No one thinks twice about whether professional sports teams should let corporations buy the naming rights to their stadiums. You expect to hear about AT&T Stadium whenever a sportscaster talks about the home of the Dallas Cowboys. The Texas Rangers play at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Dallas Mavericks do battle at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. We understand sports franchises are big businesses and selling these corporate sponsorships is one way they make money.
The first emperor of Rome, Augustus Caesar, thought good roads so important he retained the title of Curator Viarum or Commissioner of Roads. For Augustus, road maintenance and maintenance of a strong defense were among the prime duties of government. While we use a variety of impressive advanced materials and technologies today to preserve our global network of eleven million paved road miles, some methods in use today have changed little from the methods the Romans used two
For the first time in more than 30 years, Congress has passed a major overhaul of the tax code. The Senate and House have approved the GOP compromise bill, and President Trump is expected to sign it before the end of the year. The final bill is better than initially expected for state and local governments, but key provisions are still likely to force big changes to their cost of borrowing. The cause of these changes is indirect: The bill's big break for corporations on their
With 2017 marking the first full year since the $5 billion expansion of the Panama Canal, shipments of liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas combined marked one of the largest uses of the recently enhanced waterway, Ambassador Juan B. Sosa, consul of Panama, said Tuesday.
The transport of cargoes of LPG and LNG, largely from ports along the US Gulf Coast to markets in Asia, has had a "tremendous impact" on the total volume of cargoes transiting through the canal
Taxi trips in Kansas City, Mo., have fallen to $3 for some passengers, while similar door-to-door transportation services can be arranged in Tampa, Fla., for just a few dollars. A similar transit program in Austin, Texas, has made its rides free. These three cities are just a few examples of transit agencies experimenting with transportation models that offer more “on-demand” services while exploring new transit options in neighborhoods with few regular bus routes. “The mille