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KS: Coalition Forms to Protest Proposed City Sales Tax in Wichita

Before it is even placed on the November ballot, a proposed 1-cent sales tax initiative is facing opposition from a new group. The Coalition for a Better Wichita launched Wednesday as about 30 people gathered at Handy Mailing, 3839 W. Dora.

SC: Year 1: Richland's Penny Brings in $53 Million

In its first year, the Richland County transportation sales tax generated more than $53 million for projects that, for the most part, have not begun.

ME: Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Downeaster Train

An Amtrak Downeaster train packed with commuters as it headed north from Boston to Brunswick struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday evening in downtown North Berwick.

PA: An Old Trolley Car Arrives in Berks County for Restoration

When trolley service ended in Scranton on Dec. 14, 1954, officers of the Scranton Transit Co. hid Trolley No. 505 in a car barn to prevent it from being ravaged by souvenir hunters.

CA: L.A. County Sheriff's Department Not Meeting Metro Policing Goals

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has failed to meet goals for reducing violent crime on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's sprawling bus and rail system and been unable to adequately track emergency response times and fare evasion rates, according to a new audit.

US DoT proposed new measures for safe rail transportation of flammable materials

The US Department of Transportation (DoT) has announced its comprehensive proposed rulemaking to improve the safe transport of large quantities of flammable materials by rail.

Alstom delivers signalling system for Spain's Málaga Metro

Alstom has delivered a new signalling system to be equipped on the Málaga Metro in Spain, under a €15.4m contract that was awarded in 2006.

Singapore’s LTA receives first new trains for Circle Line and North East Line

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) has taken delivery of the first new metro trains for the Circle Line (CCL) and the North East Line (NEL), which aim to reduce congestion and passenger waiting times.

Are we in for five weeks of Qantas-woe-is-us reporting?

Commentary  The possibility that Qantas is as inept at PR strategy as it is in running its airline activities is underlined by more news reports and proprietary financial analysis anticipating massive losses when it reveals its year to 30 June financials, both underlying and statutory, on 28 August. Five weeks is a very long time [...]

Why we need a Brooklyn Bridge cycle track

I remember when you could walk or bike over the Brooklyn Bridge at almost any hour and not feel crowded. Those days are long past: walking over the bridge has become a major tourist activity, and commuting by bike has become extremely popular. Show More Summary

Summer One-Liners

I always scribble notes on my OFPs, but I don't always get time to transform them into blog entries. Here are a few. This is an oldie that has come back. Many types of flight require a flight plan, a notification to air traffic control of where and when you want to fly your airplane. Show More Summary

Cone of silence drops over Tigerair Australia losses

In Singapore, the Tiger Airways Holdings company has flagged shifts away from some elements of the low cost airline model. However as far as Australia is concerned, it has also dropped a cone of silence over losses in Virgin’s 60 percent owned Tigerair franchise. In its first quarter for FY 2015 results, Tiger says it [...]

In Ground and Mobile Car Hoist and Body Stand Systems for Heavy and Light Rail Vehicles

In Ground and Mobile Car Hoist and Body Stand Systems for Heavy and Light Rail Vehicles

Etihad to Jet (Airways) from Australia to India

Etihad as 24 percent owner of Jet Airways says the India flag carrier will make routes to Australia one of its focuses in a three year plan to bring the airline to profitability. The Abu Dhabi carrier says in a statement that the plans by Etihad and Jet involve a new senior management team for [...]

How broadly applicable is the All Aboard Florida development strategy?

» Coupling real estate investment with the construction of new transit lines is the future, but the conditions need to be right. Public development and ownership of the transportation system in the United States provided some broad,Show More Summary

Actually, let’s not bother to fix federal transportation funding

We probably need higher gas taxes in the United States. We desperately need a federal carbon tax. But do we really need higher federal gas taxes? No, we don’t. As Congress debates highway-funding stopgaps and Oregon’s most influential transportation experts get ready for an Aug. Show More Summary

The Unique Boeing 737-700C Gets Some Love

Composite image of an Air Algerie Boeing 737-700C – Image: Boeing The Boeing 737-700C is an interesting aircraft. What makes it unique is its ability to convert from passengers to cargo depending on how the airline wants to use it. If you have heavy passenger flow during the summer, but more cargo during the [...]

Apps for transport maps: connecting the dots in a complex ecosystem

Smartphone apps are transforming the way we travel, and the transport app eco-system is more fertile than ever. With web giants like Google rubbing shoulders with tiny start-ups to bring digital conveniences to passengers, a number of key trends have…

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