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The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble

By at December 30, 2014 | 10:09 am | 0 Comment

The Fracking Boom is a Fracking Bubble

Gas prices have plunged to the low $2 range—except in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, the prices at the pump are in the mid-$2 range. That’s because Gov. Tom Corbett and the legislature imposed a 28-cent per gallon surcharge tax. Until 2019, Pennsylvanians will be paying an additional $2.3 billion a year in taxes and fees—$11.5 billion […]

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Top Ten Busiest American Airports

By at May 28, 2012 | 8:41 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Busiest American Airports

Based on Number of Passenger Departures Airport Departures 1) Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson 3.2 million 2) Chicago O’Hare 2.1 million 3) Dallas/Fort Worth 2.0 million 4) Denver 1.8 million 5) Los Angeles 1.8 million 6) Phoenix Sky Harbor 1.5 million 7) Charlotte Douglas 1.5 million 8) Las Vegas McCarran 1.4 million 9) Houston George Bush 1.3 million […]

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A Wake up call at America’s Airports

By at April 18, 2011 | 1:04 pm | 393 Comments

A Wake up call at America’s Airports

America’s 15,743 air traffic controllers are out of sight, but no longer out of mind. All it took was seven controllers sleeping on the job to tarnish the industry, and raise nagging questions over how safe it is to fly if the guy or gal in charge of keeping the runways clear is in la la land.

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The Road not yet Traveled

By at April 5, 2011 | 6:00 pm | 0 Comment

The Road not yet Traveled

The double whammy (and irony) is what happens when gas prices rise – not only does the share per gallon go down, but people also use more fuel-efficient cars or travel less. The result is a declining pool of money to fix and expand roads — roads that are poorly maintained and exceeding flow capacity as it is.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 1, 2011 | 9:16 am | 958 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In This Edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan says his country will beat the nuclear crisis and rebound to build the safest systems anywhere. It has been three weeks since and earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. The U.S Transportation Department says safer cars, fewer drunk drivers, and use of seat belts is credited for the fewest number of deaths on roadways since 1949. The Department of Labor releases job numbers. Economists are under the impression 190,000 jobs were created last month.

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Haste Makes Waste: Epilogue

By at February 16, 2011 | 10:06 am | 1,029 Comments

Haste Makes Waste: Epilogue

This is the anatomy of not so well thought out business decisions that have a direct impact on schools and children.

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Haste Makes Waste: Timeline

By at February 16, 2011 | 10:05 am | 1,655 Comments

Haste Makes Waste: Timeline

Haste Makes Waste: to understand the anatomy of business decisions follow the timeline.

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A Busload of savings for School Districts

By at December 13, 2010 | 11:00 am | 485 Comments

A Busload of savings for School Districts

Although the West Chester Area School District’s community budget task force is no longer operating, its influence continues. The WCASD board in November adopted changes in its transportation plan that are expected to save almost $1 million, WCASD officials told Rock The Capital. The transportation sub-committee of WCASD’s task force presented recommendations for money saving […]

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Governor Rendell Tours State to Highlight State’s Transportation Funding Crisis

By at August 17, 2010 | 2:08 am | 0 Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 3 10 a.m. – Lehigh County – Allentown (SR 1002, Tilghman Street bridge; Approx. Location: 688 North Brick St. Allentown, 18102) 2:30 p.m. – Delaware County – Swarthmore (SEPTA Crum Creek Viaduct on Media-Elwyn line; Park at Swarthmore College’s Lamb-Miller Field House, 10 Field House Lane, Swarthmore, 19081 for shuttle to the event […]

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