HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Transportation


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1261  
Old Posted Oct 25, 2019, 11:08 PM
SFBruin SFBruin is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 298
Right, that is what has happened. I am letting this rest.
__________________
I don't read. I apologize in advance.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1262  
Old Posted Oct 25, 2019, 11:58 PM
urban_encounter's Avatar
urban_encounter urban_encounter is offline
Sacramento~City of Trees
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Urbs Indomita
Posts: 5,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by SFBruin View Post
MBTA Commuter Rail in Boston has estimated the cost of electrifying its commuter system at 29 billion USD.
$29 billion? Who’s the proposed project manager; the California High Speed Rail Authority?
__________________
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”~~Theodor Seuss Geisel
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1263  
Old Posted Oct 26, 2019, 12:14 AM
SFBruin SFBruin is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 298
Quote:
Originally Posted by urban_encounter View Post
$29 billion? Who’s the proposed project manager; the California High Speed Rail Authority?
Lol.
__________________
I don't read. I apologize in advance.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1264  
Old Posted Oct 26, 2019, 12:56 AM
urban_encounter's Avatar
urban_encounter urban_encounter is offline
Sacramento~City of Trees
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Urbs Indomita
Posts: 5,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by sfbruin View Post
lol.
__________________
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”~~Theodor Seuss Geisel
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1265  
Old Posted Nov 1, 2019, 3:57 PM
M II A II R II K's Avatar
M II A II R II K M II A II R II K is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 47,485
The Lost Subways of North America

https://fiftythree.studio/collection...ted-descending


__________________
ASDFGHJK
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1266  
Old Posted Nov 12, 2019, 2:35 PM
M II A II R II K's Avatar
M II A II R II K M II A II R II K is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 47,485
TTC fair discount program offers proof that cheaper transit can transform lives

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/cont...orm-lives.html

Quote:
.....

- Toronto City Hall has discovered a ridiculously effective program that helps people get access to employment, education and health care. The program didn’t require hiring hundreds of bureaucrats or the creation of some pricey new government department. It’s actually kind of absurd how simple it is.
Are you ready? Here’s what the city did: they made transit cheaper.

- In April 2018, Toronto introduced a Fair Pass program that gives people with low incomes access to discounts on TTC fares. The first phase of the program was available to anyone receiving payments from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program. — Where your average TTC rider using Presto currently pays $3.10 for a single ride or $151.15 for an unlimited-use monthly pass, Fair Pass holders pay $2.05 and $119.40, respectively.

- Before they received the cheaper fares, just 55 per cent of people eligible for the program who were surveyed said they were able to take transit as much as they’d like. After getting and using the discounts, that number jumped to 90 per cent. — And the transit trips they’re able to make now are important ones. The number of survey respondents indicating they can work or volunteer as much as they’d like leapt from 36 per cent to 72 per cent after the pass launched.

- Ditto for people accessing education, training or job interviews, where the number went from 35 per cent to 73 per cent, while people who said they can access their medical appointments went from 50 per cent to 84 per cent. Access to stuff like grocery shopping, visits to family, and children’s activities also increased big time.

.....
__________________
ASDFGHJK
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1267  
Old Posted Nov 22, 2019, 11:25 AM
SpongeG's Avatar
SpongeG SpongeG is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Coquitlam/Rainbow Lake
Posts: 34,625
new airport in new orleans

Video Link


opening day
Video Link
__________________
belowitall

Last edited by SpongeG; Nov 22, 2019 at 11:58 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1268  
Old Posted Nov 29, 2019, 2:42 PM
M II A II R II K's Avatar
M II A II R II K M II A II R II K is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 47,485
Putin inaugurates Moscow Central Diameters

https://www.railwaygazette.com/trans.../55201.article

Quote:
.....

- The first RER-style routes linking existing radial rail routes into Moscow were inaugurated on November 21. The opening ceremony for the first two so-called Moscow Central Diameters was attended by President Vladimir Putin, Minister of Transport Yevgeny Dietrich, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Governor of Moscow Oblast Andrey Vorobyov and RZD CEO Oleg Belozerov.

- Line D1 links Lobnya in the north with Odintsovo in the west via Dolgoprudny and Skolkovo on a 52 km alignment serving 24 stations, including eight interchanges. The end-to-end journey time is 1 h 28 min and services currently run every 30 min. Four more stations are to be built on the route by 2024. Line D2 runs from Nakhabino in the west to Podolsk in the south serving 33 stations on an 80 km route that takes 1 h 55 min to travel end-to-end. Five more stations are to be built on Line D2 by 2024.

.....



__________________
ASDFGHJK
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1269  
Old Posted Nov 30, 2019, 8:00 PM
M II A II R II K's Avatar
M II A II R II K M II A II R II K is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 47,485
Bringing aviation down to earth

https://manyone.com/case/exploration-aeroslider/

Quote:
.....

- A terrestrial yet rail-less passenger system connecting the most populous cities on the European, African and Asian continents. --- The single-track system is designed to reduce construction costs and integrate with existing infrastructure in urban areas. Additionally, it puts a minimal strain on any environment with the loops allowing unobtrusive passage above irregular terrain, rivers and animal crossings.

- The AeroSlider is equipped with linear magnets that propel it through a connected system of electromagnetic portals. Portal loops can be powered by localized energy sources. The incorporation of helium reservoirs within the capsule reduces the effective weight by about 10%, reducing the energy necessary for its propulsion. --- The system is designed for comfortable long-distance travel by combining sitting spaces with private cabins.

.....


















__________________
ASDFGHJK
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1270  
Old Posted Dec 2, 2019, 3:46 PM
mrnyc mrnyc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 5,759
a train with a running track in it? huh. ya don't say.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1271  
Old Posted Dec 4, 2019, 1:44 AM
Jasoncw's Avatar
Jasoncw Jasoncw is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 359
The train has to be rigid in order to support itself while being cantilevered through the loops.

I don't understand how it could travel in anything but straight lines.

I also don't think a 200 meter horizontal skyscraper, supported at two points, and cantilevered across and the forces changing so much and so quickly, and the overall traveling speeds involved, I imagine this is going to have a lot of engineering disadvantages, all just so that you can use some funny loops instead of a continuous track.

I wonder how people get money to develop things like this, but then I see hyperloop.....
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1272  
Old Posted Dec 4, 2019, 1:59 AM
dubu's Avatar
dubu dubu is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: bend oregon
Posts: 1,227
it will take a lot longer to get that cool looking train to work. like spaceship technology, cant wait.
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Transportation
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 8:10 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.