Fort Myers, FL: City versus State

Posted in June 29th, 2011
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There is an on-going dustup between the state of Florida and city authorities of Fort Myers. One day, residents of the town awoke to find a large, round concrete base sticking out of a sidewalk amid luxury residences on McGregor Boulevard. It turned out that the concrete foundation was part of a state initiative to […]

DHS Won’t Seek Waiver To Jones Act

Posted in June 27th, 2011
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United States maritime transportation is governed by the Jones Act – a law that stipulates that marine shipping between domestic ports must be conducted on ships built in the U.S. and staffed by American crews. Recently, however, there has been speculation that the Department of Homeland Security is planning to seek a waiver to the […]

Ukraininan Cops Mad About Performance Art

Posted in June 24th, 2011
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An underground art collective in Kiev, Ukraine has drawn the ire of the country’s government and triggered a manhunt after posting a prank video where its members fry eggs on top of the Eternal Flame at a WWII memorial. Patriotically-inclined citizens were outraged by the stunt, taking it as a sign of disrespect towards veterans […]

Not Necessarily Four-Wheeled Transport

Posted in June 16th, 2011
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Universal Auto Transport will move vehicles with any number of wheels! We have just given out a price quote for moving a Volkswagen Beetle that’s been converted into a three-wheeled motorcycle rickshaw from Las Vegas, Nevada to Fort Worth, Texas. Come to Universal Auto Transport and see what kind of deals you can get to […]

Vanpool Ride-Sharing Program Faces Turmoil

Posted in June 9th, 2011
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A recent article by the Star Advertiser reported that all federal and government funding was going to be pulled from the Hawaii based company Vanpool Hawaii. Vanpool Hawaii is a ride-sharing program that helped people get around at low cost. A group of up to fifteen people could rent a van for only $65 a […]

Removing Unsafe Transportation Drivers

Posted in June 7th, 2011
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After the disastrous crash of a casino tour bus in New York several months ago that killed 13 people, including a hardworking and hapless illegal immigrant from China who was extensively profiled in the New York Times, Senator Kristen Gillibrand has called on the Department of Transportation to implement new, more stringent measures for bus […]

Texas Oil Boom Could Lower Diesel Prices

Posted in June 3rd, 2011
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There is a second oil boom taking place in Texas – one was brought on not by discovery of easily-extracted oil, as in previous decades, but by improvements in extraction technology. In recent years, public consciousness has become aware of “fracking” – a technology for extracting fossil fuels that involves pumping high-pressure water into the […]

Lower Truck Sales Affect Auto Dealers

Posted in June 2nd, 2011
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The relentless increase in gasoline prices in 2011 has thrown consumers in a panic not seen since the last price crisis in 2008. The summer of ’08 saw a peak in fuel costs that then subsided relatively quickly. The same may yet happen this year – in fact, costs have dropped 20 cents per gallon […]

Google Correlate is not an SEO Tool

Posted in June 1st, 2011
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Like others in the web sphere, we like to see what Google is doing and see if it leads us in interesting directions. So when we saw SEW’s article on Google’s Correlate tool, we checked it out for some keywords we care about. Here’s an example: Hence our statement that Google correlate is not an […]

New Auto Information Standards From DOT

Posted in June 1st, 2011
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The Department of Transportation has officially issued new information-label formats for passenger vehicles, that will take the place of the old window labels. The new labels are designed to be easy on the eyes and to provide essential fuel economy data in a clear and helpful fashion. The labels will prominently feature gas mileage numbers, […]