Japanese Dual-Mode Mini Train Could Be Big in Japan

Picture a bus that can be driven both on rails and on the street. Now stop laughing. Seriously, in Japan the JR Hokkaido Railway Company has already come up with such a hybrid — which switches between rubber tires and steel wheels — and is close to putting it into service. More than 4,000 riders have already… » 12/15/06 11:55am 12/15/06 11:55am