Take a look at China’s High Speed Rail system at http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/24341/page1/#comments
Look at the Ballastless Track Systems pioneered by the Germans
And IBM’s foray into a Rail Road Innovation Center
Classic case of Reverse Innovation. Now look at what can happen if the American’s go and start building Smart Railways all over the country. We could transform our recession into an opportunity.
It would revitalize cities, communities and states. It would give a boost to industry and endless rounds of innovation. No to say about tourism and a new hope for the future.
It was the railways which built the early part of the country and now it may come back and rebuild it again.
Well, did Warren Buffet have a long term plan?
It could be the opportunity of the century and lets not miss it.
Google Smart Railways