Transportation

Congress rolling back hours of service rules for truckers

Dec 12th, 2016 | By

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal IDAHO FALLS – Trucking companies are breathing a sigh of relief today while road safety watchdogs wring their hands. Congress tucked language into it’s short-term spending bill that begins to roll back restrictive rules for how long (and when) long haul truck drivers are required to rest. The whole bill
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Tired of travel fees? Here’s a charge you may be unaware of

Nov 22nd, 2016 | By
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ,  AP Airlines Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Ever feel like the taxi ride from the airport costs more than the trip there? It’s not your imagination. Airports across the country add surcharges of up to $5 a ride — typically passed directly on to travelers — for trips originating at their curbs.
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AAA: Travelers to top 48.7 million at Thanksgiving

Nov 16th, 2016 | By
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  227,000 Idahoans will take to the roads with lowest Thanksgiving pump prices since 2008 Press Release BOISE – Affordable pump prices and the chance to spend time with family and friends will motivate 48.7 million Americans to take to the highways and skyways for the Thanksgiving holiday, celebrated from Wednesday, November 23 to Sunday,
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4 Things To Know About United’s New Cheaper Fares

Nov 16th, 2016 | 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.
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By JOSEPH PISANI,  AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — United Airline fliers will soon get the chance to buy cheaper fares on some of the airline’s flights. But as good as that sounds, those tickets will come with strict rules that might not make it appealing for some passengers. The airline’s new fare option,
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Idaho gas prices decreasing? Maybe

Nov 9th, 2016 | By
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Press Release BOISE –  Theoretically, the fall brings cheaper pump prices, a result of lower seasonal demand and the switchover to cheaper-to-produce winter grade fuel.  Though that hasn’t happened just yet in Idaho, there are better days ahead, says AAA. Idahoans are still paying the seventh highest pump prices in the U.S. and the spread
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GM laying off over 2,000 at 2 car plants as sales slow

Nov 9th, 2016 | By

By TOM KRISHER,  AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Shifting demand from cars to trucks and SUVS is forcing General Motors to lay off more than 2,000 workers indefinitely at two assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan starting in January. The company said Wednesday it will suspend the third shifts at factories in Lordstown, Ohio,
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Pocatello Regional Airport Passenger Numbers Up 45%

Oct 13th, 2016 | 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

City of Pocatello Press Release  The number of passengers taking advantage of Pocatello Regional Airport is continuing to make its ascent. In newly released figures from airport staff, from March to September 2016 41,273 passengers took off from or landed at the airport. This number is up 45 percent from the same time frame in
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Idaho still has 7th highest gas prices in the nation

Oct 12th, 2016 | By
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  Journal Staff BOISE – Despite an increase in the national average price of gasoline for 12 of the past 15 days and a six-cent drop in the Gem State’s average price in the last month, Idaho’s $2.41 average price is still 15 cents higher and is seventh highest among all states, according to AAA.
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AAA study identifies deadly teen driving behaviors

Oct 12th, 2016 | By
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  Journal Staff BOISE – A new AAA survey of driver educators shows that new teen drivers may be exhibiting a greater degree of unsafe driving behavior than their counterparts of a decade ago, due to the presence of more distractions in vehicles and a lower interest in obtaining the necessary driving experience to qualify
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US probes Ford vehicles for steering, warning light problems

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By
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By TOM KRISHER,  AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Two Ford Motor Co. models are under investigation by U.S. safety regulators for power steering and door ajar warning light issues that are similar to those that have caused other Ford vehicles to be recalled. The probes cover about 643,000 vehicles including 380,000 Edge SUVs from
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