Transportation

BNSF to kill Fresno-Chicago freight rail service

BNSF will end intermodal rail service out of its Fresno rail yard starting in December.Railroad operator BNSF announced it is ending its intermodal rail service out of Fresno, discontinuing weekly service to Chicago effective Dec. 8.

uberX cuts Fresno prices by 17%

Ride-sharing service Uber announced it is permanently cutting prices for the Fresno area by 17 percent. The reduced prices are expected to take effect today. 

Report: Visalia tops state for safe driving

Downtown VisaliaVisalia once again topped the state in terms of driver safety, according to a new report by Allstate Insurance Company.

Rail board awards $71M construction management contract

The California High-Speed Rail Authority awarded a $71.86 million contract to ARCADIS U.S., Inc. to manage construction of the rail from Fresno toward Bakersfield.

Feds approve Fresno-Bakersfield rail section

A federal board Monday approved environmental documents for the Fresno-to-Bakersfield section of California's high-speed rail line.

Oil boom and housing bust alter US spending trends 


(AP) — Consumer spending has soared since the Great Recession ended five years ago in U.S. states with oil and gas drilling booms and has lagged in states hit especially hard by the housing bust.

Ridership going strong at Fresno airport

Passenger traffic at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport increased by 4.3 percent in the first half of 2014 over the year before, beating out the national growth rate of just under 1 percent.

Five carriers vying for Visalia’s municipal airport

The federal Department of Transportation announced recently that Merced’s city-owned airport would lose its flight subsidy under the Essential Air Service program this fall after falling short on the threshold of serving at least 10 passengers per day.

Fresno County withdraws support of high-speed rail

Fresno County has withdrawn its support of the state's high-speed rail project.The Fresno County Board of Supervisors took a 3-2 vote today to withdraw support for the California high-speed rail project.

Fresno County delays high-speed rail support vote

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors have put off until July 29 a decision to reverse course on high-speed rail support.After four hours of consideration, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors delayed for two weeks a decision that could reverse its support of the state's high-speed rail project.