About a half-dozen states are still working to bring their driver's licenses into compliance with the Real ID law, which goes into effect Oct. 1, 2020. Travelers carrying non-compliant licenses could be denied boarding on commercial flights, said Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.
While cycling by adults has grown in popularity in recent years, an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study shows that protected bike lanes are inconsistent in the level of safety they provide. While roughly 2% of road fatalities involved bicyclists -- up 25% since 2010 -- IIHS's Jessica Cicchino explains there are inconsistencies in protected lanes: "A cyclist on a protected lane at street level is likely to encounter vehicles at intersections, driveways and alleys more often than on a protected lane enclosed within a bridge or greenway."
American Airlines will add seasonal non-stop Saturday service between Boston and Grand Cayman, beginning Jan. 11 and continuing through April 6.
UPS announced that it will not levy peak delivery surcharges for residential deliveries during this year's holiday season, which runs from about October 1, 2019 through January 24, 2020. The carrier applied a residential peak delivery surcharge in 2018, but said cost savings derived from its expanded network and efficient "super hubs" will allow it to waive the fee this year.
Chattanooga Airport in Tennessee is set to begin a $25 million parking deck construction project starting next spring. Terminal expansion is scheduled to follow the construction of the parking deck in early 2021. Several other projects in the airport's master plan are already underway, including a ramp expansion.
Salt Lake City International Airport celebrated Aviation Day with a time-lapse video of ongoing construction at its $3.6 billion replacement facility. The video notes the facility is funded through airport passenger fees and federal grants and highlights how the new facility will accommodate growth and improve service through parking and roadway additions.
Students from across the country participating in the Tuskegee Next aviation program in Chicago attended a taping of "Good Morning America" and toured a Boeing 777 jet with Tuskegee pilot Capt. Bill Norwood. "Being there it really got to me, like I can be sitting here one day," said Gelila Getachew, a Tuskegee Next student.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association has opened registration for its 2020 Aviation Design Challenge, which uses an aviation-based curriculum to promote STEM education. "As our industry's workforce and talent needs continue to grow, this program remains a valuable tool in creating a pipeline for the future success of aviation and for paying it forward to the next generation to provide them with exciting, rewarding STEM skills and career opportunities," GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce says.
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