Germany's €9 monthly travel pass has boosted rail usage, particularly in more rural and tourist areas, the latest statistics suggest. However, road usage is virtually unchanged, suggesting little impact on commuters.
16 Nov 2021
US President Joe Biden has signed the $1 trillion package of spending on America's infrastructure. The money will be spent on roads, transport, broadband and other areas. It's a rare bipartisan deal, and Democrats are now focusing on an even larger package for healthcare, education and climate change. Also today, a co-operative runs its first freight train service on France's railways. The partly crowdfunded initiative Railcoop is also planning to start passenger services on underused lines.
4 Sep 2021
Paris is famous around the world for its beautiful sights and towering monuments, but it's also somewhat infamous for its driving culture. Parisian drivers are the first to admit that manoeuvring the streets can be quite a harrowing experience. Over the years, Paris's authorities have taken steps to limit traffic in the French capital and encourage alternative modes of transport like cycling. The idea is to make the capital safer while also cutting air pollution, yet this has sparked growing rage among drivers. We take a closer look in this edition of French Connections.
10 Apr 2021
Shippers Council, NIWA Inaugurates Technical Committee To Boost Waterways Transport
10 Jan 2021
They pierce through the heart of most cities, yet their potential is often overlooked. Rivers are now offering a modern mode of transport and a cleaner way of delivering goods. The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.
23 Dec 2020
21 Nov 2020
Two startups are blazing a trail for e-mobility in Uganda by introducing electric motorcycle taxis to the streets of the capital Kampala. The aim is to revolutionize Uganda's traffic and transport sectors.
26 Aug 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
18 May 2020
India has extended its national lockdown until the end of May, and while it has had more confirmed cases of Covid-19 than China it’s had fewer deaths. The lockdown was extended following clashes between citizens and police. According to the Hindu, some rules will be relaxed with transport, hairdressers and online shopping deliveries resuming. The Hindu’s editors, however, are calling for vigilance as they say the death toll is likely to rise in the coming weeks.
10 May 2020
Transport via two wheels is cheap, clean and allows mass travel while maintaining safe distances. From Bogotá to Berlin, cities around the world are betting on bicycles to get around once coronavirus lockdowns begin to ease.
5 Mar 2020
Luxembourg has abolished fares for all standard-class journeys on trains, trams and buses in what the government of the tiny European nation said was a bid to tackle road congestion and pollution, as well as supporting low earners.
8 Dec 2019
Millions of transport workers, teachers, police and other professionals have started for a general walkout in France's biggest shutdown in years. The strikes will be a major test of President Macron's political strength.