This video explains why U.S. trains are slow, unreliable, expensive, and don't go where people want them to go, and why the situation is not likely to improve. Interesting fact: Amtrak operates 300 train journeys a day, while France's SNCF operates 14,000 train journeys a day.
"I don't know how I'm alive," said a woman who fainted and fell in the gap between oncoming commuter train cars at Independence Station in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From the NY Post: …She was miraculously rescued alive from the tracks after the train stopped. As commuters crowded around, she sat and lied down on the… READ THE REST
Thousands of people were gathered in and around a train station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine when it was attacked with a rocket Friday. At least 39 are dead, report local officials, with at least 80 injured. Kramatorsk is a staging point for refugees fleeing the east of the country, which is under heavy Russian attack after… READ THE REST
Technically, the Elizabeth Line is but the first part of Crossrail, an expansion of the city's rail system so sprawling and expensive that it is most certainly it's own thing, not part of the London Underground. But even Transport For London's Chief Operating Officer Andy Lord can't deny it without laughing. It runs, after all,… READ THE REST
It's summertime, and you know what that means? Unbearable heat waves are coming, and for some, they're already here! The only way for many people to sleep comfortably during the warmer months is by getting an air conditioner for their bedroom, but what about during the day when you need to cook in the kitchen or when you… READ THE REST
It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to build a web page for a company, freelance business, or product. The same goes when creating the mobile app version. You don't dislike the job; it's what you wanted a career as a developer in the first place, but if there's a way to make the conversion… READ THE REST
As the weather warms up, things tend to get more pungent, shall we say. One wrong move and the fridge gets left wide open, and you're stuck with a house that smells like trash and broken dreams. Even if something so drastic doesn't happen, smells pile up quickly, and it's challenging to part ways with them.… READ THE REST