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Opal card pop-up kiosks available in 28 train stations in Sydney

New South Wales transport minister Gladys Berejiklian has announced that Opal card pop-up kiosks have been installed at 28 train stations in Sydney, Australia, in a move to retire old paper tickets from 1 September.

Rail lunacy in Sydney goes beyond botched Opal card

Commentary  Bureacratic and ideologically driven madness is the natural enemy of good people in public office, and the hard working NSW Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, could be said to be much more the victim rather than cause of so called Opal smart card for commuters disaster in Sydney. That said the Minister will no doubt [...]

High-Speed Rail Conference

Business and political leaders will come together with the world's top experts to bring high speed rail to America.

PSRC Studies Impacts of Increasing Rail Freight

Last week — by sheer chance, the day an oil train (harmlessly) derailed in Interbay – the Puget Sound Regional Council released a staff report on the transportation and economic impacts of the Gateway Terminal, a proposed bulk-goods export terminal at Cherry Point, near Bellingham. This facility would primarily serve to transport coal from Montana to China, using BNSF’s […]

For London, one Crossrail isn’t enough

» There are another four years to go before Crossrail 1 opens, but consultation is advancing quickly on Crossrail 2. London is ready for more fast cross-town links. As Paris begins construction on a massive new program of circumferential...Show More Summary

Video: All-Star Airliners at LAX

There are many great aircraft that come and go from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) everyday. This video, made from our friend SpeedbirdHD, is a great combination of aircraft from an All Blacks 777 to a Lufthansa 747-8I. Enjoy! Tweet

Public Transit: Walkable Cities

Recent studies have found that people who live in communities with high-quality public transportation drive less, exercise more, live longer, and are generally healthier than residents of communities that lack quality public transit...

FL: Troubled Bus Service for Elderly, Disabled: 3 Firms Recommended

A selection committee has chosen three companies, with bids totaling $163 million, to help run Palm Beach County's call-ahead bus service for the elderly and disabled.

US: Lawmakers Employ Gimmicks to Pay for Highway Funds

The House and Senate have passed competing versions of legislation to prevent the federal trust funds providing highway and transit funds from running dry next month and to buy more time for Congress to draft a new highway bill.

MN: Minneapolis Boy, 16, Accused of Slaying Bus Rider After Argument About Son's Bullying

A 16-year-old Minneapolis boy is charged with murder after authorities say he fatally shot a man last week following an altercation on a Metro Transit bus.

NY: Presentation Outlines Master Plan for Making Buffalo More Bike Friendly

Buffalo, already ranked as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Cyclists, is gearing up to get friendlier.

NY: Niagara County Proposal: Free Taxes for LEED Buildings

The Niagara County Legislature will hold a public hearing in September on a property tax exemption for energy-efficient buildings. The proposal from Legislator Michael A. Hill, R-Hartland, was passed by the Legislature's Administration Committee Tuesday night. The full Legislature is to vote next week on holding a hearing on the idea Sept. 16.

CA: Fresno County Supervisors Vote to Oppose HSR

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday switched tracks in its position on California's proposed high-speed rail project, voting 3-2 to oppose it.

MO: With Election Near, KC Mayor Makes Pitch for East Side Streetcar Support

With a new poll showing next week's election too close to call, Mayor Sly James and others sought Tuesday to shore up East Side support for an ambitious streetcar expansion plan.

Televic Rail’s Passenger Information System On Board new Siemens LRVs for Calgary Transit

Televic Rail has been selected by Siemens to supply its complete Passenger Information System on board 60 new S200 light rail vehicles (LRVs), which will be operated by Calgary Transit, the public transit service for Calgary, Canada...

AZ: Streetcar Ridership Holds Steady When Fares Kick In

Tucson nearly hit its mark for first-day ridership on the streetcar when 3,500 people hopped aboard the vehicle between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Monday. That's about 100 fewer than what city officials estimated would ride the line each day.

Future Rail: Issue 17

In this issue: the viability of high-speed rail in Australia, a new metro for Saudi Arabia’s capital, the new Siemens Class 700 Desiro train for London’s Thameslink network, catching fare dodgers in Barcelona with artificial intelligence, the pitfall…

OH: Graphics Installers Achieve Avery Dennison Car Wrap Certification

Avery Dennison on July 29 announced that 28 graphic installers have achieved Avery Dennison Car Wrap Certification in the U.S. and Canada, in 2014.

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