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THE MILLENNIAL TRAINS PROJECT

Kairos. That’s ancient Greek for “suspended time” that allows participants to bond and collaborate without interruption. Which is exactly what 24 environmentally conscious millennials did this summer, mostly while moving in a 10-day coast-to-coast trek aboard three vintage Amtrak cars, to promote goodwill for various social causes.

San Diego #20 in Energy Efficiency

SAN DIEGO RANKS #20, IN SURVEY OF US ENERGY EFFICIENT CITIES

San Diego ranks #20 in a  report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, with an overall score of 38.25. The top five cities were Boston (76.76), Portland (70), San Francisco (69.75), New York (69.75), and Seattle (65.25). The report compared what America’s 34 largest cities are doing to save energy and costs in five More Info »

Solar Impulse

SOLAR-POWERED TRAVEL TAKES OFF

Across the sky, through the sea and traversing the countryside, solar powered travel is picking up speed. Although the commercial adoption of solar planes, boats and automobiles remains years away, the milestones achieved by these sun-powered transportation vehicles are encouraging nonetheless. Boeing 757s powered by solar energy remain a futuristic concept, but all innovations begin More Info »

the San Diego trolley, at San Ysidro by the US-Mexico border. - Akselx at en.wikipedia

MID-COAST CORRIDOR TRANSIT PROJECT UPDATE

  The Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project will extend Trolley service from Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as UCSD and Westfield UTC. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2015, with service starting in 2018.   The route is proposed to travel in existing railroad More Info »

Wireless electric bus

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY: WIRELESS EV’s CHARGE WHILE IN TRANSIT

(Editor’s note: This could make EV’s a 100% viable replacement for gas powered vehicles) Improvements with the electric transit infrastructure unfold at light speed. Active wireless charging in transit with electric vehicles, in this case electric buses, is taking place. Korea has broken through with accelerated wireless power efficiency with the Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV). This technology More Info »

maglev

JAPAN DEBUTS NEW MAGLEV TRAIN

The following article was written by Andrew Meggison and originally published by  Gas2.org, we got it from Clean Technica) Central Japan Railway has tested the newest Maglev L0 Train, and the results are promising. The train is expected to carry 1,000 passengers and can travel up to 311 MPH, allowing the new train to travel over More Info »