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Shifting Gears: People really hate Amtrak’s new dining options

There’s no reason to ride a train across the United States. When I pitched a trip from New York City to Seattle last year, I didn’t completely expect to get it approved – but I’m so glad it did. 2019 was Amtrak’s best financial year on record, helped in part […]
Shifting Gears: People really hate Amtrak’s new dining options
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Shifting Gears: Is this the end of public transit?

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of Shifting Gears, Business Insider’s weekly roundup of all things transportation. The Centres for Disease Control had a dire warning this week as businesses slowly start to bring back employees: they should drive to work. Of course, they can also bike or walk, […]
Shifting Gears: Is this the end of public transit?
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Shifting Gears: Airlines are losing money. Lots of it.

Airlines aren’t used to losing money. For years, the core group of US airlines raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in pure profit, which they spent freely on stock buybacks and service expansions. American Airlines, the largest domestic carrier, for instance, saw profits increase from $US690 million in 2012 […]
Shifting Gears: Airlines are losing money. Lots of it.
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Shifting Gears: It’s bikes’ time to shine

Hello and Happy Friday. It’s me again, with your weekly roundup of transportation news from the week. Planes still aren’t flying (for the most part), cruises aren’t cruising, and most of the transportation world remains in a holding pattern. Except for bikes, that is. Scared off public transportation by the […]
Shifting Gears: It’s bikes’ time to shine
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Shifting Gears: What travel is essential? What’s not?

Happy Friday and welcome to yet another coronavirus edition of Shifting Gears, Business Insider’s weekly roundup of all things transportation. Travel is, of course, still insanely snarled. As we discussed last week, the wane in demand has brought entire industries to their knees. Many, like airlines, are now praying for […]
Shifting Gears: What travel is essential? What’s not?
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Shifting Gears: Coronavirus has airlines on bankruptcy watch

Hello and welcome to another issue of Shifting Gears, Business Insider’s weekly wrap-up of all things planes, trains, and automobiles (and other stuff). Coronavirus is still top of mind and has dominated the news cycle once again as transportation-related industries feel the crunch. I promise there is some non-pandemic-related coverage […]
Shifting Gears: Coronavirus has airlines on bankruptcy watch
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Shifting Gears: Airlines had a very, very bad week

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread – having now topped 100,000 confirmed cases – it’s having a disastrous effect on demand for airlines, cruise ships, and other means of transportation. Want this digest delivered straight to your inbox every week?Subscribe here. The Dow Jones Transportation Average, widely considered the […]
Shifting Gears: Airlines had a very, very bad week
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Shifting Gears: Peeking behind the curtain at Uber and SpaceX

This week brought new details about the inner workings of two high-profile tech companies: Uber and SpaceX. The former saw the release of a book by a former employee, Susan Fowler, whose 2017 blog post about workplace harassment brought attention to Uber’s aggressive, hypermasculine culture. Fowler’s post sparked a period […]
Shifting Gears: Peeking behind the curtain at Uber and SpaceX
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Shifting Gears: No one has figured out scooter economics yet

Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Shifting Gears, Business Insider’s rundown of everything that happened in transportation during the week. The team had no shortage of captivating scoops, interviews, and other stories this week. In South Texas, there’s a fight set between longtime homeowners and Elon Musk’s plan […]
Shifting Gears: No one has figured out scooter economics yet
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Shifting Gears: Uber will turn a profit this year … kind of

Happy Friday and welcome to Shifting Gears, Business Insider’s roundup of everything that happened in transportation this week. The coronavirus outbreak is still causing headaches not just for flyers – but also for cruise ships, cargo lines, and more. But it’s not all bad news out there: Uber reported it […]
Shifting Gears: Uber will turn a profit this year … kind of
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Shifting Gears: Yes, Tesla is as valuable as 2 GMs

Welcome to the latest issue of Shifting Gears, Business Insider’s guide to all the transportation you missed – or meant to read later – throughout the week. I’m Matt DeBord, senior correspondent, filling in for Graham Rapier, who’s probably off trainspotting someplace or taking a nice, relaxing walk. The coronavirus […]
Shifting Gears: Yes, Tesla is as valuable as 2 GMs