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Five Signs America is Falling in Love with Public Transit

More Americans are riding public transportation and upwardly trending statistics show it's not just a meaningless crush.

CA: Rocky Weekend for BART to Oakland Airport

Billed as sleek, speedy and reliable, BART's 3-week-old, $484 million new automated tram to the Oakland International Airport hit turbulence Friday and Sunday.

CT: Malloy Tours Busway, Says Developers Eager To Build Nearby

Cruising from one end of the CTfastrak busway to the other aboard bus 4401 Tuesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy predicted that central Connecticut commuters will embrace the new transit system after it opens March 28.

NC: Burlington City Council Postpones Decision on $5 Tax Per Vehicle

Despite a handful of residents speaking for and against a proposed $5 tax on vehicles to fund the city of Burlington's public transportation system, the City Council decided it wouldn't make a decision on the matter until its meeting Jan. 6.

TX: VIA Board Approves Downtown Shuttle

VIA Metropolitan Transit trustees approved a six-month pilot of the "Downtown Route" shuttle, which would run from 6 p.m. until midnight Tuesday through Saturday. But the service is contingent on VIA splitting the $100,000 cost of the pilot with downtown

CA: Caltrain Strikes Vehicle on Tracks Tuesday Evening

One Caltrain struck an unoccupied car that was on the tracks at Fair Oaks Avenue on Tuesday evening, and another train had to come to a halt when it encountered another car on the tracks near the Blossom Hill station, officials said...

MN: Green Line Train, Squad Collided Because Officer Drove Through Light, Report Says

A collision between a Green Line train and a St. Paul police squad car last month occurred because an officer drove through a red traffic light, according to a Metro Transit report released Tuesday.

OH: New Leader Chosen for Bike Miami Valley

Laura Estandia has been selected as Bike Miami Valley's new executive director and will help oversee the upcoming bike-share program.

Etihad’s new X factor terminal reshapes airport competition

Why there needs to be a discussion about transport infrastructure costs in Australia, whether in airports, rail or roads.

Photo Tour: China Airlines Maintenance Facility

Resting in the hangar, a Boeing 747-400 undergoes a C-check We recently paid a visit to China Airlines’ (CI) primary maintenance facility, located at Taoyuan International Airport outside Taipei. The monster facility–which held three Boeing 747-400s and an Airbus A340-300 at the time–is able to perform all standard maintenance regimens from A to D [...]Show More Summary

ELPA Receives Award at UIC Research and Innovation Awards

The second 'UIC Research and Innovation Awards' were presented in Paris, France, on the occasion of the UIC General Assembly, held on 3 December 2014.

EIB grants €184m loan to Hungary for railway improvements

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided Hungary with €184m in funding to support the rehabilitation and reconstruction of priority facilities in the country's railway sector.

UK's Virgin Trains launches new direct services for Blackpool and Shrewsbury

UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has launched Virgin Trains' new direct services between London and the cities of Shrewsbury and Blackpool.

Poland's PKP Intercity launches first Alstom Pendolino train

Polish national rail operator PKP Intercity has launched the first Alstom’s Pendolino train to be operated on the lines connecting the country’s major cities.

Airlines to hold on tight to social media this Christmas, hopefully with good crisis communications plan in place

Existing crisis management focus only on accidents, that happen less than 5% of the time. On the other hand, airline incidents and occurrences make up the bulk of social media volume. These often go unreported but need to be tackled, especially in this social media age. Show More Summary

Could Bus Multiple Units (BMU)s bridge the bus-rail divide?

Here at Portland Transport, we (both editors and commenters) frequently like to engage in a bit of technical speculation, hoping for future improvements that will allow transit agencies to do more with less.  There’s lots of talk around...Show More Summary

Southwest Manitoba Elevator Trip, Part 5 - The Bottom Left Corner

Back in August 2014 I took two days (Aug 8-9) to photography every grain elevator in southwest Manitoba. Here's part 1 and part 2 and part 3 and part 4.After taking a lot of time to take in Elva's two grain elevators, I carried on to complete the southwest corner of Manitoba. Show More Summary

IL: Connect Transit to Shift to Fixed Stops

Connect Transit will shift to fixed bus stops next year and also introduce 30 new buses.

CA: SamTrans and Developer Reach Deal to Let San Carlos Transit Village Project Begin

SamTrans announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with developer Legacy Partners, paving the way for construction to begin on the San Carlos Transit Village.

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