Posts tagged with 'trains'
Obama on Right Track with High-Speed Rail
Obama on Right Track with High-Speed Rail
From the World Resources Institute Pressroom: President Barack Obama announced plans [yesterday] to pump $8 billion of stimulus funds into building a network of high-speed and intercity rail. “The President is on the right track,” said Nancy Kete, the director ...
Obama Gives High-Speed Rail a Boost
Obama Gives High-Speed Rail a Boost
From NPR: Among the winners in the $787 billion stimulus package that President Obama signed into law last week are backers of high-speed rail. The legislation included $8 billion for fast trains in the U.S. — the most ever allocated ...
Death Toll Reaches 20,000 in Five Years on Mumbai's Trains
Death Toll Reaches 20,000 in Five Years on Mumbai's Trains
Photo by MumbaiDailySnapshot. From the Boston Globe, this just in: “More than 20,000 people have been killed on Mumbai’s notoriously overcrowded train system over the past five years — many of them crushed, run over or electrocuted — according to ...
Taking Public Transit Can Improve Public Health
Taking Public Transit Can Improve Public Health
By walking twenty minutes each way from the metro in Atlanta to her job at the American Cancer Society, Lois Fletcher has lost more than thirty pounds. It’s a remarkable story about how tweaking your day to day routine can ...
Bangkok's Train Market
Bangkok's Train Market
This video is amazing! It shows a market in Bangkok, Thailand that operates literally on top of the train tracks.
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