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Mayor wants Paris' historic center to be pedestrian-only

World Nov 15, 2018

Mayor wants Paris' historic center to be pedestrian-only

The mayor of Paris wants to pedestrianize the historic center of the French capital, a member of her team says, an area encompassing famous landmarks like the Louvre museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. The project would see traffic heavily restricted in Paris's first four arrondissements, ...

Train buffs join forces online to save Japan's fading railway assets

National Nov 15, 2018

Train buffs join forces online to save Japan's fading railway assets

Railroad enthusiasts across Japan are pooling resources, making financial contributions via the internet to preserve abandoned rail facilities and support financially struggling local railways. Some of these sites have turned into tourist destinations where railway buffs gather for exchange events, with locals hoping the trend ...

Business / Tech Oct 30, 2018

Japanese government mulling unified QR codes for transport fares

The industry ministry is discussing introducing unified Quick Response, or QR, code standards for cashless fee payments for local train, bus and other transportation services, sources said. Such standards would allow users to pay fares for public transport run by various operators, all by smartphone. ...