Transportation

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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UN calls for stepped up security for planes and airports

Sep 22nd, 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 Edith M. Ledderer/Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday calling for stepped up screening and security checks at airports worldwide to “detect and deter terrorist attacks” on civil aviation. The resolution calls on all countries to tighten security at airport buildings, share information about possible threats,
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AAA: Drivers waste $2.1 billion on premium gas

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
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BOISE – A new AAA study reveals that 16.5 million U.S. drivers needlessly bought premium grade fuel more than 270 million times in the last 12 months—to the tune of $2.1 billion—when there was no need or benefit to do so. Drivers may confuse ‘premium’ with a ‘better’ grade of fuel, but AAA’s evaluation of
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Discount Tire to open at Pine Ridge Mall

Sep 6th, 2016 | By
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By Sarah Glenn For the Journal Although construction dust is still flying, the Discount Tire store at the Pine Ridge Mall has targeted an opening date of Oct. 1. Facing Yellowstone, Discount Tire will be one of the company’s new prototype stores. The floorplan differs from other Discount Tires. It features 7,000 square feet of
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British Airways set to resume direct flights to Iran

Sep 1st, 2016 | By
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LONDON (AP) — British Airways is set to resume direct flights to Iran as some sanctions are lifted and tensions ease. The airline’s first direct flight to Tehran in nearly four years is scheduled to leave London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday evening with arrival the following morning. Service had been suspended in October 2012 as
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Amazon starts car research and review site

Aug 26th, 2016 | By
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By Mae Anderson/AP Tech Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is starting a site offering research, reviews and other information on new and used cars. The latest venture by the e-commerce powerhouse will compete with established players in the field including CarSoup.com, Edmunds.com, truecar.com and cars.com. Amazon Vehicles won’t sell cars. But in addition to
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AAA: Roadside debris pose emerging traffic risk

Aug 11th, 2016 | By
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AAA Press Release BOISE –  A new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study reveals that the evasive maneuvers taken by drivers to avoid road debris may limit the effectiveness of the vehicle safety devices designed to protect motorists. The study reveals debris-related crashes have increased by 40 percent since 2001. Between 2011 and 2014, the
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Idahoans pay 35 cents more per gallon than national average

Aug 4th, 2016 | By
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Gem State’s sixth highest pump prices follow a familiar seasonal trend AAA Press Release BOISE – Abundant gasoline supplies and low oil prices should continue to give drivers something to cheer about through the remainder of the summer and into fall, but Gem State motorists are experiencing less of that tangible benefit, according to AAA.
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