Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary: Cruises could restart by midsummer

The highest ranking federal official has provided a ray of hope for cruises restarting sometime soon.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spoke on the subject of cruises restarting while at a White House briefing on Friday.

According to Mr. Buttigieg, cruise ships could be “sailing by midsummer,” provided they can meet safety guidelines in time.

Questions on a variety of transportation questions were taken by Mr. Buttigieg, where he expressed an interest in getting ships sailing again.

“I certainty care a lot about seeing the cruise sector thrive. I know that the CDC is hopeful that a lot of these

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Helena City Commission to consider electric transportation on city streets, trails | Local

So the city only prohibits the use of automobiles on trails, and any effort to block the use of e-bikes in the South Hills would require a fairly extensive process to rewrite city code.

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Southern California-based “micro-mobility” company Bird is planning on bringing its dockless e-scooters to Helena.




Also under consideration will be the use of e-scooters. Bird, a California-based “shared micro-mobility” company, hopes to bring its rentable, dockless e-scooters to Helena as early as this spring.

Bird scooters, along with those of many other companies, are commonly

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First Look Inside Elon Musk’s Underground Transportation System Beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center

LAS VEGAS, April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) provided a first look inside Elon Musk’s innovative underground transportation system located beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) campus. The first-of-its-kind transportation solution, named the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop, is operational and will be available when LVCC welcomes its first major convention, World of Concrete, in June 2021.

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The $52.5 million system will serve as a fun and quick way to move convention attendees throughout the more than 200-acre campus, all 40 feet beneath

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David Shapiro: We don’t need Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s memory of rail’s institutional failure

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Gas taxes, food delivery fees and more: Washington lawmakers eye 33 fees, taxes to pay for transportation

The dual I-5 bridges between Washington and Oregon would be replaced with a new Columbia River crossing, the biggest of several projects the Legislature hopes to fund with higher taxes on fuel and other transportation-related fees. Washington state’s share might be around $1 billion. ( Rick Bowmer / The Associated Press, 2012)

Nowadays, the government needs more than gasoline taxes to fund its vast mission to expand, replace and preserve transportation routes in Washington state.

Legislators have drawn up a menu of 33 tax and fee increases under the proposed 16-year Forward Washington plan, updated last week by Senate

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electric vehicles shouldn’t be a luxury item

The electric vehicle (EV) industry has a friend in the Biden administration, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tells Yahoo Finance Presents

“So we think it is important to continue incentivizing and encouraging electric vehicle adoption. We got to make sure that electric vehicles are not just a luxury item, especially because the fuel savings from not having to pay to fill it up with gas will be especially meaningful to lower and middle income American car owners,” Buttigieg says. “But first, we got to make sure that we’re producing them at scale, drive those costs down. And again, we don’t

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