Transportation

Tesla to release lower-priced versions of Model S car

Jun 9th, 2016 | By

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla said Thursday that it has started selling a cheaper version of its Model S car in an attempt to make its electric vehicles more affordable for more people. The new version, called the Model S 60, starts at $66,000. An all-wheel drive version of the Model S 60 will start
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The great road trip returns this summer thanks to cheap gas

May 22nd, 2016 | By
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By Scott Mayerowitz AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Grab your sunglasses, a giant cup of coffee and prepare to hit the highway: 2016 is shaping up to be the summer of the road trip. Cheap fuel prices have left many American families flush with spare cash, which they now plan to spend on vacations.
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Pocatello gas cheaper than state average

Mar 8th, 2016 | By

By Journal Staff Average retail gasoline prices in Idaho have not moved in the past week, averaging $1.83 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 gas outlets in Idaho. This compares to the national average that has increased 6.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $1.81. Prices in Pocatello were
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Big truck sales slow due to oversupply, less freight

Feb 9th, 2016 | By
The Kenworth Sales Company at 2555 Garrett Way in Pocatello began selling trucks last year for the first time since 1975. Recent months have seen a slump in truck sales, mostly due to a flood of trucks and less freight to carry.
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By Vanessa Grieve For the Journal The big-truck market is moving in low-gear compared to a few months ago when the economy looked to be improving. “The used truck market looks pretty sad,” said Floyd Herrman, a truck sales consultant at Kenworth Sales Company in Pocatello, in late-January. “I think one of the big things
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Low gas prices lead to increased car sales nationally, locally in 2015

Jan 20th, 2016 | By
Pat Murphy, general sales manager at Hirning Buick GMC in Pocatello, says recent low gas prices have fueled vehicle sales, particularly for trucks and SUVs. (Photo by Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal)

By Cydney McFarland cmcfarland@journalnet.com POCATELLO — Lower gas prices are turning in to higher sales for car dealerships in Idaho and across the country. Local dealerships are seeing this sales increase mostly in the sale of sport utility vehicles and trucks. “People aren’t as concerned with gas mileage so we’ve seen a drop in high
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Idaho gasoline prices fall 1.5 cents, 2016 predictions

Jan 19th, 2016 | By
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By Journal Staff BOISE — Average retail gasoline prices in Idaho have fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.08 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 802 gas outlets in Idaho. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.5 cents per gallon in the last week
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Idaho gas prices continue to drop

Dec 28th, 2015 | By
Gasoline prices were 13.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago, and 3.1 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. (Submitted Photo)

By Idaho State Journal Staff Average retail gasoline prices in Idaho have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.11 per gallon on Sunday. The website GasBuddy.com calculated the average from its daily survey of 802 gas outlets in Idaho. The national average, which has not changed in the last week, is
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South Valley Road now open

Dec 24th, 2015 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
You can’t use the old “got held up by a train at Cheyenne Crossing” excuse anymore. The new South Valley Connector is open, and you can sail over the rail yard with no worries.

By Cydney McFarland cmcfarland@journalnet.com POCATELLO — South Valley Road, a project that has been in the works since the late 60s and under construction since 2013, finally opened Wednesday. After the ribbon cutting, Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad along with former mayors Roger Chase and Greg Anderson, led a convoy of local leaders and community members
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Holiday wrap: Low gasoline prices are the gift that keeps on giving

Dec 22nd, 2015 | By

By Dave Carlson AAA advises motorists to prepare themselves and their vehicles for winter travel BOISE – Low gas prices, an improving economy and the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family are expected to produce 100 million U.S. travelers between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3, according to AAA. AAA estimates that 91.3
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Pocatello ranked among top airports in nation

Dec 17th, 2015 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
Passengers depart a Skywest flight Wednesday afternoon at the Pocatello Regional Airport.

By Kendra Evensen POCATELLO — Those traveling for the holidays may want to consider flying out of the Pocatello Regional Airport. The online trip calculator Travelmath recently analyzed 322 airports in the U.S. using information gathered by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics from January to August, and it ranked some of the country’s smallest airports
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