Category Archives: Light Rail News

Solar Panels on Trains May be in Our Future

Solar technology can make train travel greener. This summer, Indian Railways (IR) ran pilot tests for installing solar panels on the roofs of trains. As IR is India’s largest user of high-speed diesel, and one of the country’s largest consumers … Continue reading

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Light Rail & Public Transit Encouraging U.S. Economy

The concept of “aging in place” has transformed the real-estate world, as homebuyers seek properties with universal designs, allowing for continued private residence as individuals grow older. Similarly, “investment in place” is changing economists’ concept of effective growth. In both … Continue reading

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Saving Money through the Use of Public Transit in the U.S.

Did you know that the average U.S. household spends 17.5 cents of every dollar on transportation? The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) research also reveals that the vast majority of this amount—94%—goes toward the purchase, maintenance and operation of cars. … Continue reading

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The History of Light Rail Public Transit Expansion in the U.S.

These are innovative, productive days in light rail public transit. Wifi graces many light rail systems, and cities across the U.S. are adding new light rail lines (Denver, Portland, and Sacramento are among those adding lines.) How did we get … Continue reading

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Light Rail Public Transit – Safety is a Priority in the U.S.

According to recent U.S. data, public transit—and in particular light rail—is a safe way to travel when compared to private motor vehicles. Since the turn of the century, data has shown the safety of mass transit. However, unbalanced media coverage … Continue reading

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