At first blush, creating a financial disincentive to get people to take transit seems like a backward way to go about it.That’s the concept behind “congestion pricing,” a bureaucratic handle for a tax or fee charged to drive automobiles into traffic-jammed urban areas.It has worked in Singapore, London and Stockholm, where initial public opposition not only faded but was replaced by enthusiastic support. New York City is planning to implement such a program in Lower Manhattan in 2021.San Diego isn’t like any of those places. Those cities have condensed cores, greater walkability and, most significant, efficient transit and cultures more accepting of using it. Nevertheless, as a gallon of gas breaks the $4 barrier locally, San Diego transportation officials are talking about pursuing congestion pricing as part of a broad effort to reduce traffic and cut pollution, according to Union-Tribune staff writer Joshua Emerson Smith. Los Angeles is also considering such a … [Read more...] about Column: Where ‘congestion pricing’ has worked, and why
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By LARRY BUCHANAN and KAREN YOURISH FEB. 19, 2019 I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy - yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem! The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred. @MSNBC & @CNN are unwatchable. @foxandfriends is great! This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign. Information is being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost by the intelligence community (NSA and FBI?).Just like Russia Thank you to Eli Lake of The Bloomberg View - "The NSA & FBI...should not interfere in our politics...and is" Very serious situation for USA Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia? The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by "intelligence" like candy. Very un-American! Leaking, and even … [Read more...] about Trump Has Publicly Attacked the Russia Investigation More Than 1,100 Times
News / UK and world by Press Association January 12, 2019, 12:03 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter UK tourists will pay less for goods in almost half of popular holiday destinations this year despite the volatility of the pound, new research suggests. Analysis by Post Office Travel Money found the cost of tourist staples such as meals, sun cream and coffee has fallen in 19 resorts and cities compared with 12 months ago. Singapore and St Lucia head the list of destinations where holiday costs have fallen in the past year, down 22% and 20% respectively. While those falls were due to cheaper local charges for meals and drinks, a sharp rise in the value of sterling against the Brazilian real explains why the cost of essentials in Rio de Janeiro is down 20%. Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach topped the 2019 costs barometer, with the basket of goods costing £36, including a bottle of beer at a bar (59p), a cup of … [Read more...] about UK tourists will pay less in half of popular destinations this year – study
Take a look at business class, premium economy on this plush plane Chris McGinnis, Tim Jue Updated 11:59 am PST, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Here is our big beautiful bird at Los Angeles International Airport being readied for the long trip across the Pacific. This Airbus A350-900ULR is a month old - practically brand new. Here is our big beautiful bird at Los Angeles International Airport being readied for the long trip across the Pacific. This Airbus A350-900ULR is a month old - practically brand new. Photo: Tim Jue Photo: Tim Jue Image 1 of / 63 Caption Close Image 1 of 63 Here is our big beautiful bird at Los Angeles International Airport being readied for the long trip across the Pacific. This Airbus A350-900ULR is a month old - practically brand new. Here is our big … [Read more...] about Review: Singapore Airlines’ longest California flight [PHOTOS]
By John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - When James Dyson, the billionaire British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, unveiled a plan to build an electric car plant in Singapore, it raised a few eyebrows. Not only does the land-starved city state have some of the highest average salaries in the world, but it has been nearly 40 years since Ford <F.N> closed its factory in Singapore, effectively ending car production on the Southeast Asian island. "It is a bit of a surprise because of the cost base and no other car manufacturing plant being here," said Shantanu Majumdar, a regional director at consultancy JD Power. Dyson said on Tuesday the decision was based on supply chains, access to markets and the availability of expertise, which offset the cost factor. But what other factors could have influenced the decision? Why not head straight to the biggest electric vehicle market in the world, China, like rival Tesla <TSLA.O>? Here's a look at some of the … [Read more...] about Why did Dyson pick Singapore to build its electric car?