Public Transtainability

Environmentally conscious transit alternatives of the future

Implications - Increasingly, people are opting to use public transit as opposed to driving personal vehicles, mostly due to pressure to become more environmentally responsible. Concepts for alternative transportation range from social ride-sharing communities, to public rental cars and mass transit pods.
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Future Vehicle Seats - 4NE1 is a Rollercoaster Ride
SCORE 4.9
Average 10,234 Clicks Pub: Feb 11, 08
Future Vehicle Seats
4NE1 is a Rollercoaster Ride
The future of vehicle seating looks like a rollercoaster ride! This new innovative design takes a whole new look at transportational seating arrangement and capabilities in the future. The 4NE1 is designed… [More]
Ultra High Speed Public Pods - SkyTran Individual Maglev System
SCORE 5.1
Warm 16,774 Clicks Pub: Mar 4, 08
Ultra High Speed Public Pods
SkyTran Individual Maglev System
This looks like a super-cool ride you might see at Disneyland, but it's actually a design concept for a real for an ultra-fast public transit system. UniModal Transport Solutions created the Personal Rapid… [More]
Personal Trains - ULTRa Future Train
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Warm 16,609 Clicks Pub: Feb 28, 08
Personal Trains
ULTRa Future Train
Like something straight out of the Jetsons, except the cars don’t fly, the new ULTRa is poised to be the latest advance in public transport systems. ULTRa, which stands for Urban Light TRansport, was… [More]
Public Transit 2.0 - Florence TAV Station
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Average 11,117 Clicks Pub: Mar 19, 08
Public Transit 2.0
Florence TAV Station
The Florence TAV Station in Italy will make high-speed, long distance trains travelling through the city a thing of the past. When it opens to the public in 2010, trains will pass through a seven kilometer… [More]
Social Ride Sharing Communities - PickUpPal
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Untested 3,089 Clicks Pub: Apr 3, 08
Social Ride Sharing Communities
PickUpPal
PickupPal is a really cool service that extends from online to real life connections where people can help each other out. You benefit from it by either getting a cheap ride, or getting paid to drive others… [More]
Perpetual Passenger Train - Non-Stop Metro Rail Transit
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Mild 5,936 Clicks Pub: Jun 18, 08
Perpetual Passenger Train
Non-Stop Metro Rail Transit
Taiwanese inventor, Peng Yu-lun, has designed a non-stop passenger train. It takes a lot of energy to start and stop a moving train due to something called inertia (mass x speed). Awesome! Wait a minute.… [More]
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