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Thursday, December 15, 2011

As noted in our news section, there are several deserving projects directly related to seaports included in TIGER III awards.
Posted on 12/15 at 05:59 PM
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Transportation projects in 33 states and Puerto Rico will receive a total of $511 million from the third round of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s popular TIGER grants program
Posted on 12/15 at 05:54 PM
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In an ongoing effort to improve fuel efficiency while extending its profitability in the airline industry, Southwest has placed a firm order for 150 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, with the first delivery scheduled in 2017
Posted on 12/15 at 04:48 PM
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Following an early October prediction of 2011 holiday sales rising 2.8 percent to $465.6 billion, the NRF is now calling for 2011 to be up 3.8 percent to $469.1 billion. Holiday sales—as defined by the NRF—are sales in the months of November and December.

This industry-wide event, called “Stand Up For Trucking,” will bring together scores of transportation executives and key stakeholders in trucking to let their voices be heard so that their Congressional and Senate representatives understand that trucking is a vital national asset that contributes to the well-being of this country.
Posted on 12/15 at 12:34 PM
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During its fiscal second quarter earnings announcement today, FedEx announced it has inked a deal with The Boeing Company to modernize its FedEx Express aircraft fleet.
Posted on 12/15 at 12:15 PM
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Driven by a continued focus on yield management, FedEx reported today that fiscal 2012 second quarter net income at $497 million was up 76 percent annually. The company’s quarterly revenue of $10.59 billion was up 10 percent from last year’s $9.63 billion.
Posted on 12/15 at 10:51 AM
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

An alliance agreement between INTTRA – a multi-carrier e-commerce platform for the ocean shipping industry – and Kewill was announced today.
Posted on 12/14 at 05:06 PM
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A report released by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy stated that "State lawmakers reluctant to update gas taxes have cost their states, on average, $201 million in annual revenues. These losses are exacerbated by the fact that the federal gas tax, which also supports state transportation projects, has lost 41 percent of its value since it was last raised in 1993."
Posted on 12/14 at 03:17 PM
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) dropped 0.2 percent from September to October.


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