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Infrastructure News

  • Amports inks deal to add 67 acres at Jaxport
    by Will Robinson on June 18, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Jaxport's board unanimously approved Tuesday two deals with Jacksonville-based Amports: one to extend Amports' lease at the port through 2044 and another to give Amports major acreage at Dames Point Marine Terminal. Amports, a major auto processor, has leased about 150 acres at Blount Island Marine Terminal since 2000. Under the terms of its reworked lease, Amports will vacate 20.3 acres on the island to accommodate SSA's expanding international container terminal in exchange for 22.4 acres at Dames […]

  • Enterprise is major bidder for new Dulles Airport car rental contracts
    by Michael Neibauer on June 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    A game of musical chairs is about to take place at Dulles International Airport, outside Washington, D.C.. And by chairs, we mean rental cars. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board is expected this week to approve a series of seven-year contracts for vehicle rentals, resulting in a host of consolidations and one new entrant in the fold. Earlier this year, the MWAA board authorized authority staff to bid out new rental car concession contracts for four parcels — three larger sites […]

  • Automotive Minute: 2020 Ford Explorer most desirable as a non-hybrid, mid-grade model (Photos)
    by Eileen Falkenberg-Hull on June 18, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    The Columbia River is flanked by steep hills on each side, with Washington and Oregon connected by a series of bridges. Like the river, flowing between the states, the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer walks the line between traditional gasoline and hybrid powertrains offering buyers a bevy of options. However, not all of them satisfy. The 2020 Explorer comes in six grades: Base, XLT, Limited, Hybrid, ST, and Platinum. Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) has given each trim level its own personality but a […]

  • Allegiant adds new nonstop services at St. Pete-Clearwater airport
    by Veronica Brezina-Smith on June 18, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport's dominating airline is adding new nonstop routes to Pennsylvania and Michigan. Allegiant Air (NASDAQ: ALGT) announced it will provide the new year-round service to Traverse City, Michigan starting Oct. 16 and State College, Pennsylvania beginning Oct. 18. "We hope travelers will enjoy venturing from the beauty and active lifestyle of Lake Michigan to the beaches and arts of St. Pete-Clearwater. Connecting to the main campus with the addition of Stat […]

  • Nvidia inks autonomous trucking deal with Volvo
    by Luke Stangel on June 18, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Nvidia Corp. is teaming up with Volvo, the world’s second-largest commercial truck manufacturer, to develop self-driving capabilities for a range of commercial vehicles, the Santa Clara-based chipmaker said Tuesday. Nvidia shares jumped more than 2 percent shortly after the opening bell, roughly in line with the broader semiconductor index. The Swedish automaker will use Nvidia’s DRIVE platform to train, test and deploy self-driving passenger buses, semi-trucks, garbage trucks, and commercia […]

  • Exclusive: Unicorn logistics company KeepTruckin wants Yelp's space
    by Fiona Kelliher on June 18, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    While Yelp needs to save cash with a sublease, KeepTruckin has new money to spend on it. […]

  • Bham startup named semifinalist for Boston accelerator program
    by Tyler Patchen on June 18, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Moovmo, a Birmingham-based ridesharing platform for accessible transportation, has been selected as a semifinalist to participate in the Leading Cities’ AcceliCITY program.  Leading Cities is a Boston-based organization focused on improving the quality of life through Smart City solutions. Their AcceliCITY program reviews applications from around the world in search of companies that have the potential to increase or enhance public services. According to Leading Cities, Moovmo’s selection makes […]

  • Delta to launch facial recognition technology in more U.S. airports, CEO Ed Bastian says
    by Alex Gailey on June 18, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Delta CEO Ed Bastian says the Atlanta-based airline is planning to launch facial recognition technology in more of its international hubs across the U.S., and will eventually add the facial recognition technology to domestic terminals altogether. "We are already rolling it out. We have it in Detroit already, and pretty soon, we'll have it in most of our international facilities," said Bastian during a sit-down interview with CNBC last week. "The next big thing for us is obviously the domestic [terminals]. […]

  • Pittsburgh International Airport gets upgraded rating
    by Luke Torrance on June 18, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Moody's Investor Services announced Monday that it had upgraded the rating on the Allegheny County Airport Authority's outstanding airport revenue bonds under the expectation that the authority would go forward with the $1.1 billion terminal modernization project. The bonds have been upgraded from A2 to A3, and the rating outlook is stable. In a press release, Moody's said the improved rating reflected the sustained, positive trajectory of enplanement growth at the airport and the authority's […]

  • Southwest latest airline to extend Boeing 737 Max cancellations
    by Dallas Business Journal staff on June 18, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Earlier this month, American Airlines Group Inc. announced it would extend cancellations for flights using the Boeing 737 Max through Sept. 3. Now, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is following suit. The low-cost carrier has extended the timeframe for the Max's estimated return from Aug. 5 to Sept. 2, citing that Southwest continues to await guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration on impending software updates and training requirements. Southwest is the largest commercial airline operating […]

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