Road Worrier blog
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on December 19, 2014
Have you done business with Uber? I’d like to hear from you.
Uber competes with traditional taxis but calls itself a technology company. Its drivers are independent contractors, and Uber calls them partners. Its customers use a smartphone app to request and pay for their rides.
If you’re an occasional customer here in the Triangle, I’d like to hear what you think about the service. If you’re an Uber driver, I’d like to know why – and how it’s working out for you. And if you’re a taxi driver, what’s your take on Uber?
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on December 17, 2014
Concerned about possible damage from boats striking Bonner Bridge, the U.S. Coast Guard says it will take steps to keep vessels away from the bridge when water and weather conditions make navigation unsafe in Oregon Inlet.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on December 16, 2014
Leave home early when you fly away for the holidays – and leave those guns, knives and construction tools out of your carry-on bags.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on December 15, 2014
Two new thinkers came to town last week with perspectives that could change how Wake County embarks on what is – by my count – its umpteenth attempt since 1993 to build a sturdy plan for local public transportation.
Posted on December 11, 2014
A transportation planner for Triangle Transit, Darcy Down, inspects Proterra’s new full-sized, fully electric bus before the Regional Transportation Alliance’s annual State of Mobility meeting Thursday in Cary. “It’s impressive to see new technology,” she said.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on December 11, 2014
Triangle business and civic leaders say they'll contribute $500,000 to support efforts by Raleigh-Durham International Airport to recruit new nonstop flights to Paris, Frankfurt or other destinations in Europe and Asia. RDU will ask also for revenue guarantees that would protect an airline from disappointing ticket sales in the first year.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on November 27, 2014
Wake County employers are being asked to help ease the crush of rush-hour traffic as the state Department of Transportation prepares for two years of road-work disruption that will clog a heavily traveled stretch of Interstate 40 on Raleigh’s southern Beltline. Local state workers will be offered bus passes.