MAY 8, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

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.

 

MISC 

We used to be a society that went placesOne disturbing trend of recent decades is the decline in Americans’ geographic mobility.

 

 

RAIL 

Slower BNSF Intermodal Transits Give UP OpeningUnion 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.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION 

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).

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