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Etihad adds Scandinavian to its coat of many colours

There are two types of relationship between Europe’s airlines and those of the Gulf countries. Stand alone head on conflicts, like that of Emirates versus the world, and Etihad’s collaborative alternative of buying-into-them or signing-them-up in a common cause. Etihad has done the latter overnight, by announcing an extensive code share treaty with SAS, which [...]

Happy Thanksgiving and Stuff(ing)

I don’t know if I would fly Turkey Airlines – Original Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren | JDLMedia – Photoshop: David Parker Brown Although our readership has grown quite a bit outside the United States, we still have about half of our readers based in the country. And for those of us in the US, today [...]

Westermo Launches 19in Industrial Routing Switches

High-performance and configurable industrial devices designed for demanding edge network applications.

Thanksgiving Transit Service Roundup

Seattle Transit Blog wishes our readership a fun and (hopefully!) relaxing Thanksgiving holiday. Transit riders should expect reduced schedules both Thursday and Friday, and each agency is approaching holiday service slightly differently. Show More Summary

MA: Operator Error Probed in Trolley Fender-Bender

A source told the Herald investigators are focused on one of the Mattapan Trolley Line operators not properly securing a brake -- resulting in one trolley rolling backward into another that was stationary.

WA: Neighborhood Connections Key to STA Plan

Spokane Transit Authority officials are hoping better connections to neighborhoods will help garner community support for a major expansion of transit service they're calling STA Moving Forward.

CA: Puerto Suello Hill Tunnel Getting Rehab for SMART Train

A 135-year-old train tunnel in San Rafael with a storied and tragic history is being brought back to life as part of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter rail project.

India: Contactless Cards are on Their Way

Banks are planning to launch contact-less credit and debit cards in the market soon.

UT: UTA, Ogden to Turn Frontrunner Stop into Bike Station

The Utah Transit Authority is working with Ogden City to make the bicycle a focal point at the city's FrontRunner Station.

TX: 'Food for Fares' Campaign Begins in Abilene

CityLink Transit's annual "Food for Fares" campaign begins Monday and will run through Dec. 6. CityLink passengers will receive a free one-way trip for each can of food or non-perishable food item donated.

CAF-led consortium wins railroad project in Mexico

The Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has awarded a €690m contract to a CAF-led consortium for the 57.7km-long Mexico-Toluca intercity railroad project.

Stagecoach Transport and Virgin win new East Coast franchise

UK's Department for Transport has decided to award the Intercity East Coast franchise to Inter City Railways, a joint venture between Stagecoach Transport and Virgin.

MTR joint venture signs letter of intent for Beijing Metro Line 16

China's Beijing Municipal Government has signed a letter of intent with Beijing MTR joint venture for the investment, operations and maintenance of Beijing Metro Line 16.

China Southern’s A380 to make summer return to Sydney

China Southern has only five A380s but is recalling one of the them to Sydney to serve peak holiday demand from Friday week 5 Deecember until 26 February on the Guangzhou route. The 506 seat three class A380 will operate daily in addition to one of its A330-300s adding 222 more seats to CZ’s daily [...]

Is this the Boeing plan for a New Small Airplane?

Airbus could claim the credit for the latest Boeing leak that it will launch in 2018 a new 757-200 sized jet for service in 2024-2025 to counter a version of the A321 (the NEO LR) which might have been in service for six or seven years by the time the US planemaker’s response flies. Maybe [...]

VIDEO: Qantas Retires Their Boeing 767s [60 Minutes]

If you are a fan of the Boeing 767, this video might make you a bit sad. Qantas Airways is in the process of retiring their final 767-300ERs and the TV show 60 Minutes produced a story following VH-OGG from Australia over to Victorville Airport (VCV), home of probably the most famous airliner graveyard. [...]Show More Summary

TTC - In Case of Emergency

When and how to use the emergency alarm on subway trains - need police, fire services or emergency medical care? Think 9-1-1. Also, how to cut power to the third rail if you see someone fall or jump to the tracks.

Future Rail: Issue 21

In this issue: San Francisco’s fleet of the future, the first fully automated local network in the US, SNCF’s investment strategy at home and abroad, solving London’s transport crisis, 3D laser mapping for rail network maintenance and more.

News Roundup: Traffic Violence

Metro is fined $3,500 for serious L&I violations relating to operator restrooms. Some bus drivers had taken to bringing pee jars or wearing diapers. Do your part for social engineering with these train-themed holiday events for kids. Tall and thin: new 50-story hotel coming to the small surface parking lot at 5th & Stewart. ($) […]

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