07/31/2018

 





  Frequent flyer-type app rewards users of alternative transportation
 

From GreenBIZ:

A new startup has launched an app that cities could use to reward users for engaging in sustainable transportation.

A young company called Miles officially unveiled Tuesday a service that's positioned as a sort-of frequent flyer-style program: doling out points, or miles, for walking, running, biking, using ride-hailing services and accessing public transportation.

The idea is that the more eco-friendly the transportation is, the more points a user can earn. The points can be redeemed for goods such as a cup of coffee from Starbucks or a gift card from Amazon.


A young company called Miles officially unveiled Tuesday a service that's positioned as a sort-of frequent flyer-style program: doling out points, or miles, for walking, running, biking, using ride-hailing services and accessing public transportation.

Miles is the latest example of a tech company that's looking to tap into transportation and mobility data in an attempt to build services for cities and businesses. Some companies are building apps that offer a one-stop-shop of mobility options, and others are creating developer platforms for transportation tech.

The rise of such innovations shows how new mobility services are growing rapidly in cities and in workplaces, and how the management of data will play a chief role..........   READ MORE >...

 
  Spanish supplier Irizar launching U.S. subsidiary


From Metro:

To reinforce its commitment to the market, Irizar is creating its own company - Irizar USA LLC - which will be headquartered in Las Vegas.

The company is already well-positioned to carry forward the distribution and aftersales support of the Irizar i6 motorcoach by recruiting the well-qualified team members that have been a part of the initial chapter of introducing the brand to the market.


The company is already well-positioned to carry forward the distribution and aftersales support of the Irizar i6 motorcoach by recruiting the well-qualified team members that have been a part of the initial chapter of introducing the brand to the market.

Irizar USA will move forward with the marketing, sales, and support of the Irizar i6 motorcoach, an integral chassis designed 45-foot luxury motorcoach, but a new phase will now start with renewed enthusiasm.  Irizar is a world class leading coach manufacturer with 129 years of experience and over 3,300 employees, and Irizar USA is a direct extension of Irizar. The establishment of Irizar USA is designed to ensure sustainable success in the U.S. market and to........... READ MORE >

 
  2 New Members Confirmed for National Transportation Safety Board

From School Bus Fleet:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate confirmed two new members for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday, bringing the investigative agency back to a full board of five members for the first time in several years.

Bruce Landsberg of South Carolina was cleared to serve an NTSB board member term that expires Dec. 31, 2022. Jennifer Homendy of Virginia was confirmed to carry out the rest of a term that expires on Dec. 31, 2019.  President Trump nominated Landsberg to be an NTSB member in September of last year. The president also designated Landsberg to serve as the agency's vice chairman for two years.

Since 1992, Landsberg has held leadership roles with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Foundation and Air Safety Institute, including executive director, president, and senior safety advisor. He has also served as the industry co-chair of the runway safety program for the Federal Aviation Administration.



WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate confirmed two new members for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday, bringing the investigative agency back to a full board of five members for the first time in several years.

President Trump nominated Homendy to be an NTSB member in April. For the past 14 years, Homendy served as Democratic staff director of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials for the U.S. House's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Prior to that, she worked as a legislative representative for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

NTSB investigates major transportation accidents - including those involving school buses - and issues recommendations aimed at improving safety. The agency does not have regulatory authority.  NTSB's members - five for a full board - are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate for five-year terms, or remaining portions of terms. With their confirmation on Tuesday, Landsberg and Homendy.....READ MORE >

 



 

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