NEW YORK — How rail trains are transforming the nation’s transportation system, from freighters to buses to trains.
The new train system, which is designed to be more efficient, is taking over the world’s most populous cities.
Here are five facts about it.1.
The trains are getting more efficientThe trains are about four times as efficient as they were in 1970, the year railroads began operating on a nationwide basis.
They’re even more efficient now than they were then, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.2.
They get more people on boardThe trains can carry as many as 8,200 passengers and carry about 5 million passengers a day, a much larger passenger capacity than in 1970.
That’s about four people per train.3.
The train tracks are much narrowerThey’re also narrower than they used to be, but the number of tracks is getting smaller.
The tracks are now about 20 feet (6 meters) long.4.
The speed of the trains is improving.
In 1970, they averaged about 40 mph (64 km/h) on a one-way trip.
Today, they average about 21 mph (33 km/.h) — about one-third of the speed of a normal Amtrak train.5.
The cars are more compactThe cars are smaller, lighter and quieter than before, according the Federal Rail Administration.6.
They can haul more freightThe freight trains are also able to haul more cargo.
In 1980, a freight train carrying 7,500 people could carry as much as 20,000 tons of freight.
Today the trains can haul as much about 4,500 tons.7.
The new rail network can get you from your home to work.
In the 1970s, it took the average trip on a freight railroad to be about 10 hours, 30 minutes.
Today it takes just over an hour.8.
You can get around in your carThe cars now have a wide berth, so you can recline in the front seat, or put your feet up in the back, and take a long walk.9.
The technology is improving every yearThe technology on the trains has improved by about 30 percent since the 1970’s, according for the U.S. Department of Transportation.10.
There’s more room for passengersThe number of seats on a train has doubled in the last two decades.
The average passenger now weighs about 250 pounds (130 kg), and the average car is about the same size.
The seats are bigger.
In 1970, passengers stood about 9 feet (3.3 meters) from the front of a train, according a Transportation Department report.
Today they stand about 5 feet (1.3 m) from it.11.
It’s more comfortable for the peopleOn average, a passenger in a train is now about 4 inches (10 centimeters) taller than he or she was in 1970 — more than 10 percent more than the average passenger.12.
It saves the economyIt’s saving the economy about $7.2 billion per year in freight costs, according an FTA report.13.
It reduces carbon emissions It’s about a third of the emissions that go into producing gasoline.14.
It makes people happierPeople who work in rail operations now are getting a better quality of life, according in a study by the American Institute of Architects.
The rail system has made America better, says John Deere.
In the 1950s, they didn’t have trains.
In some places they had only a small amount of space in the cars.
Now they have trains, and they’re comfortable.15.
The government can’t guarantee the trains won’t break downThere are a variety of factors that could cause a train to break down.
Some of the factors include engine failure, the temperature, and the fact that there’s not enough room in the car.
But the trains will probably never break down because the drivers are very smart and they have lots of training, says Bill Reuter, who served as an engineer for Amtrak for more than 30 years.
The company has set up safety checks that go on for weeks at a time, and there’s an onboard computer that keeps track of everything.16.
They have safety featuresThe trains have sensors that will alert drivers if they see a train approaching or passing too quickly.
If the driver thinks something’s wrong, he or her can call a supervisor, says Reuter.
The trains also have sensors in the doors that can alert drivers to potential breakdowns.
The systems have sensors at the top and the bottom of the doors to track when the train is about to come to a stop, he adds.17.
The vehicles are less expensiveThe cars have lower maintenance costs because they’re more fuel-efficient.
And they’re less expensive because of the way the trains are built, according Deere, who also works at Amtrak.18.
They save on fuelThe trains only carry about a quarter of the fuel that a truck can carry.
That means that the train