How well will high speed rails work?

Oct 29, 2010
The federal government has been hailing high speed rail systems as the mode of transportation of the future. But considering the trains will have to share lines with freight trains, is it really the smart choice? Andrea Gardner reports.
Posted In: Transportation

Midterm elections may reroute Florida high speed rail project

Oct 21, 2010
One of the Obama administration's signature initiatives, high speed rail, may also be rerouted, come November. Andrea Bernstein reports.
Posted In: Transportation

Taxi driverless taxi coming to Berlin

Oct 14, 2010
Because, apparently, someone wants to be driven around Berlin by a computer? Or something?...
Posted In: Transportation

Rail tunnel between NY, NJ in jeopardy

Oct 6, 2010
Budgetary pressures may lead New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to pull the plug on an $8.7 billion commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River. Christie says cost-overuns may drive the price even higher and he needs that money for roads. It's a harbinger of what's to come for governors around the nation. Andrea Bernstein reports.
Posted In: Transportation

Texting bans for drivers don't make much difference

Sep 29, 2010
This according to a new study. Because if you're stupid enough to text while driving, are you really going to follow laws? I didn't think so....
Posted In: government, Law, Transportation

Amtrak rolls out high-speed rail plan

Sep 29, 2010
Amtrak released a 30-year vision for high-speed rail travel along the Northeast corridor. It'll cost more than $4 billion a year over the next couple decades. That's more than the annual operating budget for the government-funded rail company. Alex Goldmark reports.
Posted In: Transportation

Eric Schmidt is really upset that we have to drive cars

Sep 28, 2010
The CEO of Google is still complaining that we have to drive our own cars. Humans, I mean. Clearly, cars should have the ability to drive...
Posted In: Google, Transportation, Web Culture

Better sorry than safe?

Sep 24, 2010
You might remember the airlines are under new rules limiting tarmac delays to three hours, before passengers have to be allowed to de-plane. United...
Posted In: Airlines, Transportation

Transportation index highlights needs

Sep 23, 2010
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will unveil its first-ever transportation performance index to highlight what it calls the urgent need to improve the transportation infrastructure. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Transportation

By 2050, flying will be awesome

Sep 22, 2010
Airbus has unveiled their vision of The Future in "The Future by Airbus" (pdf) - it's an ecological plane that's transparent, so passengers can see...
Posted In: Entertainment, Transportation