Read More: http://wehonews.com/z/wehonews/archive/page.php?articleID=7119WeHo News said:
Mag-lev cars for WeHo?
Vol. 7 Issue 75
By WeHo News staff, West Hollywood, California
How would you like to scoot across West Hollywood in under two minutes in an enclosed mag-lev car, bypassing traffic congestion while utilizing the greenest transportation tech available?
That was the question posed when Nick Garzilli, Sustainable Transportation Executive for Evacuated Tube Transportation Technologies (ET3) and JPods presented the West Hollywood City Council Monday with an out of this world, futuristic transportation plan that would act as a pilot project demonstrating his company’s product.
He claims that the ET3 system “is faster than jets, yet can accomplish 50 times more transportation per kilowatt hour than electric cars or trains at 1/10th the cost.”
He presented a plan to install the slower JPod Solar Powered Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) starter network in WeHo.
He asked for a letter of interest to allow his firm to develop a plan for the city that would allow ET3 to “connect to the Red Line and, when the subway is eventually built down there on Wilshire… to that.”
Read More: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-0902-cover-nextgen-airship-20120902,0,3647034.storyLos Angeles Times said:New high-tech airships are rising in Southern California
Southland aerospace firms are building the next generation of blimps and other airships.
By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
September 1, 2012, 5:34 p.m.
Not since the waning days of World War II have the mammoth wooden blimp hangars at the former military base in Tustin seen as much airship manufacturing work as they do today.
Inside the 17-story structures that rise above southern Orange County, Worldwide Aeros Corp. is building a blimp-like airship designed for the military to carry tons of cargo to remote areas around the world.
"Nobody has ever tried to do what we're doing here," Chief Executive Igor Pasternak said of the 265-foot skeleton being transformed into the cargo airship. "This will revolutionize airship technology."
The Aeroscraft is being built under a contract of around $35 million from the Pentagon and NASA. That's a tall order for Worldwide Aeros, a company of about 100 employees.
http://thesource.metro.net/2013/06/28/video-from-press-conference-announcing-metros-e-bus-purchase/Metro - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority - The Source said:
Video from press conference announcing Metro’s e-bus purchase
Posted June 28, 2013 by Anna Chen
Cleaner air, here we come. Yesterday, the Board approved the contract to purchase Metro’s first electric buses.
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/07/elon-musk-hyperloop/Wired said:Elon Musk Thinks He Can Get You From NY to LA in 45 Minutes
BY DAMON LAVRINC07.15.134:06 PM
Elon Musk wants to revolutionize transportation. Again. The serial entrepreneur envisions a future where mag-lev trains in enormous pneumatic tubes whisk us from Los Angeles to New York in 45 minutes. Need to be in Beijing tomorrow? No problem. It’s a two-hour ride away.
As crazy as it sounds, Musk is merely updating an idea that’s been around since the early 1900s, and at least one company is working on a functional prototype. But according to Wired sources, his involvement won’t be nearly as hands-on as Musk’s other endeavors at Tesla Motors and SpaceX.
Firm working on Elon Musk's Hyperloop leases space in L.A.'s Arts District
A company behind the futuristic, high-speed transportation system fantasized by Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk has leased warehouse space in downtown Los Angeles and is rapidly adding new workers to a staff of 20 full-time employees.
Musk's imaginary Hyperloop would use vacuum tubes to transport freight and passengers at speeds of 750 mph, racing from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour. Until recently, it's been little more than an idea.
Now Hyperloop Technologies Inc., one company working on the project, has taken up residence for Hyperloop World Headquarters in a 6,500-square-foot industrial space in a gentrifying section of the Arts District.
About time. The technology is simple; but the engineering will take some time.
Yes. The biggest enemy of new technology is the existing technology. And the fanboys are its foot soldiers.Wouldn't be surprised if Germany and Japan build a complete network within their own countries before the USA's first passengers complete the first trip on a bullet-train.