The Most Efficient Mode Of Transportation In America Isn’t A Prius — It’s A Train

March 30, 2014

Think hybrids that go 60 miles on a gallon are efficient? Trains can go eight times as far with 2,000 pounds in their backseat. And they’re only getting smarter…

“From a longtime standpoint, the continued conversion from truck to rail will continue,” said GE Transportation CEO Russell Stokes Thursday at the Forbes Reinventing America conference.

GE has developed algorithms that track exactly where trains are and tell the train how much fuel it needs to burn at every moment, taking into account that it cannot come barreling down a hill or flying around a curve…

Read the rest of the story on Forbes, 27 March 2014.

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