Transportation

Boise’s population booms, but people aren’t getting on the bus

Feb 7th, 2017 | By

By Cynthia Sewell Back in 1996, Boise’s bus service, then called Boise Urban Stages, received a national award from the American Public Transit Association for being an outstanding transit system with 50 or fewer buses. A 56 percent increase in ridership over three years helped propel BUS to that honor: Ridership on the 36-bus system
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Idaho transportation officials put together a $450,000 emergency repair project when pavement on Interstate 90 broke apart this winter

Feb 7th, 2017 | By
Pothole

Associated Press COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho transportation officials put together a $450,000 emergency repair project when pavement on Interstate 90 broke apart this winter. The transportation department says people’s lives were at stake when a midwinter thaw caused potholes to open up on I-90 through Coeur d’Alene, reported The Spokesman-Review (http://bit.ly/2jUt229 ). The
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‘Megaload’ settlement bans new big truck loads on Idaho road

Jan 30th, 2017 | By
Men and equipment from Birch
Creek Landscape and Excavation are
removing the clay and adding fill dirt
to get the property to drain properly
so the foundation of the new enterprise
can begin.

By Rebecca Boone/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups, the Nez Perce Tribe and the U.S. Forest Service said Friday that they have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over huge “megaload” shipments on a scenic northwestern Idaho highway by tractor trailers. The shipments had been on hold since 2013 along a 100-mile stretch
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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
WikiCommons

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
AAA Thanksgiving 2016

  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.
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal

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
Gas Prices

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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