The discussions were interesting from a range of perspectives, but the one that grabbed the more popular media focus abroad was the capacity of the A340s to dramatically improve operating costs by making them incredibly uncomfortable with huge numbers of tiny seats.
In a complex and challenging set of rescue flights the Australian Antarctic Division has brought the three people injured in a helicopter crash on the Amery Ice Shelf back to Hobart for urgent medical treatment. It has provided this detailed account of the operation, which used its Airbus A319 jet for the final long stage [...]
With disastrous timing, Qantas has managed to set fire to its house with a ratings downgrade before the fire brigade, in the form of a Government debt guarantee, can turn up and douse the flames.
Although eclipsed by the Qantas story this week, the ATSB has released a troubling report into a Skippers Aviation incident at Laverton in WA in which the pilots of a 50 seat Dash 8-300 turboprop dived on a runway through a gap in low clouds while ignoring ‘Pull Up’ warnings of an excessive sink rate [...]
Citizens Taking Action has come out in opposition to plans to install bus rapid transit (BRT) as proposed on streets such as Ashland Avenue.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has a positive impact on life in cities. It can save lives, reduce local air pollution, increase physical activity, and catalyze economic activity.
An Airbus A321 pushing back at Philadelphia. Is this a Boeing 757 replacement? – Photo: Mal Muir | AirlineReporter.com With most Boeing 757s heading toward the end of their life cycles, airlines are moving forward with plans for more fuel-efficient aircraft that can hold similar amounts of passengers over a decent range. The [...]
BAI Canada and the Toronto Transit Commission on Dec. 10 officially launched free advertising-supported Wi-Fi at Bloor-Yonge and St George stations.
Rapid urbanisation around the world has resulted in the construction of dozens of new metro and subway systems or the expansion of existing ones. Seoul Subway in South Korea is currently the world's longest, which is likely to be surpassed by China a…
GlobeSherpa has teamed up with Valley Metro and its advertising agency, R&R Partners, in Phoenix to build a new, custom trip planning application that will be available to customers next year.
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HART will soon become one of four Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Hillsborough County .
On Dec. 9, SARTA launched its new GoLine Trip Booking System.
King County Metro 2012 New Flyer DE60LFR 6993 by zargoman I occasionally see the argument that Seattle should separate from King County Metro, which would replace the foibles of the King County Council with those of the Seattle City Council. Usually this proposal rests on the widely-held thesis that Seattle “subsidizes” the rest of the […]
The New York area's major transportation agencies announced separate plans for moving crowds of football fans for February's Super Bowl, and their presentations Monday carried a common theme: Don't drive.
The federal government has picked Two Pershing Square, an office building near Union Station, to be the new home of 900 employees currently at the Bannister Federal Complex.
The quick spot-cleaning that CTA rail cars receive when trains pull into terminals in the mornings and afternoons will be eliminated at the end of the year, the transit agency and its rail workers union said Monday.