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Wednesday , 12 June 2024

Water transport

Sydney Ferries: Overcoming challenges of water-based Urban Public Transport

The operation of the iconic Sydney Ferries was privatised last year by the Australian Government. A look at the history, operations, significance and privatisation of these ferries. There are lessons in its roller coaster ride : Perseverance and constant efforts at making a public mode of transport successful do yield results. What is needed is a strong will to learn ...

Preparing for World Cup and Olympic Games: Rio de Janeiro Explores American Hovercraft Technology to Solve Transportation Woes!

While Brazil’s earlier efforts at providing hovercrafts to its travelling populace have always stopped at some point or the other, this time round the water transportation option seems to be bearing fruit in its second largest city – Rio de Janeiro. The fact that over 5,00,000 temporary visitors are expected to visit the city for the 2014 football World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games could be one of the reasons for the step.