A rise in fuel prices has forced Greece’s coast shipping companies to raise prices. After over a decade of price stability, fares on Ferries according to Mihalis Sakellis, chairman of the Association of Passenger Ship Operators.
Yesterday, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin held a meeting to discuss developing high-speed railways within Russia. Taking special note of the serious investments in resource and systems required for ambitious projects of the sort, Putin also emphasized the necessity of affordability for travelers.
In news from the Business Travel Coalition (BTC), the organization is urging Members of the U.S. Senate to address the Open Fuels Standard amendment (S.A. 1657) offered by Senators Marie Cantwell (D-WA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN). That pending transportation bill will ensure new cars be made to enable fuel competition from non-petroleum fuels sources such as natural gas, methanol, bio diesel, electric, and other sources. The coalition charges that strategic reliance oil has drastic adverse effects across the travel sector.
In news from China, the longest bridge in the world over water opened yesterday to some fanfare. China’s Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, linking the port city of Qingdao with offshore Island Huangdao, allows traffic to cross the 26 miles of waterway between the two. The added two and one half miles of bridge make this longer than Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, in Louisiana, the former record holder.