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July 18, 2019, 11am PDT
The Minister for Transport called it "part of the answer to climate change" – charging air travelers a modest fee for international trips that originate in France and investing the revenue in greener alternatives such as rail transport.
The Washington Post
Blog post
November 1, 2015, 1pm PST
There are a number of areas of planning that offer planners a role, but are not necessarily at the front of our minds. At the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, researchers shared results that can impact practice.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
July 2, 2015, 7am PDT
Consumers aren't happy with airlines these days, but airlines are making more money than ever. A Department of Justice investigation into possible collusion by major airlines isn't likely to change any of that.
Chicago Tribune
March 23, 2013, 1pm PDT
Data from the Federal Railroad Administration shows that rail is competing well (and mostly winning) against air to claim market share in eight major city-pairs, many outside of the traditionally strong Northeast Corridor.
Better Institutions
November 30, 2012, 7am PST
Driverless cars, 'super elite" fliers, and more rail for everyone; these are among the predictions from experts for how travel in the United States will change over the next decade.
CNN Travel
July 12, 2012, 2pm PDT
As airlines cut service to small and mid-sized cities, once bustling airports now find whole terminals vacated, and are looking to find new revenue models for the vacated space, reports Jane L. Levere.
The New York Times
March 23, 2012, 8am PDT
WNYC's Andrea Bernstein speaks to "super-commuters", who travel regularly from home to work by air, and uncovers a new way of thinking about where we live and where we work.
Transportation Nation
July 11, 2011, 9am PDT
Airlines argue in the European Court of Justice that the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is an overreach when imposed on flights to/from Europe.
The Economist
October 1, 2010, 11am PDT
Safety is an escalating issue in America across the maritime, air, highway and rail networks, as revealed in this extensive investigation by The Center for Public Integrity and News21.
July 17, 2010, 5am PDT
The Web Urbanist counts down the ten most hair raising airports. "Flying may be one of the safest methods of travel but it doesn't always look that way."
Web Urbanist
November 5, 2009, 5am PST
Changes to a 75-year old rule, which says nonvotes must count as 'no' votes in labor elections, could make it easier for workers to organize in the railroad and airline industries.
The Wall Street Journal
June 14, 2009, 9am PDT
Figures from the U.S. Department of Transportation show that the number of nationwide air passengers has declined from the previous year.
October 28, 2008, 11am PDT
Amtrak and other rail systems are using air travel as their model of service, which Alex Marshall argues is a big mistake given the advantages of rail that they fail to exploit.
Governing Magazine
June 6, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>With fill-ups costing close to $70,000 for a transatlantic flight, airlines are facing a grim future.</p>
The Globe & Mail
May 21, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>If you build it, will they come? Not in Hagerstown, Maryland, where airlines have left town despite a brand new runway.</p>
The New York Times