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MD: MTA Bus Strikes Vacant Building on Monroe Street in W. Baltimore

July 30--An out-of-service MTA bus struck a vacant building in West Baltimore Wednesday afternoon, a Maryland Transit Administration official said. The bus was driven by an MTA mechanic to a garage for routine maintenance, said MTA spokesman Paul Shepard. Show More Summary

MO: Kansas City is a Finalist for a Grant that Would Revitalize a Neighborhood

July 30--Kansas City is a finalist for a highly competitive neighborhood transformation grant and this week hosted a team from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that will judge whether it should win the funds. Kansas City is one of nine finalists for a Choice Neighborhoods grant of up to $30 million. Show More Summary

TX: VIA Mulls Partnership with B-Cycle

July 30--The city's transit system will explore ways to get more involved in operating the financially struggling bike share program, officials said Wednesday. Copyright 2015 - San Antonio Express-News

PA: Luzerne County Developers Will Have to Include Sidewalks, Curbs and Bike Paths in New Projects

July 29--Property owners seeking Luzerne County approval to subdivide and develop land into 10 or more lots will be expected to install sidewalks and curbs, a county council majority decided Tuesday. Development projects also are required...Show More Summary

Hollysys secures Chinese high-speed rail signalling contract

Hollysys Automation Technologies has received a CNY118.7m ($19.4m) contract from China Railway Corporation to supply onboard and lineside high-speed signalling equipment.

Vossloh España to deliver eight Eurolight locomotives in UK and Italy

Spain-based train manufacturer Vossloh España has received two new orders from operators in the UK and Italy for its eight Eurolight family locomotives.

How might Qantas use its new long haul aircraft?

Although Qantas is careful not to say it will actually go ahead and take delivery of optioned Boeing 787-9s from 2017, the overwhelming support by its pilots for a new long haul EBA allows speculation as to how it might use them. When the vote closed today 82 percent of the 1165 valid votes were [...]

Free public transport, an international campaign

Many places have it already: Many groups are trying to spread it:

CORRECTION: SDOT Wants a Stop in Uptown Proper

Take it away, Michael James of SDOT: In the Seattle letter, dated July 15, from Director Kubly, we referenced a station “serving Uptown and the Seattle Center”, to be more clear, this is a station in the vicinity of Mercer St. and 1st Avenue N. This station location has been considered in the previous Ballard […]

Council Endorsement Outtakes, Part 2

This is the second in a two-part series. Part 1 is available here. Seattle Transit Blog interviewed 18 of the 47 candidates running for Seattle City Council in the seven newly created council districts and two citywide seats before making our endorsements last week. The Board chose candidates who were most closely aligned with its core principles, […]

TN: KAT Bus Ridership on the Rise

July 29--Ridership on Knoxville Area Transit buses grew a little more than 4 percent over last year, totaling more than 3 million rides. In fact, over the last four years, KAT ridership on its core routes has increased more than 35 percent...Show More Summary

Zonegreen Develops Smarter Depot System

Sheffield-based Zonegreen is launching a new version of its flagship rail depot safety system, in response to increasing interest from clients across the globe.

Lat-Lon GPS Tracking

A video from Lat-Lon showcasing their goods and services.

Wing fragment possibly from MH370 found on remote island

Update 2  While the only missing 777 is MH370, some older 777s have been scrapped and their parts sold, a factor causing delay in identifying the origin of this part found on La Reunion island. Update Multiple US media reports say unnamed Boeing sources have confirmed the part comes from a 777.  But none of [...]

Kentucky Votes to Join E-ZPass Group

This is the text of a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).

Shearman & Sterling Advises on Bond Refinancing for Indiana Toll Road

This is the text of a July 29, 2015, news release from the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Daily News Brief, July 29, 2015

NCDOT's I-77 Toll Plan Leads to Tough Questions... on Other Projects Florida's CCSS Vendor Selection under Review CDOT Publishes Plan for New C-470 Express Lanes Rauner Spokesman Denies Rulemaking...

Podcast: The Freeway That Never Was

This week on the podcast we chat with Brendan Wittstruck about I-755 in St. Louis, a freeway that was never built. Wire Feed

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