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Sunday, September 29, 2013
By Kate Hinds
Even though the New Haven Line now has some "bare bones electrical power," Monday's commute will only have half the capacity of a normal one -- and passengers should prepare for crowded conditions. Here's what you need to know.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
The fight over a southern New Jersey train derailment and chemical spill last year is heading to the courtroom.
First-responders are filing a lawsuit Wednesday claiming Conrail was negligent in the aftermath of the derailment and chemical spill. They say Conrail was ordering its workers to get away from the site while telling officials that the cloud of vinyl chloride was "not that toxic" and that an evacuation was not needed.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
An official at the Federal Railroad Administration says the agency inspected the area where a commuter train derailed and collided with another in Connecticut last week just two days before the accident.
Monday, September 10, 2012
By Kate Hinds
Amtrak had its single best month ever this July, and the railroad says when it closes the books on September, it will have set ridership records for each of the last 12 months.
Joe Boardman, Amtrak's CEO, said in a statement Monday that "the demand to travel by Amtrak is strong, growing and undeniable" and that the railroad is experiencing "improved management and financial health.”
The railroad says it's on track to break last year's record of 30.2 million passengers.
Read Amtrak's press release here.
Northeast Corridor passenger? New York commuter? Read TN's tips on how to get the most out of Penn Station here.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Two high speed trains collided on a bridge in China recently, causing six carriages to fall off the tracks and onto a farm below. Immediately, passengers began using a Twitter-esque site to describe what happened. The Chinese government has gone to lengths to try to cover up the severity of the accident. Some even believe they tried to literally bury one of the carriages with dirt. Danwei.org founder Jeremy Goldkorn talks with Bob from Beijing. Goldkorn says, so far, social media has beaten back government propaganda.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
F and G train riders at two stops in Brooklyn are getting Manhattan- and Queens-bound service back Monday.
TN Moving Stories: China Halts HSR Line, Atlanta's Suburbs May Finally Be Ready to Accept Mass Transit, and Happy Bike To Work Day
Friday, May 20, 2011
By Kate Hinds
Today is Bike to Work Day.
Atlanta's suburbs may finally be ready to embrace mass transit. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
China halted work on a high-speed rail line due to environmental concerns. (Wall Street Journal)
The Guardian has an enormous amount of data about Britain's train stations. (The Guardian)
GM will increase Volt production, and plans to close a plant for a month to prepare. (AutoBlog)
Toronto's mayor is set to unveil his bike lane plan. (The Star)
New York City approved an increase in fines for cab drivers who break a wide range of rules — from being caught using a cell phone while driving to refusing to accept a credit card. (WNYC)
Food trucks -- so popular on the coasts -- are hitting legal roadblocks in the Midwest. (Changing Gears)
The DDOT won't be available to fill potholes after Saturday's 'Rapture.' (Fox News)
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-- NYC's dollar van program, meant to replace cut bus lines, is a total bust (link)
-- SF wants to make its taxis more efficient (link)
-- public transportation: it's good for you (link)
Monday, February 07, 2011
A derailed Amtrak train in a New York City tunnel has forced the Long Island Rail Road to cancel 16 rush-hour trains out of Penn Station.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
By Jenny Lawton
More great design solutions that I wish we could bring back with us to the US:
Say you're shopping in a department store with your toddler and you need to go to the bathroom... where do you stick the kid? TOTO, maker of the world's most amazing (and ...
Friday, November 14, 2008
By Jenny Lawton
Kyoto may be the 1200-year-old home of Japanese classical arts, but you wouldn't know it when you first get here.
Built in 1997 by Hiroshi Hara, Kyoto Station is a stunning living monument to modern Japan. A hub for multiple regional and local train lines, it's also home to great ...