Gilbert B Norman wrote:Anyone see this on CBS Morning News?
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/an-inside ... t-train/#x
I had seen it in my news feed a but figured it would be more or less "the usual" bland content for a broadcast outlet. I'm pleased that I was wrong. There was some notable content in particular if your ears are sensitive to certain catch phrases.
"Speed upgrades" which was uttered by (I believe) a federal employee of TTCI is interesting in that it confirms (again) that there is an intent to run at faster than the current Acela
. This is likely for NJ and RI segments.
The discussion of ongoing engineering activity in the HVAC was interesting to me as well. I have started to think that one of the most significant outcomes of COVID will be the creation of a new set of standards for air sanitation in public spaces exceeding certain size or density of use thresholds. One method in particular that might be applied could be the use of ultra violet light sources in an attempt to destroy organic matter which particulate filters do not currently capture. UV is currently used for certain applications in water and appears to hold promise in commercial HVAC applications. I have seen some early indications of this in equipment procurement for offices which now feature little UV based air sanitizers. The airlines may attempt something similar given the apparent inability of HEPA filters to prevent virus spread in onboard cabins. I suspect Amtrak is looking at air flow patterns as well of course.
Regardless, there are some significant challenges to be considered. The good news in all of this is that there will be follow on benefits with reduced influenza and rhino virus (common cold) transmission.
Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk