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Articles tagged “infrastructure”

Tourism

Genoa Eyes Comeback by Rebuilding Famous Bridge

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.

Genoa Eyes Comeback by Rebuilding Famous Bridge

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

Amtrak Rail Tunnel Funding Still Unclear After Cuomo-Trump Meeting

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.

Amtrak Rail Tunnel Funding Still Unclear After Cuomo-Trump Meeting

Airlines

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

Rail

Amtrak May Swap Some Trains for Buses During Safety Upgrade

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

Amtrak May Swap Some Trains for Buses During Safety Upgrade

Airlines

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

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.

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

Airlines

Airports Race to Renovate Before Oil Prices Climb

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

Airports Race to Renovate Before Oil Prices Climb

Airlines

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

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.

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