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WA: Sound Transit Board to Take Final Vote on Light Rail Expansion

A final vote will be taken Thursday by the Sound Transit Board on a plan to build out the light rail system through much of the Puget Sound area.

TX: TAPS Draft Budget Projects $3.48M in Funding for Next Fiscal Year

June 22--TAPS Public Transit could operate over the next fiscal year on just $3.48 million. This figure was presented to the TAPS board of directors during a meeting Monday afternoon as an update on the organization's budgeting process. Tr

AZ: 4-Legged Detectives Patrolling Phoenix Events and Transit to Deter Bomb Attacks

The Phoenix Police Department, Transit Security Administration, the Phoenix Transit Department and Valley Metro teamed up to create the Transit Detection K-9 Program, according to a Phoenix police statement.

TN: Mayor Barry: How to Pay for Transit is the Challenge

With the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce jumping on board Wednesday, momentum is building for an ambitious regional transit plan in Middle Tennessee headlined by light rail on major Nashville corridors and commuter rail.

TX: Amarillo Transit Fix Likely to Come with Huge Price Tag

Brittany Woods nervously bites her fingernails as she tries to get a hold of someone at The Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center to reschedule her chemotherapy treatment.

Chevin Adds Integrated Asset Tracking to its Enterprise Solution

Chevin Fleet Solutions has recently extended its flagship fleet, asset and maintenance management software solution to include a fully integrated telematics offering.

OH: Contracts Bring COTA Closer to Rapid-Transit Line

The Central Ohio Transit Authority board on Wednesday authorized two contracts totaling more than $14 million for a construction project meant to cut travel times on the second-busiest bus corridor in Columbus.

NJ: NJ Transit Gives Rail Unions Deadline to Agree to New Negotiations

NJ Transit is giving its two largest rail employee unions a deadline of June 24 to agree to a new round of negotiations before a federal mediator, or else the agency will begin preparations for a shutdown of the statewide train netw...

Tri Delta Transit Continues Partnership with First Transit

First Transit operates 92 buses for the fixed-route and paratransit services and will staff the call center, dispatch and operations functions.

SDOT, We Need Real HCT

Zach informed us all last Thursday that the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) plans to make only minimal transit improvements in its proposed Fairview-Eastlake-Roosevelt “high-capacity transit” (HCT) corridor.  SDOT’s proposed...Show More Summary

Daily News Brief, June 23, 2016

MPO Approves TBX after Eight-Hour Meeting Bill to Kill I-77 Express Lanes Contract Dies in NC Senate CFX Awards $38.6 Million Construction Contract SRTA Awards Grant for Additional Express Lanes Ramp Mass...

SmartDrive receives new patent for its accelerometer-based risk-detection technology

US-based risk management company SmartDrive Systems has received a new patent for its rail solution.

Hyperloop One and Summa sign a deal for first Hyperloop system in Russia

Hyperloop One has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with infrastructure firm Summa Group to explore building a Hyperloop system in Russia.

Panasonic Europe buys UK’s Alan Dick Communications

Electronic technologies and solutions provider Panasonic Europe has acquired UK-based integration specialist Alan Dick Communications for an undisclosed sum.

Etihad: First we take Serbia, then Manhattan

They may have different business models, but Emirates and Etihad have continuous route expansion in common The post Etihad: First we take Serbia, then Manhattan appeared first on Plane Talking.

DB Cargo UK and CEMEX open temporary rail depot near West Coast Mainline in Cheshire

UK-based rail freight operator DB Cargo UK and Mexico's CEMEX has opened a pop-up rail depot adjacent to West Coast Mainline in Warrington, Cheshire.

Half the oil is gone, and we'll be using a lot of it for air conditioning

Stop and think what it means to use fossil-fuel for air-conditioning. Think of all the cars, homes, and offices using energy to move hot air from inside to outside. Is there a net benefit to doing this? No, it simply postpones what we should be doing. Show More Summary

A Prairie Railfanning Adventure (Guest Post) - Part 1/2

Local railfan Jack Hykaway shared this great railfan adventure. Follow Jack on YouTube! He included so much content and so many photos that I have broken it into two parts. A Prairie Railfanning Adventure My family and I headed west through the prairies this past weekend to visit family in Saskatchewan. Show More Summary

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