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Indonesia gears up to start its first high-speed rail line

Oct. 13, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is preparing to start Southeast Asia’s first high-speed rail service that will cut travel time between two cities from the current three hours to about 40 minutes. The railway line, which connects Indonesia's capital Jakarta and Bandung, the...

Mexican government considering army-run airline

Oct. 04, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president said Tuesday his government is analyzing the creation of a state-owned, army-run airline that would fly 10 leased airplanes as well as the former presidential jet. The unusual plan would further boost the army's increasing economic role in...

1 rail union rejects deal, 2 accept ahead of strike deadline

Sep. 14, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Members of one union rejected a tentative deal with the largest U.S. freight railroads Wednesday, while two ratified agreements and three others remained at the bargaining table just days ahead of a strike deadline, threatening to intensify snarls in the nation's supply chain...

Off the rails: PSG defends use of flights rather than trains

Sep. 05, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain has defended its use of chartered flights rather than more ecological trains after an executive for France's high-speed rail network called out the club for flying its players on a short-haul to Nantes this past weekend. Alain Krakovitch, the...

52 million tickets sold for ultra-cheap travel in Germany

Aug. 29, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — About 52 million tickets allowing people to use local public transportation across Germany for just nine euros (dollars) per month were sold over the summer, a group representing transit companies said Monday, days before the project ends and amid widespread calls for some kind of...