New report on Peak Hour Travel on public transportation to aid security planning | 20d
New report on Peak Hour Travel on public transportation to aid security planning

The authors of a new study by the Mineta Transportation Institute hope their findings will assist those responsible for security planning around travel on public transport. In their latest Peak Hour Study, Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce R Butterworth analyzed more than 500 attacks on passenger rail and bus systems in modern developed countries between 1970 and 2020. They found that more than 60% of the attacks occurred in off-peak hours, as opposed to only 19% occurring during peak hours. However, the peak-hour attacks were 4.5 times more lethal. (The timing of the remaining attacks is unknown so they could not make a determination.)



CDC Amends Face Mask Requirement for Vaccinated Travelers on Public Transportation, Transit Hubs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will no longer require fully vaccinated travelers to wear a face mask in outdoor areas of transportation conveyances like a ferry deck or on an open-air trolley or while they're outdoors at transportation hubs such as airports, train stations and bus terminals.


American Public Transportation Association Releases New High-Performance Rail ROI Report

Washington, D.C. (June 11, 2021) – At this week’s 2021 APTA-UITP Rail Conference, in a session entitled “Advancing High-Performance Rail Corridors: Making the Business Case”, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a new high-performance rail return on investment report, “Assessing the Business Case ROI for Intercity Passenger Rail Corridor Investment: Guide for Decision Makers”. This new report provides a consistent methodology to quantify the economic and social benefits of passenger rail corridor investments.


Help at Home Reportedly Planning to Go Public by Year’s End

Help at Home — a provider of home- and community-based services (HCBS) — is considering going public. The Chicago-based company has even selected banks to help it prepare for an IPO later this year, Bloomberg News reported. More providers are considering public exits thanks to an increasing demand for home-based...

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Get a Vaccine, Get a Free Week of Public Transportation in New York

The State is partnering with six public transportation providers in the Upstate region to incentivize more New Yorkers to get vaccinated. The six providers cover the Capital, Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Southern Tier regions. Anyone who receives their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at any provider in New York State between June 15 and July 14 and presents proof of vaccination at a participating transportation redemption center no later than July 14 will receive an unlimited seven-day public transportation pass for a participating provider’s transit network.


Federal mask requirements remain in place for public transportation

REGION – The Vermont Agency of Transportation reminds passengers that federal mask requirements remain in place across all transportation networks, including buses, trains, and commercial aircrafts. “The recent lifting of the state Covid-19 restrictions is welcome news to us all,” said AOT Secretary Joe Flynn. “We are excited for the...


A closer look at Liverpool City Region’s linked public transportation plans (buses, trains, and boats).

A closer look at Liverpool City Region’s linked public transportation plans (buses, trains, and boats). Steve Rotheram promised to make Liverpool City Region a fairer, greener, and more affluent region when he was re-elected Mayor earlier this month. A fully connected, accessible, dependable, and less expensive public transportation network is...


Transportation companies now eligible for pandemic aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bus and passenger vehicle companies are now eligible to apply for $2 billion in COVID-19 relief funds. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, the ranking member of the transportation subcommittee announced Monday the application portal for the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services grant program she co-authored is now open.

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Investing in new ferry routes planning to improve active transportation options in Halifax

HALIFAX, NS, June 17, 2021 /CNW/ - The health and safety of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. Communities across Canada are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable. That is...


Census data reveals median public transport travelling times have gone up

Median travelling times for those that commute via public transportation has gone up compared to 10 years ago, according to the latest data from the Singapore 2020 census. For those that ride solely the public buses, the median travelling time during this decade has gone up from 30 to 37 minutes.

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Vietnam Airlines Secures Transport Canada Approval

Vietnam Airlines has been granted permission to operate flights to Canada, paving the way for the flag-carrier’s first services to the North American country. The decision by Transport Canada to award a Foreign Air Operator Certificate allows the airline to carry passengers and cargo to any point in... Subscription Required.


Public Transportation Machines Workshop – An Overview

As soon because the war ended, Sommer returned to racing along with his first victory in the 1946 Rene Le Begue Cup race at Saint-Cloud. In 1947 he won the Turin Grand Prix in Valentino Park for Enzo Ferrari. Sommer was the primary non-Italian to be hired by Ferrari. Sommer drove 5 Grand Prix races in 1950 but needed to retire in all however one as a result of mechanical issues. He did win the Aix les Bains Circuit du Lac Grand-Prix in July. In September 1950 in the course of the Haute-Garonne Grand Prix in Cadours, France, his steering mal-functioned causing the car to run off the street and crash. Raymond was killed instantly.


Public Transportation Connectivity Initiatives

Commuters in London will be able to start enjoying more expansive Underground mobile coverage thanks to a new partnership announced by Mayor Sadiq Khan between Transport of London (TfL) and BAI Communications. The initiative will see 4G and 5G connectivity being implemented into the Tube network with fully connected stations...


Upcoming Saturday Office Hours Planned for Transportation Services

University of Kentucky Transportation Services will have special Saturday office hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 26 to make it easier for students, staff and faculty to pick up or purchase a parking permit. Employee parking permits expire on Wednesday, June 30, and new permits must be...


Hull City Council reveal plans to improve public transport

Plans to improve public transport across the city are being developed. Hull City Council and its partners including bus companies Stagecoach and East Yorkshire have agreed to commit to developing a bus service improvement plan for the whole city. As part of the new National Bus Strategy, transport authorities have...


New Plastics Report Warns Travel Industry and Calls for Unity to Address

As the travel industry slowly emerges from the pandemic, it will soon have to re-engage with dropping single-use plastics because regulators aren’t waiting until the travel sector’s profitability recovers to tighten laws. More travel executives get their mission-critical industry news from Skift than any other source on the planet. Travel...


Trustly releases new report on travel payments

Trustly has launched a new report that looks at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on payments in the travel industry and the opportunities on the horizon. Trustly commissioned iResearch, an independent market research firm, to conduct primary quantitative research on its behalf among payments leaders in travel merchants across six European markets. The total 450 respondents were distributed across Denmark (15%), Germany (18%), the Netherlands (16%), Norway (15%), Sweden (16%) and the UK (20%), and split 38% airlines to 62% online travel agencies.

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How New Electric Aircraft Could Transform Public Transportation

Electric aircraft are being developed for a wide array of roles that could transform public transportation of people and things, and also the way society deals with emergencies. But there are significant differences in what the various designs and technologies can deliver, so FutureFlight asked independent expert Darrell Swanson to talk us through the ways that multicopters, fixed-wing, and lift-and cruise designs differ, and how society can get the most from them.


New York To London In Four Hours? United Bets On Supersonic Air Travel

It takes almost as much travel time to go from coast to coast today as it did 40 years ago. That will be changing—dramatically. United Airlines has announced that it will buy 15 supersonic jets from Boom Supersonic, an aerospace startup. The aircraft will go into service in 2029 and be able to travel over 1,100 miles per hour.


New plans are underway for Australia and Singapore travel bubble

Get your passports ready because plans for an Australia and Singapore travel bubble are officially underway. On Thursday, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore. During their discussions, the pair acknowledged the importance of resuming cross-border travel and reaffirmed their commitment to developing...


Stripe Secures $1 Billion in New Funding as Investors Anticipate Public Debut

The latest funding rounds that Stripe has closed and the level of participation may suggest a more ambitious move for the payment processor. Stripe, a San Francisco-based Irish-American financial services and payment firm has secured as much as $1 billion in new funding, to solidify its position as the most valuable company in the United States. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal citing people familiar with the transactions, the company recently offered investors the opportunity to purchase significant stakes from early investors as well as its current and past employees.