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Media Mentions

The Hill |
August 13,2015

For airlines, a turbulent summer in DC

Regulators and lawmakers are increasingly taking aim at airlines, as allegations of misconduct swirl and complaints from passengers pile up following a series of mergers in the U.S. aviation industry. In the last month alone, the Justice Department revealed it is investigating potential collusion among airlines to keep airfares artificially high and Congress raided the Transportation Security Administration’s coffers to help pay for a highway funding patch.
International Business Times |
August 12,2015

Airline Complaints Increase As Weather, Delays, Customer Service And Canceled Flights Lead List Of Grievances

As voyagers continue to flock to airports around the United States, complaints regarding airlines have recently soared, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released Tuesday. Whether it was a matter of lost luggage or delayed flights, many consumers voiced their dissatisfaction
WAMU 88.5 |
August 05,2015

Short-Term Transportation Bill Means Lingering Headaches For D.C. Area, Experts Say

Congress has passed yet another short-term patch to keep the fund that pays for highway and transit projects from running out of money. But that patch — the 12th since 2009 — will expire in just three months, and Congress will do the funding dance all over again. This isn’t good for the Washington region’s needy infrastructure
WIRED |
August 03,2015

Oddly Addictive Game Shows That You Stink At Driving

SOME BENEFITS OF self-driving cars are easy to imagine: Without the ability to get distracted, angry, drunk, or sleepy, they’ll make fewer mistakes than human drivers and save lives. Once we let go of the wheel, we can use our time in the car to do other things, like catch up on work or hone your Snapchat game. There’s another, less obvious upside to giving up control: A drop in congestion.
The Exponent Telegram |
August 02,2015

Officials discuss prospects for long-term federal transportation bill

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed what officials are touting as a six-year solution to funding the nation’s transportation infrastructure. And though the bill, known as the DRIVE (Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy) Act, has yet to pass the U.S. House of Representatives, a long-term solution from Congress for funding highway infrastructure could make a big difference in states like West Virginia.
Bloomberg |
July 30,2015

Hudson Tunnel Plan Gets Sudden Attention After Commuter Meltdown

After years in limbo, the Gateway rail-tunnel project under the Hudson River is having a moment. The entryway to Manhattan, proposed in 2011 after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie killed a similar project, has languished without financial commitments. After arduous commuter-train delays this month, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx called for meetings with Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss reviving Gateway, calling crumbling infrastructure “a major threat to...
WYPR |
July 30,2015

Is Bus Rapid Transit Plan B for Baltimore?

Last month, Governor Larry Hogan shelved the Baltimore region’s Red Line – the long-planned $3 billion dollar light rail project to connect western Baltimore County with the southeastern side of the city. Since then, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said rapid buses are the way to go. But there is no money for such a project, and the Hogan administration affirmed last week that Baltimore should expect no help from Annapolis for new public transportation projects.
GOVERNING.com |
July 29,2015

After Winter Woes, New Board Takes Control of Boston Transit

Five months after winter storms brought Boston’s transit system to a standstill, Massachusetts is asking a group of five people to fix it. The to-do list for the the newly installed board is daunting. Besides better preparing for winter storms, the beleaguered Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) must figure out how to upgrade aging equipment, shore up funding, modernize its purchasing practices, make its workforce more efficient and win back customer loyalty.
NPR |
July 23,2015

Think America’s Roads Are Crumbling? Not Quite

Congress is one tiny step closer to funding America’s highways, as the Senate decided Wednesday night to open debate on their transportation bill as the July 31 deadline looms. The Highway Trust Fund has been in dire straits the last few years, spending more than it’s taking in. Because it gets its money from the federal gas tax, the trust fund has suffered as cars have grown more fuel-efficient and some Americans have cut back on their driving.
WSB-TV Atlanta |
July 23,2015

MARTA partners with Uber, adds Wi-Fi to buses

MARTA officials say they are trying to make travel more convenient by partnering with Uber. Keith Parker, MARTA’s CEO, says with the new partnership you can link directly to Uber's site from the MARTA app while you are still on the train platform, in the station or on a bus. That way, when you arrive at the curb a car will be waiting.
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