Updated January 25 at 4:55pm
Transportation
109 results total, viewing 91 - 100
PROVIDENCE – An Associated Press report last week said that former state Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch has lobbied his former office several times but has never registered with the state as a lobbyist. more
WEST WARWICK – The Arpin Group recently became the first company in the moving and transportation industry to perform the International Society of Sustainability Professionals’ sustainability self-assessment, the company said in a statement. more
U.S. consumers may well remember the days, pre-2012, when shopping for an airline ticket was complicated by the airlines’ favored pricing scheme. Back then, an advertised $240 fare might suddenly turn out to be a $300 fare, given that taxes account for roughly 20 percent of the average domestic U.S. airfare. Passengers hated the system while the airlines – which hate price-comparison shoppers, because they drive down prices – embraced it. Fortunately, in 2012, the Department of Transportation imposed a rule requiring that the airlines advertise fares inclusive of the base fare, taxes and fees. Yet, notably, the rule didn’t prohibit the airlines from publishing the taxes and fees separately; it just required that they do so less prominently than the advertised, fully inclusive fare. The airlines, incensed at this pro-consumer bit of rulemaking, have been trying to overturn it ever since. more
Even a $13 million federal grant hasn’t convinced candidates for governor or mayor of Providence to embrace a proposed city streetcar system. more
BOSTON – The Mass. Port Authority last week voted to approve $30 million in spending to create and reconfigure approximately 130,000 square feet at Terminal E at Logan International Airport to accommodate the A380, the largest commercial airplane in service. more
At times, 2013 felt like the year of the electric car in Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island is back at war with car-service apps Uber and Lyft. more
If there were any doubts that 2014 would go down in history as a turning point for auto safety, last month’s Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on defective air bags erased them. Coming on the heels of the still-expanding investigation into General Motors’ faulty ignition switches, the congressional grilling of air-bag supplier Takata and customers Honda and Chrysler was yet another demonstration of the auto industry’s inability to find and fix deadly defects. This year’s scandals have not only shattered recall records, but they also have repeatedly exposed systemic failures by automakers, suppliers and regulators alike. more
A convenient and reliable mass-transit system is needed in Rhode Island to encourage statewide economic development and reduce carbon emissions. However, it is obvious that Rhode Islanders prefer privacy when they commute to work. New, expensive light rail or streetcar systems will not be used by Rhode Island’s commuters. more
A storm dropping rain and snow on the U.S. East Coast on the eve of Thanksgiving Day is causing headaches both for holiday travelers and forecasters trying to determine how bad it will be. more
« Prev | 1 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 Next »