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Jim Wilson is General Manager at Blue Water Area Transit

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Boston Explores “Beauty and the Bus”

More Bostonians than usual are taking photos of their city right now due to a contest hosted by BostonBRT.      “Beauty and the Bus” was conceived “as a 10-week social media contest. Adrian Gill, founder of Ad Hoc Industries, the creative agency responsible for the contest, explained that “beauty is there if you look for […]

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Omaha Gets Moving

Midtown on the Move officials challenged people living in five Midtown Omaha neighborhoods to try new ways to travel. The group hopes residents will try traveling by bus, bike, on foot or by sharing a ride — any means other than driving alone in a car.      During last week’s Launch Party, officials invited neighborhood […]

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Detroit Streetcars Rehearse

Detroit practiced with its new red-and-white Q-LINE streetcars for two weeks this month. It’s getting ready for their long awaited debut on May 12. The 66-foot-long vehicles are simulating normal operations, but without passengers, by traveling along a 3.3-mile route on Woodward Avenue. They travel up to 35 miles per hour.      “It’s really to get […]

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Colorado Says Don’t Be Jimmy!

Denver’s Regional Transportation District  introduced a highly irreverent “Don’t Be Jimmy” courtesy campaign. It’s about a cartoon character named Jimmy who has several behavioral problems. Personally, I would have given him a different name.      The RTD rolled out the campaign to publicize its first code of conduct and to make riders aware of actions and behaviors […]

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Hyperloop Gains Attention

Hyperloop One’s chief operating officer, Rob Lloyd, revealed the first images of the Hyperloop development site in Las Vegas earlier this week. He showed the photos during his keynote address at the 11th Annual Middle East Rail conference in Dubai.      The photos displayed aerial views of how the construction is progressing at the world’s […]

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