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Obama administration outlines 30-year transportation plan
from The Washington Post
With the population explosion in the South and West expected to continue and aging infrastructure requiring a massive overhaul elsewhere, the Obama administration on Monday began to map out a 30-year framework to meet those needs.
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Congress reauthorizes Terrorism Risk Insurance Act
from Successful Meetings
"TRIA is one of those must-do programs, and we are glad Congress got it done," said U.S. Travel President and CEO Roger Dow. “Having access to insurance against terror acts is critical for numerous industries to go about their day-to-day business of creating jobs and growing the U.S. Economy—travel especially. Congress's action today is the responsible move to safeguard American businesses and workers."
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TSA considering new security measures for airport workers
from The Associated Press via The Washington Times
The announcement from the Department of Homeland Security came weeks after five people were arrested in a gun-smuggling operation involving passenger jets traveling between Atlanta and New York City.
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A bullet train from L.A. to San Francisco? Have a little faith
from Los Angeles Times
As exciting as it is to think about whizzing between Los Angeles and San Francisco in two or three hours, we are still many years away from riding on a high-speed train.
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Business travel rebounds into record territory
from USA TODAY
Buoyed by a strengthening economy, U.S. businesses spent a record amount on corporate travel in 2014 and are expected to spend even more this year, according to the latest forecast from the Global Business Travel Association.
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Travel employment saw record highs in 2014, according to BLS report
from International Meetings Review
The travel industry added 133,600 jobs through November 2014, accounting for nearly one in eight new exports, according to the latest Employment Situation Summary released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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A closer look at the Visa Waiver Program
from Daily Signal
With the atrocious attacks in France, the Visa Waiver Program has once again come under critique by U.S. politicians. But is the VWP really the "Achilles heel of America," as some have made it out to be?
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Oil's fall could make you $700 better off this year
from CNBC
Feeling a little more flush this year? Well, you soon could be—the dramatic fall in oil prices is expected to free up an average of $700 for each American household in 2015, according to the French lender Societe Generale.
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Report: Promoting culinary travel pays off
from TravelMole
Almost a third of tourists choose destinations based on authenticity and eating opportunities, and a new study from The World Food Travel Association of traveler behavior reveals that the way to tourists' wallets may be through their stomachs.
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6 ways to be a savvier traveler in 2015
from TIME
This year, resolve to be the smartest traveler you can be. Start with strategies like shopping for airfares on Sundays and flying domestically on Tuesdays.
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Michael Dominguez of MGM Resorts International appointed Meetings Mean Business Coalition co-chair
from Association News
Michael Dominguez, senior vice president of corporate sales at MGM Resorts International, will work with co-chair David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Travel, to help MMBC expand its advocacy efforts through an industry-wide advocacy platform and host the first annual North American Meetings Industry Day.
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