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Q&A: How blockchain is disrupting transportation Special

The revenue opportunity for blockchain in the freight transportation industry could generate as much as $500 billion. In addition, this technology can offer increased transparency and security for the sector. Sam Bokher of Trucker Path explains more.

Hyperloop TT signs agreement to build track in China

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the signing of an agreement with Tongren Transportation & Tourism Investment Group of the People's Republic of China on July 20 to build a Hyperloop track in Guizhou, China.

Two German tourists killed in Peru bus plunge: police

- Two German tourists died and 12 other people were injured Friday when their minibus fell into a ravine on an Andean road in southern Peru, police said.

Canadian Pacific rail strike will affect shipping and passengers

Calgary - Canadian Pacific, the second-biggest rail shipper in Canada, has initiated a shutdown of its network after a strike notice from two unions. Unless negotiations are fruitful, a strike is set for Saturday.

18 killed in Thai bus crash

Bangkok - At least 18 people were killed and dozens wounded when a bus travelling in northeastern Thailand veered off the road and smashed into a tree, authorities said Thursday.

Western states, B.C. united despite lack of U.S. leadership

Officials representing British Columbia, Washington state, Oregon, and California met Friday at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel in B.C. to mark the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC).

Forty-four dead after bus tumbles from Peru mountain road

- A double-decker bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a ravine in southern Peru Wednesday, killing at least 44 people.

Toll rises to 35 in Peru bus crash: ministry

- At least 35 people were killed Wednesday when a bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a ravine in southern Peru, the interior ministry said.

Tesla's all-electric semi truck aims to disrupt transport

Hawthorne - After shaking up the auto world with its electric cars, Tesla is tackling a new frontier in "green" transportation with the unveiling of a futuristic all-electric semi truck.

Op-Ed: A unique partnership, shows San Jose leads the way to the future Special

San Jose - Commuters rejoice! Bicycling and air travel have a connection as Ford GoBike and Alaska Airlines launched the ‘Miles for Miles’ member rewards program this past October 26 in San Jose.

Elon Musk gets green light to expand tunneling project under LA

Building a massive network of underground tunnels is no small technological feat, but securing regulatory approval is arguably the biggest challenge.

Intelligent transportation systems keep smart cities on the road

Different sectors of a city have varying needs requiring different solutions and not all of them overlap. Let's look at what two Colorado-based companies are doing for the transportation sector.

First direct London-China train completes 12,000 km run

Bejing - Laden with whisky and baby milk, the first freight train linking China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after a 12,000-kilometre (7,500-mile) trip, becoming the world's second-longest rail route.

First direct London-China train completes 12,000 km run

Bejing - Laden with whisky and baby milk, the first freight train linking China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after a 12,000-kilometre (7,500-mile) trip, becoming the world's second-longest rail route.

First direct London-China train completes 12,000 km run

Bejing - Laden with whisky and baby milk, the first freight train linking China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after a 12,000-kilometre (7,500-mile) trip, becoming the world's second-longest rail route.

Elon Musk revealed new details about his tunneling project

The Boring Company, Musk's latest venture, led by SpaceX engineer Steve Davis, is working on building a network of underground tunnels in Los Angeles that would transport cars on an electric skate.

Gas taxes and crumbling roads — How do we pay for our highways?

A conundrum is facing state legislatures across the country - How to pay for critical transportation infrastructure with a declining gas tax revenue? And how can states make up for the decline without penalizing those of us who are leading greener lives?

Hyperloop One just hinted at its first passenger system

Hyperloop One may reveal plans for a Dubai-based Hyperloop system on Tuesday. The company tweeted about the event Sunday evening saying that the news will mark a "BIG moment in transportation history."

All new Tesla vehicles will have self-driving technology

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has announced that self-driving technology will now be part of every vehicle that it is producing.

World’s first self-driving boats to be launched in Amsterdam

The Hague - As self-driving cars slowly become a reality, the world will soon see driverless floating vessels as the next big thing in transportation.

China's high-speed railways now more than 20,000 kilometers

Beijing - China's high-speed railways have reached more than 20,000 kilometers in length following the recent opening of an important line linking two major provinces.

Mercedes-Benz introduces first completely electric semi truck

Mercedes-Benz and Daimler have provided a glimpse into the future of heavy transport by unveiling the world’s first fully electric truck that will hit the road in the next decade.

Uber agrees to pay $100 million to retain drivers as contractors

San Francisco - Leading rideshare company Uber has agreed to pay as much as $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from drivers who claimed they were employees rather than independent contractors.

San Francisco cabbies win one — Rideshare drivers must register

San Francisco - Drivers for Lyft, Uber and other ridesharing services will need business licenses to operate legally in San Francisco, city officials said Friday.

Strong interest in U.S. cab service just for women and children

New York - US entrepreneur Michael Pelletz's project of a rideshare service for women and children -- with vehicles driven by women -- has prompted such interest that he is postponing the service's launch date.

South Korea approves first driverless car

Seoul - South Korea has joined the growing ranks of countries starting to embrace the use of self-driving cars. The country’s first autonomous vehicle will be Hyundai's luxury sedan Genesis, which will have a state-of-the-art driving assist system.

Uber expands carpool service and offers free rides

In just a year and a half of competing in the carpool industry, San Francisco-based Uber is expanding its new service in several localities in the east Bay Area, the company announced earlier this week.

Fifteen killed in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia

Moscow - Fifteen people were killed in Russia on Thursday when a civilian helicopter crashed in Siberia, regional authorities said.

Uber is being sued for allegedly sending unsolicited texts

Chicago - A federal lawsuit has been filed against the popular ride-sharing service Uber, alleging the company is violating U.S. law by sending unsolicited text messages to people wanting nothing to do with the service.

Protest over Ferguson violence halts Bay Area transit service

Oakland - Dozens of San Francisco Bay Area residents tied up regional transit service for more than an hour Friday with a peaceful protest that closed a major station serving transbay commuters.
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