A truck that travels 93,000 miles would save 528 gallons of diesel fuel and five tons of CO2.
We were just talking about this! It’s a good thing some states are starting to wise up about high speed rail. (Ahem, Florida— play sad trombone. They will catch up… one day.)
“California, Illinois and 13 other states, along with Amtrak, will share $2 billion in federal grants aimed at developing high-speed rail service, money that had been rejected by Florida, officials announced on Monday,” report Richard Simon and Michael Muskal. At least $300 million is slated for the San Francisco-Los Angeles link.
(Source: Los Angeles Times)
The sad slow death of America’s passenger trains. No one takes the train anymore, so why pour more money into it, right? But perhaps no one takes the train because there are no trains to take. If rail travel was cheap, and convenient and fast, there is no telling what the market might be.