The pandemic got more people riding bikes, but the number of cyclists hit and killed by cars is rising at an alarming rate. “We’re buying materials for ghost bikes in bulk,” one cycling advocate says.
Stories by David Schaper
Domestic air travel demand this spring is back to pre-pandemic levels. But airlines see headwinds as the war in Ukraine drives up jet fuel prices and air fares and has international travel lagging
Gasoline prices hit record highs last week, so politicians in both parties proposed suspending state and federal gas taxes. But some warn such tax “holidays” may cut funding for needed road repairs.
The profession is overwhelming white and male. As baby boomers retire, airlines seek to knock down barriers for women and people of color to refill the pilot ranks.
Millions of Americans are returning to the skies this holiday season. Crowded airports, staffing shortages, bad weather and disruptive passengers all could make the experience miserable.
For years Texas tried to lure businesses to locate there from other states. Now, Chicago is using a new Texas abortion ban and other social issues to recruit businesses from the Lone Star state.
Public health officials and infectious disease experts say requiring vaccination for domestic air and rail travel would help slow COVID-19’s spread, but the travel industry opposes a vaccine mandate.
Infrastructure spending is considered one of the few issues on which the two parties can agree, but there are still differences that seem to reflect the nation’s broader partisan and cultural divide.
Amid a sudden surge in demand for domestic travel, especially to beach destinations and national parks, decimated airlines are adding service to new markets as they try to inch back to profitability.
The quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers is an improvement from the D+ four years ago, but shows federal investment is still lacking.