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 ...

Mega-projects transforming Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia

Aug 28, 2016

Mega-projects transforming Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia

Turkey is seeking to “build the future of Istanbul” with ambitious projects including the third bridge spanning the Bosphorus Strait linking Europe and Asia, Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan says. The bridge — once hailed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “star project” — ...

Aug 21, 2016

New York ends English-language requirement for cab drivers

New York City taxi drivers will not be required to speak English any longer. The change is the result of a new law that Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed in April and went into effect on Friday eliminating the English-language proficiency exam for taxi and ...

JFK airport stampede reflects twitchiness over terror attacks

Aug 16, 2016

JFK airport stampede reflects twitchiness over terror attacks

Did boisterous celebrations over an Olympic victory by the world’s fastest man lead to a false alarm about gunfire and a panicked evacuation of Kennedy Airport? That’s one of the possibilities police were exploring Monday as they reviewed security camera footage and interview witnesses ...