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Hyundai Rotem to deliver first SCL train this September

South Korean manufacturer Hyundai Rotem is set to deliver the first of 37 new train sets for the future North South Corridor of the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) in September.

Australia’s greatest airline rivals set up new tourism company

The two great contenders in Australian airline competition in the early years of this century, Geoff Dixon and Brett Godfrey have a new tourism investment venture the Australian Walking Company. Dixon as Qantas group CEO gave his side of the contest its highest ever share price and took it for the first time to more [...]

Low birth rate is best way to save the biosphere, but capitalism needs growth

Here is the admission. Capitalism must grow or die. This means that degrowth needs another system. DW.COM: "We estimate by today's standard, that by the year 2018 the economic development will decrease by 0.56 every year provided the fertility remains at a similar level. Show More Summary

Sunday Open Thread: 1950s Intro to DMUs

DMUs or Diesel Multiple Units are self-propelled rail cars. They are often used on suburban and rural lines. These training films are from the 1950s when first-generation DMUs were introduced to Britain.

Claimed door, burned suitcases, add to debris associated with MH370

Revised Suddenly the list of objects retrieved from the coastline of La Reunion and associated with missing flight MH370 is growing, but so are doubts about their relevance. No photos have emerged to validate a report that an aircraft door has washed ashore on the Indian Ocean island near Mauritius, nor has there been any [...]

Vital MH370 mystery clues might have been burned on La Reunion

Some terrible possibilities that evidence that could help solve the MH370 mystery have inadvertently been burned in beach cleaning operations on La Reunion island in the Indian Ocean have been raised in media reports. One of the most detailed of these appeared overnight on the UK Telegraph newspaper site. The 777 flaperon wing part that [...]

Candidate Land Use Positions Evolve

STB did its endorsement interviews late in the day, but that wasn’t enough to catch all late policy revelations. I think it would be an overreaction to actually retract an endorsement — they didn’t rest on that thin of a reed — but the changes are notable. First, in her interview District 5 STB endorsee […]

Hot as Heck Open Thread

Not the thread, the weather. Bike Portland reports on a new parking proposal from the City of Portland, on how to deal with the issue of tenants in no-parking-provided apartments consuming on-street parking in single-family neighborhoods: ...Show More Summary

Service Diversions 07-31-15

Get a start on your weekend travel plans as I have just updated the Service Diversions through all of next week. Make sure to follow @TransitBlogger on Twitter by clicking the button in the sidebar as I am using it more often. Also if you are into indie music make sure to follow @IndMusicReview & […]

Cathay Pacific flight 884: Anatomy of an airline diversion in the age of the connected traveller

Lots of flight diversions take place every week, due to minor reasons and major. Cathay Pacific flight 884, from Hong Kong to Los Angeles also diverted on July 29 this year, to the remove island of Shemya, in the north Pacific. While there...Show More Summary

Daily News Brief, July 31, 2015

Arkansas Officials Shelve Projects, Tolling I-40 a Possibility Maine Law Targets Out-of-State Toll Scofflaws Emerging CTRMA-TxDOT Project Draws Local Opposition US Senate Moves Long-Term Highway Funding...

May 2015 Sound Transit Ridership Report

May saw healthy weekday Link growth of 6.6% and total system growth of 5.7%. Weekday ridership was up across the board, with only Paratransit seeing a decrease. Due to weekend tunnel closure for U-Link work, Link’s weekend service took a hit. Link’s 12 month moving average was 33,939 in May. That is a hair’s breadth […]

NC: Wave Drivers Delay Strike Decision

July 31--WILMINGTON -- Wave Transit workers announced late Thursday afternoon that they are delaying any potential strike action against the local transit agency until mid-August and are requesting a mediator join the negotiations. Workers...Show More Summary

NY: Plan Accelerates for Bus Route Connecting Warrensburg to Glens Falls

July 30--A proposed privately-owned bus service between Warrensburg and Glens Falls has been given the green light by the state, as long as it does not duplicate service offered by publicly-funded Greater Glens Falls Transit. The new...Show More Summary

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