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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rail
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Pilot ‘Sully’ Sullenberger tells Congress Boeing 737 Max fliers should train with simulator 19.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Retired pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger told a congressional panel Wednesday that pilots should practice the failure of Boeing flight-control software on simulators, not planes full of passengers.

Sullenberger described using a simulator to recreate the scenario that occurred before the crash...

Car ownership is likely to become a thing of the past — and so could public transport 18.6.2019 Small Business |
As urban infrastructure goes increasingly digital, mobility is set to fundamentally change.
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South American blackout leaves 44 million without power 16.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A massive blackout left more than 44 million people without electricity in Argentina and Uruguay on Sunday after an unexplained failure in the neighboring countries' interconnected power grid.
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Delhi Announces Plan to Make All Public Transport Free for Women. Will It Work? 14.6.2019 THE CITY FIX
On June 10, Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, announced a new proposal to make public transport free for women. Once cleared, the move – which will cost approximately ₹700 crore ($100 million) to the Delhi government – will make ...
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Is LAX's Theme Building coming back to life as part of an on-airport hotel? 13.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In New York, JFK airport has found someone to transform its curvaceous but long-dead TWA terminal into a hotel. In downtown Los Angeles, Union Station has at last found a brewpub to fill its grand old Harvey House restaurant space after about 50 years.

So when will LAX resurrect its own iconic,...

Saturday’s Garth Brooks concert is going to be huge. And that means there’s nowhere to park. 6.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver public works and police urge people going to the Garth Brooks concert to use public transportation because parking is limited.
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On California’s high-speed rail project, combatant Kings County is ready to settle 1.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

One of the San Joaquin Valley’s most tenacious opponents of the California bullet train has decided to settle its lawsuit against the project, convinced that the state will operate slower-speed Amtrak trains on its future network in the Central Valley — not the long-promised 220-mph electrically...

A Front Range passenger rail system linking the I-25 corridor? CDOT is asking for proposals. 29.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Proposals to study the feasibility of a passenger rail system along the Front Range, which contains 85% of the state's population, is being requested by the Colorado Department of Transportation along with the Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commission.
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Union Station is the biggest roadblock to good rail transit in L.A. 28.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Los Angeles Union Station was built 80 years ago by private enterprise (with considerable use of eminent domain), and it was not intended to serve commuters. Trains slowly backed in to station tracks, and passengers took a leisurely stroll down a long tunnel to meet “ground transportation.”

Metro hires a contractor to build the Purple Line subway to West L.A. 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles County transportation officials on Thursday approved the last major contract needed to build the Purple Line subway extension to the Westside, a significant step for the region’s most anticipated rail project in a generation.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board unanimously...

Elon Musk company to build underground transit system for Las Vegas Convention Center 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Billionaire Elon Musk finally has a chance at completing a commercial tunneling project after his Boring Co. secured a $48.7-million contract to build a transit system for Las Vegas’s expanding convention center.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s 14-member board approved the contract...

Man dies in fiery crash on southbound I-25 at 58th Avenue 22.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A 32-year-old man died in a fiery pickup truck crash on southbound Interstate 25 near 58th Avenue early Wednesday morning.
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California high-speed rail authority sues Trump administration over terminating grant 21.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s high-speed rail agency announced Tuesday it is suing the federal government over the Trump administration’s decision to terminate a $929-million grant for the state’s beleaguered bullet train.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Sacramento, further escalates the conflict between...

RTD train derailment causes long delays on Tuesday’s commute 21.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A train derailment has been re-railed at the Lincoln Station, however there may be delayed light rail departure times by up to 45 minutes on the E, F and R lines Tuesday morning, authorities say.
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152 flights cancelled or delayed at DIA during late spring snowstorm 21.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The storm was rather tame as winter snowstorms go, but heck, it's almost summer.
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Eastbound Interstate 70 closed in Vail due to snowstorm hazards 21.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
For the third time in two days, a testy winter-like storm in May has shut down a section of Interstate 70, one of the busiest East-West highways in the U.S.
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Union Station tries to reinvent itself for a rail future even as passenger numbers drop 21.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
While officials debate the big-ticket transformation of Union Station, they are considering smaller improvements aimed at making the landmark a community hub.
5 ways multi-use trail systems transform communities 21.5.2019
Multi-use trails are an infrastructure asset for cities and communities — why aren't we prioritizing them?
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Pedestrian fatally struck by Amtrak train in Coon Rapids 20.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The incident happened at about 6:30 a.m. north of 85th Avenue. Northstar trains were delayed.
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CDOT is tearing up its $9 billion to-do list — and the rewrite may include more transit 20.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
CDOT's new leader says simply accommodating more cars won't work as planners work out a wholesale update for a long-discussed $9 billion backlog list of maintenance and projects.
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