Private cash is answer to U.S. bullet train plan

May 6, 2016

Private cash is answer to U.S. bullet train plan

It took years of lawsuits and political battles for California to finally break ground last year on America’s first bullet train, which aims to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by 2029. High-speed rail advocates had hoped the line, supported by more than $13 ...

Rome's subway: the eternal project

Apr 17, 2016

Rome's subway: the eternal project

In power for two years, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has initiated many reforms aimed at invigorating the anemic economy, including his flagship overhaul of the constitution, which was approved by parliament this past week. But the woes of a major infrastructure project right ...

Plane crash kills one on freeway where it once landed safely

Apr 3, 2016

Plane crash kills one on freeway where it once landed safely

A small plane that made headlines when it landed safely on a Southern California freeway years ago crashed on the same stretch of road Saturday, slamming into a car and killing a woman in the vehicle. Five others, including the pilot and his passenger, ...

Indian rescuers say no more survivors in collapsed overpass

Apr 1, 2016

Indian rescuers say no more survivors in collapsed overpass

Using saws, small cranes and bare hands, rescuers on Friday cleared the crumbled concrete and twisted steel from an overpass that collapsed onto a crowded Kolkata neighborhood, killing at least 23 people and injuring more than 80. With more than half the debris cleared ...

Mirrorless cars a reflection of auto industry's future

| Mar 28, 2016

Mirrorless cars a reflection of auto industry's future

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From fuel cell vehicles to self-driving cars, new technologies for next-generation autos are gaining traction. In a move likely to accelerate this, the United Nations World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations, which consists of major car-producing nations and sets international safety and environmental ...