October 23, 2020

Florida transportation agency takes railroad crossing safety in STRIDE

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Every year in North America, 2,100 people are killed or seriously injured engaging in unsafe behavior around trains and railroad tracks, according to traffic safety officials.

The Florida Department of Transportation is working to ensure these intersections are even safer with a new project called Operation Stride.

STRIDE stands for the Statewide Traffic and Railroad Initiative using Dynamic Envelopes.

Dynamic envelopes are high visibility paint designs placed in front of railroad crossings on the roadway to show all those using the intersection where the correct safe space is to stop.

The initiative ensures all state-owned railroad crossings have the new treatment to make sure they are highly visible so pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers can use the crossings as safely as possible.

FDOT spokesman Hampton Ray said the design is a proactive countermeasure to keep all those using the intersections at a safe distance.

“There’s a 15% decrease

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Court denies request to dismiss case involving flight refunds, Canadian Transportation Agency – National

A Federal Court of Appeal judge has dismissed an attempt by Canada’s transportation regulator to prevent a hearing on its stance on flight credit for travellers.

Air Passenger Rights, an advocacy group, asked the appeal court in April to order the removal of the Canadian Transportation Agency’s statement on vouchers from its website, which was posted following mass flight cancellations by airlines.

The statement said the agency believes that vouchers or travel credit valid for two years are generally appropriate for airlines to give customers — opposed to refunds — for flights cancelled by carriers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In its application, Air Passenger Rights also asked the court to prohibit members of the regulator from dealing with passenger complaints about refunds, arguing that a reasonable apprehension of bias exists based on the agency’s statements.

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Brompton Bicycle Selects OutsidePR as Agency of Record

NEW YORK (Oct. 1, 2020) – Brompton Bicycle, the London-based manufacturer of the iconic Brompton folding bike, has selected OutsidePR as its public relations agency of record. OutsidePR will manage Brompton’s public relations and communications strategy in North America—targeting cycling, outdoor and consumer lifestyle media with a focus on the brand’s deeply-rooted mission in cycling advocacy.

“Brompton bikes are truly for everyone. Whether you’re an everyday commuter or just looking for new ways to explore your city, a Brompton makes cycling easy and accessible,” said Peter Yuskauskas, vice president of marketing and retail for Brompton North America. “Our partnership with OutsidePR utilizes its diverse scope of media relationships, and we look forward to telling our brand and product stories to new and seasoned Brompton fans as we look toward another year of growth.”

Known as the largest bike manufacturer in the United Kingdom, the Brompton Bicycle was founded in London

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