Monday, January 24, 2022

transport

Uber resumes shared rides in US

The UberX Share option – formerly called Uber Pool – allows people to share rides with strangers at a reduced cost, and builds in precautions against the spread of the coronavirus.

Rome airport readies for flying taxis by 2024

The initial cost of a ride will be around €150, a price likely to drop as the service goes mainstream.

Minister moots musical toots for noisy Indian roads

India's transport minister says the horns of all vehicles should be in musical instruments such as the flute and violin.

Muslim woman sues airline for ‘religious profiling’ over exit row

Muslim groups claim this is another textbook example of the perils of 'Flying while Muslim'.

Creepy critters cause problems for engineers maintaining superjumbos stored in desert

Qantas estimates the A380s won't return to the skies until 2023, when demand for international travel has recovered.

Nearly 9,000 killed on Indian train tracks in 2020 despite Covid-19 lockdown

The number killed is actually down on previous years.

Nearly 300 rescued in Indonesia ferry accident

One passenger, a 43-year-old man, is still missing.

Indian railway worker hailed as ‘superhero’ after dramatic rescue

Mayur Shelke sprinted more than 30m along the track, grabbed the boy, threw him back onto the platform and climbed up himself, barely two seconds before a train thundered through.

France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in favour of fast trains

The ban is part of a broader climate bill meant to help the nation cut its carbon emissions.

ECRL alignment extended 25km, says transport minister

The project, which is expected to be ready in 2026, was 20.37% complete in January, ahead of the original schedule of 19.39%.

Residents question silence from elected reps over revival of axed highway

Most have not responded to concerns about the PJD Link, which critics say will displace long-time residents and businesses and increase noise pollution along with other environmental and health hazards.

South Korea plans carbon emissions cuts with new bullet trains by 2029

South Korea is one of world’s most fossil-fuel reliant economies.

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