Transportation

Lyft extends service throughout 32 states

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
Uber Lyft

By Tom Krisher /AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Lyft is driving into the countryside in an effort to raise ridership and steal market share from rival Uber. The much smaller Lyft announced Thursday that it is offering service to passengers in every corner of 32 U.S. states, including hard-to-reach rural areas. The move boosts
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AAA: New vehicle owners pay a premium for pickups

Aug 28th, 2017 | By
PickupCost

  Average new car nearly $8,500 per year to own/operate; pickups cost over $10,000 BOISE –  New vehicle owners need to factor more than a monthly payment into their purchase decisions.  According to a new study by AAA, the average new vehicle costs nearly $8,500 annually to own and operate, while pickup truck owners pay
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AAA: Idaho pump prices to climb during eclipse event

Aug 15th, 2017 | By
Courtesy AAA

  Sharp rise in the number of Gem State visitors will likely drive fuel demand higher BOISE – As locations along the August 21 eclipse “path of totality” prepare for a massive influx of visitors anxious to witness the event, increased fuel demand will likely apply upward pressure on gas prices in Idaho and other
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AAA: Gas prices expected to rise

Jul 21st, 2017 | By
Gas Prices

National average gas prices expected to jump ten cents or more by the end of summer Press Release BOISE – Gas prices across the country and throughout Idaho have been dropping recently, but market conditions are expected to push prices higher in the coming weeks, says AAA. National average pump prices have been steadily declining
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Transportation loan program reduces interest rates.

May 15th, 2017 | By

Press Release The Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), in cooperation with the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and the Idaho Department of Commerce, announced Monday that the interest rates for the Rural Economic Development and Integrated Freight Transportation Program (REDIFiT) have been reduced.  REDIFiT interest rates vary by length of the loan. The newly announced rates
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AAA: Many drivers not prepared for repair blindside

May 4th, 2017 | By

By AAA BOISE — Drivers across the country will soon budget for a family vacation or bucket list adventure, but on their next road trip, great food and attractive accommodations may only be the tip of the financial iceberg, according to a new survey by AAA. The new survey shows that one out of three
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Smartphones to blame for increase in auto crashes and pedestrian deaths; insurance costs impacted

Apr 26th, 2017 | By
teen texting and driving

  Press Release BOISE  – Distracted driving is a dangerous behavior that should be avoided, but recent studies and data point to startling increases in auto crashes as well as pedestrian deaths, which are the highest in 20 years. Insurers note that while various forms of distraction are contributing factors to these increases, smartphone use
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Hurdle cleared — Siphon Road/I-15 interchange closer to reality with passage of transportation funding bill

Apr 13th, 2017 | By

By Josh Friesen POCATELLO – Tuesday’s passage of the Idaho Legislature’s $320 million transportation funding plan means an Interstate 15/Siphon Road interchange is closer than ever at getting the green light. “We are absolutely thrilled,” said Bannock County Commissioner Evan Frasure, a former state legislator who also served as chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee
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Airlines often oversell flights, end up bumping passengers

Apr 10th, 2017 | By
A planned $75 million solar farm on 120 acres outside the Pocatello Regional Airport has been canceled. Developers said the required environmental review would take too long to meet power-supply agreement dates.
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal

By David Keonig ,  AP Airlines Writer United Airlines booted 3,765 passengers off flights last year just because it sold more tickets than there were seats on the plane, but none of those got as much attention as the man who was dragged off a plane in Chicago over the weekend. Video posted on Facebook showed
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Airlines expect 4 percent rise in passengers this spring

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
A planned $75 million solar farm on 120 acres outside the Pocatello Regional Airport has been canceled. Developers said the required environmental review would take too long to meet power-supply agreement dates.
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal

By David Koenig/AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U.S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4 percent over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush. The trade group Airlines for America forecast Monday that a record 145 million U.S. passengers will fly
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