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Is airline consolidation really so bad for the flying public? On the surface it would seem that way. In 2013, for instance, 85 percent of all U.S. domestic passengers flew on one of just four airlines -– each of which expanded substantially as a result of a merger or acquisition between 2008 and 2013. Meanwhile, between 2007 and 2012, airfares rose 4 percent. Consolidation appears to have reduced competition. more
At first glance, Edesia Inc. and General Dynamics Electric Boat would not seem to have much in common. But they do. more
Five years ago, Rhode Island used what for the state was, at the time, still a relatively novel approach to renovating the terminal at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick and building the new Interlink intermodal station next door. 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
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has issued a permit to the R.I. Airport Corporation for a runway safety-improvement project at T.F. Green Airport. more
As the General Assembly considers which bond measures to place on the ballot in the fall, it is important to include the $40 million bond for a new transportation center/RIPTA bus hub at Providence’s Amtrak station. more
WASHINGTON – Rhode Island ranks second in percentage of structurally deficient bridges, with more than one-fifth deemed needing repair, according to the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database released in April by the U.S. Department of Transportation. more
It’s a moment Providence, the state and especially the seven members of the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission have been waiting for. more
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