Driving in Mexico

Photo: Abasto(s) 2011 Author’s note: Updating one of Planeta.com’s oldest features, presented without necessary edits and updates. Suggestions are welcome. Good news – major roads have good signage – displaying the highway number, kilometer marker, and mileage for upcoming cities. An added plus are solar-powered emergency telephones on the toll (cuota) highways. Most toll roads …

New Mexico Rail Runner

Photo: MrTinDC New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter rail system serving the metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is administered by the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Rio Metro Regional Transit District (Rio Metro). It now does about 2,200 one-way passenger trips per day. Phase I …

Aviation Links

Photo: Las Vegas Airport Links related to aviation (in mostly random order): Headlines Long-haul, fuel efficient jets underpin demand at Las Vegas air show – Reuters https://www.npr.org/2019/10/01/766112076/planning-to-fly-a-year-from-now-better-double-check-your-drivers-license Here’s Why Airplane Boarding Got So Ridiculous South American pilot unions take news of Boeing software updates with caution – @argentomas American Airlines: Our New Flight Attendants Lack …

Las Vegas Airports

Photo: December McCarran International Airport consists of 110 aircraft gates at two separate terminal buildings T1 – Terminal 1 & T3 – Terminal 3, each with its own parking garage, ticketing/check-in area, baggage claim, and shopping and dining options. News – For the second time in its history, McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas) welcomed more than 4.5 million …

Bikes Links

Photo: Bike Share in Las Vegas Links related to bikes presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines https://deadspin.com/let-me-explain-this-hilarious-cycling-scandal-to-you-1838856161 How I Learned to Cycle Like a Dutchman – New Yorker https://reasonstobecheerful.world/bicycle-architecture 25 of the most influential bicycles of all time The Best Bike Cities in America – Bicycling (2018) China Is Still Sorting Through Its Colorful Bike-Share …

Highways

Photo Highway = a main road, especially one connecting major towns or cities. Interstate = one of a system of expressways covering the 48 contiguous states. Spotlight: Highways and Interstates in the USA Interstate 10 Interstate 11 Interstate 35 Interstate 40 Interstate 70 Interstate 80 Route 66 Elsewhere on the web https://www.cnu.org/our-projects/highways-boulevards/freeways-without-futures Planeta.com Travel

Scooters

Photo:News Øresund Johan Wessman, Copenhagen Scooter = a vehicle typically ridden as a recreation, consisting of a footboard mounted on two wheels and a long steering handle Headlines THEY SAID YOU COULD LEAVE ELECTRIC SCOOTERS ANYWHERE — THEN THE REPO MEN STRUCK BACK https://slate.com/technology/2018/12/electric-scooter-bird-lime-lakes-rivers-environment-vandalism.html https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/09/man-behind-urban-scooter-revolution/570109 https://www.recode.net/2018/7/12/17549498/scooter-wars-bloodbath-bird-lime-spin-uber https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/420947-growing-use-of-e-scooters-reflects-increasing-demand-for-micro-mobility-says https://venturebeat.com/2018/06/09/why-micro-mobility-startups-wont-survive-as-standalone-services Embedded Tweets Yeah, electric scooters are annoying, …

Airports

Photo: Las Vegas Mural Airport = aerodrome with facilities for flights to take off and land Features Las Vegas Airports Mexico City Airport(s) Twitter @AeropuertoUIO @flyLAXairport @LASairport @kenyaairports @iflymia @AICM_mx Recommended Listening Iconic buildings: The TWA terminal at New York’s JFK airport Headlines Airports embrace renewable energy to cut air travel emissions – Axios Elsewhere …