Local News

Final $172 million approved for PortMiami tunnel construction

Miami-Dade County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the final $172 million of its dedicated $1 billion for the construction of a port tunnel in Miami. Chris Hodgkins, vice president of the construction company in charge of the project, told Local 10 the tunnel that will connect Watson Island to PortMiami is 41 days away from opening. Hodgkins said cargo trucks and cruise ship traffic will be using the tunnel by the end of May. The tunnel beneath Government Cut is intended to reroute cargo trucks that currently clog downtown Miami on the way to and from the port. It is seen as a critical component of downtown and PortMiami’s development as the county’s No. 2 economic engine prepares to welcome the super Panamax ships through a widened Panama Canal. “We’re going to be the only port in the United States that goes from an interstate right to the port without even a traffic light,” Hodgkins said. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Local News

Silver Airways forges agreement with ANA

Silver Airways, the fast-growing start-up airline, has announced an interline ticketing arrangement with Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA). Under the agreement, each airline will be able to issue a single ticket that includes travel on both airlines and their partners. Since it launched its own website a year ago, Silver has added code-sharing and/or interline agreements with American Airlines, Bahamasair, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, USAirways, and Germany’s Hahn Air in addition to a long-standing agreement with United Airlines. The Fort Lauderdale-based regional airline offers 170 daily flights to 38 destinations including Florida and the Bahamas. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Religion

Is support for Israel waning among evangelicals?

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey (RNS) Evangelical support for Israel has shifted within the last decade; many are no longer considered automatic supporters. The post Is support for Israel waning among evangelicals? appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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