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Podcast #23: Cranky Contrarians

I-732 and progressive coalitions (1:20) Reuven Carlyle’s doubts about ST3 (24:05) What do ST1’s cost overruns tell us, if anything, about ST3? (35:30) Angle Lake (42:30) Sponsored by Talking Headways http://traffic.libsyn.com/seattletransitblog/STB_podcast_023.mp3

Latest MH370 find demolishes claims of gliding landing

A large smashed piece of what appears to have been MH370 has been recovered in Mozambique The post Latest MH370 find demolishes claims of gliding landing appeared first on Plane Talking.

Rubber and Thermoplastics in Railway Traffic

Rex Articoli Tecnici SA researches, develops and produces specific materials and finished products, counting on an expert team of chemists and technicians specialised in elastomers and on its laboratories equipped for carrying out all the necessary t…

Mass Transit Weekly Update 8/26/2016

This week's transit update includes videos from Bay Area Rapid Transit, Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS), Auckland Transport, Metro Transit, TransLink and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART).

Naming Rights Sold for Two Cincinnati Streetcar Stations

Advertising Vehicles has the contract with the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority to sell the naming rights and advertising on the Cincinnati Bell Connector and 18 streetcar stations.

Earthquake Safety Work to Begin Inside Paid Area at Bay Fair Station

As part of BART's system-wide Earthquake Safety Program, work to strengthen structures at Bay Fair station to better withstand future earthquakes will move inside the paid area at the station in late August 2016.

Mountain Line and CCC Partner on New Pilot Pass Program

The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) and Coconino Community College (CCC) boards of directors have entered into a one-year agreement to provide Mountain Line transit passes to all CCC students and employees

Bombardier opens new production facility in South Africa

Bombardier Transportation has opened a new production facility and future South African headquarters at Isando in Johannesburg.

Los Angeles Metro Selects Syncromatics to Deploy Real-Time Signage

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) board of directors has awarded a $4 million contract to Syncromatics to design, install, and operate a network of 300 real-time bus information signs at the busiest bus shelters.

HART Taking Transportation Beyond the Bus

HART isn't your parent's old bus company, it is changing the way people think about public transportation to go Beyond the Bus.

The All-New MCTS 5700 Series Bus

The new fleet of MCTS 5700 Series Buses hit the road summer of 2016, MCTS highlighted some of the features that make the buses different from its old fleet.

Meet the Mark III

TransLink spokesperson Jennifer Morland meets the newest addition to the SkyTrain fleet and gets the insider scoop about the trains from BCRTC Director of Engineering Assets Chris Morris.

Rebuild BART: Riders' Perspective

A riders perspective on rebuilding the oldest modern transit system in America which is now more than 44 years old

GA: Second Street Corridor Completion Could be Delayed a Year

Finishing the Second Street Corridor project could take another year because of outdated storm-water lines and a delay in bridge work.

CA: Tiburon Bus Riders Save Popular Route 8

The Golden Gate Route 8 bus in Tiburon will remain, after riders rallied to save the service. The route was put on the chopping block late last year because of low ridership.

“148th Street Station” and Bus Transfers

In the discussions of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) at Shoreline’s future 145th Street Station, Charles Bond at The Urbanist broke the news that Sound Transit, Metro, and WSDOT have agreed to move the station north by roughly 400?, to the vicinity of NE 148th Street. As we discussed last week, the station already has much going against […]

Stadler to provide 22 EMUs for Stockholm’s Roslagsbanan line

Switzerland-based Stadler has won a Skr2bn ($240m) order from Stockholm County Council’s Traffic Committee to provide 22 three-car electric multiple-units (EMU).

NM: County Puts ART on the Ballot in Nonbinding Advisory Question

Albuquerque Rapid Transit is headed to voters. But the vote won't be binding, it won't be on the merits of the project, and it won't come in time to influence the start of construction.

CA: Outreach Workers Offer Help to Homeless Light-Rail Passengers

It was midmorning on a Tuesday, and the light-rail train headed to Folsom was full of people scrolling through their iPhones or reading books. A few of the passengers carried heavier loads: Backpacks stuffed with their only possessi...

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