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  1. #1 Monorails 
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    Are monorails the way of the future? is it possible to transport everyone by monorail?


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    It is possible but not really very practical. Even if you had like 1,000,000 trains it would be really hard (and expensive) to make rails that could go everywhere in the world. The bigest problem would be going over the oceans, but there are also politicat problems because all the counties would have to be on very good terms with each other before anyone would even want to try it.


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    With 600 million motor vehicles on the road releasing 350 million metric tons of carbon emissions into the air, the problem of global warming is increasing rapidly.

    Each and every time carbon dioxide is released into the air, the health of the environment and people are at stake. Carbon emissions released by motor vehicles are one of the primary causes of global warming. There are four main greenhouse gases contributing to the problem of global warming; carbon dioxide is in the number one slot with over 75 percent, supplying a quarter of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.

    The statistics regarding the emissions of these motor vehicles are scary. On the average, a car that travels 550 miles a week releases 31,460 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air each year. Burning one gallon of gas generates 22 pounds of carbon dioxide.

    In Neil Peirce’s article, "Transportation Efficiency: Are We Ready?" he said, "Federal studies show the average Washington commuter spends 58 hours a year in traffic. In the top 50 metropolitan regions of the country, traffic congestion for passenger and cargo movement already cost $45 billion a year. The result: frustration, aggressive driving behavior, lost productivity and wages, absenteeism and shipments that arrive late or not all."

    In the quest to save the environment and cut down on traffic, congestion and smog, electric mass transit systems are making their way across large cities in the United States and Europe....

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    Hi there!

    As I watch skyscraper architecture I bet this was made for traffic going back and forth on more than
    the normal street level we all are known to today.

    You know, 34th floor fast food, 36th underwear. To reach for from the cladding. I was yet trying to
    think about how to arrange getting on an other level. With that I had but not have much success so
    far.

    I don't can visualize, by no means, a rail bound traffic even public traffic. This was off the Simpson's
    or Captain Nemo or so.

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    I seem to remember from way back in 1960's maybe before that monorails were promised, The Germans and Japanese seem to be forever developing them.. But in the UK 'monorail' usually means delays cos the other one is being repaired.
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    An article in the paper around 2 years ago really made me laugh. Glasgow city council in the UK had funded research into building a maglev system to compliment their underground system. These trains are capable of running up to 300mph!! and there will be station stops every 0.7 miles. What a waste of time and money !!!
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    Stopping distance 46 miles, half the trains will overshoot the platform, the other half will forget which stations they are supposed to stop at. I don't think people would notice the upgrade. :wink:
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