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Ridesharing and Buses See Opportunity in French Rail Strike
Skift • Angeline Benoit, Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg
Southwest Airlines has been faced with fines, union safety complaints
Chicago Tribune • David Koenig
Warmshowers: why free hospitality for bike tourists is a priceless experience | Joshua Cunningham
The Guardian • Joshua Cunningham
The Latest: Toronto cops say van incident looked deliberate
Washington Post • Associated Press
Embattled United CEO Munoz Forgoes Bonus as Chairman Steps Aside
Skift • Bloomberg, Justin Bachman
United CEO skips bonus after passenger-dragging incident
Chicago Tribune • Lauren Zumbach
The Latest: Toronto police say 9 dead, 16 injured by van
Washington Post • Associated Press
Metra looks for ways to combat missed fare problems
Chicago Tribune • Mary Wisniewski
Hyperloop promises a 30-minute trip from Chicago to Cleveland, but multiple challenges ahead
Chicago Tribune • Mary Wisniewski
Emergency engine inspections lead to cancellations, scores of delays for travelers on Southwest Airlines
Chicago Tribune • Faiz Siddiqui
 
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Ridesharing and Buses See Opportunity in French Rail Strike
SkiftAngeline Benoit, Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg
For the past month, French rail workers have been staging what they had hoped would be a massive strike of the kind that has previously brought the country to a standstill. Instead, the walkout has been blunted by deep changes to the...
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Airline Industry, Education
Southwest Airlines has been faced with fines, union safety complaints
Chicago TribuneDavid Koenig
Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines. As the investigation into last week's deadly engine failure continues, Southwest...
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Environment, Green Transportation
Warmshowers: why free hospitality for bike tourists is a priceless experience | Joshua Cunningham
The GuardianJoshua Cunningham
Imagine you’re nearing the end of another long day in the saddle, partway through your latest cycling tour. Your panniers feel heavy and your tyres sticky as you drag your bike over the final climb of the day. You pull your map...
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Green Transportation, International Security
The Latest: Toronto cops say van incident looked deliberate
Washington PostAssociated Press
The latest on the van striking pedestrians in Toronto (all times local):
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Airline Industry, Corporate Governance
Embattled United CEO Munoz Forgoes Bonus as Chairman Steps Aside
SkiftBloomberg, Justin Bachman
United Continental Holdings Inc.’s top executive is forgoing a bonus for last year and its chairman is stepping aside. Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz asked the board not to award him the payout for 2017, the airline said in a regulatory filing...
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Airline Industry, Corporate Governance
United CEO skips bonus after passenger-dragging incident
Chicago TribuneLauren Zumbach
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will not receive a bonus for 2017 after the airline decided to link incentive payments to customer service improvements in the wake of the passenger-dragging incident last April. The Chicago-based airline eliminated Munoz’s cash bonus at his...
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Green Transportation, International Security
The Latest: Toronto police say 9 dead, 16 injured by van
Washington PostAssociated Press
The latest on the van striking pedestrians in Toronto (all times local):
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Metra looks for ways to combat missed fare problems
Chicago TribuneMary Wisniewski
Summer concert and festival season is coming, and that means more packed Metra trains, and issues over conductors not collecting all fares. “It’s clearly a concern,” Metra CEO Jim Derwinski told reporters Monday after a speech before the City Club of Chicago....
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Hyperloop promises a 30-minute trip from Chicago to Cleveland, but multiple challenges ahead
Chicago TribuneMary Wisniewski
Suppose you want to go to Cleveland — how fast can you get there? A car ride takes around five hours. A plane takes an hour and 20 minutes, not counting waiting time in the airport. Hyperloop technology, which involves a system...
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Airline Industry, Education
Emergency engine inspections lead to cancellations, scores of delays for travelers on Southwest Airlines
Chicago TribuneFaiz Siddiqui
(AP) Scores of Southwest Airlines travelers are facing delays or cancellations Sunday due to emergency inspections following the mid-air explosion of an engine on one of the airline's 737s last week. Southwest said about 40 of its 4,000 scheduled flights were canceled...
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