German government signs $96 billion rail infrastructure plan

BERLIN (AP) — The German government signed a deal Tuesday with state-owned train operator Deutsche Bahn to inject almost $100 billion into the country's rail infrastructure over the next decade. ...

Tentative infrastructure plan gives hope to tunnel advocates

NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates of a $13 billion plan to build a new rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York are cautiously optimistic about ending a funding impasse with Republican President Donald Tru...

The Latest: House chair vows to fund New York rail tunnel

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's tour of the Hudson River tunnel and New York's Penn Station (all times local): 7:30 p...

Repairs, schedule changes put focus on New York transit woes

NEW YORK (AP) — The increasing challenges posed by the New York area's aging rail infrastructure are coming into sharp focus as commuters learn about summer schedule disruptions due to track repairs. ...

Keelung-Taipei light rail proposal set for government review next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A feasibility study for a proposed Keelung-Taipei City rail link has been completed and is expected to be sent to the Executive Yuan for consideration in the new year, rep...

Taiwan train crash driver admits blame while his impossible situation points a finger at TRA

The driver of the Puyuma Express train involved in this week’s tragic crash in Yilan County has now apparently accepted responsibility for the crash. On the face of it, his admission appears...

Japan and 5 Mekong nations agree on free Indo-Pacific area

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - At a summit meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday, Japan and five nations from the Mekong area agreed on a document demanding a “free and open Indo-Pacific." Prime Minister ...

EU fines Lithuania railway operator over competition breach

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union antitrust regulators have fined Lithuania's state-owned railways almost 28 million euros ($33 million) for breaching the bloc's competition rules. The ...

Taiwan to quake-proof old buildings in public markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s inclusion of strengthening quake resilience of old buildings in public markets as part of the government’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Pl...

Taiwan to spend NT$143.3B to shape up water resource management

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Taiwan's Economic Affairs Minister Lee Chih-kung (李世光) broke down the NT$143.3 billion (US$4.77 billion) the government will spend to improve water resources management...

Kaohsiung Circular Light Rail Transit aims to attract 4M riders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan southern city's Kaohsiung Circular Light Rail Transit (高雄環狀輕軌) will become the metropolis third light rail line that will connect all of its different rail networ...

MOTC proposes foreigners pay extra for Taiwan Rail tourist routes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The minister of Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications Ho Chen Tan (賀陳旦) proposed to charge foreigners taking tourist rail routes to visit scenic areas...

Spain: Catalonia train service halted due to attempted theft

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish transportation officials say high-speed train service throughout the entire region of Catalonia bordering France has been suspended after thieves apparently tried to steal rail ...