UberAir  Comes to LA, Dallas

This week, during the 2017 Web Summit in Portugal, Uber announced plans for its UberAir flying taxi service. Promoters call the event “the largest tech conference in the world.” Nearly 60,000 people from more than 170 countries attended.      According to Uber executive Jeff Holden, Uber plans to start UberAir in Los Angeles and Dallas by […]

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Dubai Observes Public Transport Day

The Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai observed the 8th Public Transport Day on November 1.      This year’s celebration promoted the use of mass transit for mobility, as well as physical activity among residents.      The day featured events in line with the Dubai Fitness Challenge. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al […]

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Community Bus to Serve in Illinois

 As soon as next spring,  Connect Transit officials plan to give a newly retired bus a second life as Bloomington-Normal’s first community bus.      “We want to make a section of the bus a fresh (food) market. We’re also working on free medical screenings and voter registration drives,” said Isacc Thorne, CT general manager. […]

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Innovation Center Opens in Alabama

Last week, New Flyer opened the Vehicle Innovation Center in Anniston, Alabama. New Flyer is the largest transit bus manufacturer in North America. The new center is part of a $25 million expansion at the New Flyer campus in Anniston.      New Flyer said the new center is focused on research and development of electric, […]

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Clean Diesel Debuts in California

Metrolink will be the first transit agency in the nation to run a state-of-the-art clean diesel locomotive. According to Sherita Coffeit, spokeswoman for the Southern California commuter rail service, the locomotive starts service later this month.      Metrolink will replace most of its fleet of 55 locomotives at a cost of about $279 million, said […]

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