Tag: Transportation

US Navy Plane Carrying 11 People Crashes Into Pacific Off Japan

A U.S. Navy transporter carrying 11 people crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan on Wednesday. Search and rescue is underway for survivors, the Japan-based Seventh Fleet said in a statement. As of Wednesday morning, eight people had been rescued and were in “good condition,” The Washington Post reports. The crash happened while the plane…

Elon Musk NY-D.C. Hyperloop Received Government Approval

Elon Musk claimed on Thursday that he’s received verbal government approval for The Boring Company to create an underground Hyperloop train between Washington D.C. and New York. The Loop would include New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and the U.S. capital. Musk did not announce any further details on whether the approval was local or federal, but…

Musk Says Tesla Gearing Up To Make Its First Model 3

Tesla’s new Model 3 sedan, the electric car maker’s first mass-market car, has passed all regulatory requirements for production, CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet on Sunday night. The Model 3 got past the regulatory hurdle two weeks ahead of schedule. Musk said production was on track to start in July as planned, with…

Truck Driven Into a Crowd in Stockholm, Injuring Several

Authorities in Sweden’s capital say a beer truck was driven into a crowd of people on a pedestrian street and into a department store in the center part of the city on Friday. At least two people have been killed and many more have been injured, according to local reports. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet quoted a…

10+ Dead In Explosion On St. Petersburg Subway

At least 10 people are dead after an explosion rocked at least one underground subway station in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday, multiple outlets reported. Reuters reports the blast occurred on two train cars that were moving between the Sennaya Ploshchad and the Tekhnologicheskiy Institut stations, citing government sources. All outlets are reporting that high…

13 Die In Texas Church Bus Crash [VIDEO]

The death toll in a Texas bus crash rose to 13 late Wednesday after one of the injured passengers died at a hospital. The midday crash occurred when a bus carrying a church choir group from the city of New Braunfels collided head-on with a pickup truck outside Garner State Park, some 90 miles west…

Driver In Custody After Trying To Ram Capitol Police Cruiser

A woman is in custody after apparently attempting to strike a Capitol Police cruiser and run over other officers during a traffic stop near the U.S. Botanic Garden, authorities said. The incident, which happened about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, sparked a heavy police response. At one point, police fired a weapon but no one was struck,…

ISIS Claims London Terror Attack

The media agency linked to the Islamic State terror group issued a release Thursday claiming that the attacker who killed three people including a British police officer in Westminster was affiliated with ISIS. The group frequently claims global terror attacks even if there is no evidence of its involvement. Amaq quoted an ISIS source saying:…

Eight Arrested After London Attack in Armed Police Raids

Eight people were reportedly arrested across the U.K. overnight in the aftermath of the attack near Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday that left three people dead and at least 29 still hospitalized. Detectives carried out armed police raids at six addresses, in London, Birmingham, and elsewhere throughout the night, said Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of…

U.S. Limits Devices on Planes From 8 Muslim-Majority Nations

Starting Tuesday morning, electronic devices larger than a smartphone are forbidden from passenger cabins on foreign airlines’ nonstop flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries across the Middle East and Africa. The new Trump administration policy, which took effect at 3 a.m. ET, means passengers traveling from those areas must check…

Flights, School Canceled As Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Airlines canceled thousands of flights on Monday as the Northeast braced for a fast-moving winter storm expected to hit parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut with up to two feet of snow by early Wednesday. The storm, Stella, began hitting the East Coast from Washington, D.C., to New York with ice and…

LIRR Train Derails In Brooklyn Injuring 103 People

A speeding LIRR train in Brooklyn derailed during the morning rush hour Wednesday, injuring more than a 100 people, officials said. The Long Island Railroad train was arriving at the Atlantic Terminal about 8:20 a.m. when it overshot the platform and slammed into the bumper block, causing a sharp stop and a partial derailment, sources…

At Least 6 Dead In WS Baltimore School Bus-MTA Bus Crash [VIDEO]

At least 6 people have died after a city school bus crashed into an MTA bus Tuesday morning in Southwest Baltimore, police said. T.J. Smith, a Baltimore Police spokesman, said the driver of the school bus and five people on the MTA bus were killed. No students were on the school bus during the crash,…

JetBlue: First U.S.-Cuba Commercial Flight Takes Off Wednesday

On Wednesday, JetBlue is inaugurating the first commercial jet service between the U.S. and Cuba, with a morning flight from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, Cuba. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be on the flight, signaling the historic nature of the first regular passenger fight between the U.S. and Cuba in 50 years. A…

Hyperloop Hits 100 mph in 2 Secs [VIDEO]

Hyperloop One successfully tested their magnetic levitation propulsion system on May 11, 2016 at a site in the North Las Vegas desert. The test is an important step in making the new high-speed transportation technology a reality. The test vehicle reached 120 mph in just two seconds, and hit a top speed of 300 mph…

Takata Set to Recall 35M More Airbags

Takata Corp. is planning to announce as early as Wednesday a recall of at least 35 million additional airbag inflaters in U.S. vehicles, more than doubling what is already the largest auto recall in American history, The Wall Street Journal reports. The affected airbags, which use ammonium nitrate as a propellant, can rupture and spray…

VIDEO shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine

Watch the vIDEO that shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine: Ukraine’s new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard. Video from The Associated Press shows the scene of the crash…

Military Jet Crashes Into Cali. Homes

Marine Corps officials say there are no injuries on the ground after a military aircraft crashed in a residential area in Imperial, Calif. Officials say the plane’s pilot ejected, landed safely and was taken to the hospital only for evaluation. Eight homes were evacuated and three homes were destroyed, officials say, but there are no…

State media: Explosives used in attack in China’s Xinjiang

China’s official Xinhua News Agency says attackers crashed a pair of vehicles and tossed explosives in an attack in the capitol of Xinjiang. An unknown number of people are dead and injured after the attack near an open air market in Urumqi. Security in the city has been tightened since an attack last month that…

Toyota i-Road EVs trialled for last-mile car-sharing

Toyota’s electric i-Road three wheeler is shaping up as the ideal combination of the best attributes of a motorcycle (maneuverability, lightweight, narrow track, small footprint, low energy consumption, fun) and a car (weather-proof, safe, stable, easy to use) and trials have now begun in Japan using the i-Road in Toyota’s Ha:mo (Harmonious Mobility) vehicle-sharing project.…

NTSB won’t investigate Tennessee bus crash due to furloughs

The National Transportation Safety Board is not sending anyone to investigate yesterday’s deadly bus crash in Tennessee because the government shutdown furloughed all of its highway investigators, an NTSB official said. “In this particular case I think it’s highly likely that we would have responded to it, but again, with our investigators furloughed, it’s impossible…

Train Derailment In Baltimore Causes Large Explosion

A cargo train has derailed outside of Baltimore causing a large explosion. The explosion caused a large tower of smoke visible from miles away. Officials are currently responding to the scene where witnesses saw at least three cars off the tracks. CBS Baltimore

Lockerbie Terror-Bomb Wreckage Returned To Scotland

The wreckage of Pan Am flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie in December 1988 killing all 259 on board and 11 on the ground, has been returned to Scotland, the Crown Office has confirmed. The fuselage of the Boeing 747 was reconstructed following the terrorist bombing, and has been stored by the UK’s Air Accident…

Power Outages Big Fear As Storm Bears Down On DC

After pummeling the nation’s midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm made its way Wednesday to the nation’s capital, where residents braced for the possibility of power outages. As the storm closed in, the federal government said its offices in the Washington, D.C., area would be closed Wednesday. Many major school systems around Washington and…

Storm Promises Messy, Dangerous Commute In Midwest

A major snow storm that shuttered airports in Missouri, stranded truckers in Illinois and buried parts of Kansas in knee-deep powder was promising a messy and possibly dangerous commute Friday morning as it crawled northeast. Wind gusts of 30 mph were expected to churn-up snow that fell overnight in southern Wisconsin, where forecasters were warning…