More efforts are needed to restore railways in Nigeria. It was a mainstay of the country’s economy in years gone by.
Transport development paved the way for colonization and is directly linked to the chronic and extreme social inequities Indigenous communities continue to face to this day.
Some 34 countries have high-speed rail or are about to get it. Yet since it was for proposed for Australia in 1984, no local plan for high-speed rail has got further than the drawing board.
A deadly crash in India that claimed the lives of around 300 people has refocused international attention on the importance of railways in the country.
Researchers encourage citizen scientists to contribute to datasets on animal deaths caused by infrastructure. This will inform efforts to reduce the human impact on biodiversity.
After engaging with the rail unions, the government should be more hands off when it comes to UK rail.
Hydrogen cars were heralded as an avenue towards universal green motoring, but progress has stalled in recent years.
Ghana’s northern region would be more developed now had it received a fairer share of colonial investments.
The federal government must implement a railway policing law that helps restore public confidence in law enforcement and provides justice to the families of those who die on the job.
The benefits of cannibalising Sydney’s rail network to introduce new driverless services is far from clear.
Improving the rail link between Australia’s two biggest cities will have many benefits, not least in meeting our carbon-reduction goals
An expert assesses the weak links in a warming UK.
The fear that borrowers’ strategic assets are at risk from Chinese banks continues to fail the test of evidence.
Contrary to the government’s promises of prosperity, Kenya’s mega-railway is heading down the wrong track of development.
Government investment in roads, railroads and other public services has always involved social programming, both for good and for ill.
Oil spills, cracked buildings and pollution. Just some of the environmental effects of Kenya’s massive railway project.
Regional NSW, home to a third of the state’s population, is still waiting for the promise of faster train travel to be delivered. Other states improved their regional services years ago.
Governments must ensure that transport infrastructure is developed with the ability to cope with current and future climatic shifts.
Transit agencies could use the money to buy new subway cars, buses and maintain rails. The funding is designed to build on last year’s emergency aid, which kept transit operating through the pandemic.
Geographers are documenting slave-built infrastructure, from railroads to ports, in use today. Such work could influence the reparations debate by showing how slavery still props up the US economy.