Dec 29, 2016

Hokuriku Shinkansen extension

The ruling coalition's route choice for extending the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line doesn't appear to be the best option from a cost-benefit perspective.

Dec 4, 2016

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars. The company is “excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation,” Apple said in a November ...

Iwate city gets creative in quest for public feedback

Nov 30, 2016

Iwate city gets creative in quest for public feedback

Efforts by a city in Iwate Prefecture to improve local bus services via customer input on cleverly designed questionnaires is garnering positive feedback on social media sites. The city of Takizawa has been distributing questionnaires that resemble bingo cards to passengers in the hope ...

Indian train accident kills at least 100; cause unknown

Nov 20, 2016

Indian train accident kills at least 100; cause unknown

An Indian express train derailed early Sunday, killing over 100 people in one of the country’s worst rail disasters in years, police said, as emergency workers searched the mangled wreckage for survivors. National Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said the government would investigate what caused ...