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Misery for Ryanair customers as insurers refuse to cover costs
Telegraph • Sian Harrison
Woman Fatally Struck by Train After Lifting Railroad Crossing Gate So Car Could Pass
TIME Magazine • Associated Press
Lithium From A Surprising Source (Infographic)
CleanTechnica • Andrea Bertoli
What will it take to boost ridership on Napa's express buses?
Napa Valley Register • Barry Eberling
Social Security Worker Allegedly Lies to Qualify for Subsidy
U.S. News
Tesla Wants to Turn Superchargers Into Full-Service Convenience Stores
Fortune Magazine • David Z. Morris
Train kills North Carolina woman who lifted track cross arm
Daily Mail • Associated Press
Pennsylvania’s ugly budget fight runs into Amazon courtship
The Seattle Times • Marc Levy
Cancellations and staffing crises – is Ryanair losing height at last?
The Guardian • Rob Davies
Transport chaos looms as rail unions widen strikes over driverless trains
The Guardian • Rajeev Syal
 
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Airline Industry
Misery for Ryanair customers as insurers refuse to cover costs
TelegraphSian Harrison
Thousands of Ryanair customers affected by the airline's flight cancellation crisis have been dealt another blow after it was revealed insurers may not cover some costs. The Irish airline has cancelled 2,000 flights, affecting some 315,000 passengers, after admitting it had "messed...
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Auto Industry, Green Transportation
Woman Fatally Struck by Train After Lifting Railroad Crossing Gate So Car Could Pass
TIME MagazineAssociated Press
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — North Carolina police say a woman was killed by a train after she got out of a car and lifted a railroad crossing gate. Charlotte Police issued a news release saying the woman was a passenger in a Chevrolet...
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Auto Industry, Cleantech
Lithium From A Surprising Source (Infographic)
CleanTechnicaAndrea Bertoli
Lithium is one of the central elements of the massive transition to electric cars that is just beginning. Lithium-ion batteries, after all, are basically what enabled this 21st century resurrection of the electric car. There’s no shortage of articles and opinions out...
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Green Transportation
What will it take to boost ridership on Napa's express buses?
Napa Valley RegisterBarry Eberling
(Traffic Tales is an occasional feature looking at traffic congestion issues in Napa County. Readers are encouraged to contact reporter Barry Eberling at beberling@napanews with suggested stories.) Napa County wants its Vine Transit express buses traveling to the Vallejo ferry, BART and...
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Copyright, Green Transportation
Social Security Worker Allegedly Lies to Qualify for Subsidy
U.S. News
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An employee for the U.S. Social Security Administration has been charged with making a false statement to the government in order to qualify for low-income housing subsidies. Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans, in a news release Friday,...
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
Tesla Wants to Turn Superchargers Into Full-Service Convenience Stores
Fortune MagazineDavid Z. Morris
This Sunday at the FSTEC restaurant-technology conference, Tesla CTO J.B. Straubel suggested the electric carmaker could be branching out into a new business: convenience stores. During the talk, as reported by Restaurant Business, Straubel explained that long-distance Tesla drivers typically spend 20...
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Auto Industry, Green Transportation
Train kills North Carolina woman who lifted track cross arm
Daily MailAssociated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina police say a woman was killed by a train after she got out of a car and lifted a railroad crossing gate. Charlotte Police issued a news release saying the woman was a passenger in a...
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Economic Policy, Green Transportation
Pennsylvania’s ugly budget fight runs into Amazon courtship
The Seattle TimesMarc Levy
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Mass transit system? Check. Big population center? Check. Top-notch universities? Check. Predictable state government with a top-notch credit rating? Pennsylvania business boosters and economic development professionals couldn’t help noticing this week that state government got slapped with another...
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Airline Industry
Cancellations and staffing crises – is Ryanair losing height at last?
The GuardianRob Davies
Ryanair passengers unhappy with the Irish airline’s no-frills service can usually expect little sympathy, and sometimes public scorn, from its chief executive. Michael O’Leary revels in a self-drawn image as the enfant terrible of aviation, whether it’s calling passengers “stupid” or giving...
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Green Transportation, Labor Policy
Transport chaos looms as rail unions widen strikes over driverless trains
The GuardianRajeev Syal
Pity British commuters this autumn. In southern England, Merseyside, East Anglia and the east coast main line they will face a wave of disruption after strikes were announced for Tuesday 3 October and Thursday 5 October. London Underground will also face disruption...
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