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For rail services, downtown often isn’t the right place for a terminus

» For commuter rail, through-running is becoming increasingly popular in city after city looking to take advantage of faster travel times, direct suburb-to-suburb services, and more downtown stops. Leipzig, Germany, whose City Tunnel...Show More Summary

Sunday Open Thread: Our Next Generation of Trolleys

Shots of 4500, Metro’s first low-floor articulated electric trolleybus (New Flyer XT60), in action. You can see it rolling up Rainier, up Pike, then lowering the poles and using battery power, and pulling a U-turn at the Route 14 terminus in Mount Baker. I’m glad we decided to invest in more and better trolleybuses. More […]

News Roundup: Seattle Style

126 “Seattle style” apartments open near Auburn Station. Would you live in Auburn for $1,300/month? (DJC) Most of the Montlake Triangle/Rainier Vista has reopened, including the Burke-Gilman rebuild, and Seattle Bike Blog loves it. (Thanks to this week’s transportation package, the Burke will also get $16m to fully rebuild the trail through campus.) South Tacoma […]

Qantas is in the money, but what might it do with it?

Qantas has arrived at a place it never foresaw when it asked the Abbott Government for a $3 billion unsecured loan early last year, nor when fuel benchmarks in USD were twice what they have been in recent times. Its employees are in a place they never saw either when they accepted a pay freeze [...]

Wrapping Up Kamloops

This is the sixth and last in a series about a May 2015 visit to Kamloops, British Columbia. Start at the beginning.After seeing the Rocky Mountaineer off, I returned to downtown Kamloops to see what was going on with CP. At 20:15 I found a crew that apparently had just put their power away. Show More Summary

Thoughts on the U.S. Export-Import Bank Shutdown and Why it Matters

Boeing is one of the largest exporters of anything in the U.S. in terms of dollar value – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter Before their summer recess, the U.S. Congress didn’t get many things finished; some would say intentionally. Most crucial for those of us in the aviation realm is the “sunsetting” of the [...]Show More Summary

Farrell Turns $518 Million Ransom Into Benefit for ST District

Shortly after STB’s editorial board issued a screed denouncing the $518 million ransom payment to the state to be allowed to spend money on ST3, Rep. Jessyn Farrell (D – 46th District – North Seattle) made lemonade out of the lemon. Via an amendment to SB 5987 that was proposed by Rep. Farrell on the […]

KBOO Bike Show: Women’s Racing

 Listen to the show (mp3, 27.5MB) Alon and Jocelyn discuss women’s competitive and endurance cycling with Jenn Levo, Heather VanValkenburg and Hazel Gross from “Let’s Race Bikes” and Abby Watson from Rapha. The post KBOO Bike Show: Women’s Racing appeared first on Portland Transport.

Happy Independence Day

To our US readers, we hope you enjoy the July 4th holiday. To all our readers, have a great summer weekend. Daily News Brief returns on Monday, July 6. Thank you for following TRN.

Autonomous cars in the advanced city

Robin Chase, founder of Zipcar, said this to Yonah Freemark last month:Would you prefer what we have today, [where] only poor people use [most transit service] and it sucks, or would you rather that poor people use the exact same thing...Show More Summary

Qantas to make 5% bonus payment to those on pay freeze deals

Qantas is ‘in the money’ and has announced that a one-off bonus payment will be made to all employees covered by an 18-month wage freeze policy as part of their collective agreement after it announces in August this financial year’s profit results.  Shareholders will no doubt be encouraged by the possibility that this means they [...]

Framework for Airbus A330 completion factory in China agreed

As expected, Airbus has confirmed that ‘green’ A330s built in Toulouse will be flown to Tianjin in China to a new completion facility which will value add to the basic airframes before delivery to customers under a newly agreed framework with its PRC partners.The move is seen as adding to the success of Airbus in [...]

SI Railway July 4th Holiday Service Plan

Here is the Staten Island Railway service plan info for the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend: Staten Island Railway customers looking to get a head start on the Fourth of July holiday will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Thursday, July 2 with MTA Staten Island Railway’s Early Departure Getaway schedule. […]

FASTRACK Returns To N, Q & R Lines

MTA NYC Transit has announced that FASTRACK will be returning to the, &. Here are the details: MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program returns to Manhattan stations along the NQR lines for two consecutive weeks. Beginning Monday, July 6, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for four consecutive weeknights, and from Monday, […]

Bali flights in disarray because of volcanic ash cloud

School holiday flights to Bali are being cancelled or delayed or put at risk because a cloud of volcanic ash from Mount Raung in East Java has drifted into airspace used for the airport at Denpasar.  Jetstar has been contacting hundreds of passengers before they leave for Australian airports, but all passengers on any carrier [...]

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