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JetBlue Names Former British Airways Exec CEO

JetBlue Airways has named Robin Hayes, its current president and a former British Airways executive, to succeed Dave Barger as chief executive.Analysts had widely expected the appointment, which takes effect on February 16, 2015, because Barger's contract ... [Published AIRwise - 1 hour ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 5 reports

Qatar takes delivery of its first A380

HAMBURG, Sep 19 (GCTL) - Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A380, after a three-month standoff with the plane maker over the quality of its cabin fittings.The Gulf carrier took delivery of the first of 10 A380s at a ceremony in Hamburg ... [Published GCTL8.com - 7 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 8 reports

China to support railway development in India

Photo: happystock / shutterstock.com.Officials from India and China have signed an agreement in Delhi which will see the two countries working together on a series of railway projects in the country.The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Action Plan, ... [Published Rail-News.com - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 4 reports

Senate committee approves bill that would reauthorize the Surface Transportation Board

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would reauthorize the Surface Transportation Board, the agency that handles complaints about rail freight issues and that oversees railroad mergers. The measure, ... [Published Public Power - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 4 reports

CN faces fine after failing to meet Ottawa’s grain mandate

Canadian National Railway faces a fine from the Canadian government after failing to obey Ottawa’s order to move a minimum amount of grain weekly.CN contends the penalty is “unfounded” because there is no longer enough demand to move at least 536,250 ... [Published Journal of Commerce - 6 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Florida East Coast Railway introduces express intermodal service

Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) is expanding its services to include intermodal transportation between Charlotte, N.C., and a number of South Florida locations.The railroad's Piedmont Express service is available five days a week using FECR assets. ... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Operation Lifesaver awards grants for transit-rail safety campaigns

Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) yesterday announced it awarded $162,500 in grants for public awareness and safety education projects involving 11 U.S. transit organizations.The agencies and OLI will use the funds to jointly produce educational materials ... [Published Progressive Rail Roading - 6 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 3 reports

Southland Transportation Adds 101 Blue Bird Propane Vision Buses to Districts in Canada

PRWebSouthland Transportation recently added 101 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses to its already impressive propane autogas school bus fleet. Districts in Canada are specifying the environmentally friendly and proven technology due to the superior cold ... [Published Myrtle Beach Sun News - 7 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 3 reports

Keolis Commuter Services cleaning program improves stations, railcars

Keolis Commuter Services has completed the cleaning of all commuter rail passenger cars operating from Boston’s North Station, and all passenger cars operating out of South Station should be cleaned in the coming weeks — part of Keolis’ commitment to ... [Published Metro Magazine - 7 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 4 reports

ATRI Adds Resource for Sustainable Freight Practices

Graphic via ATRI.The American Transportation Research Institute has added a compendium of sustainable freight practices to its website.The compendium consists of several sustainable practices being used by the trucking industry and provides research findings ... [Published Trucking Info - 10 hours ago]
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First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 9 reports

Higher volumes and rates propel FedEx earnings

Strong domestic volumes in the air and on the ground delivered double-digit profit growth for FedEx in the first quarter of its new fiscal year. The second-largest U.S. transport operator today reported a 24 percent year-over-year increase in net profit ... [Published Journal of Commerce - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 4 reports

Buffett pressured to ensure BNSF handles US grain harvest

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack urged Warren Buffett last week to ensure that his BNSF Railway will be prepared to deliver a potential record U.S. corn and soybean harvest this year, the latest sign of political pressure on the rail industry ... [Published Journal of Commerce - Sep 17 2014]

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"When there is a collision with a car and a train, it's usually pretty bad" said Superior patrol officer Brad Esler
...Import and Export Corporation won the bid in 2005 to build the railway line in partnership with two Turkish companies between Ankara and Istanbul. "..Both countries have admitted to difficulties during the process. The project has reportedly been beset with problems such as delays and accidents" reports New York Times
"We will continue to expand our network in underserved markets and roll out new products that enhance the JetBlue experience and create value for our shareholders" Hayes said in a press release
"Having two international curfew-free airports, both with rail links, gives Victoria a massive economic advantage, especially compared with other states, by allowing for increased competition in the aviation industry and improved tourism access" Dr Napthine said

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