High-quality bus service is the fastest route to rapid, comprehensive public transit in the United States. This country was once a leader in bus transit, and with adequate funding, it could be again.
The recent rail accident in Ohio is raising questions about who should be responsible for the aftermath of derailments. Residents impacted by a 10-year-old rail tragedy in Canada still want answers.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is looking into new rules for trains. Trucks, however, are involved in thousands more hazmat incidents every year in the US.
Mega-projects tend to represent the interests of state and business elites.
The UK rail industry struggles to create tracks that can cope with both high and low temperatures.
Increased use of freight trains can ease the HGV driver crisis and improve the air quality, research shows.
Contrary to the government’s promises of prosperity, Kenya’s mega-railway is heading down the wrong track of development.
Oil spills, cracked buildings and pollution. Just some of the environmental effects of Kenya’s massive railway project.
Governments must ensure that transport infrastructure is developed with the ability to cope with current and future climatic shifts.
Banning short-haul flights should be just the first step on the path to greener transport systems.
Hyperloop might still be a dream but new technologies promise to make trains faster and safer.
A high-speed rail network in Australia would create many benefits by reshaping cities and regional communities along its route.
The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?
Once again, the state looks intent on pressing ahead with a huge road project without releasing a business case. Among the many concerns is the failure to look at lower-emission alternatives.
The federal opposition’s idea for a bullet train from Melbourne to Brisbane is not a good use of a generation’s worth of infrastructure spending. It won’t even work as an economic stimulus.
Building infrastructure takes time. To develop sustainable transportation, Canada needs to invest in high-quality infrastructure that will enable us to make environmentally friendly travel choices.
All modes of high-speed travel come with a cost to the environment.
The privatisation of the UK’s railways has been fraught with problems but it can’t get any worse for Northern’s passengers.
Electric trains use seven times less carbon dioxide than cars. With careful planning, railways could drastically cut emissions from a sector that now accounts for a quarter of the carbon in our air.
The future of zero-carbon transport starts today. First stop, Britain’s railways.