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The most efficient mode of transportation in America isn't a Prius -- it's a train

(Source: Forbes, March 27, 2014)

NEW YORK -- Think hybrids that go 60 miles on a gallon are efficient? Trains can go eight times as far with 2,000 pounds in their backseat. And they’re only getting smarter. Trains are no longer the lumbering hunks of metal of the 20th century. Today’s locomotives are computers on wheels, and they’re beginning to take business from fuel-guzzling semi-trucks.

Full story: Forbes

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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