Fuel cell

More Fuel Cell Train News

More fuel cell train news. The technology is coming, whether we acknowledge it or not. The “Green” challenge is not taxing people out of their cars or airplanes, rather it is providing a reliable and user friendly “Green” transportation alternative. Our politicians have not done that, on the contrary they still opt for “rubber on [...]

Hyudrofuel

Hdrogen Fuel Trains Advance!

As the technology for hydrogen fueled trains continues to develop, the technology will become cheaper. Electric trains without the large cost of OHE. Very Green, isn’t it. Not in BC, where the government is OK building with prestigious light-metro and willing to spend $4.6 billion, to build a mere 12.8 km of line. For $4.6 [...]

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Light Metro Fiasco In Honolulu

Light-metro, a 1970′s solution for a 1950′s transit problems and made obsolete by light rail by the early 90′s. Why oh why do politicians love gadgetbahnen. The total cost of Honolulu’s 20-mile (32 km) rail line and 21 stations as $9.862 billion. If the add-ons approved by the board Friday are included in the final [...]

“Didn’t realize they’d started those confounded toll-roads already.”

Mobility Pricing – The Rapture of Megaprojects

The first rule of mobility pricing is: One must have an affordable and user friendly public transit alternative. Metro Vancouver doesn’t, nor is planning for one. Instead metro Vancouver is planning for politically prestigious mega transit projects and like all megaprojects, they cost a lot of money and government, whether it be civic, provincial or [...]

BRT

Broadway Subway: Based On Inaccurate And Manipulated Assumptions

Haveacow is an avatar of a very knowledgeable chap from back east who works with public transport. In the arcane world of transit in Canada, speaking one’s mind or even being truthful can send one to Coventry. To send someone to Coventry is an English idiom meaning to deliberately ostracize someone. Typically, this is done [...]

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TransLink Underestimated Capacity Of LRT By 150% And The Time Penalty By Infinity

It verifies what we all knew: that TransLink underestimated the capacity of surface rail by 150% and the time penalty by infinity. Professor Patrick M. Condon, James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Livable Environments, UBC Yes we all knew; American Transportation Expert, Gerald Fox told us in 2008: The Evergreen Line Report made me curious [...]

Buoding light metro at grade creates the "Berlin Wall" effect.

How The NDP Paved Paradise and Turned It Into a Parking Lot.

The NDP’s refusal to give Metro Vancouver’s transit planning an independent review has condemned the region to congestion and gridlock for generations. The billions of dollars spent on rapid transit and the future billions of dollars to be spent expanding rapid transit has and will utterly fail to attract the driver from his/her cars. The [...]

The rats leaving a sinking TransLink

TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond Jumps Ship.

No surprise here, as I stated before, 2021, will make 2020 look child’s play. Desmond was hired because of his ability to massage the truth to build the Broadway subway. He seemed ignorant of transit mode and that the Expo and Millennium lines operated with a proprietary light metro system. I think this is evidence [...]

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Could Increasing Capacity of the Canada Line Cost $4 Billion or More?

The following should give one pause to think. Toronto’s Yonge-Bloor Interchange Station Expansion To Cost $1.5 billion From Drum, via the LRPPro Report going to TTC Oct 22 is how the current Yonge-Bloor interchange station can be expanded to deal with overcrowding. This idea been around for a number of years and been placed on [...]

Trams Having Limited Capacity On Broadway? – SURELY NOT!

A repost from May 2019. With the the City of  Vancouver and TransLink continued telling big porkies about LRT, the following is enlightening! Leipzig Tram The ongoing planning charade currently being played out by the cities of Vancouver & Surrey, and TransLink with the proposed Broadway SkyTrain subway, is being fueled by professional misconduct, by [...]