Updated February 26 at 8:50pm
Transportation
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U.S. consumers may well remember the days, pre-2012, when shopping for an airline ticket was complicated by the airlines’ favored pricing scheme. Back then, an advertised $240 fare might suddenly turn out to be a $300 fare, given that taxes account for roughly 20 percent of the average domestic U.S. airfare. Passengers hated the system while the airlines – which hate price-comparison shoppers, because they drive down prices – embraced it. Fortunately, in 2012, the Department of Transportation imposed a rule requiring that the airlines advertise fares inclusive of the base fare, taxes and fees. Yet, notably, the rule didn’t prohibit the airlines from publishing the taxes and fees separately; it just required that they do so less prominently than the advertised, fully inclusive fare. The airlines, incensed at this pro-consumer bit of rulemaking, have been trying to overturn it ever since. more
On the streets surrounding the newly construction-fenced Kennedy Plaza, familiar faces wait in new locations for buses to neighborhoods across the state. more
On one side of the state line, Massachusetts highway projects are plowing ahead, despite the crisis in Washington, D.C., over the solvency of the federal highway trust fund. more
Bicyclists came out in impressive numbers for this year’s Newport Folk Festival, including 1,120 on July 26 that accounted for approximately 10 percent of the day’s estimated 10,000 attendees. That’s according to nonprofit Bike Newport, which provided the bike parking. For all three festival days, a total of 2,695 bikes were parked at the festival. This was the third year Bike Newport provided parking for the festival. Last year, the highest daily bike-parking total for the event was 800. more
Confidence among U.S. consumers soared in July to the highest level in almost seven years as Americans grew more upbeat about the labor market and the outlook for the economy. more
Gas prices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts dropped another 4 cents this week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
The Northeast regional Consumer Price Index rose 1.9 percent on a nonseasonally adjusted basis during the 12 months ended in June, a somewhat less significant increase than the 2.1 percent jump in consumer prices nationally, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
As concerns about the impact of unrest in Iraq on the country’s oil production have abated, gas prices dropped another 4 cents this week in Rhode Island and fell 5 cents in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Five years ago, Rhode Island used what for the state was, at the time, still a relatively novel approach to renovating the terminal at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick and building the new Interlink intermodal station next door. more
T.F. Green Airport saw passenger traffic decline 7.3 percent year over year in June after a 7.8 percent decline a month earlier in May, according to numbers released Friday by the R.I. Airport Corporation. more
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