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Chuck Heffernan to Lead Psomas Santa Clarita Engineering Team

City of Palmdale Director of Development Services Chuck Heffernan is joining Psomas as a vice president in the engineering group.

November 2014 Open Thread

Time to turn the clocks back, start thinking about shopping, and have another Open Thread. Next Tuesday is election day.  If you haven’t voted already, there are many places to drop off ballots around town (it is likely too late forShow More Summary

The problems with the yards

I live in Woodside, Queens, not too far from Sunnyside. I love both neighborhoods, but there are a few problems. Recently, urban planners and some of my neighbors have focused on a few in particular: Photo: Daniel Schwen / Wikipedia The rent is too damn high. Show More Summary

Why Purchase a Portable Air conditioning system?

Does your AC freeze the remainder of your home in its initiative to cool that one area that obtains all the sunlight? Are you trying to find a more practical alternative to a window a/c apartment? Attempting to prevent the expense of a split cooling system? If so, then acquiring portable air conditioners may be [...]

SimpliFlying In The News – Oct 2014: Aviation Marketing Insights in Tnooz, Live Mint & More!

Each year we conduct a research study to understand how airlines allocate resources (staffing, budget etc) to social media. This year’s Airline Social Media Outlook 2015 was slightly different.   In addition to finding out how resource...Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic, last photos show fuel clues

There are three widely circulated ground photos of the moments before SpaceShipTwo broke up that may help understand the disaster that destroyed it and killed one of its pilots earlier today. The first photo at top of page was taken shortly after the rocket ride joy flight craft was dropped from its lifter aircraft WhiteKnightTwo. [...]

Solar-Powered Coke Bottles

I don't know what these things are. We see them on mountaintops. We saw one at an airport, just outside the perimeter fence, but obviously not installed. We thought it might have come down for maintenance or be waiting for transport to its mountaintop. They are made of fibreglass. Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic crash kills co-pilot, destroys SpaceShip 2

An engine ‘anomaly’ has destroyed Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip2 at 45,000 feet over California’s Mojave desert, killing the co-pilot and injuring the pilot, who ejected from the sub-orbital joy flight rocket plane during a test flight. The severity of the pilot’s injuries are not known. SpaceShip2 is designed to take up to six passengers to [...]

Sound Transit Updates Long Range Plan

Yesterday the Sound Transit (ST) Board met to review the Long Range Plan (LRP) update, including discussion of the existing LRP text and corridors. As a reminder, the LRP represents the fiscally unconstrained vision of the Sound Transit system, selections from which will be used to develop a Sound Transit 3 (ST3) ballot measure. This workshop (materials available here) […]

My Photo in the Canadian Rail Travel Guide

I was pleased to see one of my photos in the recently revised Canadian Rail Travel Guideby Daryl Adair, edited by Bill Linley. This photo of VIA 6410 is from back in the summer of 2011.I received a copy of the book as a "thank you" for the photo, and I will be reviewing it here after I finish reading it.It's always good to see onself in print!

Flying With a Baby Part II: Taking My 15-Month-Old to China

  Exploring the Forbidden City in Beijing – Photo: David Delagarza | AirlineReporter Back in April, I wrote about taking my nine-month-old on a series of long-haul flights to New Zealand. I concluded that piece with the rather ominous sentence, “Toddlerhood is just around the corner, and I know that won’t be the same [...]Show More Summary

DC Streetcar System, Washington DC

The DC Streetcar is a new railway network under construction to connect the eight wards of the city of Washington DC, US. The project comprises eight lines stretching 37 miles (approximately 60km) across the city.

RTD Announces Winners of 'I Heart My RTD' Student Art Contest

Artwork by grand prize winners from Aurora and Cherry Creek schools will wrap a 40-foot bus.

DART Operators and Maintenance Staff

Display driving and safety skills at employee bus roadeo.

Congressman Tom Peti

Petri has served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee since 1983, and has served in Congress since April 1979.

General Manager

Overall leadership and management of the transit system including but not limited to: route planning, fiscal planning and adherence, maintenance planning and management, labor relations, and personnel management.

Assistant General Manager

Responsible for all transportation activities, including the dispatching of vehicles on schedule, the oversight of the vehicles and Operators while in service, and processing and verifying operations payroll..

ST3 Funding Options

Sound Transit held a board workshop on Thursday to begin considering financing options for ST3, the draft update to its Long Range Plan (LRP), and the timeline to a potential ST3 vote in 2016. This article covers the funding aspect (slides here) and timeline because that’s where most of the new information was. The LRP will follow in […]

CCTA Board Decision on Hiring a New General Manager

At a special meeting of the CCTA Board of Commissioners Oct. 30 member unanimously agreed to offer the position of general manager to Karen Walton.

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