Squeaky Wheels

  • Tucson's streetcar tracks still a problem for cyclists Even before Tucson's Sun Link picked up its first passenger, streetcar tracks have posed problems for cyclists. Several cyclists have filed claims against the city saying inadequate design of the rail system has created dangerous situations for riders. Tucson.com, Aug. 2
  • Millennial use of public transit likely to decline? Millennials don’t like to drive as much as older generations, but their use of public transportation will probably decline, a new local study predicts. The report, from the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization, does not mention The Tide light rail line, but its findings are likely to generate further debate on future ridership of The Tide. The Virginian-Pilot, July 31

Business Update

  • Bombardier is denying a report that it is in talks with Siemens AG about combining its train business with the German conglomerate’s rail unit. Read more...

Turning Points

  • San Antonio councilman rides the bus for a month
    San Antonio City Council Member Rey Saldaña, determined to get a ground-level view of the local transit system, took the bus and only the bus for a month. Now he has some ideas on how to improve it. Texas Public Radio, July 29
  • 'She Shuttle' a big hit with female techies
    In Hyderabad, India, it’s been exactly one month since the launch of ‘She Shuttle’ service and it seems to be a huge hit among women techies. On an average 550 commuters use the service daily in the IT corridor and their official app has been downloaded by more than 1,200 people. New Indian Express, July 29

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