Tag: trains

Switzerland sets world record for longest passenger train—and it’s electric

Public transportation is a vital aspect of moving society away from fossil fuels, and while we probably won’t come across anything approaching Switzerland’s latest engineering feat here in the US anytime soon, it’s still a solid aspiration. As CNN reported over the weekend, the country’s railway industry joined forces to build the world’s longest-ever passenger […]

19 evidence-based solutions to New York City’s subway disaster

Zipping around New York City is difficult, when the subways move slower than ever, protected bicycle lanes are dangerously sparse, and drivers in Manhattan move about as fast as people on foot. What can be done? PopSci evaluates the design strategies, service changes, accessibility measures, and funding options that could get the nation’s largest city moving again.