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Alaska Airlines denies a labor shortage is behind it reducing flights to Seattle, disputing a claim by a Kansas airport

Wichita Airport said Alaska Airlines was cutting some services from the Kansas city to Seattle "due to labor shortages." Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Wichita Airport said Alaska Airlines was cutting some flights to Seattle "due to labor shortages." Alaska has denied this, and said the flight reductions were "standard seasonal operation changes." The airline is operating two flights fewer from Wichita to Seattle each week in December. Alaska Airlines is operating fewer flights between Wichita...
Tags: Transportation, News, US, Trends, Economy, Alaska, Transport, Kansas, Aviation, Airlines, Seattle, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Bruce Bennett Getty, Wichita


Fascinated tourists are coming to Savannah see the backlog of cargo ships, tourism boss says

In this June, 19, 2018 photo, several ship to shore cranes stack shipping containers on-board the container ship Maersk Semarang at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton A Savannah tourism executive believes the backlog of cargo ships has increased tourism. Joseph Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah, said people are fascinated as the ships pass by. Savannah is the country's fourth-largest port and is dealing with packed shipping lanes due to supply-chain ...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Trends, Supply Chain, Georgia, Boats, Shipping, New York Times, Savannah, Savannah Ga, Savannah River, Georgia Ports Authority, Jake Epstein, Breaking, Marinelli


United Airlines CEO warns that ticket prices will increase because jet fuel is getting more expensive

United Airlines planes are seen at Newark International Airport in New Jersey, United States on September 29, 2021. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images United Airlines CEO said that customers can expect ticket prices to increase. United's jet fuel prices are up by about 6% compared to last year, according to their third quarter results. Airline travel has significantly increased since the start of the pandemic causing the price of jet fuel to increase with demand. United Airl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Traveling, Air Travel, US, Trends, Tickets, United, Jet Fuel, Cnbc, United Airlines, Cost, Airfare, Price Increases, Kirby


Supply-chain experts agree that consumers fueled the everything shortage - and might be able to help fix it

Container ships and gantry cranes in Felixstowe, Suffolk, United Kingdom. John Lamb/Getty Images Experts say consumers fueled the supply-chain crisis by buying more goods during the pandemic. Online spending has gone through the roof in recent years, causing backlogs at ports and warehouses. Shoppers can help alleviate the crisis by buying fewer goods and shopping second-hand or locally. The global supply chain has been stretched past its limit, and experts say consumers are more than part...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Asia, News, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Walmart, Economy, Port Of Los Angeles, Retail, Long Beach, University of Pennsylvania, Bayard Winthrop, Shortages


Google's drone delivery company is partnering with Walgreens to deliver meds, food, and household items to customers in Dallas

Wing and Walgreens partner for drone deliveries Wing Drone delivery company Wing is bringing air delivery service to the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Wing is partnering with Walgreens to deliver over-the-counter medications, food, and household items to residents. The Dallas operation will be the first major US metro with drone delivery service and the largest in the world. Google-owned drone delivery company Wing is bringing air delivery to the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan a...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Technology, News, Australia, Israel, US, Trends, Walmart, Features, Walgreens, Drones, Finland, Dallas, Aviation, Starbucks


The White House has considered deploying the National Guard to combat the supply-chain crisis, but it's reportedly unlikely

National Guards walk from Union Station to the Capitol Building as events get under way for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. AP Photo/John Minchillo The White House has explored using the National Guard to alleviate stress on the supply chain. The idea is unlikely to be implemented at this time, though it is not off the table, per reports. Last week, President Joe Biden announced a 90-day sprint, which included extending hours ...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, News, Nbc, Washington, White House, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Walmart, Joe Biden, Economy, Cnn, UPS, Retail


Sun Country is adding 7 new nonstop routes from its Minneapolis base in its latest network expansion - see the full list

natmac stock / Shutterstock.com Sun Country Airlines announced seven new routes from its Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport base. The airline is targeting spring and summer vacation destinations in its latest network expansion. Sun Country is extending its current flight schedule into early September 2022, offering over 70 destination options. Sun Country Airlines is focusing on spring and summer destinations with seven new nonstop routes from its base at Minneapolis-Saint Paul ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, US, Trends, Canada, Delta, Vancouver, Buffalo, Boeing, Routes, Caribbean, Jacksonville


Elon Musk wants to sell Tesla 'Giga Beer' in a Cybertruck-inspired bottle

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reveals "Giga Beer" in a cyber-truck inspired bottle at the Giga Fest in Germany. Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Elon Musk announced Tesla's plan to sell beer in a Cybertruck-inspired bottle last week. His previous booze venture was $250 tequila in a lightning-bolt bottle that sold out in hours. Tesla officially owns the trademarks for both "Giga Beer" and "Giga Bier," the German translation. Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to expand his booze business ...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Germany, Berlin, Trends, Tesla, Beer, Retail, Musk, Tequila, Gigafactory, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Tech Insider, Patrick Pleul


US trucking industry is short by a record 80,000 drivers amid the supply-chain crisis, association head says

A shortage of truckers has exacerbated the supply-chain crisis. Mike Raabe/Getty Images The US needs 80,000 more truck drivers, American Trucking Associations CEO Chris Spear told CNN. A shortage of drivers is one of biggest factors contributing to the current supply-chain chaos. It's causing product shortages, delivering delays, and soaring prices. The US has a shortage of around 80,000 truck drivers, Chris Spear, President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), told CNN...
Tags: Transportation, News, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Cnn, Long Beach, Truckers, Wichita, American Trucking Associations, ATA, Truck Driver, Spear, Chris Spear


Alaska Airlines is cutting some of its November and December flights because of understaffing, suggesting it doesn't expect the labor shortage to end any time soon

Wichita Airport said Alaska Airlines was cutting some services from the Kansas city to Seattle "due to labor shortages." Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Wichita Airport said Alaska Airlines was cutting some flights to Seattle "due to labor shortages." The airline is cutting two flights from Wichita to Seattle each week in December. It suggests that Alaska expects staffing problems to persist through the winter. Alaska Airlines is cutting some of its flights between Wichita, Kansas, and Seattle,...
Tags: Transportation, UK, News, US, Trends, Bank Of America, Economy, Alaska, Transport, Ubs, Spirit, Kansas, Aviation, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Airlines


Southwest Airlines reverses course and says it won't put unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave if they're seeking an exemption

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 in Denver. Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Southwest Airlines said it will not put unvaccinated workers with a pending exemption on unpaid leave come December. The company said employees can continue working if they follow COVID-safety policies until their request is reviewed. American Airlines' flight attendant union told its members they will not be terminated if they are not vaccinated. Southwest Airlines is abandoning its plan to put unvaccinated ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Biden, Denver, United, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, United Airlines, Flight Attendants, American Airlines, Southwest


Psaki tells Newsmax reporter she's 'not going to apologize' for Pete Buttigieg taking paternity leave

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House on October 19, 2021. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images White House press secretary Jen Psaki pushed back on a Newsmax reporter who questioned Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg's paternity leave. "I'm not going to apologize for" family leave, Psaki told the reporter. Buttigieg was "mostly offline" for four weeks after the arrival of his twins in mid-August, the Transportation Department said. Whi...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, News, Obama, White House, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Walmart, Joe Biden, Cnn, Port Of Los Angeles, Fox News, Conference, Biden, Department Of Transportation


American Airlines flight attendants union tells employees they won't be fired if they refuse to get vaccinated by the airline's deadline

An American Airlines flight attendant. LM Otero/AP American Airlines' flight attendant union is telling members that they won't be immediately fired if they remain unvaccinated past the airline's deadline. All American employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 per a Biden administration mandate for federal contractors. American's deadline for vaccination is just days before the Thanksgiving holiday. American Airlines' flight attendant union is telling flight atte...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Biden, United, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Flight Attendants, Delta Air Lines


An LA trucking company is running out of places to put its shipping containers so they're parking some on a residential street

Getty Images/Sasin Tipchai Container ships line the streets of one California neighborhood as the global shipping crisis continues. A local trucking company owner said his business is stuck with empty shipping containers despite minimal storage space. One resident said the shipping trucks blocked her driveway, preventing her from leaving. With a backlog of container ships at ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach and workers unloading shipments 24 hours a day, the Southern California area ha...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, La, White House, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Wall Street Journal, Cervantes, Southern California, Shipping Containers, Western U S


There's a record 100 ships floating off ports in Southern California despite Biden's 24/7 schedule

An aerial picture taken on October 14, 2021 shows the Port of Los Angeles, in Los Angeles, California. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images The largest ports in the US hit a new record on Monday as 100 ships wait to dock and unload. The ports have smashed through multiple records this year as COVID-19 shutdowns meet a boom in consumer demand. Last week, President Biden announced the ports would start processing ships 24/7. California ports have hit another record, despite Biden's plan to ex...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, Politics, News, California, La, White House, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Cnn, Boats, Shipping, Port Of Los Angeles, Gartner


Amazon's Zoox is testing self-driving cars in Seattle so they can learn to cope with lots of rain

A Zoox autonomous robotaxi. Zoox Amazon-owned Zoox will start testing driverless cars in Seattle, the company told Bloomberg. Zoox's chief technology officer said one of the main reasons was Seattle's famously bad weather. Zoox wants to "see how water impacts the sensors" on the cars, its cofounder said. Amazon-owned robotaxi startup Zoox is set to start testing self-driving cars on the streets of Seattle.Zoox's cofounder and Chief Technology Officer Jesse Levinson told Bloombe...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, News, California, Cars, Trends, Bloomberg, Autonomous, Seattle, Driverless, Levinson, Robotaxi, Self Driving, Las Vegas Last, Tech Insider, Zoox


Satellite images show massive congestion at the Port of Long Beach this year compared to 2020 and 2019

A side by side comparison of ship congestion off the Port of Long Beach in 2019 and 2021. Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite imagery The Port of Long Beach is home to a backlog of ships off the coast amid congestion troubles. Satellite images show ships waiting to unload amid a spike in demand for consumer goods. Photos from 2019 and 2020 highlight the extent of the problem this year. America's second-busiest port, the Port of Long Beach, is currently home to a backlog of ships waiting of...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, California, White House, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Markets, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, BBC News, Features, Port Of Los Angeles


Pete Buttigieg and Biden’s Human Infrastructure Problem

Criticism of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for taking paternity leave hints at the challenge of convincing some that human infrastructure spending is necessary.
Tags: Transportation, Biden, Pete Buttigieg


BikePortland Podcast: Journalist Ryan Packer on the I-5 Bridge Replacement Project

In this episode I spoke to Ryan Packer, a journalist based in Seattle who covers transportation issues for The Urbanist. Their name might sound familiar, because Ryan is also BikePortland’s special correspondent on the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project, or what we often refer to around here as Columbia River Crossing 2.0. Ryan recently visited Portland, so I thought it’d be fun to sit down, talk a little shop about what it’s like to be an advocacy journalist in the transportation space, ...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Oregon, Senate, America, Sport, Front Page, Canada, Cycling, Washington Dc, Portland, Vancouver, Washington State, Seattle, Council, Tacoma


BikePortland Podcast: Journalist Ryan Packer on the Interstate Bridge Replacement project

In this episode I spoke to Ryan Packer, a journalist based in Seattle who covers transportation issues for The Urbanist. Their name might sound familiar, because Ryan is also BikePortland’s special correspondent on the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project, or what we often refer to around here as Columbia River Crossing 2.0. Ryan recently visited Portland, so I thought it’d be fun to sit down, talk a little shop about what it’s like to be an advocacy journalist in the transportation space, ...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Oregon, Senate, America, Sport, Front Page, Canada, Cycling, Washington Dc, Portland, Vancouver, Washington State, Seattle, Council, Tacoma


DC Metro train derailed 3 times on the same day before passengers were forced to evacuate through a dark tunnel, investigators say

A 7000-series train is seen here pulling into Metro Center station in Washington on April 23, 2021. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky A train on the Washington, DC, Metro's Blue Line derailed last week, causing passengers to exit through a tunnel. The train derailed at least two other times in the dame day, NTSB investigators said Monday. WMATA, the agency that runs Metro, took all of its 7000-series trains out of service, resulting in significant delays Monday. The train on the Washington,...
Tags: Transportation, News, Washington, Subway, Trends, Washington Dc, Dc, Arlington Cemetery, Metro, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Largo, NBC Washington, Rosslyn, WMATA, DC Metro


A high school is teaching teens to drive big rigs during the nationwide trucker shortage

One high school is offering a truck-driving elective for students amid a widespread trucker shortage and an aging workforce. Mint Images/Getty Images A California high school is the first non-vocational school to offer a truck-driving course. The nationwide truck driver shortage is a leading cause of supply-chain issues. Pay for truck drivers is soaring as retailers scramble to find drivers to deliver inventory. During a truck-driver shortage that exacerbates the supply-chain issues natio...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Trends, Trucking Industry, Teenagers, High School, Retail, Truck, Npr, Trucking, Vocational Education, Ubereats, Truck Driver, Patterson High School, Dein


Singapore Airlines will fly the Airbus A380 on on a 60-minute flight as carriers continue to bring back the world's largest passenger plane

Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800 takes off from Zurich airport Reuters Singapore Airlines is set to fly the shortest Airbus A380 flight in service from Singapore to Malaysia. British Airways will use its A380s on short-haul flights from London to Frankfurt and Madrid come November 8. The short routes are due to operational requirements to get crews retrained on the aircraft. Singapore Airlines is set to operate the shortest Airbus A380 flight in service on a mere 60-minute hop between Si...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, London, News, Singapore, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Frankfurt, Malaysia, Paris, Aircraft, Kuala Lumpur, Airbus, Madrid, Boeing


Southwest Airlines shows off its unique history and company culture with its corporate office - see inside the company's Texas headquarters

The Winning Spirit conference room BOKA Powell Southwest Airlines displays its history and company culture in its corporate office in Dallas, Texas. The company's headquarters feature murals, unique lounges, model aircraft, and old flight attendant uniforms. Employees can watch Southwest aircraft take off and land from its deck overlooking Dallas Love Field Airport. Southwest Airlines turned 50 this year, and its long history of humor, hot pants, and unique marketing campaigns has ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Halloween, Texas, Trends, Features, Dallas, Southwest Airlines, Dot, Southwest Culture, Southwest, Dallas Texas, Herb Kelleher, Gary Kelly, Kelleher, Corgan


10 Things in Politics: Tracing Trump and QAnon's roots to smog

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:The roots of denialism: How the birth of smog in 1943 led to Trump and QAnonFauci says full-vaccinated Americans can enjoy the holidaysSen. Kyrsten Sinema's campaign spent $1,180 at a wineryWith Phil Rosen. Valerie Chiang for Insider 1. ...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, England, New York, Washington Post, La, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Trends, Nasa, Bill Clinton, Arizona, Ohio


‘It’s Important Work’: Buttigieg Swats Down Tucker Carlson’s Mockery Of His Paternity Leave

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday made clear that he is not amused by Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s dig at him for going on paternity leave after the birth of his adopted twins. [Author: Summer Concepcion]
Tags: Transportation, News, Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Pete Buttigieg, Summer Concepcion


Buttigieg says US supply chain issues will continue into 2022

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg predicted on Sunday that supply chain issues facing the US will continue into 2022, but stressed that Congress potentially passing President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal is the best way to help alleviate those problems.
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Buttigieg says supply chain problems will continue into 2022

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg predicted on Sunday that supply chain issues facing the US will continue into 2022, but stressed that Congress potentially passing President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal is the best way to help alleviate those problems.
Tags: Transportation, News, Congress, US, Joe Biden, Stories, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg


Buttigieg says supply chain issues will 'certainly' continue into 2022

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg predicted on Sunday that supply chain issues facing the US will continue into 2022, but stressed that Congress potentially passing President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal is the best way to help alleviate those problems.
Tags: Transportation, News, Congress, US, Joe Biden, Stories, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg


Buttigieg says US supply chain issues will 'certainly' continue into 2022

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg predicted on Sunday that supply chain issues facing the US will continue into 2022, but stressed that Congress potentially passing President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal is the best way to help alleviate those problems.
Tags: Transportation, Congress, US, Joe Biden, Cnn, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg