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Ecuador city recycling plastic bottles for bus tickets

Guayaquil - Looking after the environment is paying off in Ecuador, at least for public transport users in the business hub of Guayaquil.

No Uber, no problem: Brazil app drives into Sao Paulo's no-go zones

S - When Alvimar da Silva realized Uber did not reach some of the more dangerous, far-flung areas of Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo, he saw an opportunity: if the popular ride-sharing service did not go there, he would.

'Kennels': Venezuela's dangerous answer to transport chaos

Caracas - Packed inside a barred pick-up truck that looks like a mobile cage, passengers are risking their lives in Venezuela's perilous solution to a public transport crisis.

Japan launches 'telework' campaign to ease Tokyo 2020 congestion

Toukyo - Japan on Monday launched a national exercise to encourage tens of thousands of commuters to work from home, in a bid to ease rail and road congestion before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and reform the country's workaholic culture.

Mont Blanc cable car to reopen 9 months after dramatic rescue

Grenoble - A cable car whose dramatic breakdown last September forced 33 tourists to spend the night stranded -- suspended high over the French Alps -- is to reopen on Thursday, local officials announced.

In Mexico City metro, a quest for owners of lost ashes

Mexico - Two items stand out in Donovan Alvarado's lost and found office at the end of a cavernous corridor of Mexico City's metro system: Urns containing the ashes of a child and of a young man.

Edmonton architecture student suggests skating lane for commuting

Edmonton - The Canadian city Edmonton, which is well known for its extreme winter conditions, might consider adopting a unique mode of commuting into the downtown core area by skating on ice.

Op-Ed: We need more bike lanes to prevent accidents

Richmond - Wearing a bicycle helmet is required in many cities across the United States and Canada, but that might not be enough to prevent bicycle safety.

Op-Ed: The Rail rip-off — the fightback begins Special

London - The latest rail fares hike has provoked a furious backlash from oppressed commuters. The Campaign for Better Transport has been fighting their corner since 1972.

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