Airlines are ready to buy trains, but demand is too high

Airlines are ready to buy trains, but demand is too high

By Peter L. Johnson and Stephen L. CookSource Fox Sports cover story Airliners are preparing to buy train technology to compete with high-speed rail and other high-capacity rail vehicles.A consortium led by the Airline Pilots Association is seeking $100 million in funding to develop a new high-frequency rail system to connect major cities.The project is…

Russian Railways: Transports are in a state of emergency

Russian Railways: Transports are in a state of emergency

Russia’s railway transportation system is in a crisis, with no money to keep it running.Transport Minister Mikhail Zheleznofeyev told reporters on Tuesday that Russia’s budget for the next year is $1.3 billion.In March, the government cut spending by nearly 20 percent.Russia’s transport system is also suffering from a severe shortage of trucks, which means that…

‘Totally inappropriate’ for RCMP to conduct a border security inspection at an Ottawa transit station

‘Totally inappropriate’ for RCMP to conduct a border security inspection at an Ottawa transit station

Transport Canada has asked the federal government to cancel an inspection that took place at a transit station in Ottawa this weekend because the federal police and border security officials were “not in compliance with the Government of Canada’s border security requirements,” a spokeswoman for the federal department said in an email to CBC News.The…

Kazakhstan’s railway transport issue: How to track and investigate rail transport

Kazakhstan’s railway transport issue: How to track and investigate rail transport

Kazakhstan’s government has announced it will start collecting data on rail transport, a move aimed at improving its public transport system.According to Kazakhstan Railways, a new portal on its website will allow people to track, compare and understand how the country’s rail system works, as well as track progress towards the government’s goal of reducing…