed between New York and Boston is about 65 mph.

California’s high-speed rail system is under construction, but whether it will ever get completed as intended is uncertain.

Watch the video to see why the U.S. continues to fail with high-speed trains, and some companies that are trying to fix that."
rails  trains  us  history  transportation  highspeedrail  2019  cars  lobbying  aviation  politics  policy  airlines  ideology  infrastructure  highspeed  rail 
may 2019 by robertogreco
Pallet © Tomáš Moravec, 2008 on Vimeo
"Pallet
Standartized europallet,
modified to ride in the tram tracks.
Realized in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Part of Implements project.
©2008

The space between the tram tracks in Bratislava is 435 mm narrower than
the gauge of tracks in Prague or Pilsen (1435 mm). The wooden europallet,
a basic feature of any warehouse or storage hall, with its standartized
1200x800 mm dimensions, when modified can only run on the tracks
in Bratislava.

A new transport vehicle brings change into the spatial perspective of a passenger
in motion and generally changes the life of the city, through which the pallet can run,
guided by a map of the city lines.
/ text by Martin Mazanec /"
tomášmoravec  2008  pallets  bratislava  rails  trams  europallets  slovakia  via:ablerism 
april 2015 by robertogreco

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