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Mar 242017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 March, 2017

Good morning What a crazy week it has been, with the TSA managing to set a new low for inanity and insanity. We’ve seen some terrible things in the past – with the worst perhaps being the global ban on all electronics on all flights, and their extended insistence on subjecting us to potentially dangerous […]

Mar 172017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 March, 2017

Good morning My comments last week about California’s deliberate withholding of its Department of Public Health findings on cell phone dangers engendered a few comments and, quite understandably, a few concerns as well.  As a result, I have not one but two articles to offer this week. The first is nice and short and simply […]

Mar 102017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 March, 2017

Good morning My extended ‘future of transportation’ series took another slight detour this week.  Uber has been going through some gyrations of late, managing to offend just about everyone on the planet in the process. Although it is only seven or so months since I last wrote about Uber, it seemed appropriate to update the […]

Mar 092017
 
Is There a Road Ahead for Uber?

Who doesn’t love Uber? Who doesn’t love their astonishingly inexpensive rides that can be arranged from our phone with just a few taps of our finger.  Who doesn’t love the simple cashless transaction with no angst over how much to tip, a nice nearly new clean car with friendly driver that quickly arrives and pleasantly […]

Feb 242017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 February, 2017

Good morning What was to have been the ultimate part of my ‘new era of transportation’ series proved to actually be the penultimate part.  There’s enough left for one more article, next week – maybe more!  But for now, I hope you’ll enjoy what was a curious shift in writing style for me – to […]

Feb 232017
 
Our New Opportunity to Make America’s Transportation System Great Again - Part 5

Part 5 :  The Totally Transformational Possibilities Offered by Hyperloop Technology This is a further part in our article series on how we have a new opportunity for the United States to once again take a position of world leadership in transportation. In part one, we looked back at three previous periods of American greatness, […]

Feb 172017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 February, 2017

Good morning My ‘new era of transportation’ series took another detour this week.  What was supposed to be a couple of sentences on the shifting balance of ‘should you/shouldn’t you own a car’ ended up with almost 5,000 words of commentary and a complete full article, then a couple of reader responses caused me to […]

Feb 152017
 
Is Private Car Ownership Becoming Obsolete?

Some things in life we take for granted and accept without question.  Brushing your teeth, for example.  Learning to read and write.  And so on. Another instinctive thing, for most Americans, is the essential inviolable need for and benefit from privately owning one’s own automobile.  Sure, if you live in mid-town Manhattan, you can create […]

Feb 092017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 February, 2017

Good morning Does President Trump read The Travel Insider? He met with airline CEO’s on Thursday – although American’s CEO, Doug Parker, was notably absent due to a ‘scheduling conflict’.  One has to wonder – what sort of scheduling conflict would take priority over meeting with the President?  Maybe he was busy meeting with Nordstroms? […]

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