Transportation: Back on the Rails

As more and more people cram into the big cities, the problem of moving them from place to place becomes in creasingly acute. More autos are not the answer: in some big cities, cars often have to move at the pace of a slow walk. Desperate for a way to reduce the growing crush, cities are seeking to improve their mass transit with new ideas, new systems and new equipment. Last week American Machine & Foundry announced that 18 U.S. cities are considering elevated monorail systems. Pittsburgh is building a one-mile experimental...

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