Latest Transportation News

A snowstorm brings Munich airport to a standstill and causes travel chaos in central Europe

Dec. 02, 2023 13:44 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — All flights were grounded at Munich's airport Saturday after a winter storm dumped snow across southern Germany and parts of Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, affecting travel across the region. After initially announcing a halt in air traffic until noon on...

Ferry operators around the country to receive $200M in federal grants to modernize fleets

Nov. 30, 2023 15:10 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Biden administration will issue $200 million in grants to modernize the country's ferry systems, officials announced Thursday. The grant program will focus on expanding ferry service in rural communities, helping them acquire modern ferries, including...

Trucking boss gets 7 years for role in 2019 smuggling that led to deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants

Nov. 30, 2023 14:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A trucking company boss who claimed he thought he was smuggling booze into Britain was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for his role in a human trafficking ring in which 39 Vietnamese migrants suffocated in a cargo container in 2019. Caolan Gormley was the...

New York City subway worker dragged under train and killed near Herald Square station

Nov. 29, 2023 16:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway worker was dragged under a train and killed early Wednesday while serving in a role intended to help other workers stay safe while performing work on the tracks, officials said. The fatal accident happened at about 12:15 a.m. just south of the...

All 41 workers who were trapped in a collapsed mountain tunnel have been pulled out, Indian transportation minister says

Nov. 28, 2023 11:15 AM EST
UTTARKASHI, India (AP) — All 41 workers who were trapped in a collapsed mountain tunnel have been pulled out, Indian transportation minister says.

Strike over privatizing Sao Paulo public transport causes crowds, delays in metro area of 20 million

Nov. 28, 2023 10:23 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Long lines appeared in Sao Paulo’s bus and subway stations Tuesday as a strike opposing privatization efforts of public transport in South America’s largest city caused delays. Traffic on some routes stalled completely in the metropolitan area of 20 million people. ...

Ukraine has a new way to get its grain to the world despite Russia's threat in the Black Sea

Nov. 27, 2023 21:09 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Grain thunders into rail cars and trucks zip around a storage facility in central Ukraine, a place that growing numbers of companies turned to as they struggled to export their food to people facing hunger around the world. Now, more of the grain is getting...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 27, 2023 12:43 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. November 26, 2023. Editorial: High-speed rail: Should Dallas to Fort Worth be Texas’ first route? We should be talking about NCTCOG’s early stages high-speed rail project between Dallas and Fort Worth. As congestion and accidents plague our...

Railyard explosion, inspections raise safety questions about Union Pacific's hazmat shipping

Nov. 24, 2023 00:12 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal inspectors have twice found hundreds of defects in the locomotives and railcars Union Pacific uses at the world’s largest railyard in Nebraska, but none of those seem to explain why a shipping container filled with toxic acid exploded there this fall. ...

Mexico issues decree forcing private freight railway lines to give preference to passenger service

Nov. 20, 2023 16:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s government issued a decree Monday that will force private freight railway lines to give preference to passenger train service over their normal freight runs. The decree gives the two main private concessionary rail operators until Jan. 15 to present...