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Reader Editorial:  Where’s the Leadership Around Planned January 2019 Closure of SR 99 in Seattle?

Reader Editorial: Where’s the Leadership Around Planned January 2019 Closure of SR 99 in Seattle?

January 2019 Closure of SR 99 in Seattle brings nightmares

STATEWIDE MEDIA & BUSINESS ALERT- 
3 WEEK INTERSTATE HIWAY CLOSURE STATE & PUGET SOUND TRANSPORTATION NIGHTMARE. 
WHY THE MADNESS? WHY NO LEADERSHIP? 

Dear Editor:
Hello. You may or may not have seen the friendly reminder emails that state of Washington plans to CLOSE DOWN a major north-south interstate hiway 99 in the middle of Seattle for (a minimum) of 3 weeks in January 2019 (the middle of the winter) while they tear down the viaduct and open the new toll tunnel. What is truly astonishing is that there is absolutely NO help from any government agency to help emergency providers, citizens, business and transporters that drive through this state, the Puget Sound region and the City of Seattle except periodic friendly reminders and a sad list of homey tips- if you happen to subscribe to email from WSDOT-Seattle Area Traffic News.. 
Where the hell is leadership and resources to get this state’s residents through 3+ week closure Hiway 99 viadict? INTERSTATE HIWAY 99 carries 100,000 cars a day. IT’S beyoe APPALLING. NO PLANS NOR no BUDGET FOR ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTATIOM MEASURES HAVE EVEN BEEN DISCUSSED.

This is it folks: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/realign99 . See below for the list of friendly suggestions for geting through this traffic nightmare. And they promise ONLY 3 weeks? Really. Hmmm.
Where are the EXTRA BUSES that should have been brought into the region, staffed and ready to go along with the extra service and additional routes before this closure is put in place? NOTHING has been done. EXTRA TRAINS? NOPE. What’ coordination has been done with major employers to handle commuting traffic? Has the state/region/city reached out to small and medium business? How will this KILL business even further. How about small service providers. How do working mom’s get to daycare before they close? (Editor’s Note: although mom’s definitely have the toughest job in the world, ALL parents’s and citizen’s needs should be met).  What’s the EMERGENCY PLAN? What if we have THE earthquake?

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LA Auto Show Confirmed by Global Automakers

LA Auto Show Confirmed by Global Automakers

Despite reports of automotive manufacturers pulling out of auto shows around the world, organizers of AutoMobility LA and the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show) announced on September 6, 2018, that they have maintained their roster of leading global automakers. This year, popular brands including Audi, BMW, Ford, Genesis, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Tesla and… Continue Reading

Bill Warner ‘s Nicola Bulgari Award

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America’s Automotive Trust (AAT) has announced that Bill Warner will be awarded its highest recognition, the Nicola Bulgari Award, as part of its annual Wheels & Heels AnnualGala, taking place September 8 at America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington. Bill Warner ‘s Nicola Bulgari Award Warner – who founded the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, published… Continue Reading

EchoFlight Radar 's Certification of Echodyne

EchoFlight Radar 's Certification of Echodyne

Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance radars for securing critical infrastructure and guiding autonomous machines, announced on August 22, 2018, that it has received FCC certification for its EchoFlight radar. Previously available only for experimental purposes, the airborne detect and avoid radar is designed for integration into a wide-variety of UAS platforms and provides unprecedented combination… Continue Reading

Diesel Trucking Technologies Adoption California Rank

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California remains among the slowest states in the nation to adopt near-zero emission diesel trucking technologies, says new research and analysis from the Diesel Technology Forum(DTF). Diesel Trucking Technologies Adoption California Rank According to analysis by the Diesel Technology Forum of 2017 U.S. vehicles in operation data (GVW 3-8), provided by IHS Markit, the state… Continue Reading

Uber and Serko Partnership for Better Travel and Expense

Uber and Serko Partnership for Better Travel and Expense

Serko Ltd and Uber are proud to announce a new partnership that will give Serko Zeno users an even easier way to process expense claims for Uber trips. Serko and Uber Partnership for Better Travel and Expense The integration enables trip information to be sent directly from an Uber for Business account to a Serko… Continue Reading

Turkish Airlines and Skift Release 2018 GBT Report

Turkish Airlines and Skift Release 2018 GBT Report

Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline, and Skift, the largest industry intelligence platform providing media, insights and marketing to key sectors of travel, launched on August 15, 2018, the 2018 Global Business Traveler Report. Turkish Airlines and Skift Release 2018 GBT Report Based on industry… Continue Reading

Largest Automotive Show Returns to Los Angeles

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Car enthusiasts and fans of the Los Angeles Automotive Show can now purchase tickets for this year’s event at LAAutoShow.com. Last year, the global show had 1,000 of the latest models, vehicle debuts, and concept cars on display and this year, the expectation is no different. Alongside vehicles of all kinds, attendees of the 111-year-old… Continue Reading

Flight Disruptions Interactive New Tool Launched by Lumo

Flight Disruptions Interactive New Tool Launched by Lumo

Lumo Launches New Interactive Tool will Proactively Manage Flight Disruptions. Flight disruption forecasts and analytics provider Lumo announced, last August 8, 2018, the official launch of its Navigator dashboard to serve the managed travel industry. This tool is an interactive dashboard that gives the travelers real-time information on the flight delay risk. This is a revolutionary… Continue Reading

Gant Travel Cuts Time a Disrupted Traveler

Gant Travel Cuts Time a Disrupted Traveler

Gant Travel reported on August 10, 2018, that they reduced the total time a traveler spends with their agents by a third during major flight disruptions, as a result of integrating FlightGlobal’s Travel Waiver Services. Gant Travel Cuts Time a Disrupted Traveler Spends with Agents “With an average decrease of 10%, Gant drove a cost reduction… Continue Reading