Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

NYC’s Riders Alliance has a vision for a better, safer subway with less policing

A Q&A on how the alliance is organizing riders for new community investments and how they’re pushing back against regressive narratives about public safety in the city and state. Source

Baltimore bridge collapses after cargo ship collision: Live updates

A search-and-rescue operation is underway for at least six people and a state of emergency is in place for both Maryland and Baltimore after a cargo ship crashed into a major Baltimore bridge overnight Tuesday. The cargo ship Dali hit a support on the Francis Scott Key Bridge around 1:30 a.m., causing the steel structure… […]

Justice Department launches criminal probe into Boeing 737 MAX Alaska Airlines incident

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched a criminal investigation following the Alaska Airlines incident during which a door panel blew off a Boeing 737 Max mid-flight. Investigators have contacted some passengers and crew who were on the Jan. 5 flight that made the emergency landing in Portland, Ore., the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.… […]

Boeing in talks to rebuy manufacturer linked to mid-air blowout

Boeing is in talks to rebuy Spirit AeroSystems, a manufacturer linked to a mid-air blowout on one of its planes earlier this year, which sparked backlash and led to several lawsuits. “We have been working closely with Spirit AeroSystems and its leadership to strengthen the quality of the commercial airplanes that we build together,” Boeing… […]

Five things to know about the Odysseus moon landing 

A robotic lunar lander developed by Houston-based Intuitive Machines became the first private spacecraft to land on the moon Thursday. The Odysseus lunar lander’s victory, the first U.S. landing on the moon in over 50 years, faced some difficulties in its trip to the lunar surface, with Intuitive Machines CEO Stephen Altemus calling it “a… […]

Hyundai, Kia recall 3M+ vehicles over engine compartment fire risk

Hyundai and Kia have recalled nearly 3.4 million vehicles over the risk of an engine compartment fire, warning owners to park their vehicles outside. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted documents Wednesday that revealed that the anti-lock brake control module may leak fluid, causing an electrical short. This can ignite a fire when the vehicles are… […]

Automakers failing privacy test: study

Major automakers are failing at privacy because cars collect substantial personal data on drivers that can frequently be sold or shared, according to a new analysis from the Mozilla Foundation. Every major car company examined by researchers received a privacy warning label in the Mozilla Foundation’s latest “Privacy Not Included” study released Wednesday. “Car makers… […]

VIDEO: Five Hurt When Plane and Bus Collide at Los Angeles Airport

Several people were hurt when a plane hit a shuttle bus Friday at Los Angeles Airport, the third similar incident in the past month. Source

Thank You For Your Feedback

In 2018, Sarah Meyer, then chief customer officer with New York City Transit, was fielding questions at a public meeting in the 14th Street Y near Union Square. The topic of the meeting was moving a few bus stops a few hundred feet so they were better spaced out.  While working one of the tables, […]

Trade Unionists Take A Stand For Jobs, Pay, Pensions And Conditions

The rail network was brought to a standstill today as thousands of RMT and TSSA members walked out over jobs, pay, pensions and other conditions. RMT is in dispute with Network Rail and 14 train operators while TSSA is striking at Avanti West Coast. Speaking from the Euston picket line, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch […]

London Tram Drivers In Croydon Strike Against Real Terms Pay Cut

Members of the Aslef union, the 150 workers rejected a 3 percent pay offer from operator First Group and voted almost unanimously to strike, on a turnout of 86 percent. With inflation at 11.7 percent RPI, the company’s offer amounts to a deep pay cut. Services were severely disrupted, affecting the Wimbledon tennis tournament, with […]

Revolutionary changes in transportation, from electric vehicles to ride sharing, could slow global warming – if they’re done right, IPCC says

Around the world, revolutionary changes are underway in transportation. More electric vehicles are on the road, people are taking advantage of shared mobility services, such as Uber and Lyft, and the rise in telework during the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way people think about commuting. Transportation is a growing source of the global greenhouse […]

Why America’s ‘Shipping Crisis’ Will Not End

Above Photo: Port of Los Angeles. Shipping and Freight Resource. From a Twenty Year Truck Driver. I have a simple question for every ‘expert’ who thinks they understand the root causes of the shipping crisis: Why is there only one crane for every 50–100 trucks at every port in America? No ‘expert’ will answer this […]

How NYC Taxi Drivers Took On Predatory Lenders And Won

Above Photo: A Person Attends A Protest By New York Taxi Drivers About Debt Relief In New York On Oct. 20, 2021. Carlo Allegri / Reuters File. After a two-week hunger strike and two months of sit-ins, dozens of taxi drivers in New York City hosted a long-awaited celebration outside City Hall on November 10. […]

Take This Job And Love It

Above Photo: Creative Commons Worker cooperatives offer an alternative to keeping power and profits in the hands of a few rich people. In the six years that Michael Ugwu has worked as an Uber driver in New York City, he’s seen a growing share of his earnings diverted into venture capitalists’ pockets. Uber and Lyft […]

Taxi Drivers Plan Hunger Strike For Debt Relief

Above Photo: Taxis parked in protest at New York City Hall. (RBLFMR / Shutterstock) A Group Of Protesters Hope The Action Will Force A New Plan From City Hall To Help Them Pay Off What They Owe On Medallion Loans. After 30 days of protesting outside City Hall, a group of New York City taxi medallion […]

Climate Activists Stage Protest At Airport Against Private Jet Emissions

Above Photo: The protesters have targeted Farnborough Airport in Hampshire (Extinction Rebellion/PA) Extinction Rebellion activists claim to have blocked all major entrances to a private airport in protest against emissions from private jets. As part of the protest, a stretched limousine has been parked at the gates to Farnborough Airport in Hampshire. ‘Stop Private Flights […]

Railway Workers Strike Amidst Wave Of Transportation Struggles

Above Photo: Military Police fire tear gas grenades at Francisco Morato station during rail strike. Diário da CPTM. A strike by São Paulo railway workers last Thursday, July 15, shut down an important section of public transport in Brazil’s largest city over the demand for higher wages. More than 40 stations and four railway lines […]

Demonstrations In Bloomington During 300-Mile ‘Walk For Licenses’

Demonstrations In Bloomington During 300-Mile ‘Walk For Licenses’ Above Photo: Phyllis Cha. The march in Bloomington Undocumented immigrants, immigrants and allies of the community passed through Bloomington Thursday on day six of their seven-day, 300-mile “Walk for Licenses” through Indiana, according to a press release from Cosecha Indiana. The goal of the walk, which started Saturday […]

New Study: School Streets Improve Air Quality

Above photo: The London borough of Merton is home to the highest proportion of schools on school streets. Wimbledon Guardian. New study finds that School Streets reduced nitrogen dioxide by up to 23 per cent during morning drop off. 81 per cent of parents and carers supported the measures at their children’s school and 18 […]

Trade Unionists And Ecologists Demand A Just Transition Towards Less Air Traffic

By Stay Grounded, Popular Resistance. February 11, 2021 Above photo: Christian Block/System Change not Climate Change. London/Vienna – Today, the UK trade union PCS and the global network Stay Grounded published together a paper entitled “A Rapid and Just Transition of Aviation – Shifting towards Climate-Just Mobility”. Tahir Latif, PCS Aviation Group President, says: “This paper […]

New Paris Car Sharing, Autolib’, Expands and is a Success

Paris’ Autolib started up last year and it’s a big success now.

Radio Caller Blames Collisions With Deer on ‘Deer Crossing’ Signs

““My frustration is that, Minnesota and North Dakota Departments of Transportation would allow these deer crossing in such high traffic areas.”

Electric Car Battery Manufacturer A123 Systems Files for Bankruptcy, But…

A123 Systems, the electric car battery maker that has GM and Fisker as customers and which received a $249 million federal grant, has just filed for bankruptcy and said it would sell its assets to Johnson Controls.

The Lies Carmakers Told About Fuel Economy…

It wasn’t so long ago – back in the early 2000s – that the mere suggestion of increasing fuel economy standards sent automakers in a frenzy.

Cool Bike Cinema Draws Attention to Vacant Lots in Madrid

Spanish collective Basurama built a movable cinema mounted on a bike and used it to expose empty spots which could be turned into public spaces temporarily.

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