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Sri Lanka to call bids for $2bn urban railway project

Sri Lanka will be calling for international competitive bids for its first urban railway project, that would connect the centre of the capital city Colombo to its suburbs.

September’s top stories: Europe's migrant crisis, renationalisation of UK railways

Trains in mainland Europe were placed under heavy strain due to the migrant crisis, new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced plans to renationalise the UK’s railways, while China won the $5bn Indonesian high-speed rail contract. Railway-technology.c…

Blue skies and red water ice found on Pluto

What is it that uncovers red coloured areas of water ice under the blue skies of Pluto? NASA scientists have offered only a few partial answers to these questions in the latest briefing on the results of its New Horizons fly past of the distant micro-planet in July. But considering that the colour of the [...]

KBOO Bike Show: Disaster!

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.4MB) Tori and Jocelyn talk with disaster preparedness professional Joe Partridge about “the big one” and other disasters we should be prepared for. Will cargo bikes rescue us? Mike Cobb describes the Disaster Relief Trials. The post KBOO Bike Show: Disaster! appeared first on Portland Transport.

Air NZ might have just decided where Qantas will fly its first 787s

The activation by Air New Zealand of the potential of its Star Alliance relationship with United to bring the US carrier onto the San Francisco-Auckland route means Qantas would be really keen to have its first tranche of Boeing 787-9s now rather than in the second half of 2017. The Air NZ-United possibilities, the airline [...]

Inaugural Nippon Show for Leroy Automation

LEROY AUTOMATION, a leading manufacturer of on-board automation systems for train control monitoring systems (TCMS), and control-command solutions for traction and auxiliary power substations, will be exhibiting at Mass-Trans Innovation Japan 2015 fr…

Cable theft halts high speed rail services in Barcelona

High-speed (AVE) rail services in the Spanish autonomous community ofCatalonia came to a halt this morning due to a cable fibre theft.

An Introduction to In-Flight Connectivity with Gogo

Like most business travelers, I have grown accustomed to looking for the familiar WiFi symbol while boarding a plane. Just a few years ago, in-flight connectivity was a luxury and something one could not depend on, whether through spotty...Show More Summary

IL: Man Killed, 4 Injured in Shootings; Man Stabbed on CTA Green Line platform

Oct. 05--A man was shot to death and four others were wounded, including two 14-year-old teens, in separate shootings Sunday, and a man was stabbed on a CTA platform on the South Side, police said. A 48-year-old man, identified as Craig Curry, was killed in a possible domestic-related shooting around 8 p.m. Show More Summary

NC:: Police Say Train Struck, Killed a Man in West Raleigh

Oct. 07--RALEIGH -- A man was hit and killed by an Amtrak train on a stretch of tracks near N.C. State University on Tuesday afternoon, according to police. The accident happened about 3:20 p.m., in the 600 block of Motor Pool Street near

AL: One Dead in Train, Vehicle Collision in Moody

Authorities confirmed an individual was killed when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a vehicle in Moody on Oct. 7. According to Moody Police Chief Thomas Hunt, at approximately 4 p.m. the train struck a Ford F-150 as it crossed the tracks at the intersection of Trail's End Lane and U.S. Show More Summary

PA: Pittsburgh Police Department to Expand Use of Body Cameras for Officers

Oct. 05--In a reversal of their position, Pittsburgh's top police officials will allow patrol officers to wear video cameras, even though it's illegal to record inside someone's home. The police bureau is expanding its use of body cameras,

The rail security debate: thwarted attack reveals network vulnerability

The attempted attack on a high-speed passenger train in August proved a sobering wake-up call for EU leaders, prompting an intense debate on railway security in Europe. But while a knee-jerk reaction from ministers delivered short-term measures acros…

News Roundup: Little Effect

Shoreline’s 145th St Multimodal Study Open House materials are online. You can participate in the “citizen exercise” through October 11th. ST Board approves reserved permit parking at some of its lots. SDOT taking over management of Pronto Bike Share. Show More Summary

Daily News Brief, October 8, 2015

RI Lawmakers Offer Alternative to Truck Tolls KY and IN Finalize Details of Cash-Free Toll System for Bridges Northern KY Lawmakers Question Feasibility of Tolling WSDOT's Call Center Hammered after...

VA: Virginia Beach Councilmen Propose Funding Cut for Light Rail, Referendum

Oct. 07--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Against the backdrop of a $33 million budget shortfall next year, two city councilmen on Tuesday brought forward different proposals designed to slow or derail a plan to bring light rail to Town Center. Councilma

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