Category: Travel & Public Transit

Travel & Public Transit

Boeing Inspects 737 Max for Fuel-Tank Debris in New Setback

February 19, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Boeing Co. is inspecting more than 400 stored 737 Max jets after discovering debris such as tools or rags left in the fuel tanks of several newly built but undelivered aircraft. The checks aren’t likely to create a new delay […]

Travel & Public Transit

Airbus proposes blended wing body planes that reduce fuel consumption by 20 percent

February 18, 2020

Via: TreeHugger

But would you want to sit in a plane with no windows? We have been saying for years that flying is dying, and have watched as Flygskam has become a thing, but if you read the Airbus press releases, they […]

Shipping, Travel & Public Transit

Coronavirus Outbreak: Royal Caribbean Cancels 18 Sailings

February 14, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

Taken together, these measures have an estimated impact on the company’s financial performance for 2020 of approximately USD 0.65 per share. “While not currently planned, if the company was to cancel all of its remaining sailings in Asia through the […]

Travel & Public Transit

A 747 Set a New Record for Crossing the Atlantic

February 11, 2020

Via: Wired

Here’s a good piece of trivia for you: What’s the fastest commercial airliner in operation? As of Sunday, the answer might be “the Boeing 747″—not bad for an airliner that first entered service 50 years ago. On Saturday evening at […]

Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Trump’s war on New York hits traveler programs

February 7, 2020

Via: Politico

The Trump administration’s move to bar New Yorkers from enrolling in DHS trusted traveler programs jolted the state and Congress, but there could be more where that came from. The agency’s acting deputy secretary threatened a similar fate for other […]

Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

FTA awards grants for BRT projects in Fla., N.Y.

January 28, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $26.9 million grant to Albany, N.Y.’s Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) for the River Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, as well as a $16.6 million grant to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) […]

Shipping, Travel & Public Transit

Cruse Liners Dropping Shanghai Sailings over Coronavirus

January 27, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

“Due to urgent guidelines from the Chinese government to combat the spread of the coronavirus, MSC Cruises is required to cancel the upcoming cruise with MSC Splendida on January 28,” an MSC Cruises spokesperson confirmed to World Maritime News. Guests […]

Travel & Public Transit

D.C. Metro advertising agreement locks in 25% more revenue

January 21, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Washington, D.C.’s Metro will dramatically expand its digital advertising network under a new contract that will provide an infusion of revenue to support rail and bus services for Metro riders. The ten-year contract for Metro’s advertising concession, awarded to OUTFRONT […]

Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

L.A. Metro clears 5 teams to develop high-speed, high-capacity transit line

January 14, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) cleared five teams to compete for the opportunity to help develop the agency’s massive Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project, an ambitious mega-project that will build a high-speed, high-capacity transit line directly connecting the […]

Travel & Public Transit

Calif.’s Long Beach Transit adding 14 more BYD battery-electric buses

January 10, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Long Beach Transit (LBT), a longstanding customer of BYD’s, will purchase an additional 14 K9M 40-foot, battery-electric transit buses from the company. LBT’s board voted to increase the number of BYD buses in its fleet from 10 to 24. The […]