A Simple Design Tweak May Keep Drunk People From Falling On Train Tracks

The number of deaths linked to drunk passengers who wander off the platform and onto the tracks has steadily increased over the years. But a new study of these falls shows that many of them occur in the same way—and that there might be a few simple ways to prevent some of them. » 3/30/15 11:05am Yesterday 11:05am

One Killed, Three Injured After 18 Wheeler Causes Texas Bridge Collapse 

One person was killed and at least three people were injured when a section of a bridge above Interstate 35 collapsed after it was struck by a too-tall 18-wheeler in Texas, according to public safety officials and news reports. » 3/26/15 3:56pm Thursday 3:56pm

This 370-Mile Highway Made of Ice Stretches Through Canada Every Winter

For vast majority of the year, the only way to reach remote but lucrative gold and diamond mines in Canada's northwest is by air. But every winter, something crazy happens. A 370-mile long highway is built almost entirely on ice—and it's strong enough for 70-ton trucks laden with fuel and supplies. » 3/24/15 2:55pm 3/24/15 2:55pm

Real Life TRON: The Glow-In-The Dark Nissan Leaf Drives A Glowing Road

What do you do when you’re Nissan and you just put the world’s first ultraviolet-energized glow-in-the-dark paint on a Leaf? Drive it on the Netherlands’ glow-in-the-dark motorway, of course. It’s like TRON, but in real life. All it needs is some Daft Punk. » 3/20/15 10:44am 3/20/15 10:44am

​How Electric Vehicles Could Make America's Roads Even Worse

America's roads and infrastructure are partially funded by gasoline taxes. So what happens when electric vehicles are adopted en masse? According to research out of Carnegie Melon University, a loss of nearly a billion dollars in tax revenue in less than a decade. » 3/20/15 10:00am 3/20/15 10:00am

Hit-And-Run Driver Caught On Camera At Infamous 11 Foot 8 Bridge

John Oliver Makes America's Crumbling, Underfunded Infrastructure Sexy

America's roads, bridges and dams are slowly crumbling on top of us, and there's no longer enough funding for routine inspection, let alone maintenance, of all this unsexy infrastructure. Enter John Oliver, who tried Sunday night to do for infrastructure repairs what he did last year for net neutrality. » 3/02/15 12:00pm 3/02/15 12:00pm

What's The World's Oldest Operating Subway Car?

I have a slight fondness for NYC's oldest subway cars, the rickety Budd R32s that trundle along the city's C line. They started operation in 1964 and are still in service. » 2/25/15 8:20pm 2/25/15 8:20pm

This Is A Crane Picking Up A Crane Picking Up A Crane Picking Up A Crane

How do you prove the strength of your new crane? Pick up another crane. How do you prove the strength of that crane? I think you can see where this is going. » 2/24/15 3:23pm 2/24/15 3:23pm

Why Are These Massive Cargo Ships Trapped at 29 U.S. Ports?

You've probably read about it, even if it didn't really register. Something about a backlog. Something about unions. Imports and exports. Now the dispute that's paralyzing 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast has the potential to affect all of us—and to empty the shelves in countless stores. » 2/19/15 5:00pm 2/19/15 5:00pm

This Is What Gridlock at the Biggest Port In America Looks Like 

You've probably already heard about the dispute that's virtually frozen the flow of cargo into the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, leaving cargo ships and trucks without anywhere to go. But seeing it from the air is something else entirely. » 2/14/15 3:00pm 2/14/15 3:00pm

Here's The Largest Oil Rig Ever On Top Of The Largest Transport Ship

The Dutch Dockwise Vanguard is a semi-submersible heavy lift ship built in 2012 by Hyundai Heavy Industries that can carry 110,000 tons. That makes it the largest marine transport vessel in the world. Oil company Eni Norge gave them a call. » 2/13/15 3:05pm 2/13/15 3:05pm

New Video Shows The Incomprehensible Scale Of Europe's Largest Port

The Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands is the largest port in Europe, and one of the largest and most important in the world. It is virtually impossible to grasp its scale, but this video gives you a sense of what goes on there. » 2/09/15 5:18pm 2/09/15 5:18pm

The Insane Hanging Bridges That Time Forgot 

In retrospect, history's march into the future looks like a smooth catenary arch towards the present. But some technologies don't make it. Sometimes, grand visions of the future only last for a few years—or maybe a few decades. » 2/06/15 4:00pm 2/06/15 4:00pm

​Feds Want Technology To Fix Transportation Problems They've Created 

The Department of Transportation is out with its Beyond Traffic 2045 report and it's fucking bleak. It's also telling that U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sat down with Google's Eric Schmidt to introduce the report, because the feds are hoping technology is going to pick up the ball they keep dropping. » 2/02/15 9:45pm 2/02/15 9:45pm

America's Transportation System Could Be Terrifying By 2045, Feds Say

Imagine Los Angeles-like traffic in Omaha, Nebraska, or getting passed by train after train as you wait at a Long Island Rail Road stop because the cars are too full, or shipments of food unable to get where it needs to go thanks to endless highway gridlock. » 2/02/15 7:45pm 2/02/15 7:45pm