public transportation Archive

elon muskBoring Company 3 mile long 150mph hyperloop subway to Dodger stadium could be carrying paying passengers at the end of 2019

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The Boring Company is proposing to build Dugout Loop, a zero-emissions, high-speed, underground public transportation system from the Los Feliz, East Hollywood, or Rampart Village neighborhoods (“western terminus”) to Dodger Stadium in the City of Los Angeles. The Dugout Loop …

cityEstonia first country with free public transportation

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Trams, buses and trains for free for registered Estonia resident’s. Each city makes a profit of €1,000 from the citizen’s income tax every year. People need a €2 green card and carry their ID on public transport. Free public transport …

high speed railTexas High Speed Rail Project will have Bechtel for project management

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Texas Central, developers of the high-speed train between North Texas and Houston, announced an agreement today with Bechtel to work together on project management services. Bechtel has completed more than 300 major train and subway projects, including the Channel Tunnel …

indiaRailroad infrastructure boosted farm income India in the early 20th century by 16%

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How large are the benefits of transportation infrastructure projects, and what explains these benefits? Before 1870, India barely had railroads. It didn’t have many canals either, and only a small percentage of the population lived along the three main rivers. …

future. mars$10 billion for SpaceX global internet satellite network and SpaceX BFR will have ten flights per day

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SpaceX will make a massive network of literally thousands of low earth orbit satellites to provide high-bandwidth, low-cost internet connection to every square foot of planet earth. (This is at 9:38 to 10:37 in the TED talk video) Gwynne Shotwell: …

elon muskSpaceX Hyperloop will try to accelerate to 384 mph and brake on 1200 meter test track

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Elon Musk tweeted that the SpaceX/Tesla hyperloop will try to reach half the speed of sound and brake within the 1200 meter test track. The pod has already reached over 220 mph (355 kph) and will try to reach 384 …

hyperloopCost efficient ET3 Vacuum tube trains will be better than Hyperloop, cars, trains and planes

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Closing the infrastructure gap before the year 2050 by strengthening existing infrastructure with ET3 is entirely feasible and it can be achieved in three coordinated phases: 1) bringing ET3 to maturity, including full-scale commercial deployment (2-5 years); 2) expanding ET3 …

futureWaymo will soon increase self-driving by a thousand times while Uber failed when they cut corners on safety

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Google’s Waymo should have 20,000 self-driving cars giving rides by 2023. Those self-driving cars could be driving a billion miles every year. Currently Waymo passed 5 million self-driving miles in February, 2018. For Deep learning artificial intelligence, the key to …

boringcoNew video animation of Elon Musk Boring loop transportation

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Elon Musk says the Boring Co urban loop system would have 1000’s of small stations the size of a single parking space that take you very close to your destination and blend seamlessly into the fabric of a city, rather …

californiaCalifornia high-speed rail more than double the cost and ten years late if funded

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California rail authority announced that the cost of connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco would be $77.3 billion and could rise as high as $98.1 billion. This is $13 billion higher than estimates from two years ago and doubles the …