Transportation

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Fresno County has withdrawn its support of the state's high-speed rail project.The Fresno County Board of Supervisors took a 3-2 vote today to withdraw support for the California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

City of Selma changes transit service

The City of Selma has made some changes to its transit service, eliminating fixed route service in favor of demand response (dial up) service.

Electric vehicles gain a foothold in the Valley

The Chevy Volt is one of a handful of all-electric vehicles currently available commercially.Sales of electric vehicles have revved up in the last few years, and the San Joaquin Valley is one region leading the charge.

List rates Fresno good for drivers

Fresno made it near the top of a new list rating cities on how accommodating they are to drivers.

Survey seeks input on Fresno area bus systems

Fresno and Clovis residents have until June 23 to give input on how they would like to see its transit systems improved in the area.