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The S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves

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This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, February 8th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “The S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves”

  1. canary says:

    France Co is building US Transit Railways & Buses in US., in spite of their trains once working for communists transporting Jews during the holocaust.

    DailyMail.co.uk.: Americans to ban French railway firm from bidding on £4 billion contract because it transported thousands of Jews to German death camps during WWII

    France’s state-owned railway could be banned from bidding for a £4 billion contract to build a new service in Maryland, USA

    Dark history saw the line transport thousands of Jews to their deaths in German concentration camps during World War Two

    By Peter Allen – 5 Feb 2014

    SNCF runs some of the fastest and most efficient lines in the world but has a dark history which saw it transport thousands of Jews to their deaths in German concentration camps.

    Now senators in the US state of Maryland have proposed a bill which would make it illegal for the French to apply for prestige projects.

    Keolis, a rail company which is majority-owned by SNCF, wants to bid for a £4 billion plus contract to build a 12 miles light railway in America over 35 years.

    The proposed service would run between Montgomery and Prince George counties, but more than 50,000 locals have signed a petition opposing the involvement of SNCF.

    Senator Joan Carter Conway told Le Monde: ‘The persistent refusal of SNCF to take responsibility for its role in the Holocaust remains an insult to its victims.’

    Alain Leray, head of SNCF in America, in turn said his company would analyse[sic] the proposed bill for ‘possible discrimination’.



    The Las Vegas contract represents a major advance for the Group in the US market, where Keolis has ambitious plans in both urban transport and commuter rail. “This contract reflects KTA’s successful integration into Keolis Group,” said Bernard Tabary, Chief Executive Officer International.
    “It’s a critical step in the Group’s expansion in the United States, and it will serve as a reference when we bid on future business in urban transit, transport for people with limited mobility, shuttles, and on-demand transport.”

    Keolis has been present in Canada since 1999 and entered the US rail market in 2010.

    Chosen to operate the Virginia Railway Express network serving the southern and western suburbs of Washington, DC, the Group then moved into the urban transport sector in 2011, when it acquired Tectrans, a California-based public transport operator that became Keolis Transit America in 2012.


    I am guessing as to their work in D.C. this Rail company is the one doing all the work under the White House for the new elaborate underground rail service.

    We have a problem if we can’t build our own trains, buses, and shuttles. And I seriously doubt France is going to give a penny to the US towards it.

  2. canary says:

    What a way to humiliate the White House servants at the fancy dinner forcing them to wear these “white tall pointy hats” with their all white uniforms.”


    I can’t begin to comprehend the Obama’s degrading their servants like this.

  3. canary says:

    Obama & Michelle congratulated the gay football player as “courageous”.

    Yet, Obama has not congratulated any US Olympian winners performing some of the most dangerous, courageous sports on earth.

    At this point what word will he use to praise our US Troops’ courage.

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