Alaska Airlines Pledges $1.5 Million for Job Training at the Port of Seattle – Alaska Airlines is pledging a $1.5 million grant to support job training at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This local investment will be made over the next four years in collaboration with the Port of Seattle with an initial contribution to Port Jobs, a nonprofit committed to preparing workers for the Port of Seattle economy.
We used to be a society that went places – One disturbing trend of recent decades is the decline in Americans’ geographic mobility.
Slower BNSF Intermodal Transits Give UP Opening – Union Pacific Railroad appears to be taking advantage of shippers’ frustrations with BNSF Railway service between the Pacific Northwest and Chicago — one of the busiest North American intermodal lanes — by launching its own service between Portland and Chicago.
The infrastructure mess – We’re falling behind advanced nations. Europe and now China have abundant high-speed rail. In some European countries, high-speed rail is so popular that private companies are jumping in to compete against state-owned rail operators (although in most cases, even with airlines, no transport system works without overt or stealth subsidies, even highways).