Dec 10, 2012
Just For Fun

Hybrid RV-Boat

We’ve discovered some pretty nifty dual mode railbus/busrail vehicles in the past. But in terms of the coolest hybrid vehicle ever, this RV-boat seen in the video below just might take the cake.  

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Mar 06, 2012
Innovations, Questions, Thought Experiments, Thoughts

Dual Mode Gondolas – Hook and Anchor

Over the past week and half, we’ve discussed two hybrid/dual-mode transit technologies – AutoTram and DMVs. To build on this topic, I was contemplating if such a concept could apply to Cable Propelled Transit (CPT). I asked myself: what if a gondola cabin could be both propelled from above and below? Well, I decided to whip...

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Mar 05, 2012
Innovations, Public Transit

Techno-Squabbles and Dual Mode Vehicles – RailBus, BusRail

Last Thursday, we briefly looked at AutoTrams – an attempt to combine the best (or worst, depending on your perspective) of both worlds in rail and bus technology. We’ve had a fairly robust debate in our comments section on the benefits and limitations of such a configuration. Then I thought, what would happen if you...

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Jan 15, 2010
Analysis, Case Studies, Hybrids, Innsbruck, Innsbruck Hungerburgbahn, Installations, Technologies, Urban Planning & Design

The Hungerburgbahn (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a 3 Part series of posts on the Innsbruck Hungerburgbahn. To read Part 1, click here and to read Part 3, click here. Leaving the technology-side of things until tomorrow’s post, let’s talk about the Hungerburgbahn’s station configuration. A common misconception about cable transit is that the stations are large...

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