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Sekisui Polymer Innovations Partners With James Latham

Sekisui Polymer Innovations partners with James Latham as exclusive UK distributor of Kydex Thermoplastic sheet.

UIC and East Japan Railway Company Organizing UIC Highspeed 2015

UIC and JR East are co-organizing the 9th World Congress on High-Speed Rail from July 7-10 in Tokyo, Japan.

CA: Woman Sues BART, Saying Transit Cop Knocked Her Out at Jail

April 26--A woman has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against BART, saying a transit police officer forcefully slammed her to the ground at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, breaking bones in her face and leaving her bloodied and unconscious. The...Show More Summary

MA: Suit Filed vs. MBTA and Keolis

April 26--The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority and Keolis, the company that operates the commuter rail, are being sued for failing to provide acceptable service after a winter marked by lengthy delays and canceled trains. "Defendants...Show More Summary

MA: DeLeo: Despite Union Complaints, Fixing T Requires 'Drastic Action'

April 25--Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo said he's told the powerful Boston Carmen's Union that the time has come for "drastic action" to reform the dysfunctional MBTA -- and even warned that the transit agency could end up inShow More Summary

CA: Disability Advocacy Group Threatens Bus Startup Leap With Lawsuit

April 25--A disability advocacy group has threatened legal action against San Francisco luxury transit startup Leap if the company does not immediately reinstall wheelchair accessibility features it removed from its buses. The demand...Show More Summary

CT: Malloy Defends 30-Year, $100B Transportation Plan At Conference

April 25--NEW YORK -- At a conference Friday on the development future of the tri-state region, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said his 30-year transportation plan is a way to focus public attention on unpopular but important truths. The backlog...Show More Summary

MN: Grand Opening of Newport Transit Station Scheduled for Monday

April 25--The public can visit the Newport Transit Station at a grand opening and open house celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, at the station, 2222 Maxwell Av. The station is part of the Red Rock Corridor transitway and provides a park-and-ride lot and a waiting area with restrooms. Show More Summary

MN: Green Line's East Bank Station the First to Hit 1M Boardings

April 26--More riders are getting on the Green Line at the East Bank Station than anywhere else along the 11-mile light-rail line connecting downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. Numbers released this week by Metro Transit show...Show More Summary

MN: Dakota County Group Aims to Patch Transportation Gaps

April 25--Transportation services in Dakota County are like a bowl of pasta. At least that's how researchers and officials have taken to describing them -- a tangled "spaghetti" of agencies and volunteers that get different funds and...Show More Summary

OH: COTA Plan Would Move More Buses Off High Street Downtown

April 26--Lines of buses that clog rush-hour traffic on High Street, and the crowds waiting to board them, could be thinner by 2017. The Central Ohio Transit Authority is revamping Downtown bus routes after people complained thata consultant's...Show More Summary

MN: Southwest Line Price Tag Balloons Toward $2B

April 27--The Metropolitan Council will announce Monday that the projected cost of constructing the Southwest Light Rail Transit project has ballooned to nearly $2 billion as a result of inflation and soil contamination, according to...Show More Summary

Mitsubishi develops new platform door system for rail cars

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Transportation Equipment Engineering & Service (MHI-TES) has developed a platform door system that can accommodate the operation of railway cars with varying numbers of doors per car and door locations.

Daily News Briefs for April 27, 2015

I-95 Express Lanes Deliver Strong Q1 Results TxDOT Eyes Largest Ever Houston Improvement Project FL Lawmakers Eye MDX Leadership Changes A Look at Seattle I-405 Express Lanes A Deal to Fix I-66:...

Utica Avenue, OneNYC, and New York’s growth

» New York’s Subway is at a breaking point with an exploding number of riders. Is it time to expand the system deeper into Brooklyn? It’s hard to fathom, but between 2009 and 2014—just five years—the New York Subway system’s ridership increased by 384 million annual rides, far more than any other U.S. Show More Summary

Auckland Transport shortlists bidders for passenger rail service operation

New Zealand's Auckland Transport has short-listed three companies to operate passenger rail services from 1 July 2016.

DB Schenker Rail UK to continue operating Royal Mail services

DB Schenker Rail UK has secured a contract from UK's postal service company Royal Mail to operate mail services on the West Coast and East Coast main lines.

Podcast: Most Roads Don't Pay for Themselves

Kevin DeGood of the Center for American Progress joins the podcast this week to discuss a recent report that reminds us no transportation pays for itself, even roads. We talk about the study, how 5.5% of the roads get 55% of the travel, and what's going on in DC. You can find it on Stitcher, iTunes, Streetsblog USA or the player below. Wire Feed

Many more A380s by 2033, but maybe less comfortable than now

Never mind about your big comfy A380s being at risk. According to the Airbus market forecast 2033 there will be 94 ‘Very Large Aircraft’ or VLAs serving the Australia and South Pacific. That’s more than four times the number of jets pushing the 500 seat mark on Australia routes at the start of 2014, which [...]

Sunday Open Thread: Fun with headlines

Smashes, SMASHES! into that poor little car. :( Alternative title could have been: Driver weaves around car sitting in the left turn lane, ignores the red light, tries to turn left from center lane, ignores train signal, inevitable happens.

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