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TX: Objecting to New Rules, Uber Pulls Out of Galveston

Feb. 05--Uber has jumped ship from Galveston after city officials passed regulations treating the ridesharing service virtually the same as cab companies, charting a different course than Uber traveled in Houston and potentially inconveniencing

TX: Smarter Way to Ride Houston Metro a Tap Away

Feb. 04--For someone accustomed to using conventional payment methods, using Metro's new mobile ticketing system for the first time is a little strange. Gone is the need to slide dollar bills or drop coins into the farebox. There isn't even a f

CA: Ventura County Transportation Commission Names New Public Transit Director

Feb. 04--The Ventura County Transportation Commission on Thursday named its new public transit director, Martin Erickson, a former Oxnard deputy city manager and Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District manager. "Martin's knowledge of l

WA: Powerful Backers Pushing Fast Ferry Plan

Feb. 04--BREMERTON -- A group of influential developers, real estate agents, property owners and business people has crafted recommendations it believes can improve Kitsap Transit's chances of operating a successful fast ferry program. The

CA: Will Protesting Uber Drivers Disrupt Super Bowl Transit?

Feb. 05--A price-cut war between Uber and Lyft has sparked Uber driver protests and highlighted differences in how some drivers view the two ride-hailing companies. Uber slashed prices for its service in January and February in various mar

FL: Bay Link Project Connecting Miami Beach to Mainland Takes Major Step Forward

Feb. 05--The long-delayed rail connection between Miami and Miami Beach won a key approval Thursday when a board of local officials agreed to pursue the massive project in two parallel plans. It represents a significant step toward making

Daily News Brief, February 8, 2016

WSDOT Secretary Is Out. I-405 Express Lanes to Blame? LA Freeway Express Lanes Slowing. Officials Debate the Fix. OTA Picks up Tab for Training New State Troopers Florida AG Negotiating Toll Processing...

New York mayor unveils $2.5bn Brooklyn to Queens light rail system plan

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has unveiled a plan to build a new light rail system that links waterfront neighbourhoods in Brooklyn and Queens, US.

LANDER and JMS Krakow Showcases New Driving Simulators

Lander presented the simulation equipment it has been developing with JMS, a training academy for drivers in Krakow, at a technical seminar last Friday.

HS2 headquarters opens in Birmingham, UK

UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has opened headquarters in Birmingham for the proposed HS2 high-speed rail project.

Bombardier wins contract to overhaul 63 bi-level Maryland commuter coaches

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) in the US has awarded a $36.8m contract for Bombardier Transportation to overhaul 63 MARC III double-deck commuter cars, which have been in service for nearly 17 years.

Construction of Metrolinx's East Rail Maintenance Facility to complete in 2017

Construction of Metrolinx's East Rail Maintenance Facility in Ontario, Canada, is on track and is scheduled to be completed by end of next year.

Five lessons for airline marketers from British Airways #fuelledbylove

Last week, British Airways released a six-and-a-half minute long short film (commercial?) that has since become a hit on the internet. As of writing, the video has already garnered close to 1.2m views on YouTube. On, where the videoShow More Summary

Preserving the Love

It's refreshing to see the creative ways in which the next generation is being reached and warmed to transit.

Sunday Open Thread: Northwest Phoenix Light Rail Extension

Phoenix’s 3-mile, 3-station, Northwest extension opens the same day as U Link, March 19. This is their second extension to open. Last year Phoenix voters approved funding for 70% more bus service and 42 new miles of light rail.

Passenger video gives inside view of ATC screw up at Melbourne Airport

ABC News, and possibly the commercial networks, will tonight air an inflight passenger video of a set of near collisions involving two Qantas 737s and an Emirates 777 at Melbourne Airport last July. The Qantas jets were both about to land, while the Emirates wide body was making its take off roll for Singapore. The […]

A video reminder that the redone Pel-Air report is now due

A reader has sent us this link to a YouTube of the recovery late last year of the cockpit voice and flight data recorders from the sea floor wreckage of the Pel-Air Westwind jet that was ditched near Norfolk Island in November 2009. It’s a reminder that the redone report into this accident is due […]

Senate Republicans Oust WSDOT Secretary Peterson

With no advance warning yesterday and with a perfectly whipped caucus, Senate Republicans brought a sudden confirmation vote on WSDOT Secretary Lynn Peterson. The vote failed 25-21, with all Republicans voting no, effectively removing her from office immediately. Show More Summary

The Corner Brook Railway Museum

Back in October 2015, I went to Corner Brook, Newfoundland for a short work stint. While there, I spent a bit of time at the railway museum in Corner Brook late one afternoon.It was a pretty blustery day, and the museum was closed, but the grounds are open so I wandered around, enjoying my first second taste of narrow gauge equipment. Show More Summary

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