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Travel and Public transit

Public-private partnership formed to test Metra reverse-commute

October 10, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Metra has reached an agreement with business and civic groups in Lake County to share the costs of a potential two-year pilot project for two new reverse-commute trains on the Milwaukee District North Line and to work on a definitive […]


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US Ports Brace for Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The Coast Guard set port condition X-ray for ports in Georgia, South Carolina, and all other terminals and facilities Tuesday. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while X-ray remains […]


Travel and Public transit

OCTA unveils new microtransit vehicles ahead of launch

October 9, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Calif.’s Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) unveiled the vehicles that will carry passengers on the new OC Flex microtransit pilot program set to launch in two zones beginning next week. The shuttles, each capable of holding up to eight passengers, […]


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Survey: Autonomous Ships Face Fewer Challenges than Driverless Cars

October 9, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

“Respondents expressed concern about the lack of associated infrastructures for autonomous modes of transport, as well as cost, technological capability, public perception and regulation,” IUA said. However, all three types of vehicles are expected to be in widespread use within […]


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BIMCO: US Crude Oil Exports to China Dropped to Zero in August

October 9, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Even though crude oil was left out from the recent wave of tit-for-tat tariffs between the duo, the country’s seaborne exports of crude oil to China dropped to zero in August. In 2017, Chinese imports accounted to 23% of total […]


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Mich.’s TheRide re-launches bike-share program with new operator

October 8, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, the City of Ann Arbor, and the University of Michigan jointly announced that ArborBike, Ann Arbor’s bike-sharing program, will return with Shift Transit as the new operator. […]


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Ulstein: SunStone Orders One More Expedition Cruise Vessel

October 5, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The ship is scheduled for delivery in August 2020, according to Norway-based Ulstein. This is the first of nine options under the design and equipment contract for X-BOW ship signed between Ulstein Design & Solutions AS and SunStone in 2017. […]


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Honda’s Helping GM on Its Quest to Deliver Self-Driving Cars

October 4, 2018

Via: Wired

Cruise, the self-driving car arm of General Motors, has an unexpected new ally in its bid to keep its corporate master at the forefront of an industry enduring its greatest period of change in generations: Honda. In a deal announced […]


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Panama Canal to Welcome 234 Cruise Ships in Upcoming Season

October 4, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The first transit will occur on Oct. 5 with the Seven Seas Mariner, on a northbound transit travelling from the U.S. West Coast to the U.S. East Coast. “As the second full cruise season with the Expanded Canal, we aim […]


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Daimler, Renault-Led Alliance Ready for Self-Driving, Mobility Cooperation

October 3, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance see opportunities to collaborate on mobility offerings as well as connected and self-driving cars, a move that would push their partnership into new territory. Daimler and Renault-Nissan started working together eight years ago in […]