October 20, 2020

Summarizing The Success Of 40 Years Of Deregulation In Air And Freight Transportation

In 1980 Democrats held the presidency and both houses of Congress. The 96th Congress marked a generation in which both the Senate and House had stayed blue. However, the economy overall had suffered the drawbacks of some 90 years of misguided industrial regulation and central planning from both parties. Moreover, Americans suffered from stagflation (prolonged stagnation and inflation), gasoline shortages brought on by a fickle foreign oil supply, limited options for transportation, and limited consumer goods, which were expensive to ship.  A growing bipartisan, academic and policy consensus documented that regulatory control entrenched the power of incumbent firms, incentivized collusive relationships between regulators and companies, created barriers to entry in the market, and precluded the competition that would incentivize innovation and choice. Congress and the Carter

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De Blasio announces ‘long-term’ investment in bus transportation for NYC kids

NEW YORK — The city says it’s investing in a partnership with a company providing school buses in an effort to provide “greater stability, flexibility and oversight” in transportation for New York’s schoolchildren.

This comes on the heels of the city establishing a not-for-profit to oversee school bus inventory and employees called NYCSBUS. They’re partnering with Reliant Transportation, who already specializes in busing for special education students and runs around 950 busing routes for the city’s Department of Education each year. NYCSBUS “will offer employment to the current Reliant workforce and work with labor partners to develop acceptable collective bargaining agreement terms to prevent any workforce disruption.”

“We are doing everything we can to guarantee safe, fast, and reliable bus service for the students who need it most,” said Mayor de Blasio in a statement. “This agreement delivers on that promise and makes a lasting investment in our school communities

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Chatham Commission District 6 candidates talk job creation, public transportation – News – Savannah Morning News

The southernmost section of Chatham County is encompassed by District 6, covering a varied assortment of communities — including Savannah’s Southside and its somewhat-struggling commercial corridor — and stretching way to the wilds of Ossabaw Island.

After besting a fellow Republican candidate in Georgia’s June 9 primary, William Dyal is now facing Democrat Aaron “Adot” Whitely in the Nov. 3 Chatham County Commission race to represent District 6. Both are newcomers to public office; current District 6 Commissioner James “Jay” Jones chose to forgo a reelection run in favor of a failed bid to become the board’s chair.

In separate interviews with the Savannah Morning News, the District 6 candidates discussed some of their plans and spoke about what is motivating them to run for this County Commission seat.

Empty commercial spaces and job creation

While residential development is continuously ongoing in District 6, business growth is less dynamic there,

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RTA offering free transportation to voters during early voting

750 RTA passes will be handed out by City Councilwoman Kristin Palmer and two local groups

NEW ORLEANS — If you are in need of a ride to an early voting location in Orleans Parish, the RTA is offering free transit passes.

City Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer on Tuesday announced a partnership with RIDE New Orleans and Roll to the Polls to giveaway 750 RTA day passes during early voting. 

The RTA transit passes will give voters the ability to access all public transportation modes, Palmer’s office said.

In June 2020, the RTA adopted a policy to waive transit fares on an election day, but it does not include early voting. 

During early voting, which runs October 16 thru October 27, volunteers with RIDE New Orleans and Roll to the Polls, will provide free day passes at transit hubs. 

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De Blasio Ignores His Own Transportation Experts As Cyclist Deaths Rise And Traffic Gridlock Returns

In May, as the city continued to fight to keep down its coronavirus infection rate, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed transit experts to a Surface Transportation Advisory Council. “These councils will provide real world guidance to ensure our plans to reopen the city make sense and keep people safe,” de Blasio said in a release.

The transportation experts submitted a long list of ideas to the mayor this summer. Among the suggestions: aggressively expand street space for pedestrians and ramp up bike lane installation with the goal of doubling ridership; come up with a plan for restricting vehicular traffic in Manhattan like the city did after 9/11, “should traffic congestion surge”; and come up with a “robust communications plan” to help New Yorkers get out of their cars and find other ways to get around.

The de Blasio administration did not respond to the panel. Nor did they respond to

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Measure 26-218: Metro asks voters to fund major transportation projects

Measure 26-218 would fund transportation-focused programs and projects in the Portland Metro Area spanning the next 15 to 20 years.

If passed, a tax of up to 0.75% would be placed on the payrolls of certain employers starting in 2022. The money from that tax would go toward transportation improvements in 17 designated “corridors” throughout the metro area. There are about 150 projects proposed in those corridors.

Related: OPB’s 2020 election coverage, ballot guide and results

The plan would include nearly $4 billion toward projects in areas such as Tualatin Valley Highway, McLoughlin Boulevard and the Southwest Corridor Light Rail — a proposed expansion of the MAX light-rail train system into Southwest Portland, Tigard and Tualatin. An additional $1 billion is expected to go to regional programs including creating safer routes to schools, free youth transit passes and replacing diesel buses with electric or low-carbon buses. In addition to local

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Plans Underway for Elon Musk’s Innovative Underground Transportation System to Expand Throughout Las Vegas Destination

During the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s (LVCVA) Board of Directors meeting today, Steve Hill, LVCVA president and CEO, shared that Musk’s tunneling company recently submitted its special use permit application to the City of Las Vegas and intends to file a land use (design review) application in Clark County shortly, the first steps in the process to construct the system across Las Vegas.

Vegas Loop will consist of underground tunnels stretching as far north as downtown Las Vegas, throughout the Strip corridor, and as far south as the Allegiant Stadium, pending approval later this week by the Stadium Authority, the owner of the stadium. Passengers will be whisked through tunnels in all-electric Tesla vehicles.  

“The Vegas Loop will be a game changer for our visitors seeking to quickly access world-class attractions and resorts throughout the destination in a fun and convenient way,” says Hill.


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ZUUM Transportation Inc. – How $12.58 Million in Seed Funding Accelerates Digital Transformation in a $1.6 Trillion Industry During a Global Pandemic

IRVINE, Calif. – October 13, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

​​​​​The challenge COVID-19 is posing to global supply chains is unprecedented, drastically impacting demand, supply, manufacturing and transportation simultaneously. These sudden changes and resulting daily freight cost fluctuations force companies to evolve. Can new logistics technology, like ZUUM’s Logistics Super Platform, funded through venture investments, help businesses survive? Will the pandemic usher in the next efficiency revolution in logistics? ​

“COVID-19 has interrupted global supply chains, leaving businesses scrambling for new ways to keep operations running. During this unprecedented crisis, finding innovative ways to help communities and businesses is more important than ever. Our recent funding is enabling ZUUM to focus on bringing new, more efficient real-time solutions to the logistics and transportation industry,” says ZUUM Transportation COO and co-founder Matt Tabatabai.

Transportation and logistics perform some of the most vital services in the industrial world. Logistics account for approximately

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Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc. Closes $640,000 Financing

Company Continues to Pursue Growth Opportunities

JUPITER, FL / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2020 / Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc. (OTC PINK:TLSS), (“TLSS”, or the “Company”), a leading eCommerce fulfillment service provider, today announced that on October 8, 2020 it closed an equity financing which provided gross proceeds of $640,000.

According to CEO John Mercadante, “In light of the significant positive results from our restructuring efforts over the past six months and then the cessation of our Amazon DSP business as of September 30, 2020, we believe that this interim funding will enable us to continue to pursue opportunities to build shareholder value. We appreciate the ongoing support demonstrated by the investors in this financing.”

Under the terms of a Securities Purchase Agreement, the Company issued to certain accredited investors in a private placement an aggregate of 47,977 shares of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock of the Company, par value

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