Is Amtrak ridership on the rise or not?

via Bob Poole of Reason Foundation: In lobbying for increased federal funding last month, Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman told a Senate subcommittee, “More than ever, our nation and the traveling public rely on Amtrak for mobility.” Politifact looked into this assertion, and came up with the following numbers: Ridership: 31.3 million passengers in fiscal 2016,…

U.S. Government drops civil forfeiture case against college student and returns his money

Arlington, VA — Charles Clarke, a 24-year-old college student had $11,000 seized by the federal government at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport in 2014. Without cause and without conviction of a crime, the Obama Administration stole Clarke’s life savings right before he was scheduled to board a flight, and they have kept his money for over a year.…

Emirates kicks off Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Route with special fare offer

Dubai, UAE –- To mark the announcement of Emirates’ service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, beginning December 15, 2016,Emirates has announced a new Economy Class and Business Class fare sale beginning October 11, 2016 to some of the world’s most breath-taking international destinations including Dubai, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Bangkok and Singapore. With this new…

President of French Polynesia welcomes Seasteaders to discuss ‘Floating City Project’

  PAPEETE, TAHITI — The nonprofit Seasteading Institute announced that they will meet with French Polynesia’s President Édouard Fritch today to discuss the development of sustainable floating islands. “I am honored that you have chosen us as your destination,” President Fritch wrote, translated from the French. “Tahiti and its islands do indeed offer many strengths…

Virgin Hotels expands into Silicon Valley

Miami, Florida — Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to open and operate a new hotel in Milpitas, California, within a new neighborhood development of top-tier residential and retail stores called “The Fields.” The mixed-used development broke ground in November 2015 and the hotel is…

10 Floridians immigrate to Israel on chartered flight

NEW YORK, July 19, 2016 – Ten Floridians were part of 218 North American immigrants to move to Israel yesterday on a chartered Nefesh B’Nefesh flight, the organization responsible for removing or minimizing the financial, professional, logistical and social obstacles of immigration to Israel. The charter flight took off from JFK Airport and is in partnership with Israel’s…