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NY: Citi Bike Announces More Stations, Increase in Yearly Membership

Citi Bike will expand into Brooklyn, Queens and parts of Manhattan after officials reached a long-awaited rescue plan that includes a $30 million infusion, a higher membership fee and putting operations in the hands of a former MTA chief.

Topeka Metro Improves Transit Experience with New Bus Shelters

Topeka Metro has added 31 new bus shelters this year in an effort to improve ridership and quality of their transit experience.

What is the Future of Airline Loyalty in the Age of the Connected Traveller? 10 Questions to Wake up Airlines

Something’s gotta give. I write this, not only as a consultant on digital communication and social marketing, but also as one of the millions of passengers who fly frequently enough to be in the twilight zone between occasional flyers and frequent flyers. Show More Summary

Cisco to develop IoE systems for transport industry

Networking equipment provider Cisco has launched the 'Connected Transport Challenge' programme, an opportunity for start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises to develop Internet of Everything (IoE) systems for the transport industry.

New Crossrail 2 preferred route revealed

London mayor Boris Johnson has revealed the preferred route for a proposed £20bn Crossrail 2 scheme, a rail line connecting south-west and north-east London, UK.

Alstom and Indra to provide safety and security systems for Spanish railway

Spanish railway infrastructure authority Adif has awarded a €36m contract to a consortium consisting of Alstom and Indra for the delivery of safety and security systems for 12 tunnels of the new Madrid-Asturias high-speed rail line.

KEYMILE Creates Communications Network for French High-Speed Railway Project

KEYMILE has been awarded the project to create the mission-critical communications network for the French high-speed railway line LGV BPL from Le Mans to Rennes.

WTI $75 the tipping point to start shutting down shale oil production

Goldman via ZeroHedge : "Our oil forecast calls for a slowdown in US shale oil production which our North American Energy equity research team led by Brian Singer estimates will occur at $75/bbl WTI prices.They estimate that the WTIShow More Summary

Airbus goes upwardly Mobile with its A321NEO

There is a major new contest taking shape between Airbus and Boeing for what is sometimes labelled the 757 replacement market, but which involves a much broader struggle for airliner leadership in the 2020s. Part of the contest is reflected in the overnight announcement that the Airbus final assembly line which is being set up [...]

How and why to fund #freetransit from externalities of the auto

From the website of CarfreeFrance, an analysis of public transport funding and why going to fare-free makes sense. If you do not read French, this is very readable in Google translate.

There is a humorist in hiding in Southwest Airlines

Southwest, the famous, durable, inexpensive and ‘folksy’ low fare American carrier, has been copping much criticism in US media and forums in recent times for its more straight laced, less ‘friendly’, and often no longer competitive air fares. From here, it is impossible to say whether those reports are fair or not.  But an American [...]

Emirates takes 100th Boeing 777-300ER, read it and weep

The delivery of the 100th Emirates 773ER is a painful spectacle for Qantas watchers. The jet is the most successful wide-body airliner yet built, and had Qantas not lost the plot when it came to fleet back in the 1990s, in fact well before the -300ER variant was a committed project, it would have purchased [...]

Tour: Condor Airlines’ Maintenance Facility in Frankfurt

Condor Boeing 767-300ER being worked on in their maintenance facility With Condor Airlines being a smaller, low-cost carrier, it is not a huge surprise that their on-site maintenance facility at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is quite small (well, in comparison to others like Lufthansa Technik). Just because the hangar might not have the volume of [...]Show More Summary

Init partners with BC Transit for Kelowna RapidBus Implementation

In March 2014, BC Transit partnered with Init, Innovations in Transportation, for an advanced automatic vehicle location and real-time passenger information system for the Kelowna RapidBus line.

The Monorail’s Interesting Governance Structure

Buried in the text of the Monorail petition is this explanation of the proposed governance structure: (a) Nominating Entities – Allocation of Nominating Sources and Nominated Candidates for Board Positions. The first and successive board members for the Board shall be selected only from the ranks of each of the following Seattle-based organizations or institutions […]

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