Transportation

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U.S. cities adopt European obsession with trains

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Deep below London, construction hit the halfway mark last month on a massive project to install 26 miles of new track and stations that will connect…

This is your captain sleeping

This is your captain sleeping

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Changing aviation policies on both sides of the Atlantic are raising the issue of pilot fatigue, a serious safety threat for airplane passengers and crew. A…

Port fight fuels South American rivalry

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Brazil agreed to fund the majority of a new deep-water port in tiny neighboring Uruguay last week in a move to help both countries flout new Argentinian…

The bicycle’s renaissance

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Commuting by bike just got a lot easier. Companies have developed a “smart” wheel to turn any bike into a personal electric-hybrid vehicle. The wheels…

Wanted: Cars that can prevent crashes

By Mark Russell & Rob Holmes
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Transportation | As vehicle safety technology advances, the federal government is studying how to implement these tools to decrease highway fatalities, especially as baby…

China’s might growing in space and at sea

By Rob Holmes
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Military | A Congressional panel warned that China is speeding toward naval dominance of the western Pacific region and may possess the biggest fleet of modern nuclear…

Fasten your seat belts: Air travel takes off in the East

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | At the Dubai Airshow this week, Boeing and Airbus raked in more than 500 orders for their newest jets, including the Boeing 777X, totaling several hundred…

Why the DOJ approved the world's biggest airline

Why the DOJ approved the world's biggest airline

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | The federal government reached a pre-trial settlement this week with American Airlines and US Airways, bringing them one step closer to a December merger. The…

VW ends a groovy era

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | The “long, strange trip” is coming to an end for the Volkswagen bus. Brazil, the world’s last producer of the iconic van, will cease manufacturing…

Airline seats put the squeeze on passengers

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | To offset skyrocketing fuel prices, airlines are squeezing more people into each plane by trimming seats widths and adding rows.  While economy seating…

Government charts a new course on nautical maps

By Jesse Yow
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Newsworthy | The government is sailing into uncharted waters, tossing out the paper nautical charts it has produced for mariners for more than 150 years. The National…

Support for in-air electronics taking off

Support for in-air electronics taking off

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | Travelers may be able to keep their e-readers, laptops, or smartphones on during takeoff and landing as early as 2014 if the Federal Aviation Administration…

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