Philadelphia Train Riders Failed to Intervene as Woman was Allegedly Raped, Authorities Say

Bystanders failed to help a woman from being raped on a transit train in Philadelphia last week or to call police, authorities said. The alleged incident, described as a “horrendous criminal act,” occurred on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) …

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U.K. Government Plans to Cut Transport Emissions by Decarbonizing Aviation, Trucks and Rail

The U.K. government on Wednesday revealed is long-awaited Transport Decarbonization Plan that will allow it to create a net-zero transport sector by the year 2050. According to British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, the plan, which was finally published on Wednesday, …

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French Government Seeks to Ban Short-Haul Domestic Flights to Limit Climate Damage

French regulators voted to abolish domestic flights on routes that can be covered by train in under two and a half hours, as the government seeks to “lower carbon emissions,” amid the pandemic travel restrictions. The voting happened on Saturday …

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Taiwan Train Derails Inside Tunnel, At Least 54 Dead, 156 Injured

At least 54 people have died so far including the conductor after a train derailed inside a tunnel in Hualien County while 156 were injured. A Taroko Express train carrying 490 people from Shulin, New Taipei City was headed to …

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Malaysia Pays Singapore $76m for Cancelling High-Speed Rail Project

Malaysia has paid $76.30 million to Singapore for the cancellation of the high-speed rail line between the neighbors after years of “stop-start negotiations,” officials said on Monday. In the joint statement, the two countries said they agreed on the amount …

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Enterprises Sues South Florida’s Brightline for Reputational Damage

Virgin Enterprises has filed a lawsuit against Brightline railways for $251 million in damages, after Brightline says that Virgin “tarnished” their reputation. Brightline told Virgin that they were tarnishing their reputation, saying that the “Virgin brand had ceased to constitute …

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