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AirAsia pilots said to have cut off flight computers before crash

Comprehensive leaks for the same Indonesian officials who are refusing to release the interim AirAsia report reflect very badly on the airline's training and safety culture standards

News Roundup: Seeing Red

  Rampant bus-lane violations continue, but SDOT’s request to SPD for more enforcement appears to have been drafted but never sent. The Legislature is rightly looking to expand the distracted driving ban to include email and web browsing ($), not covered by the 2007 law. Republican Senators troll Governor Inslee, dropping a bill to kill Bertha […]

The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to Replace Air Force One

The 747-8 will be the Air Force One replacement to carry around the U.S. President – Image: Jon Ostrower The United States Air Force (USAF) announced the long-awaited decision of what aircraft will serve as the replacement for the presidential transport, known as Air Force One (when the President is on-board). The choice has [...]Show More Summary

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TX: Sun Metro Move Clears Downtown Site for Potential Development

Jan. 29--Sun Metro's new $27 million transit and operations center in East El Paso is fully operational, with nearly all of its fleet cleared from the former Union Depot. The move further clears the old site -- and potentially its adjacent...Show More Summary

MD: New Transportation Chief Pledges Open Mind on Rail Lines

Jan. 29--Maryland's new transportation chief promised senators Wednesday that he will keep an open mind as he considers whether the state should go ahead with two major light rail projects, including Baltimore's Red Line. Pete Rahn, Gov. Show More Summary

PA: $150M Downtown Subway Makeover Will Take Years

Jan. 28--The long delayed, $150 million makeover of the busy subway complex beneath City Hall will begin early next year, a top SEPTA official said Wednesday. The century-old 15th Street Station on the Market-Frankford line and the 87-year-old...Show More Summary

GA: House Leaders Unveil $1B Transportation Plan

House Republican leaders on Wednesday unveiled a transportation revenue plan that would raise about $1 billion a year and for the first time establish dedicated annual funding for transit.

WI: Bus Drivers' Union Voices Opposition to Milwaukee Streetcar

Jan. 28--The union representing 1,700 Milwaukee County transit workers announced it is opposed to the downtown streetcar plan. "It may seem odd for our union to oppose a streetcar which will undoubtedly create many jobs for our members," Amalgamated Transit Union President Lawrence Hanley wrote in a letter dated Tuesday to Ald. Show More Summary

MA: MBTA Boss Defends T Shutdown

Jan. 28--The MBTA is struggling to return to some level of normalcy this morning after being out of service for nearly 30 hours, its general manager said, as residents and businesses across the commonwealth begin digging out from a historic...Show More Summary

VA: HRT Unlikely to Get Lawmakers' OK for Dedicated Revenue

Jan. 29--NORFOLK -- Local boosters of public transportation can expect mixed results this General Assembly session. An effort to reverse a major reduction in state funding for public transit is being pushed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican Del. Show More Summary

OH: COTA Sees Highest Ridership Since 1986

Jan. 29--Ridership on COTA buses in 2014 reached its highest level since 1986 as the free Cbus Downtown circulator exceeded expectations. The 19.3 million trips taken on Central Ohio Transit Authority buses last year was about 3 percent higher than in 2013. Show More Summary

CA: SolTrans Rolls Out New Services

Jan. 29--Solano Transit -- pointing to a yearlong study into how the agency can more effectively serve the area -- announced Wednesday it is rolling out new routes for 2015 to improve service. New and improved service aims to streamline...Show More Summary

PA: EMTA/BeST Transit Board Meets to Review and Reorganize

Jan. 29--GREENS LANDING -- The EMTA/BeST Transit board of directors gathered on Wednesday afternoon for their first regular meeting of 2015 to reorganize and review several items of old business, many still being held at the state level. During...Show More Summary

MD: Frederick MTA Riders Call New Stop Convenient

Jan. 29--Changes to the Maryland Transit Administration's commuter bus routes saved Troy Love from buying a car. The longtime rider almost gave up on the 991 commuter bus line, which ran between the Monocacy MARC and Shady Grove Metro...Show More Summary

OH: Riders Object to COTA's Plan to Drop Route

Jan. 29--Melanie Cornelius bought her home on Linworth Road to be near a COTA bus stop, but her line might soon disappear. The No. 30 Smoky Row express line that runs between the Northwest Side of Columbus and Downtown could be on the...Show More Summary

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