Articles tagged “infrastructure”

Genoa Eyes Comeback by Rebuilding Famous Bridge

Genoa Eyes Comeback by Rebuilding Famous Bridge

Chiara Albanese, Bloomberg

Genoa is on track for a comeback after the shocking collapse last summer of the Morandi bridge, once hailed as an engineering feat. The irony is the rebuilding of the bridge may be the impetus needed to revive the Italian town whose city airport is losing passengers and hotel owners are feeling scared.

5 months ago

Upgrading U.S. Highways Will Require Increased Gas Tax and Tolls

Upgrading U.S. Highways Will Require Increased Gas Tax and Tolls

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

President Trump's pledge to invest in U.S. transportation infrastructure never materialized. It's going to take a sustained, decades-long investment as traffic increases and puts increased pressure on bridges, tunnels, and highways.

7 months ago

Amtrak Rail Tunnel Funding Still Unclear After Cuomo-Trump Meeting

Amtrak Rail Tunnel Funding Still Unclear After Cuomo-Trump Meeting

Elise Young, Toluse Olorunnipa, and Henry Goldman, Bloomberg

President Trump promised voters an overhaul of the country's infrastructure and so far he hasn't delivered. The northeast corridor rail tunnel is perhaps the greatest infrastructure test the president will have to put money where his mouth is.

8 months ago

Why Cities Should Build More Bare-Bones Airports to Solve Capacity Crunch

Why Cities Should Build More Bare-Bones Airports to Solve Capacity Crunch

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Airports are spending massive amounts of money on new terminals and renovations. But is that the right approach? Ryanair and Southwest have proven the no-frills approach works for airlines. It probably makes sense for some airports, too. Maybe they should focus on building the cheapest, most utilitarian buildings rather than marvels of modern architecture.

8 months ago

U.S. Airport Improvements May Not Hinge on Midterm Election Results

U.S. Airport Improvements May Not Hinge on Midterm Election Results

Noah Buhayar and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Campaigns for the upcoming U.S. midterm elections have been contentious, but upgrading our aging, crumbling airports appears to have bipartisan appeal.

9 months ago

$13 Billion Mexico City Airport Gets the Ax in Nationwide Vote

$13 Billion Mexico City Airport Gets the Ax in Nationwide Vote

Daniela Guzman and Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

The cost of abandoning Mexico City's new airport could be as high as $10.5 billion, but Mexico's president-elect maintained that the project gave him serious misgivings.

9 months ago

Amtrak May Swap Some Trains for Buses During Safety Upgrade

Amtrak May Swap Some Trains for Buses During Safety Upgrade

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Swapping trains for buses will certainly worsen the lives of some passengers, but installing positive train control and preventing fatal accidents is urgent.

10 months ago

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Truly Intelligent Airline Retailing Needs to go Beyond Customer Segmentation

Truly Intelligent Airline Retailing Needs to go Beyond Customer Segmentation

Sabre + Skift

Let’s face it –– airlines aren’t known for their infrastructure innovations. But applying new, intelligent technology infrastructures can bring them into the modern world and allow them to provide their customers with the right offer, at the right time, at the right price.

12 months ago

Mexico’s New President Won’t Stop a $13 Billion Airport for Now

Mexico’s New President Won’t Stop a $13 Billion Airport for Now

Justin Villamil, Nacha Cattan and Cyntia Barrera Diaz, Bloomberg

The progress of Mexico City's new airport could have big implications for travelers, but maybe not as big as Lopez Obrador's forthcoming relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump.

1 year ago

Airports Race to Renovate Before Oil Prices Climb

Airports Race to Renovate Before Oil Prices Climb

Jeremy Hill, Bloomberg

Let's include "rising oil prices" on the list of reasons the LaGuardia renovation of our dreams will hit snags.

1 year ago

Heathrow’s Third Runway Got Approved But British Airways Is Still Not a Fan

Heathrow’s Third Runway Got Approved But British Airways Is Still Not a Fan

Christopher Jasper and Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

As the long-awaited Heathrow expansion plan moves forward, what will it take to appease British Airways? However it progresses, this project is unlikely to please everyone.

1 year ago

Global Air Travel Is Being Held Back by a Worsening Runway Shortage

Global Air Travel Is Being Held Back by a Worsening Runway Shortage

Angus Whitley, Benjamin Katz, and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

"Infrastructure is a bigger threat to the growth of airlines than the price of oil," says Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker. We agree. Airport capacity constraints are tightest in fast-growing Asian nations.

1 year ago