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MN: Suburban Cities Left Holding the Bag for Millions in Light Rail Funding

An abrupt change in federal funding policy for light rail has suburban cities crying foul.

Shop with a Cop 2014

MBTA Transit Police and other officers in the Boston area took part in Shop with a cop 2014.

CA: BART Stations at Both Extremes of Crime Rates

Of the 44 BART stations, four stand out in crime statistics. Powell and Bay Fair rank as the worst stations for crime. And San Francisco International Airport and Glen Park are the safest stations.

Ex-NJ Transit Driver Sentenced to Probation in Passaic Pedestrian Death, Report Says

A former NJ Transit bus driver was sentenced Friday to three years probation for striking and killing a pedestrian with her bus in Passaic in 2012.

ON: Thunder Bay Transit Driver Accuses City of Discriminatation

Dan Campbell has filed a human rights complaint alleging discrimination based on disability.

Hyperloop Update: 'Game-Changing Transit System' to Go Live in 10 Years?

A group of expert engineers released the progress of the "Hyperloop Project," a train that is ten times faster than a bullet train, and it can bring passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 minutes.

NS: Police Arrest Man Wanted After Passenger Punched in Face on Halifax Transit Bus

Metro Halifax Police have arrested a man wanted in an attack that took place on a Halifax Transit bus in late October.

MI: Groups Taking Sides in Sales Tax Campaign to Fund Roads

The ballot question the Legislature approved Friday to hike the state's sales tax to 7% and spend an extra $1.2 billion a year on Michigan's failing roads will likely spawn a $20-million campaign pitting diverse proponents.

CA: Los Angeles Without Wheels Appealing Way to See West Coast's Largest City by Riding Metro Trains

The land of jammed freeways and bad air has come a long way in recent years toward cleaning up its act.

CA: Golden Gate Ferry to Add New Run to Handle Heavy Commuter Load Out of Larkspur

The popular morning commuter ferry service from Larkspur to San Francisco will carry more riders with another trip to be added in early 2015.

NSW Transport awards $73m Wickham interchange project

Australia's Transport for New South Wales (NSW) has awarded a $73m contract to Laing O'Rourke Construction Australia to design and build a new transport interchange at Wickham.

Italy's Trenitalia receives new Alstom-built Jazz train

Italian rail operator Trenitalia has received a new Jazz train from French train manufacturer Alstom for operation in Abruzzo, Italy.

Cubic to replace Irish Rail's passenger service systems

Ireland's railway system operator Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) has selected Cubic Transportation Systems for the replacement of its entire national reservation, pricing, ticketing and distribution system.

Qatar Airways chief tells legacy carriers to get of his way

Qatar Airways group CEO, Akbar Al Baker,  today said those legacy carriers that objected to its success “had better shut up.” With his characteristic bluntness Mr Al Baker said they had gotten away with ‘crap product’ and ‘swindling their customers’ for too long and that ‘those days are over.’ He was replying to a question [...]

Etihad upgrades Melbourne to double daily Abu Dhabi flights

To take the contest to Emirates and Qantas from any major city Etihad needs at least a double daily service in its own right, and will double its Melbourne frequency to two 777-300ERs from 1 August. Connecting the dots, this almost wraps up the east coast cities, where Sydney is already double daily (777s and [...]

Updates: PMLR Bus Changes in 2015, Clinton Street Chaos, and Division/Powell BRT

PMLR Bus Changes The final proposal for bus changes when the PMLR (Portland Milwaukie Light Rail) line starts running and the respective changes are in place have been posted. I’m stoked about a few of the changes that I’d already assumed would take place. My favorites of the list include: The #9 and #17 are […]

Where do Jane Jacobs and Wendell Cox Intersect?

I have been pondering lately, there is an intersection at life itself, but where do these two thinkers actually have intersections of thought? Any ideas? Thoughts? Throw in some comments on anything that pops into your mind and we’ll get a conversation going. Context: Follow the links for context on who Wendell Cox is and […]

Airbus about to deliver first A350, the largest all new jet design for some time

The A350 is an amazingly quiet giant of a twin-engined jet, whether you are inside or outside of it, and tomorrow Monday here in Toulouse the first production airliner of this type will be delivered to Qatar Airways. But it is the also the last of three all new wide body designs to fly in [...]

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