Transportation technology

FILE - In this April 17, 2018 file photo, a woman rides a motorized scooter in Washington Square Park in San Francisco. Tired of San Francisco sidewalks being used as a testing ground for delivery robots, drones, and electric scooters, city supervisors will vote Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, to set up a new regulatory office that would require businesses to get permits before trying out new technology that uses public space. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 10, 2019 - 6:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city leaders are now requiring businesses to get permits before trying out new high-tech ideas in public. Supporters of the legislation, which the Board of...
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July 31, 2019 - 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal railway officials say the railroad industry has installed safety technology on nearly 90% of tracks where it is required, but "significant work" is needed to ensure the technology is completely installed by a December 2020 deadline. Federal Railroad Administration chief...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment near Casselton, N.D. The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members that was drafted in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. Transportation officials said Thursday, May 23, 2019 that a review of accident data did not support the notion that having one crew member is less safe than a multi-person crew. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)
May 23, 2019 - 8:59 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members, nullifying a safety measure drafted under President Barack Obama in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. A review of...
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May 19, 2019 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said in a statement to...
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April 11, 2019 - 4:56 am
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's energy agency wants to hear from the public as it tries to plot plans to expand the use of clean-energy technologies, energy efficiency and clean transportation methods. The state Department of Environmental Quality is holding a meeting on the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 file photo cars are blocked on the Morandi highway bridge after a section of it collapsed, in Genoa, northern Italy. A large section of the bridge collapsed over an industrial area in the Italian city of Genova during a sudden and violent storm, leaving vehicles crushed in rubble below. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
December 18, 2018 - 11:26 am
MILAN (AP) — Genoa's mayor has announced that a 200 million euro ($220 million) project by hometown architect Renzo Piano inspired by a naval ship has been chosen to replace the Morandi Bridge that collapsed last summer, killing 43 people. Mayor Marco Bucci announced Tuesday that the project will...
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Herbert Diess, right, new CEO of Volkswagen , and Hans Dieter Poetsch, left, chairman of the board of directors of the Volkswagen stock company, address the media during a press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
April 13, 2018 - 6:22 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's new CEO said Friday that the automaker must "significantly step up the pace" as it pushes ahead with electric and self-driving vehicle technologies and offers transportation as a digitally driven service. Herbert Diess said that a newly announced management...
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FILE - In a Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, Metrolink Director of Operations, R.T. McCarthy, demonstrates Metrolink's implementation of Positive Train Control, (PTC) at the Metrolink Locomotive and Cab Car Simulators training facility in Los Angeles' Union Station. The railroad industry is downplaying expectations that a safety technology that could have prevented recent deadly train crashes will be in operation across the country by the end of the year. Officials at rail industry trade associations now say they view Dec. 31, 2018, as the date by which railroads must qualify for an extension of as much as two more years, not the ultimate deadline. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
February 07, 2018 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The railroad industry is playing down expectations that a safety technology that could have prevented recent deadly train crashes will be in operation across the United States by the end of the year. Indeed, freight and commuter rail officials speak as if there never was any plan...
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An aerial view of the site of an early morning train crash Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 between an Amtrak train, bottom right, and a CSX freight train, top left, in Cayce, SC. The Amtrak passenger train slammed into a freight train in the early morning darkness Sunday, killing at least two Amtrak crew members and injuring more than 110 people, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jeff Blake)
February 04, 2018 - 10:54 pm
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a parked freight train in the early-morning darkness Sunday after a thrown switch sent it hurtling down a side track, authorities said. Two Amtrak crew members were killed, and more than 100 people were injured. It was the third deadly wreck...
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Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walk together for their meeting at the President's palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Liusjenas Kulbis)
January 13, 2018 - 3:33 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Saturday his country has entered into a pact with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to boost economic and political ties with the three former Soviet republics. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis said after...
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