Posts Tagged ‘Transport’

Second city shuts down all public transport amid deadly virus outbreak in China

Chinese health officials announced that Huanggang city is suspending its public transit, including both rail and buses, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, dubbed 2019-nCoV, which started in mid-December 2019. Indoor entertainment venues, such as internet cafes and movie theaters have also been ordered to close. The local authorities are asking the seven million […]

Transport workers erect flaming barricades as France brought to standstill in massive strike (VIDEOS)

As many as 200 people from a local transport trade union congregated outside a TCAR bus depot near the French city of Rouen in the early hours of Monday morning, erecting a burning barricade of shopping carts and setting dumpsters on fire. The depot gates were blocked off, trapping several staff members inside the facility. […]

630km-traffic jams & storming buses: Transport workers’ strike propels Paris into logistics hell (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The gloomy Monday morning kicked off with traffic jams spanning more than 630km down major highways in the busy Ile-de-France region, which encompasses Paris and its suburbs.  Torrential rain exacerbated the transport collapse, sparked by the strikes carried out by workers at state-run railway company, the SNCF, and the RATP Group, which provides bus and […]

The Right to Mobility. Public Transport in the UK and Labour’s Manifesto

The idea of mobility as a human right has come to be synonymous with private transport. For decades, the car has come first: what right does any government have to encroach on the freedom and autonomy of individual motorists? Labour governments have done little to challenge this notion since mass car ownership took off in […]

What next, cattle transport? Mexican mayor mocked online for wanting Tesla pickups as GARBAGE, WATER trucks & police cars

Last week, the internet had a field day poking fun at Elon Musk’s most-recent creation – the electric-powered Tesla Cybertruck. Nevertheless, Adrian Esper Cardenas, who heads up the city of Ciudad Velles in Mexico’s central San Luis Potosi state, believes the trendy pickup trucks would be rather useful in municipal services. The mayor said he […]

Peretz: Plan to launch public transport on Shabbat is ‘violation of status quo’

Education Minister Rafi Peretz on Friday railed against plans by the Tel Aviv municipality and other cities to launch public transportation on Shabbat, saying it would “violate the status quo.” “Since the establishment of the State of Israel in the public domain, a status quo has been established. A delicate balance between the various populations: […]

Protesters shut down key Catalonian transport routes after night of violence (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

There were widespread violent clashes across Barcelona on Monday evening with the city’s El Prat airport a major flashpoint after nine leaders of the pro-independence movement were handed prison sentences totalling almost 100 years for their role in a failed secession bid in 2017. Also on Protests erupt in Barcelona as citizens vent anger […]

Pakistan cuts last remaining transport link to India over Kashmir dispute

Pakistan has suspended a bus linking Lahore to India’s capital in reaction to New Delhi’s revocation of the autonomy of the disputed Kashmir region. Arshad Ali, tourism officer at Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation that runs the Pakistan leg of the journey, said on Saturday that the government had issued directives that meant the bus, […]

Facial recognition set for Sydney transport network

Sydney commuters will soon scan their face for access to services. Photo: YHI The New South Wales government has revealed plans to roll out facial recognition technology across the public transport network as an alternative to Opal cards. The announcement follows similar moves in Queensland, where the same company responsible for ‘tap-and-go’ technology is incorporating […]

IAF returns transport, refueling planes to service after maintenance issues

The chief of the Israeli Air Force on Friday ordered the military’s fleet of transport and refueling planes for training flights to return to service next week after grounding them last month. The decision to ground the C-130 cargo transport planes, known in Hebrew as the Karnaf, and the Boeing 707 refueling plane, known as […]

UN inspection mechanism to operate in Hudaydah ports, Yemeni transport minister

Yemeni Minister of Transport Zakaria al-Shami says the Houthi Ansarullah movement and the United Nations have agreed on a mechanism to inspect ships docking at ports in the country’s strategic western province of Hudaydah following Houthis’ withdrawal from three of Yemen’s Red Sea ports last month as part of a peace agreement. “We agreed with the UN on a […]

Iran welcomes China’s investment in energy, transport sectors

MNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country welcomes China’s investment and participation in energy and transportation projects. He made the remarks on Monday in a meeting with the new Ambassador of China to Tehran, Chang Hua, while receiving his letter of credence. “Tehran-Beijing cooperation is not limited to any single field, and Iran […]

Indian Air Force transport plane with 13 on board missing

The aircraft went missing an hour after take-off from an airbase in northeastern India. It was headed for a landing ground in Mechuka Valley, which is close to the Indian-Chinese border. “Since the aircraft did not reach the airfield, overdue action was initiated by IAF,” an Indian Air Force official told local media. Indian Minister […]

India, Russia, Iran negotiating transport corridor to enhance trade

The Statesman – The new shipment passage, International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), is set to connect the Indian Ocean to the Persian Gulf through Iran to Russia and Europe. In a significant move to enhance trade and connectivity, India, Russia, and Iran are discussing a large joint project aimed at launching a new cargo transport […]

11 Dead as U.S. Transport Crashes in Afghanistan, Taliban Claims Credit

It’s an incident which the White House would prefer to sweep under the proverbial rug. It’s yet another serious setback for the Trump Administration, in its inherited never-ending U.S.-led NATO mission in Afghanistan. After the reports were confirmed of the downing of the C-130 aircraft, a war of words quickly ensued with the Taliban claiming […]

Eleven dead after US military transport plane crashes in Afghanistan – reports

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for shooting down the C-130, according to AFP. However, this information has not yet been confirmed, and US authorities previously denied any hostile engagement. “Our mujahideen have shot down a four-engine US aircraft in Jalalabad,” AFP cited Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid as saying. “Based on credible information, 15 invading forces […]

CCTV footage shows 2 military transport planes’ bizarre collision at Khartoum airport (VIDEO)

CCTV footage shows two Sudanese military cargo planes – an Antonov 30 and Antonov 32 – landing on the same runway. Unable to avoid each other, one of the planes clips the tail of the other. Firefighters quickly arrived at the scene to extinguish the resulting blaze, Khaleej Times reported. There are currently no reported […]

‘Feminist strike’: International Women’s Day sees transport & work chaos in Spain

It is the first time there has been a nationwide “feminist strike” in Spain and organizers say it aims to highlight sexual discrimination and domestic violence. The rail network and Madrid’s underground is disrupted as 10 unions participate in 24 hour work stoppages. The country’s two largest unions, Workers’ Commissions and the General Union of Workers, […]

Show me: Russian Su-30SM fighter pilot peeks inside transport plane mid-flight (VIDEO)

The video of the mind-blowing stunt, which surfaced on Russian social media this week, was apparently shot in Syria. It shows the inside of the flying freighter, probably an Il-76, dropping several cargo pads. Then the supermaneuverable fighter jet comes into view, flying so close one can see the pilots inside the cockpit and other […]

Iran welcomes Russian companies’ investments in its energy and transport sectors

TASS– Iran invites Russian companies to invest in construction of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, the Bender-Abbas thermal power plant, and the Bafka-Kerman railroad, Speaker of the Majlis (Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran) Ali Larijani said in Moscow on Monday. Speaking at a meeting with Vyacheslav Volodin, Speaker of the State Duma (lower […]

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