Saturday, July 14, 2012

Changing for the (better?) future

Boeing has announced an order of 75 737-MAX airplanes for Air Lease Corporation, for a worth of about $7.2 billion. Their new 787 Dreamliner appears to be a hit, and has the looks to prove it.

DC/NOVA continues to clean up after the derecho from June 29th, and attention turns to the power services that exist in the area with primarily above-ground lines, as well as failures in the area 911 system.

Amtrak released an updated proposal for high speed rail in the North East Corridor, with tentative completion by the 2040’s. Included in the proposal is an underground expansion to Union Station in DC. Here’s how it could spur a “golden age” in the Northeast.

The end of an era: BBC World Service moves to a new home

Virginia will apparently be ending the 2012 budget year with a surplus, but there may be some strings attached.