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2012-01-19 18:07:02

The controversial issues behind the building of high speed rail lines in China will be the topic of conversation next week when NJIT Associate Professor Rongfang (Rachel) Liu takes the stage at the annual 91st Transportation Research Board (TRB) conference. This event is the world's largest gathering in transportation, if not all of engineering, with upwards of 11,000 attendees from throughout the world. Liu, an expert in high speed rail lines and other transportation issues, who teaches...

2012-01-18 19:43:00

A researcher at the University of Barcelona has examined the construction of surface transportation infrastructure in Spain from 1720 to 2010. The economist and author of the study, Germà Bel explains how both the construction of train lines and state highways in Spain since the 18th century has been based radially around Madrid as the political capital and not on the commercial activity of routes. "In Spain, infrastructure policy tends to follow a national construction model...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.