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Monday is the In-Person Voter Registration Deadline

If you aren’t registered to vote in the State of Washington, you can still register in person this Monday, October 27, at the King County Voter Registration Annex, Room 440 in the King County Administration Building (4th & James, downtown), 8:30 am – 1 pm, and 2 pm – 4:30 pm. Want to do some […]

“The guy who was going to bring the SkyTrain to Spokane”

About two months ago, I visited Spokane, to research a post about the controversy then churning around Spokane’s central transit station, the STA Plaza, and while there, I met Karl Otterstrom, head planner of the Spokane Transit Authority. Subsequently, I have felt rather sad that the only piece on STB about transit in Spokane should be one focused on […]

What Makes a Friendly Street?

PSU Transportation Seminar: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike Speaker: Joseph Broach, Portland State University Topic: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike When: Friday, October 31, 2014,...Show More Summary

Fatal flaw of #degrowth movement

Humans have been divided by capitalism into two groups, the haves and the have-nots.The degrowth movement is dominated by the haves, and the message is "we have to live with less."This message falls on deaf ears with the have-nots -- the only group with the power to implement degrowth.Fatal flaw.

The stormy night an Australian town rescued an airliner

It's the night of the Uiver again in bordertown Albury tonight, commemorating one of the great historic rescue stories of early civil aviation

German intelligence says stolen missile downed MH17

If the scoop in Der Spiegel is correct, and there have been no official denials, then Russian separatists did shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with a BUK missile, but one stolen from a Ukraine military base, rather than supplied by Russia. The first English language reports appeared on the Reuters wire service, then Today [...]

Mitsubishi rolls in Japan’s first jet airliner prototype

Mitsubishi has broken new ground for Japan’s long established aerospace industry in Saturday’s ‘roll in’ ceremony for the 70-90 passenger regional jet design. The guests at the ceremony in Nagoya assembled inside the hanger and the star attraction was wheeled in to meet them. This could work rather well in Seattle. That of course was [...]

Ansett: The other $1 deal that no-one bought in 2001

Friday’s soon to be formally accepted offer by Virgin Australia to buy 40 per cent of Tigerair for $1 isn’t the first time such a gold coin has been the price for all or part an Australian domestic airline. On  4 September 2001, Singapore Airlines declined an offer by the acting chairman of Air New [...]

Singapore Airlines to take control of newly cashed up Tiger

The mail from Singapore sources this morning was correct.  Singapore Airlines has disposed of Tigerair Australia as part of a process aimed at driving Jetstar Asia out of contention and taking control of the low cost carrier action in the Lion City. The $1 Virgin Australia will symbolically pay for taking the residual 40 percent [...]

Virgin Australia goes quarterly, posts $59m loss after tax

The good, better, but also bad news points about Virgin Australia came in a rush today when it began filing quarterly financial results with the ASX  to align it with quarterly equity accounting by its 22 percent shareholder Singapore Airlines. The good news for Virgin Australia’s owners was the full take over, for a mere [...]

Virgin Australia to restructure cost base with $1 Tigerair control deal

Australia’s second largest airline Virgin Australia made a bold move this morning to end the losses in its 60 percent owned Tigerair domestic subsidiary by redirecting excess capacity to a set of international routes on which it is currently wasting its own full service product. But wait, there’s more, much more. This is what is [...]

Are there one or two Ns in "Brokenness"?

I start the engines the next day to do some VFR work. As the engines fire up, the engine start checklist directs my eyes to the tachometer, then the oil pressure, and to the suction gauge. The suction gauge indicates that the right vacuum pump has died. Show More Summary

Mission and Devolution of Transit

The most recent episode of the Strong Towns podcast is particularly thought-provoking. It presents a panel discussion held off-site during the recent Railvolution conference. The panel includes some well-know transportation bloggers: Jeff Wood (The Overhead Wire) and Jonah Freemark (The Transport Politic). Show More Summary

Metro Receives Results of Recent Survey

Almost 75 percent of respondents think expanded transit is needed.

The End of the (Passenger, Widebody) Trijet: Saying Goodbye to the MD-11

A KLM MD-11 coming in for a landing at Montreal – Photo: Doug | Flickr CC The MD-11 was probably a bad idea. McAir came up with the aircraft because it was a bigger, meaner, DC-10. So much DC-10 that there originally was not going to be an MD-11, but a DC-10 stretch. There [...]Show More Summary

Vanderbilt Industries

Vanderbilt Industries, a subsidiary of ACRE LLC creates state-of-the-art security systems.

PA: Capital Area Transit Responds to Cost Critics, Cites Improvements

While Capital Area Transit's costs has been given a critical look by Dauphin and Cumberland counties recently, the bus service says it has made major strides in recent years.

PA: Transit Study Deal Preserves Funding for North Side Project

A deal between Mayor Bill Peduto's administration and a city councilwoman will allow a transit-oriented development study for Uptown to go forward amicably while preserving funding for a North Side community center.

NY: MTA Bus Crashes in Red Hook, Injuring 7, Including Driver

An MTA bus jumped the curb in Red Hook after getting hit by a car, injuring several passengers and the driver Wednesday evening, an MTA spokeswoman said.

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