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2013-03-01 11:56:04

A study by a Simon Fraser University researcher shows British Columbia has much higher traffic death rates than most northern European countries. Comparisons to the safest country, the Netherlands, suggest B.C. could reduce the number of traffic deaths by more than 200 per year. It also found that fatality and injury risks varied by travel mode. “Many studies have shown that overall, considering both potential physical activity benefits and injury risks, cycling and walking are on...

2013-02-06 08:30:27

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Courseload, the leading innovator in the aggregation, delivery and use of digital course materials in higher education, announced the release of Courseload Version 2.3 (Courseload v2.3), the first eText platform to provide a single, unified collaborative experience for faculty and students of all abilities. Beyond delivering accessible collaboration features, guided by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines...

2013-01-28 12:21:31

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) plans to spend $2 billion in 2013 for capital improvements to its rail transportation network. "Our capital plan will maintain the safety and quality of our existing franchise, improve service quality and performance, achieve operational efficiencies and productivity improvements, and support business growth," said Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman. "We continue to invest in the infrastructure, equipment,...

2013-01-23 12:23:35

SOUTHAMPTON, England, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cycling has become much more popular recently, especially with the increased coverage in the press, however, as people splash out on new bicycles, are there actually enough resources for cyclists and how can the risk of theft be reduced? Bicycle clothing and accessories website, Cycle Stuff Direct [https://www.cyclestuffdirect.com ], look at these issues. Cycling has had huge exposure in the media over the recent...

2012-12-18 12:30:34

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders of the Mobile Industry, Senior Citizens organizations, Disability Advocates and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will kick off the Opening Session of the 2013 M-Enabling Summit, the only global conference dedicated exclusively to mobile technology, apps and services for senior citizens and users of all abilities. The second edition of the M-Enabling Summit will set a platform for breaking technological developments and future...

Study Reveals Young People Are Safer Cycling Than They Are Driving
2012-12-06 14:22:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While people are generally encouraged to use their bikes to get to work, school, or play for a variety of beneficial reasons, safety concerns are frequently cited as the explanation for not using pedal power to get around. A new study from University College London that appeared in the open access journal PLoS ONE shows that those concerns over safety may be unfounded, especially for young male drivers between 17 to 20 years old,...

2012-11-21 08:20:20

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Proterra Inc, the leading provider of zero-emission commercial transit solutions and maker of the world's first battery-electric fast-charge transit bus, the EcoRide(TM), has closed a $23 million Series B financing round amid rising demand for its transit solutions. Proterra has tripled orders under contract for the company's flagship EcoRide(TM) from public transit agencies in the past twelve months alone and is planning for its current growth...

2012-10-23 11:20:26

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Ward today joined federal, state and local officials from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to mark the midway point of progress on the first phase of projects for the National Gateway. The National Gateway is an $850 million public-private partnership launched in 2008 to alleviate freight bottlenecks in the Midwest that cause delays for companies and consumers...

2012-10-17 11:20:34

MCCALLA, Ala., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) CEO Wick Moorman and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley joined federal, state, and local officials and business leaders today for the opening of the Birmingham Regional Intermodal Facility in McCalla. The $97.5 million facility, located on a 316-acre site adjacent to the Jefferson Metropolitan Park, is a critical component of Norfolk Southern's multi-state Crescent Corridor initiative to establish an efficient,...

2012-10-03 02:20:12

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today version 7.3 of the Trimble(®) Quantm(®) system for road and rail alignment planning. Version 7.3 introduces Trimble Quantm Enterprise, a locally hosted version of the proven Quantm system for alignment planning. Trimble Quantm Enterprise is designed for government planning agencies and large, multi-disciplinary consultants who perform transportation planning in-house. Quantm Enterprise is a...