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Infrastructure

L.A. Metro begins tunneling on first section of Purple Line extension

October 17, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

In a major milestone for construction of the first section of the Metro Purple Line Extension Project, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) began tunneling work underneath Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. Twin tunnel boring machines (TBMs), […]


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Scorpio Agrees Scrubber Deals for Tanker, Bulker Fleets

October 16, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The LOIs were inked with suppliers, engineering firms, and ship repair facilities and are subject the execution of definitive documentation, according to the two companies. Following its entry into an agreement to retrofit fifteen of its LR2s with exhaust gas […]


Travel and Public transit

L.A. Metro breaks ground on improvements project

October 15, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) broke ground on the Metro Orange Line Improvements Project, which will improve bus speeds and safety, and prepare the bus rapid transit line in the San Fernando Valley for a future conversion […]


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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 […]


Vehicles

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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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 […]


Vehicles

Europe: 40% of drivers say next car will be electric

October 3, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Adoption rates for new technology are weird. For the longest time, it felt like the only people with cell phones were yuppies and drug dealers. And then, all of a sudden, your mom starts texting you emoji-filled missives about your […]