TWU International Clips

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Air Clips
  • The TWU Veterans Committee will once again support Operation Military Embrace’s annual “Operation Free PX” drive, which collects clothing, household items and funds for wounded warriors recovering at San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas
  • Jeff Smisek, the embattled CEO of United Continental, stepped down from his post on Tuesday amid a long-simmering federal probe into his relationship with the Port Authority. Also covered in Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Washington Post, NY Times, Politico, and Asbury Park Press.
  • “The dedicated, hard-working employees at United deserve better than the questionable leadership Jeff Smisek provided,” said General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “We look forward to working with new CEO Oscar Munoz, who we hope will respect the good people at United and provided them the tools to put their airline back on top."
  • Tales from the beat: This and that from the past 25 years- Terry Maxon of Dallas Morning News
  • Southwest is adding a lot of seats but managing to fill almost all of them
  • Southwest Airlines said its passenger traffic in August increased 7.5 percent as the airline continued to add capacity to its network with more flights from Dallas Love Field
  • The Delta Air Lines lawsuit over its Dallas Love Field flights will live on — because it changed its original filing.
  • After a long string of new records for load factors, Southwest Airlines said Monday that August loads were a little bit lower than a year earlier.
  • American Airlines says it will leave the downtown Tempe building next year, relocating the remaining 500 workers still using the facility to other in-state locations at the end of 2016. 
Rail Clips
  • Amtrak passenger service that runs on tracks owned by freight rail companies may be curtailed unless Congress extends a Dec. 31 deadline to implement a safety system that was mandated seven years ago
  • American Airlines says it will leave the downtown Tempe building next year, relocating the remaining 500 workers still using the facility to other in-state locations at the end of 2016. 
Transit and Transportation Clips
  • Arias' experience, and others like it, have raised concerns that app-based ride service Uber and its main rival, Lyft, aren't doing enough to meet the needs of passengers in wheelchairs.
  • BART service across the bay resumed normally Tuesday as repairs that shut down the Transbay Tube over the weekend were completed in time for the busy morning commute, officials said.
  • SF- The reaction to Supervisor Scott Wiener’s Subway Master Plan so far has been jubilant.
  • On Long Island, a potential school bus strike is looming over dozens of school districts. ABC 7 broadcast.
  • NYC -In an effort to control speeding around schools, the city Department of Transportation will finish the installation of 140 speed cameras Wednesday, just in time for the start of classes and about two months ahead of schedule, authorities said. Also in Staten Island Advance.
  • As transit, traffic and ticket plans baffle both Philadelphia residents and visitors alike, SEPTA continues its effort to make transportation as simple as possible while Pope Francis is in town Sept. 26-27.
  • Manhattan’s subways are packed to bursting. In 2014, riders entered Manhattan turnstiles over 3 million times on the average weekday – more than all the rest of the boroughs combined. The top 12 busiest subway stations in New York City are all in Manhattan.
  • The Department of Transportation has updated its Highway Trust Fund ticker to say that the federal government is now projected to run out of money for infrastructure projects in June 2016, six months later than previously expected.  
  • Congress is returning to Washington on Tuesday to face a pair of looming transportation deadlines that have bedeviled lawmakers for most of the year. 
Print & Broadcast Media
 
Source: Dallas Morning News. Circulation: 697,000. Alexa Rank: 3,972. 9/9/2015
Hit Sentence: ... I recall it. I had seen an internal Southwest Airlines analysis of its rapid growth in California markets. By early 1992, it was carrying more passengers between California cities than any other carrier. I asked Ed Stewart, then a primary member of...
 
Source: New York Post. Circulation: 434,000. Alexa Rank: 839. 9/9/2015
Hit Sentence: ... us. We've received your submission. In The News: Jeff Smisek, the embattled CEO of United Continental, stepped down from his post on Tuesday amid a...
 
Source: Los Angeles Times. Circulation: 954,000. Alexa Rank: 645. 9/9/2015
Hit Sentence: ... role in the rapidly changing world of on-demand transportation. App-based ride companies "really are ahead of their time, when it comes to transportation innovation," said Ruthee Goldkorn, a Los Angeles-area disability advocate. "I love that. But yo...
 
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (SFGate.com). Circulation: 286,000. Alexa Rank: 862. 9/9/2015
Hit Sentence: ... Chronicle * Passengers make their way to a bus bridge to San Francisco after arriving at the 19th Street BART station on the last day of a three-day shutdown of transbay service in Oakland, Calif. on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. Maintenance work is nearin...
 
Source: SFExaminer.com.Alexa Rank: 73,494. 9/9/2015
Hit Sentence: ... San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Chang said federalfunding is tough to come by lately. "It's been a long-term thing, it's not something we're just discovering," Chang said. "What we've done as a community...
 
Source: Tulsa World. Circulation: 101,508. Alexa Rank: 24,142. 9/9/2015
Hit Sentence: ...Southwest predicts key revenue figure will dip in 3Q Southwest predicts key revenue figure will dip in 3Q Associated Press 0 comments DALLAS (AP) Southwest is adding a lot of seats but managing to fill almost all of them. The airline also says that...
 
Source: WABC-TV 7online.com.Alexa Rank: 19,292. 9/9/2015
Hit Sentence: ... School bus strike looming for 1,200 drivers on Long Island Tuesday, September 08, 2015 09:18PM On Long Island, a potential school bus strike is looming over dozens of school districts.About 1,200 drivers at one of the largest school bus operators a...
 
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Circulation: 297,000. Alexa Rank: 24,861. 9/9/2015
Hit Sentence: ... Andrea Ahles Southwest passenger traffic grows 7.5 percent in August The latest airline, travel and aerospace news. If it flies, we're on it. Southwest Airlines continues to add flights to Dallas Love Field, increasing its network capacity by 7.6 p...
 
Source: Transport Workers Union.Alexa Rank: 3,970,616. 9/9/2015
Hit Sentence: ... with ATD International Representative Jose Galarza and Secretary-TreasurerAlex Garcia). Over many years, Brother Hank worked tirelessly as a steward and chief steward for...
 
Source: Houston Chronicle. Circulation: 1,042,300. Alexa Rank: 28,565. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... Gov. Chris Christie listen to United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek at Newark Liberty International Airport in 2013. New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney, left, and...
 
Source: Dallas Morning News. Circulation: 697,000. Alexa Rank: 3,972. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... 08:46 PM United Airlines chairman and chief executive Jeff Smisek and two other senior officials have resigned amid a federal corruption investigation, the company said...
 
Source: Manchester Union Leader. Circulation: 64,000. Alexa Rank: 50,262. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... Thomas Blackbloomberg News Amtrak at risk of disruption in railroad showdown with Congress DALLAS Amtrak passenger service that runs...
 
Source: CBS Marketwatch.Alexa Rank: 701. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... Machinists Union Welcomes Changes atUnited Airlines WASHINGTON, Sep 08, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -United Airlines today announced Chief Executive Officer (CEO)...
 
Source: Washington Post. Circulation: 838,000. Alexa Rank: 210. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... achieve financial benefits as quickly as American and Delta Air Lines Inc. did when they found merger partners. Switching Industries Munoz, 56, comes to the airline...
 
Source: New York Times. Circulation: 1,865,300. Alexa Rank: 108. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... Jad Mouawad and Kate Zernike Jeff Smisek had been Uniteds chief executive since it merged with Continental Airlines in 2010. Credit Scott...
 
Source: Politico.Alexa Rank: 1,402. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... the closure of a pending slot swap with Delta Air Lines, though United executives sought to assuage those fears on a call with analysts Tuesday. In...
 
Source: Asbury Park Press. Circulation: 136,000. Alexa Rank: 22,652. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chairman David Samson join United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek at Newark Liberty...
 
Source: AM New York. Circulation: 320,000. Alexa Rank: 59,076. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... year as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative. The cameras are only active during school hours - including one hour before school...
 
Source: Staten Island Advance. Circulation: 61,500. Alexa Rank: 29,754. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... a key part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero plan to completely eliminate traffic fatalities. "Speed cameras do protect lives," Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg...
 
Source: Philadelphia Sun Times.Alexa Rank: 3,689. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ...SEPTA is hoping to ease transportation concerns regarding this month's visit of Pope Francis. SEPTA offers...
 
Source: Dallas Morning News. Circulation: 697,000. Alexa Rank: 3,972. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... lawsuit Published: September 8, 2015 3:21 pm The Delta Air Lines lawsuit over its Dallas Love Field flights will live on. The city of Dallas filed...
 
Source: City & State.Alexa Rank: 469,114. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... combined. The top 12 busiest subway stations in New York City are all in Manhattan. The MTA has several projects The MTA has several projects...
 
Source: The Hill.Alexa Rank: 2,695. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... 09 The Department of Transportation has updated its Highway Trust Fund ticker to show that federal government is now projected to run out of money for...
 
Source: Dallas Morning News. Circulation: 697,000. Alexa Rank: 3,972. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ...Southwest Airlines sees loads dip a smidgeon in August Published: September 8, 2015 10:06 am A Southwest Airlines jet takes off last month from Dallas Love Field. (Terry Maxon/DMN) After a long string of new records for load factors, Southwest Air...
 
Source: Airways News.Alexa Rank: 147,254. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ...American Airlines announced Friday it will vacate the old US Airways Tempe headquarters building, relocating employees to...
 
Source: The Hill.Alexa Rank: 2,695. 9/8/2015
Hit Sentence: ... rail companies has become controversial because of an Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May that killed eight passengers. The industry has argued the December...
 
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