How to make high-speed rail work in California

Two court decisions have blocked the California High-Speed Rail Authority from issuing more than $8 billion in bonds and from using bond funds on construction until it fixes its funding plan. Now what? The authority says it will move forward using federal funds. But as one of the attorneys who successfully challenged the project, I…

Top 10 Holiday Travel Legal Tips

Traveling for the holidays? If so, the last thing you’ll want to deal with is trouble with the law. Millions of Americans are driving, or taking planes, trains, and/or buses to visit friends and family for the holidays. While many accidents are out of your control, it’s a good idea to be prepared for some…

Flu Prevention Tips

  Germ removal experts at Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System® have developed helpful tips to keep office environments healthy and help eliminate germ “hot spots” during cold and flu season. In addition to getting a flu vaccine, it is important to keep work environments clean. Reception desks, counters, door handles, telephones and computer keyboards are some…

Want to create problems? Arm the TSA

The recent shooting at Los Angeles International Airport has raised questions about how airport security can be improved, specifically, whether Transportation Security Administration airport screeners should be armed. In part, this reflects the natural tendency to examine every terrible event with a view of how to prevent its recurrence. But it also reflects the desire…

TSA PreCheck Set to Take Off at 60 More Airports

The TSA’s PreCheck program is set to expand to 60 more airports this year, reports Reuters. So how can you take advantage of it? The Transportation Security Administration’s expedited screening program is already available at 40 airports, and with the upcoming expansion, it will soon operate at 100 airports in 40 states, along with Guam…

The Thrifty Traveler: Simple Safety Steps for Road Trips

(MCT)—Most travelers enjoy a good road trip from time to time. Whether it’s heading to the beach for a family day, taking off with your best girlfriends for a shopping expedition or packing the vehicle for a romantic weekend getaway with your spouse, getting there by car is a popular transportation choice. To make sure…

Top Tips to Relax and Save on Labor Day Trips

Looking to plan a getaway for Labor Day weekend? Here are some tips for travelers who want to get out and explore over the long weekend without spending too much money. 1. Celebrate the long weekend in the Big Apple. The Wellington is available Sunday and Monday night for as little as $157 a night.…

How to Keep a Speeding Ticket Out of Your Summer

(BPT) – Want to know how to avoid a speeding ticket? Easy – don’t speed. But even the most law-abiding drivers with flawless records can make mistakes and find themselves pulled over. In fact, 34 million people in the United States receive speeding tickets each year, according to the National Motorists Association. A ticket can…

Tips to Simplify Traveling With Baby On Board

Summer is the season for travel, and for new mothers, it may be the first time ever heading out for a long trip with baby on board. “No new parent wants to leave the side of their little ones, but travelling with an infant brings on a whole new set of challenges and requirements,” says…

Wacky Summer Events for Blowing off Steam

The editors at TripAdvisor® recently released a list of wacky summer events taking place across the U.S. From a festival honoring the best cat videos on the Web to a tribute to the Jimmy Buffet anthem “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, these events—all $10 or less per person—provide affordable and off-the-wall entertainment for travelers seeking comic relief…

4 Reasons Why You and the Family Should Hit the Road

Not sure how to make vacations and school breaks count with your family? Discover your own backyard with a family road trip, advises veteran traveler and mother of three Alisa Abecassis. “With busy lives and, perhaps, lingering anxiety about job security, a family vacation may not be parents’ top priority, but if they can pull…