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Thousands of People Are Stuck in This Ridiculous Human Traffic Jam at a China Train Station

People in China have been trying to travel across the country for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday but some—if tens of thousands of people can be considered just some—have been stuck in one of the most insane human traffic jams in the world at the Guangzhou Railway Station in southern China. CNN reports that […]

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Texas NIMBYs Are Trying to Sabotage the Dallas-Houston Bullet Train Plan

America’s lagged behind Europe and Asia for decades on developing high-speed rail. Now, one of the States’ two most promising HSR plans—building a Japanese bullet train in Texas—is facing more opposition than ever. State officials just sent a letter complaining about the project to the Japanese ambassador. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Super Bowl to San Francisco: “Can You, Like, Take Down All Those Icky Bus Wires?”

Super Bowls and public transportation don’t always mix, and sometimes the result is nothing less than apocalyptic . Usually the problem is that cities need more transit to handle more people. But here’s the odd idea for the next Super Bowl, being held in San Francisco: Take some of that transit away. Read more… Continue […]

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Waze Is Missing a Huge Opportunity to Actually Help People Improve Their Commutes

There was a frightening message waiting for many Angelenos last Friday as they fired up Waze for their evening commute. Two freeways were closed—one covered in a mudslide —and for many, the app warned of drive times that were doubled or more. The entire city of LA simultaneously canceled its dinner plans. Read more… Continue […]

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China’s Batty Proposal For an Under-Sea Train to the United States

A lone report in China’s state-run Beijing Times claims the nation is already in discussions to build an 8,000+ mile railroad connecting China, Russia, Canada, and the U.S.—including a 125 mile undersea tunnel spanning the Bering Strait. Forget taking this with a grain of salt, you’re gonna need the whole shaker. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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