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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? […]

Feb 032017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 3 February, 2017

Good morning For the second week in a row, our new President is impacting on my choice of feature articles.  But his impact last week was generally rated positively, and I hope you’ll like this week’s article too which, in truth, actually is very little about the President, himself. It had been my intention to […]

Feb 022017
 
Trump Shouldn't Target Aviation

The US airlines are hoping that President Trump’s “America First” approach to international trade and foreign relations might get them some favors and benefits, with some protectionist type barriers erected to insulate them from the severest of foreign competition.  But will this happen?  We can’t see how it could be practically implemented. For sure, foreign […]

Jan 272017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 27 January, 2017

Good morning We’re one week into our new President’s term; and one part of his ‘making America great again’ platform is investing into the nation’s transportation infrastructure. Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, surely you support that concept, with both parties racing to get an infrastructure spending bill into the House first, so they can […]

Jan 252017
 
Our New Opportunity to Make America's Transportation System Great Again - Part 1

Part 1 :  Our Three Previous Periods of World Transportation Leadership Our new President’s inauguration speech promised We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation. This is a very exciting promise, and truly would restore America to a position of greatness such as […]

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