I love robots and all things technology, so this article on how a Ground-Effect Robot Could Be Key To Future High-Speed Trains caught my attention. Growing up in Europe, trains and subways are a way of life and convenient transportation, but not always the fastest. However, living in Texas now, I appreciate the convenience of good, reliable public transportation because here (at least in the Dallas / Fort Worth area) it is virtually non-existent. Everyone here has to have a car, because even if you wanted to take public transportation, you would most likely be able to only get almost where you wanted to go, but not all the way there.
I tried to see if I could take public transportation to work a while back, but living on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex, there was no way to get from my house to work without a private vehicle. I have to drive 15 minutes just to get to the closest park and ride, to start an adventure that would take me two hours and still wouldn’t get me all the way to work.