video Elon Musk is killing his own stock: Automotive analyst Automotive analyst Lauren Fix on Tesla’s first-quarter earnings and how CEO Elon Musk is killing his own stock. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has publicly voiced its disapproval of Elon Musk's plan to "solve" what he calls "soul-destroying" traffic on roadways. Continue Reading Below In a lengthy Twitter thread over the weekend, The Boring Company founder pointed to a blog post by his infrastructure company that describes the many benefits of underground tunnels. The 47-year-old billionaire called it a guide to "why tunnels are awesome & safest place to be in an earthquake." MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM... ELON MUSK'S GRUELING WORK SCHEDULE SHOCKS FANS: 'NO CHOICE OR TESLA WOULD DIE' ELON MUSK BLASTED BY 'THE OFFICE' STAR RAINN WILSON FOR NOT GIVING CREDIT FOR 'QUIET' LEAF BLOWER IDEA ELON MUSK, BILL GATES, OTHERS TOOK A PERSONALITY TEST AND EACH SCORED LOW IN … [Read more...] about BART slams Elon Musk’s pitch to ‘solve’ traffic congestion
Reducing traffic congestion
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Federal lawmakers are looking to repeal the one-way toll on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, claiming the switch to split tolling will reduce traffic congestion on the Staten Island Expressway and increase revenue for the MTA.Proponents of the move, led by Rep. Max Rose (D-Staten Island/South Brooklyn), say that out-of-state trucks and passengers travel through Staten Island to use the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge free-of-charge, with the $19 toll only being assessed when entering Staten Island, not when leaving it. According to Rose, out-of-state truckers often “toll-shop” their way into Manhattan, using the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in the uncharged direction into Brooklyn, and then accessing Manhattan through one of the un-tolled East River bridges.This results in increased traffic congestion surrounding the un-tolled, or one-way-tolled, crossings.“By bringing back split tolling, we’re going to see traffic improvements on Staten Island … [Read more...] about Will split tolling reduce traffic on the Staten Island Expressway?
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin and San Antonio have teamed up to reduce traffic congestion between the two metropolitan areas, vowing to align transportation goals to manage population increases and traffic growth. The cities’ metro-area planners and the Texas Department of Transportation studied for over a year how to ease commuting within the regions, including along the busy Interstate 35 corridor.“When we looked at the population projections of the San Antonio and Austin area, by 2050, we’ll have the same population, if not more than what Dallas-Fort Worth has today,” said Roger Beall, deputy director of the state agency’s transportation, planning and programming division. “So we need to get ahead of the curve ... to take care of our transportation needs.” The study recommends more coordination and cooperation, but it doesn’t outline next steps or funding options, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Democratic Sen. Kirk Watson … [Read more...] about Austin, San Antonio to tackle traffic congestion together
Shutdown is a political ploy that affects federal workers Federal workers don't work just for the White House or Congress. They work for all of us. The taxpayers pay their salaries and as such, we would prefer to have them on the job and being productive on our behalf. Maybe some new rules or laws are called for. The public could demand that Congress pass a law that prohibits the President or Congress from ever again using the federal workforce as bargaining chips or pawns in their legislative or political disputes. And while we are at it, let's also reduce the power that House and Senate majority leaders have to stop bills from coming to the floor for a vote. Government workforce shutdowns create disruption, mostly to the lives of the workers. How would the members of Congress, the President and their staffs like it if the same disruptions were slapped upon them? The financial cost to all of us to finally put things back in order will be high. Our leaders display a lack … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: The shutdown, the wall, traffic congestion
As holidays usher the region into its peak tourist season, travel and traffic will become words of the day. Seasonal residents who have returned for the winter, and those living here year-round, are beginning to endure longer drive times. The question many will ask: Can’t something be done about the traffic? Well, there are some ideas, both good and not-so-desirable, under consideration in Collier County. Can roads be widened and intersections improved to reduce traffic congestion? Certainly. But at what cost? If you’re concerned about traffic, we suggest you pay attention to the road discussions ahead. Naples A study of how to better move traffic through the core of Naples, while making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists, began in 2016 and has reached its final stages. There is a long distance to travel before the recommendations become reality, or are scrapped, but the Naples City Council is split over what surely will be controversial. It’s called a … [Read more...] about Editorial: As traffic returns, what’s the cost of fixing the problem?