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MI: Detroit's on a Development Fast Track

It has been 40 years since ground was broken on a building that its creators dubbed the Renaissance Center to embody Detroit's hopes for brighter days. In the years that followed, many projects inched forward in the city's recovery efforts: Comerica Park,

HART Selects LAN to Provide Architecture and Engineering Services

LAN will provide design services through an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.

MN: Bus Video Kept Under Wraps After Complaint

On a cold November day, Robert Burks was waiting for the Metro Transit bus at Fourth Street and Hennepin Avenue to take him to an appointment. Burks has been blind since he was 16, but manages to get around using public transportation. He said he was sitt

SC: Coast RTA Adjusts Daily Meal Rate for Employees, Board

The Coast RTA board of directors settled on allowing its staff to spend up to $57 per day on meals for trips they take out of state.

Locations for Passenger Information Displays Develop

The development of railway stations as appealing places in which to shop, eat and drink as well as to catch trains is leading to wider use of passenger information displays designed and manufactured by Infotec.

Hamburg Port Authority implements new port railway IT system

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) in Germany has deployed the new port railway IT system, transPORT rail, which marks an important step in the HPA's smartPORT IT strategy.

Putting the brakes on crude oil rail transport

In May the US Department of Transportation issued an Emergency Order requiring all railroads operating trains containing large amounts of Bakken crude oil to notify State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCS) of their every move. Frances Marcellin s…

Hydraulico at EuroBlech 2014

Just returned from a most successful InnoTrans in Berlin, Germany, Hydraulico continues to present its innovative products and solutions at EuroBlech.

HUBER+SUHNER Provides Low Profile MIMO Rooftop Antenna for Easy Upgrade to 4G/LTE

With a height of 40mm, the new SENCITY® Rail MIMO low profile antenna is ideally suited for trains running in tunnels with tight gauges and double-decker trains.

DB selects Mitsubishi Electric to upgrade ICE-2 train traction equipment

Japanese firm Mitsubishi Electric has been selected by Germany-based railway operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) to upgrade the traction equipment in 46 Intercity Express 2 (ICE-2) high-speed trains.

Nomad completes first installation phase of CBM solution for NSB Norway

Nomad Tech, a joint venture between Nomad Digital and EMEF, has completed installation of the first phase of a remote condition-based monitoring (CBM) solution for NSB Norway trains.

SimpliFlying featured at 2014 Air Transport IT Summit Highlights

“You need to know what you measure. Only then can you benchmark yourself against other airlines.” - Shashank Nigam, CEO, SimpliFlying   Age of Connections “Today’s travelers are empowered and we have to deal with them differently. Social media is no longer an afterthought. Show More Summary

Decision time for Powell/Division

Tomorrow, September 29, Metro will host a combination steering committee/open house on the Powell/Division project, in which staff recommendations will be presented.  Not too surprisingly, staff recommendations include: Bus instead of...Show More Summary

Almost October Open Thread

A long nasty project at work has finally wrapped up; apologies for the extended absense. Tualatin voters passed a public-vote-on-light-rail measure earlier this month.  Unlike a similar recent measure in Tigard, this one only affects...Show More Summary

Qantas A380s DFW-SYD could open competing US routes

With its A380s now serving Dallas both ways, Qantas hasn't just done what has been urged on it for years, but could cause a large competitive focus on new routes to America

Etihad Airways Reveals First Dreamliner With a New Livery With Best in Class Interior

Etihad, along with Boeing, went all out revealing their new livery, called “Facets of Abu Dhabi” on the 787-9 On a clear Saturday evening, Etihad Airways revealed their new livery on their first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Paine Field. Although the new livery had been previously seen on the airline’s first Airbus A380 just [...]Show More Summary

What is the challenge of our generation in New York?

As I wrote a few weeks ago, speaking about the problem of suburban poverty, Chuck Marohn said, "the challenge of our generation is to make sure that we don't leave those people behind." A group of researchers at the Brookings Institution,...Show More Summary

Etihad 787-9 follows A380 from paint shop to seat shop

Airbus and Boeing prefer not to talk about their latest airliners complementing each other in fleet decisions, but that isn’t stopping Etihad making such a point with its first A380 on Thursday last week and its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner over the weekend. The 787-9 that has just rolled out of the hangar in Everett [...]

9 Ways to Make Seattle Public Transit Better

People sometimes ask me, “what would make Seattle’s transit system even better?” Well, over the years we at STB have suggested hundreds of possible improvements to buses, trains and ferries. With apologies to BuzzFeed, here are nine things that would make Seattle transit service better, a few of which are incredibly cheap (or even free) […]

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