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Daily News Brief, May 24, 2016

"Futuristic" Proposal for New Manhattan Twin Bridges Indiana Toll Road Oversight Board Member Reappointed Mid-Bay Bridge Toll Increase Sparks Push for Annual Pass for Commuters A Texas TV Station...

Crossrail: creating a learning legacy for industry

Crossrail is the biggest construction project in Europe, with more than 10,000 people working across 40 sites. It should come as no surprise, then, that as this mammoth undertaking approaches its conclusion, it wishes to leave a legacy, sharing the l…

Embraer’s E2 jets aren’t heading to Australia anytime soon

The first flight of the upgraded Embraer E190-E2 jet today showed off an already popular type of regional airliner, but it isn't likely to go into service here for some time The post Embraer’s E2 jets aren’t heading to Australia anytime soon appeared first on Plane Talking.

Boeing breaks into Airbus territory with 737 MAX sale to VietJet

It looks like a draw in a Vietnam sales war fought by Airbus and Boeing as the big American sells VietJet Air 100 of its tightest fit 737 models The post Boeing breaks into Airbus territory with 737 MAX sale to VietJet appeared first on Plane Talking.

LIRR Cannonball Service Returns For 2016

The infamous LIRR Cannonball express service to The Hamptons will be debuting for the 2016 year this Friday. Here is more via the official press release: The Long Island Rail Road’s popular Cannonball express, offering premium Hamptons Reserve service and the fastest ride from Manhattan to Montauk, debuts Memorial Day Weekend with the Cannonball East […]


TRU-Vu Monitors, Inc, has released a new 21.5-inch Sunlight Readable LCD monitor which produces clear, sharp images even in direct sunlight.

US spends $11M a day bombing Muslims for oil while #publictransit falls apart

ITS International: ""After decades of inadequate investment, the American public transportation infrastructure is crumbling," said American Public Transportation Association (APTA) chair Valarie J. McCall, who serves on the board of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA). Show More Summary

Another Year of Rapid Growth

Last week, the US Census Bureau released 2015 population estimates by city. To nobody’s surprise, Seattle continues to grow rapidly, having added 15,300 more residents in the year ending June 2015. Seattle has grown by 74,000 residents (12.1%) in just five years. Seattle, for the third year in a row, is among the five fastest […]

FASTLANE Grant Applications Totaling Nearly $9.8 Billion

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has received 212 applications totaling nearly $9.8 billion for grants through the newly-created FASTLANE grant program.

California Zero Emissions Demonstration Project Includes Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Trucks

New diesel technology will be part of a $23.6 million zero-emission transportation test program in California for emerging commercial vehicle technologies designed to reduce greenhouse gases, smog, and petroleum usage in ports and rail yards.

Masabi Mobile Ticketing Coming to New York MTA

At an event at the Michael J. Quill Bus Depot in Manhattan, Governor Cuomo announced the success of a field test for MTA eTix, a free app that will allow Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North (MNR) customers to purchase train tickets anytime

Metra Seeks $3 Million Rail Safety Technology Grant For PTC

Metra has announced that it has applied for a federal grant to help the railroad fund a $3.7 million disaster recovery system for its Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system.

ON: Bombardier Shifting Production to Speed Up Delivery of Toronto Streetcars

Bombardier is adjusting its production schedule at its Thunder Bay plant in in an attempt to speed up delivery on a problem-plagued contract for new streetcars in Toronto, the Globe & Mail reports.

ME: Portland-Area Transit Modernizes With Ride-Tracking Tools, New Bus to Freeport

Public transportation in Greater Portland is poised to modernize and expand as the Metro bus service launches a route to towns north of Portland and the Metro and other transit companies release online ride-tracking tools.

WI: MCTS Faces $2M Deficit

May 19--The Milwaukee County Transit System is facing a projected deficit of $2 million this year, transportation officials said Thursday. Lost revenue from declining ridership and the growing popularity of a free ride pass for residents 6

MB: Transit Bus Plows Into Car in Downtown Winnipeg

A Winnipeg Transit bus did serious damage to a car in downtown Winnipeg Sunday morning when it plowed into the side of the vehicle.

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