QR codes and dramatic vistas: tips for traveling during the pandemic

May 15, 2020
Traveling will look very different during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tourists at Mount Cangshan in China's Yunnan province undergo temperature checks and QR code scans before entering the park.
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A desert city welcomes California's high-speed train

Jul 27, 2015
California's high-speed rail project is controversial because of its cost, but Palmdale is looking forward to bullet trains.

Railroads profit from energy boom

Oct 13, 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway reportedly approached CSX about a merger.

Hedge-fund-backed Canadian railroad aims high

Oct 3, 2014
The humble railroad is a hot investment, thanks in part to crude oil.

More oil on the tracks: Trains transport a ton of crude

Jul 8, 2013
Trains increasingly carry crude from oil fields in the middle of the U.S. to refineries on the coasts.

Britain's government wants fast trains; some say they're not worth it

Jun 25, 2013
Britain's government wants to spend billions on a high-speed rail system. HS2 -- as it's called -- could cut some journey times in half but critics say it would harm the countryside and trains are yesterday's technology.

Train safety, data, and measuring the value of a life

Jun 21, 2013
Which is more important: updating train safety mechanisms or improving rail infrastructure?

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Railroad to make shift to natural gas locomotives

Mar 6, 2013
BNSF, the railroad owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, should profit by switching to cheaper natural gas. Buffett's company also has a big stake in natural gas.

China opens game-changing bullet train

Dec 26, 2012
The world's longest high speed rail link opens in China.

Railroads profit from oil boom in North Dakota

Dec 10, 2012
Trains haul fracking supplies into the region and haul oil out of it. The oil boom comes at a good time: the railroads' mainstay, coal, is in a slump.