Transportation

Fresno firms land rail contracts

Two Fresno engineering firms were among five awarded contracts with the California High-Speed Rail Authority today to perform surveying and mapping work on properties the bullet train needs for its right of way.

Global ride service launches in Fresno

Fresnans in need of a quick pickup can now turn to Uber, which launched in the city today offering six free rides to those that sign up with its taxi-like service.

Fresno ranked low for walkability

Fresno was named the 25th most walkable large city in the U.S., according to recent rankings by Walk Score.

Fresno council says no to bus rapid transit

The Fresno City Council voted 4-3 last night to reject spending $1.7 million on two consultant contracts that would get the wheels moving on the bus rapid transit project.

Fresno airport has record year

The Fresno Yosemite International Airport reported a record number of passengers in 2013, breaking its previous record by 6.3 percent.

Fresno staff to discuss rail guidelines

The City of Fresno is inviting the public to an open house on Jan. 29 to comment on design guidelines that will determine how the state's high-speed rail project affects the city's appearance as it's built out.

October ridership up at FYI

Passenger traffic at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport increased more than 4 percent in October 2013 over the year before, pushing the airport closer to its best year ever.

Calif. bullet train in limbo after legal setbacks

(AP) — Officials overseeing California's $68 billion high-speed rail project have taken pains in recent weeks to assure the public that construction plans are moving ahead, characterizing a series of recent setbacks as "a bump in the road."

Traffic congestion falls in Fresno

Drivers in the U.S. spent an average of 12.1 hours in gridlock traffic from September 2012 to September 2013.While gridlock rose in most California cities in the 12 months preceding September, traffic congestion continued to pose less of a problem for Fresno drivers in the year.

Plane crashes in front yard in Calif., killing 2

(AP) — A single-engine aircraft crashed in the front yard of a home in Central California on Thursday, killing two people on board.