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Future Rail: Issue 32

In this issue: Times of change for Deutsche Bahn, Australia's switch to digital signalling, Network Rail's mobile maintenance trains, Scotland's new rail line, meeting urgent demand for rolling stock in the UK, and more.

The Illusive DOT Airline Compliment – They Do Exist!

Every month, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) releases a load of airline statistics ranging from on-time performance rankings to lost bag rates and simple info requests. Within the monthly data dump sits the number of complaints the DOT received about airlines for that particular month. Show More Summary

MA: Driver Strikes Train After Crashing Through Gates

Nov. 21--NEWBURY -- A still-unidentified driver sustained non-life threatening injuries after crashing through the Hanover Street railroad track signal gates yesterday morning. According to MBTA Superintendent Richard Sullivan, the accident took place at about 11:30 a.m. Show More Summary

CA: SLO Bus Riders Get Trip Help Through Redesigned Website

The San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA) recently launched a redesigned website to allow riders to more easily access and read bus schedules, plan their trips and find information. Riders can also now buy passes online with a credit card, which are then mailed to the customer, according to a news release from RTA. Show More Summary

NY: OPT: There is Such a Thing as a Free Ride

Oneonta Public Transit is offering free rides on all routes, all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, officials said. The three days of free rides are a "thank you" to customers, Oneonta transit director Paul Patterson said Monday. OPT is...Show More Summary

CT: More Investments in Transit Mean Safer Roads, Less Traffic

Nearly three quarters of major roads in the Bridgeport and Stamford region are in poor or mediocre condition, according to a new report that estimates the average extra cost to motorists is more than $700 a year in repairs, tires and...Show More Summary

WV: Turnout Low for Proposed MPO Project

Public participation in a Morgantown Monongalia Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) project to improve walkability between Westover and Granville has been low. During the Tuesday night Granville Council meeting, Mayor Patricia Lewis said only one person attended a public meeting at the town on Nov. Show More Summary

WA: Ferries Leaving Service to Replace Engines

Nov. 24--BREMERTON -- Kitsap Transit will remove the Carlisle II and the Admiral Pete from foot ferry service, one at a time, starting Tuesday, for engine replacement. The smaller Admiral Jack and General Chesty will provide two-boat servi

PA: Lackawanna County Announces Canned Foods Drive

Lackawanna County government is spearheading a food drive to help stock shelves at the area's struggling food pantries. The initiative commissioners announced Tuesday will run from Monday to Dec. 18, to garner donations from both county...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia: Committee to Speed Up Transport Projects

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has ordered the formation of a committee comprising government representatives to speed up public transport projects. Prince Faisal unveiled the monthly report on Monday related to Jeddah transport...Show More Summary

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