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2014 Airline Performance Declines, According to Airline Quality Rating; Virgin America Still No. 1

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As Virgin America claimed the top spot for the third consecutive year, overall U.S. airline performance slipped in 2014, according to the 25th annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR) released Monday at the National Press Club in Washington.

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Airline Quality Rating Report to Reveal Top Carriers of 2014

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The results of the 25th annual national Airline Quality Rating (AQR) will be announced at 9:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, April 13, at a news conference at the National Press Club, Zenger Room, in Washington, D.C.

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Connecting Vehicles

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Computational framework for optimizing traffic flow could be the beginning of a road revolution.

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Aviation Expert Available to Discuss Germanwings Plane Crash

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Tiger Dad: Rare Family Portrait of Amur Tigers the First-Ever to Include an Adult Male

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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Russia Program, in partnership with the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve and Udegeiskaya Legenda National Park, released a camera trap slideshow of a family of Amur tigers in the wild showing an adult male with family. Shown following the “tiger dad” along the Russian forest is an adult female and three cubs. Scientists note this is a first in terms of photographing this behavior, as adult male tigers are usually solitary. Also included was a photo composite of a series of images showing the entire family as they walked past the a camera trap over a period of two minutes.

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Cheaper Gas Prices Lead to More Vehicle Crashes

As the price of gasoline drops, the number of automobile crashes increases, according to analysis of monthly crash data. from the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety for 1998 to 2007. However, the time frame within which this occurs varies based on the driver’s age, according to South Dakota State University sociologist Guangqing Chi. He led the multi-institutional team of researchers who analyzed crash data from Minnesota, Mississippi and Alabama in relationship to gasoline prices.

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Visionaries Gather at International Symposium to Discuss Ecotourism

Ecotourism was the subject of an international symposium hosted by Canisius College in Buffalo. The symposium brought together world- renowned scholars and practitioners from across the globe to discuss “Ecotourism: A Partnership with Nature?”

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University of Texas at Austin Expert Available to Talk About Oil Prices and the Keystone Pipeline

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Expert and Inventor of the Lithium-Ion Battery Predicts That Within 10 Years, Every Vehicle Will Be Hybrid or Electric

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Bus Travel Between US Cities Increases in 2014

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Research from the Chaddick Institute at DePaul University shows intercity bus departures grew 2.1 percent last year. Lead researcher Joseph Schwieterman says, "Once people switch to the bus, they often become frequent users, in part due to the generous allowances bus companies provide to change departure times.”