Upgraded: Free rental cars for electric vehicle owners If you live outside the United States and spring for a Nissan Leaf, the forthcoming mass-production battery electric vehicle, Nissan will cover your car rentals for long-distance travels. This...

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British rail hasn’t reached the stature of French, German, Japanese, or Spanish high-speed trains, but if PriestmanGoode’s plans for a new high-speed double-decker train system are any indication, things in the UK will reach a global...

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Upgraded: Kids taking charge in aviation When I was a kid, I loved — loved! — going up to the cockpit during the flight. I remember sitting in a Pan Am 747 cockpit somewhere over the northern Atlantic, and the captain pointed out some...

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Upgraded: The notion of a contract in air travel Downgraded: Airline logistics The Department of Transportation has revealed sweeping new rules that govern airlines’ conduct, but implementation and enforcement will not be as easy as passing a...

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15
Jun
2009

An interesting read: The NY Times Magazine has a lengthy story on the challenges facing high speed rail in California, and in the U.S. more generally. The author covers a good number — if not all — of the difficulties in constructing...

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11
May
2009

Last week, I was trying to book tickets for travel between Barcelona and Madrid on the relatively-new AVE high-speed rail line. I soon realized that the price quoted on the website of RENFE, Spain’s national railway, depended on the language...

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