GO! Magazine (http://www.go-explore-trans.org/) is a free, not-for-profit, online magazine that produces articles about the unique, interesting, crazy, awesome, and expanding world of transportation.
Each month, GO! produces a three-part article series with either an interview with a transportation expert, a book or movie review, a blog entry from one of our staff writers, or information about transportation careers. The best part? Our articles are interesting for readers of all ages.
For July, we began our trip around the world to visit the “Seven Great Transportation Feats,” at least in our opinion. There are plenty of “Seven Wonders” lists out there that include brilliant monuments and amazing engineering triumphs, but we wanted to take a look at a few sites that really “moved” us. Wonder what other feats made our list? Check out the rest of the Seven Great Transportation Feats next month!
For our first stop on our trip around the world to see the Seven Great Transportation Feats, we’re heading to Russia to take a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Stretching over 6,000 miles through Russia and across both Europe and Asia, it is known as the longest railway in the world. Ride with us as we take a trip to the past and discover why it made our "Seven Wonders" list.
Next, we travel to Japan to cross a engineering marvel with a "long"and important history: the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. Measuring in at over 12,000 ft., this bridge links the Japanese cities of Kobe and Iwaya by crossing over the Akashi Strait. Like many other great transportation feats, the Akashi Kaikyo was built out of necessity. Find out why the Japanese government called for its immediate creation in 1955.
When appreciating different transportation wonders around the world, it’s important to highlight the ones that are out of this world, too! So this time, we’re visiting the International Space Station, which orbits the Earth and provides a place for astronauts to live and conduct research. Truly a joint effort, the ISS teamed with other world leaders, like Canada, Japan, and the Russian Federation, to literally take the "next step for mankind."
Did you know that the London Underground or "Tube" was the world's first underground railway line? Using cut and cover construction techniques, it literally "tunneled" its way to the forefront of innovation. Today, it serves nearly 4.8 million passengers a day and 1.34 billion annually on 11 lines.
In “Dot's Adventures with Transportation: Women Engineers of the 20th Century,” Dot is knee-deep in a history lesson about three women engineers who have shaped our world today.