Why the US never manages to purchase modern rolling stock

When I recently read that NJ Transit is signing the contract to purchase new double-deck EMUs, I was positively surprised. Not only did they manage to purchase an electric multiple unit (EMU) which is much more suitable for commuter and regional transport, but they also went for a double-deck configuration permitting more capacity at the … Continue reading Why the US never manages to purchase modern rolling stock

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The effects of natural disasters on urban sprawl

Since all stakeholders seek the utmost flexibility when planning a town, it is not surprising that government regulations are perceived as blockage for innovation and development. However, the recent - and ongoing - events in Texas demonstrate once more the value of forward looking government regulations to limit loss of life, economic and environmental exposure. … Continue reading The effects of natural disasters on urban sprawl