Tag: transportation

The Status of Status Transportation Discounts

In the travel industry — and the marketplace, generally — some discounts depend on who or what you are rather than what or where you buy. Over the years, age-based status discounts have perhaps been the most common, but you find others as well. In researching an old rail timetable, for example, I once noticed…


Hit the Highway: The Ultimate Road Trip Vehicles

Fit for a King Rolls Royce Cullinan $330,000 Rolls Royce seemed highly unlikely to ever build an SUV, but the result is pure magnificence. All-wheel-drive and a twin-turbo 563-hp V12 powerplant linked to an eight-speed transmission confidently propels this beautiful beast anywhere you aim it. The wood, leather, and aluminum accented cabin emulates a members-only…


Winter Storm Causing School Closures, Transportation Disruptions in Parts of Ontario

A winter storm plowing through a large swath of southern Ontario is causing widespread school closures and transportation disruptions. Environment Canada has issued snowfall or blizzard warnings for a stretch of the province spanning from the Cornwall area to the east, the Algonquin region to the west, and the Niagara and London regions to the…


US Transportation Secretary Announces Over $241 Million in Grants for US Ports

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced over $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 U.S. states and one territory to address supply chain challenges at ports. Buttigieg made the announcement in a statement released by the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday.


US Offers $184 Million to 158 Aviation Manufacturing Firms

The U.S. Transportation Department will announce on Monday it is offering an additional $184 million in payroll assistance to 158 more aviation manufacturing businesses. In September, the department offered $482.3 million to 313 aviation manufacturing businesses. The new offers include $17.5 million to BAE Systems Controls and about $13 million to both Airbus’s U.S arm…


Industry Insiders Predict Double-Digit Price Hikes on Food and Consumer Goods

Industry insiders and experts are predicting double-digit percentage price hikes on certain food and consumer goods in 2022, continuing the current trend of a rising cost of living. Canadians can expect to see a minimum 20 percent price increase on groceries and essential products, such as food, toilet paper, pharmaceuticals, home building materials, and gasoline…


Lawmakers Aim to Stiffen Penalty for Pennsylvania Turnpike Toll Violators

More than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year. Now Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee members are proposing a move to more quickly bring toll violators into compliance to help the debt-ridden turnpike. Currently, toll violators are subject to a suspended vehicle registration if they have at least six unpaid tolls, or total…


Dakota Access Pipeline Operator Faces $93,000 in Fines, Transportation Department Says

The operators of the Dakota Access pipeline will face $93,200 in fines due to safety violations, according to a Friday Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration notice. Energy Transfer, the company that operated the Dakota Access pipeline, violated regulations in at least six locations because the valves used for drainage of stormwater…


Senate Committee Releases Bipartisan $304 Billion Surface Transportation Bill

A bipartisan group of senators from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on Saturday introduced a $303.5 billion surface transportation bill. The bill, if enacted, would reauthorize Department of Transportation (DOT) funding for highways, roads, and bridges which is due to expire in September. The proposed spending is 34 percent higher than that previously authorized…


San Clemente Moves Toward Leaving the Toll Roads 

San Clemente is preparing to withdraw from the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) in the midst of an ongoing three year-lawsuit over disagreements about a toll road built in the city. City council took its first step April 6, voting 4-1 to leave the joint powers authority (JPA) that forms the TCA. The split could come…