Category: Transportation

Missouri leads national effort to remove X-LITE guard rails

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri remains a leader with two other states in removing allegedly defective and definitely controversial guardrails as another state opts to not use the units any longer. MoDOT committed in April to recall the 400 X-LIFE guardrail units installed in the state produced by the company Lindsay. South Carolina transportation officials will no longer install X-LITE guard rails, rails that in April, MoDOT committed to recall 400 of the units. Nationally, […]

RELEASE: Proactive car owners can save money with preventative winter vehicle maintenance

/PRNewswire-iReach/ — Car owners in the St. Louis or Cape Girardeau areas may be interested in the winter services provided by Chris Auffenberg dealerships throughout Missouri and Illinois. Cold weather can have negative effects on vehicle parts and can exacerbate existing issues. Proactive owners who service their vehicles regularly in the winter can resolve minor issues before they become large and costly. The Chris Auffenberg service centers offer a wide variety of services ranging from basic routine maintenance like oil changes and tire rotations to […]

RELEASE: Ackerman Toyota offers service, parts coupons for service center customers

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Car shoppers in the St. Louis area interested in saving money on routine vehicle maintenance may find service and parts coupons applicable to their vehicles’ needs on the Ackerman Toyota website. The service coupons can be found under the specials tab on the dealership’s homepage. Currently, the Ackerman Toyota service center is offering two parts specials including a 25% discount offer for cabin and air filters when purchased together and a 20% discount offer on in-stock over […]

RELEASE: New registered apprenticeship program addresses shortfall in regional freight and trucking workforce

A new truck driver training and apprenticeship program being offered at St. Louis Community College has been officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a Registered Apprenticeship. The program was developed to address regional and national workforce shortages in the freight and trucking industries, while also promoting meaningful career and employment opportunities. “To be recognized as a Registered Apprenticeship, a program needs to combine technical instruction with structured on-the-job learning experiences,” said Stephanie […]

RELEASE: More than 7,900 local government offices alerted about car rental customers’ traffic fines, tickets

/PRNewswire/ — In an ongoing effort to help address outstanding fines for traffic, parking and toll violations by car rental customers, Enterprise Holdings Inc. has provided its contact and processing information to more than 7,900 local governments in the United States and Canada to help reduce any backlogs of unpaid tickets. In addition, with more bridges and tunnels turning to cashless pay tollways – many in the Northeast – Enterprise Holdings’ brands have worked to […]

RELEASE: Dawn Banks recognized by Continental Who’s Who

/PRNewswire/ — Dawn Banks is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Transportation and Shipping Services in recognition of her role as President of Runway Pets Inc. Located in the heart of the Mount Vernon, Missouri area, a nationwide agency catering to countless airports throughout the United States, Runway Pets has worked with various airlines to make pet shipping as easy and stress-free as possible, ensuring that each client’s […]

21st Century Transportation System Task Force holds final meeting, report expected within the next week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been a long six months for Rep. Kevin Corlew and the members of the Missouri 21st Century Transportation System Task Force, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Since June 28, the task force has been meeting to identify ways in which the state’s transportation system could be improved. During that time, they’ve held seven public hearings and three working sessions across the state, getting input from […]

RELEASE: MetroLink Work Scheduled December 18-22

Construction work for the new Cortex MetroLink Station may result in delays for some Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink passengers during the evenings of December 18 through December 22. Monday through Friday (December 18-22) from 8 p.m. to end of service, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station, and Blue Line trains will only operate between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Stations. ·Westbound Blue Line passengers will […]

RELEASE: Infrastructure Funding Critical to the Success of St. Louis Regional Economy and Manufacturing Industry

ST. LOUIS, MO –  Securing two billion dollars to fund major transportation infrastructure improvements has been identified as critical so that manufacturing and logistics sectors in the St. Louis region can compete in the global market. That was the key message delivered at a Fall Industry Forum hosted by the St. Louis Regional Freightway in St. Louis last month, which featured a panel of engineers from the Missouri and Illinois Departments of Transportation and a […]

RELEASE: MetroLink announces work scheduled from December 4-8

Construction work for the new Cortex MetroLink Station may result in delays for some Red Line and Blue Line MetroLink passengers during the evenings of December 4 through December 8. Monday through Friday (December 4-8) from 8 p.m. to end of service, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station, and Blue Line trains will only operate between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 MetroLink Stations. Westbound Blue Line passengers will […]