Masks protect you from infection and protect others from getting sick. But authorities are leaving it up to individuals to decide if they want to wear masks on the bus or train. Here's how to decide.
A family enjoy a film at a new drive-in cinema in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia.
The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?
Social distancing isn't really compatible with public transport – especially during peak times. So how can we stay safe if we're starting to take public transport again?
Don’t worry, we’re not going back to steam.
The UK cannot wait 30 years for a modern rail network.
Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions.
A Bombardier sign welcomes travellers to Berlin Central Station, where Bombardier’s rail division headquarters are located. Canada’s failure to invest in rail infrastructure has hurt Bombardier.
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.
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The privatisation of the UK's railways has been fraught with problems but it can't get any worse for Northern's passengers.
Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe.
The future of zero-carbon transport starts today. First stop, Britain's railways.
Queuing up after power shortages.
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Late trains, anxiety, stressful commutes, disruption to family life – just some of the woes of train customers.
A proposed new train in Mexico would connect the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, on the Yucatan Peninsula, easier to reach from Cancun.
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An ambitious new train would link resorts like Cancun to inland ancient ruins and colonial towns. That means laying rail across 932 miles of dense jungle, pristine beach and indigenous villages.
How far would you go to limit your carbon footprint?
VLocity trains run at speeds of up to 160km/h on four Victorian regional lines.
More than half a century after the first high-speed trains began running overseas, Australia is still waiting for the long-promised service. Right now, faster rail is a better short-term prospect.
Gone in a flash.
Driverless cars will form a fast, efficient transport network, which will make car ownership redundant. But they could also spell the end of public transport.
Pedestrians walking along Bridge Street to Erskineville station in Sydney could take advantage of an extra southern entrance, as could many people now choosing not to catch the train.
Chris Standen, used with permission
In Sydney, 44 of 178 train stations have a single side entrance. It adds up to 12 minutes of daily travel time for people walking the long way to their platform. It's enough to make some drive instead.
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A recent damning report on probation shows the need to reassess outsourcing by the public sector.
With more than a million Australians using public transport to get to work each day, demand for car parking at the station is virtually insatiable.
The Commuter Car Park Fund announced in the budget sounds big, but is likely to create only around 30,000 extra spaces – a marginal benefit for Australia's 1.2 million daily public transport users.
The Northeast Corridor sees millions of riders a year, but expanding rail in the U.S. is always fraught.
Rail advocates often make the case that trains are a cleaner mode of transportation, but why is that so? And what would it take to expand rail in the U.S.?
The world’s first commercial hydrogen-fuelled train in Germany.
Fuel cells are being touted as an alternative to costly electrification – but no one knows if they'll really be cheaper.
Appearances can be misleading.
This attention grabbing policy has less to do with solving public transport problems, and more to do with the government’s nation-branding campaign.