Eclipse Now Posted February 9, 2014 Report Share Posted February 9, 2014 Hi all, what would you recommend for your nation in terms of the fast deployment of public transport? Do you think fast rail is viable in Australia, or only larger economies with more people like America? Fast rail is about moving people between cities. What about inside cities? I think I lean towards trolley-buses because: Trolley buses are my pick for an emergency deployment of public transport for the following reasons. Can be hybrid electric and synfuel, allowing them to go 'off the line' and service side streets. Do not require the installation of rail, which will only slow down the process of moving off oil in a hurry Require rail in the roads, which can be a hazard to cyclists and pedestrians tripping Are stuck if there is an obstacle on the rail ahead, while hybrid or battery trolley buses can leave the line and simply drive around the obstacle Trolley buses are 5 times cheaper! They give 5 times the transport coverage than trams do for the same money! But what are your thoughts, and what are your sources for the best transport network for your nation and / or region? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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