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IllRideWithYou: Aussies Offer Support to Muslims on Transit

Some Australian social-media users have sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege stretches on, offering to accompany anyone who felt intimidated on public transit.

NV: Bus Security Guard Kills Passenger on Vegas Strip

Authorities say a wounded security guard shot back and killed a public transit passenger who opened fire when he was kicked off a bus on the Las Vegas Strip.

Amtrak Adds a Dozen More Wolverine Service Trains for Holiday Travel

Amtrak is adding 12 additional Wolverine Service trains between Michigan and Chicago to provide expanded December and January holiday travel options.

CTA, Pace and Metra Tap Cubic for Integrated Regional Transit Mobile App and Services

Cubic Transportation Systems will supply Chicago area regional transit operators with an integrated mobile application and system supporting a wide variety of mobile ticketing, mobile top up, contactless mobile payment and advanced trip planning features.

Southwest Manitoba Elevator Trip, Part 4 - Able Was I Ere I Saw Elva

Back in August 2014 I took two days (Aug 8-9) to photograph every grain elevator in southwest Manitoba. Here's part 1 and part 2 and part 3. In part 3 I followed the former CP Lyleton subdivision to photograph grain elevators at Deloraine, Waskada, Dalny and Coulter. Show More Summary

MA: Gloucester, MBTA Police Step Up Bid to Contact Train Vicitm's Kin

Four days after a local man died when struck by a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority train on the tracks near the West Gloucester station, neither Gloucester nor MBTA police have been able to reach a next of kin to the 53-year-old victim, and have

NC: Boards to Consider Vehicle Tax to Fund Transit

Two local municipalities will discuss imposing a $5 vehicle tax to help fund a public transportation system this week.

IL: Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes Semi Into Metra Electric Line Branch

Service to an entire branch of Metra's electric line district has been halted indefinitely after a suspected drunk driver crashed a semi-truck into a structure that supported the line's eletric wires, officials said.

Wanted: A Pioneer Square Bus Layover Facility

In the wonky discourse around Seattle transit, there are plenty of good ideas floating around for small transit projects that could incrementally improve service quality, and there are also some good ideas and lots of enthusiasm for large projects that would radically improve transit in the city, but there are very few which lay out how an agency could spend, say, […]

NY: New CNG Vehicle Fueling Station Near for Capital Region

The Capital Region may be getting its fourth refueling station for compressed natural gas-powered vehicles.

AR: Fort Smith Transit 'Free Ride Day' Set Friday, Honors Hanna

Employees of Hanna Oil and Gas are sponsoring the day and will welcome passengers at the downtown transfer station, 200 Wheeler Ave., with free cookies, according to a city news release.

WA: Grays Harbor Transit Saturday Buses to Make Comeback Jan. 3

Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney says the returned service is an important piece of overall bus service.

CA: Concord Developing Safe Routes for Cyclists, Pedestrians

A divided City Council rejected calls to appoint more residents to a five-member committee that will help craft a plan for a citywide network of safe bicycle and pedestrian routes.

Which were the best airline marketing campaigns in November 2014? Find out in our Airline Marketing Benchmark Report

Jointly produced by SimpliFlying, and industry and consumer trends research agency,, the highly-acclaimed Airline Marketing Benchmark Report analyses a wide range of airline marketing case studies each month. Disover [...]Show More Summary

California selects preferred bidder for second phase of high-speed rail project

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has selected a consortium of Dragados, Flatiron and Shimmick (DFS) as the preferred bidder for the design-build contract for Construction Package 2-3 (CP 2-3).

Transmashholding begins dynamic test run of double-deck coach with seats

Russia-based Transmashholding's Tver Carriage plant (JSC TVZ) has started the dynamic test run of a pilot double-deck coach with seats at Belorechensk field of North-Caucasus Railway.

Spain's CAF signs €500m contract with NS to deliver Sprinter electric trains

Spanish train manufacturer CAF has signed a €500m contract with Dutch passenger railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) to deliver its Sprinter electric multiple-unit fleet.

Changing Track: Can SNCF offset its dilemma at home by investing abroad?

France’s national railway company SNCF reported a 74% drop in net profit for the first half of 2014, which it attributes to a round of chaotic strikes in June. Ross Davies looks at whether the current political climate in France could force the compa…

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