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French transport giant Alstom has announced that it will buy Canadian firm Bombardier's rail business for $350m (£270m) less than The post Alstom reduces offer for Bombardier rail unit by $350m appeared first on CityAM.

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  • Safety driver charged in 2018 incident where self-driving Uber car killed a womanArizona prosecutors decided the company was not liable in the crash, the first death of a pedestrian involving a self-driving vehicleProsecutors in Arizona have charged the safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber test car that struck and killed a woman in 2018 with negligent homicide.Court records show that Rafaela Vasquez, 46, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty in the death of Elaine Herzberg. Continue reading...
  • Boeing 'gambled with public safety' in run-up to two deadly crashesCost cuts and lack of scrutiny contributed to 737 Max disasters, say US politiciansBoeing jeopardised the safety of passengers by cutting costs on the development of the 737 Max and escaped scrutiny from regulators before software flaws contributed to two fatal crashes of the aircraft, according to a report by US politicians.The US manufacturer was forced to ground its bestselling plane after the crashes of a Lion Air 737 Max in 2018 and an Ethiopian Airlines jet in 2019. The crashes killed 346 people.

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  • Alstom reduces offer for Bombardier rail unit by $350mFrench transport giant Alstom has announced that it will buy Canadian firm Bombardier's rail business for $350m (£270m) less than The post Alstom reduces offer for Bombardier rail unit by $350m appeared first on CityAM.

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  • Transport for London reveals cost of pandemicTransport for London (TfL) said its advertising revenues plummeted by 90% during the most challenging financial quarter in its 20-year history. The Covid-19 pandemic meant companies cancelled contracts to advertise on the London Underground network, TfL said in a financial report. Bosses said coronavirus had caused a
  • Mayflower autonomous ship launchesOcean research non-profit ProMare and IBM (NYSE:IBM) have announced the completion and launch of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) – an AI and solar powered marine research vessel which will traverse oceans gathering vital environmental data. Video News Release: Following two years of design, construction and training of its AI models, the new fully-autonomous trimaran was today lifted into the waters off the coast of Plymouth, England ahead of its official launch tomorrow. Designed to provide a safe, flexible and cost-effective way of gathering data abou...
  • British Airways owner IAG to cut more flightsBritish Airways owner IAG is cutting more flights over the next three months as it adjusts to the continuing collapse in demand for air travel. IAG, which also runs Aer Lingus and Iberia, said quarantine restrictions meant capacity this autumn would be 60% below 2019 levels. The group said it had seen a

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  • Heart of Wales line to partially reopen following storm damage From November, passengers will again be able to travel on a section of the Heart of Wales line, which runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea, as Network Rail has set out the timescales for repairs to the line after two major incidents within a month. Following extreme weather in August, damage to the...
  • £10m boost for Gatwick Airport station upgrade Platform extensions, across three stations in West and East Sussex, have now been completed by Network Rail through funding from the Department for Transport. Constructed in support of a new timetable during the £150m upgrade of Gatwick Airport station, longer trains are now opening their...


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  • Omnibus ahead of the game on open dataModule helps operators submit BDOS data   Transdev Blazefield is using the new system   Omnibus is launching a new module to help clients to provide seamless, compliant timetable data for the Bus Open Data Service (BODS). From its launch in the Autumn, clients will be able to produce TransXChange 2.4 files in accordance with the BODS profile, giving customers the benefit of a three-month window to refresh their timetable data prior to the 31st December deadline. Omnibus is also advising operators that they can submit data now, before the September launch of the new facility, as the c...

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