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Another case for ‘go north’ in the search for MH370

So close to safety, new paper raises but doesn't answer question why MH370 flew near so many good opportunities for an emergency landing The post Another case for ‘go north’ in the search for MH370 appeared first on Plane Talking.

Better Park-and-Ride Lots

Whether you think of park and ride lots as a necessary service for suburban transit or a sprawl-inducing evil, we can hopefully agree that maximizing utilization of existing parking capacity near transit is a good thing. With that idea in mind, WSDOT conducted an interesting evaluation of park and rides (via KIRO). They visited 17 lots in […]

Bellevue’s Transportation Levy

Bellevue has a progressive transportation levy on the ballot next month that will step up investments in neighborhood safety and connections. The levy augments baseline spending in Bellevue’s Capital Improvement Plan, accelerating local projects that would otherwise wait many years for funding. Show More Summary

Michael Bolton, Deputy Executive Director of Strategic Services at Pace Suburban Bus, Retires

Michael Bolton, deputy executive director of strategic services at Pace Suburban Bus, retired this month after a long and successful public transportation career.

Alstom Launches the Women Forum Initiative in Chorzow

Alstom in Chorzow, Poland organized its first edition of the Women forum, an initiative aimed at promoting gender diversity within the company.

New Measure R Project Opens in Los Angeles

A new $5.2-million park-and-ride facility near the Lindero Canyon Road Interchange in Westlake Village was opened today by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the city of Westlake Village.

CA: Black Voters Divided on Transit Tax on Nov. 8 Ballot

While some faith leaders are supporting the county infrastructure plan along with Mayor Eric Garcetti and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, some civil rights organizations and activists are firmly against the plan, even going so far as to call it racist.

PA: Port Authority Hires Consultant to Help with Rapid Transit System

Port Authority is ready to take the next big step towards establishing a Bus Rapid Transit system linking Downtown and Oakland.

NY: City Officials Join Call for Half-Priced MetroCards for Low-Income New Yorkers

With rising subway fares, too many New Yorkers can't afford to pay for their commutes, advocates and elected officials say--and they want the city to step in.

NY: NYC Subways, Buses Brought Together on One Map

New Yorkers can have their subways -- and buses too. A Queens native has drawn up a new transit map that brings the MTA's bus routes and subway lines together in one design called the "Bullet Map."

IL: Potential Bus Shutdown No Bluff, and People aren't Pawns

River Valley Metro officials have identified Nov. 18 as the shutdown date if millions in state funding owed to the system and other public transportation systems throughout the state is not released.

Deals this week: Eurovia, Mipro

Transport infrastructure construction company Eurovia has been awarded a €80m ($87.23m) contract to deliver the second phase of a tramway system upgrade project in Kosice, Slovakia.

IO and Metrolinx issue RFQ to build and operate Hurontario LRT project

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) in Canada and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.

NIB to finance new trams for Finland’s Helsinki City Transport

Helsinki City Transport HKL in Finland is to receive a €60m loan from the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to purchase 40 new trams manufactured by Finnish company Transtech.

A Proposal for Safely Implementing Autonomous Trucking: Give Trucks Separated Highway Toll Lanes posts a contributed article in which the authors warn, “Prematurely accelerating the implementation of fully autonomous trucking (no driver in the cab) seems like an idea that could be fraught with risk.... There is growing...Show More Summary

ITR Looking for Seasonal Workers, Offers $1000 Bonus

WIMS News reports, “ITR Concession Co., the operator of the Indiana Toll Road, announces it is seeking applicants in locations across the Toll Road for seasonal equipment operators to work during the winter months.” The jobs pay $15Show More Summary

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