Flywheel Energy Recycling

The rail sector today confronts a number of challenges, namely increasing competitiveness and attractiveness of rail transport in terms of speed, availability, punctuality and reliability. Maintaining and improving environmental performance, increasing capacity, enhancing infrastructure and improving value for money are some of the ways to achieve a sustainable economic profile vis-à-vis the other transport modes. Under the broad theme of sustainability, previous discussions have covered three key areas: (1) network capacity; (2) service design and reliability; and (3) system optimization. Fortunately, the financial challenges of achieving this have been recognized by the recent signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law, which aims to provide vitally needed capital investments for infrastructure improvements. The launch of sustainability programs at American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Internal Association of Public Transport (UITP) and many transit agencies and associated government bodies reinforce the efforts and focus in this area. Work is being done by many companies and transit agencies to develop new technologies to improve performance, reliability and system optimization.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 4p
  • Monograph Title: Rail Conference 2009 Proceedings

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01157762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 2 2010 11:32AM