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D.C. Airports Among Worst for Summer Air Travel

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Summer is here and the time is right for … Amtrak? Greyhound?

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Summer is here and the time is right for … Amtrak? Greyhound?

Well, if you’re one who wish to avoid delays, that may be the way to go because Reagan Washington National and Dulles International have been ranked among some of the worst airports for on-time summer travel.

Reagan is the eighth-worst airport for delays in the nation for summer travel, according to a new study issued by comparecards.com.

Making matters more difficult for District-area travelers, Dulles trailed only Cincinnati for the worst year-over-year improvements.

Using airport arrival data for the 50 busiest US airports from the U.S. Department of Transportation, compare.com officials said they determined which airports tend to suffer the most delays during the summer travel season — which includes the months of June, July and August.

Ten years of monthly data (2009 — 2018) was averaged across seasons and summer months.

Compare.com found that Most of the airports with the worst track records for on-time arrivals have a few things in common.

They’re in the northeastern part of the country:

“All but two of the eight worst airports are found between Washington, D.C., and Boston. That makes for some incredibly crowded airspace in that neck of the woods, and all it really takes is one poorly-timed summer thunderstorm to throw flights off schedule,” according to the study.

They’re among the nation’s busiest:

“The five airports with the worst on-time records all rank among the nation’s 20 busiest airports. Interestingly, however, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport — for many years the busiest airport in the world — had a strong on-time record. Its summertime on-time arrival rate was the 14th best among the nation’s 50 busiest airports,” study authors said.

They’re hubs for major airlines:

“Hubs vary by airline, but the worst offenders in the on-time surveys all serve as hubs for at least one major airline: Newark-Liberty (United), LaGuardia (American, Delta), San Francisco (United), JFK (American, Delta, JetBlue), and Boston (Delta, JetBlue). Being a hub means more traffic going to and from more different places — and a lot more things that can go wrong and cause delays,” the study authors said.

They’re along the coasts:

Nine of the 10 cities with the worst on-time arrival track record in the summertime are either on the east or west coast — only Chicago O’Hare, the sixth worst, isn’t in a state that borders an ocean.

“We grin and we bear it,” said Oliver Robertson, a Southeast, D.C. resident who said he and his family usually take two summer trips per year.

“We know that there will be delays — some longer than others — but we can’t let that stop our plans nor should anyone else,” Robertson said.

Michael Priore, who lives in northeast D.C., said the delays are sometimes interminable.

“I’ve been considering driving this year even though gas prices tend to go up in the summer and even though I’d probably need a few extra days off work, but the crowded airports, especially at Reagan, and then the hassle of going through security and fighting to get to your gate only to find that the flight is delayed or even canceled, is just not worth it anymore,” Priore said.

“There’s also Amtrak and Greyhound,” he said.

This article originally appeared in the Washington Informer

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Why Sarah Syed Is My Choice for AC Transit Board of Directors, Ward 3.

As the AC Transit board president, a challenge I am confronted with is that traditional transit planning practice has ignored the pervasive issues of segregation, displacement, and exclusion from opportunity. Although the impacts of redlining can be felt in almost every aspect of life: from access to high quality education, to job opportunities and even healthy food options, our region doesn’t invest in transit service to repair past harms.  

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Elsa Ortiz is the AC Transit board president and the retiring Ward 3 director, which includes Oakland, San Leandro, and Alameda.
Elsa Ortiz is the AC Transit board president and the retiring Ward 3 director, which includes Oakland, San Leandro, and Alameda.

By Elsa Ortiz, President of AC Transit Board

The challenge of inequitable transportation access is felt by tens of thousands of residents in inner East Oakland and communities of color across the Bay Area.

These challenges are compounded by the legacy of redlining, which systematically denied Black and Brown residents access to homeownership and lending programs. Ultimately, the American dream of homeownership, investment in communities and building generational wealth was blocked.

As the AC Transit board president, a challenge I am confronted with is that traditional transit planning practice has ignored the pervasive issues of segregation, displacement, and exclusion from opportunity. Although the impacts of redlining can be felt in almost every aspect of life: from access to high quality education, to job opportunities and even healthy food options, our region doesn’t invest in transit service to repair past harms.

Last week, aboard an AC Transit bus, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg toured Oakland as part of his new effort to repair the damage done by large federal transportation projects, like freeways, which divided neighborhoods where people of color were the majority of the population.

Residents of underserved communities are the experts in understanding what they need. Unfortunately, the number of local political leaders who are ready to invest in transportation equity are few and far in between. Therefore, we have important ballot choices on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Sarah Syed, a candidate for AC Transit Board Ward 3, is the leader our region needs to turbocharge equitable cities. As a mixed-race woman, Sarah understands that access to transit is a question of equity. Through her work with the Bay Area Rapid Transit, the Valley Transportation Authority, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, as a transportation planner and engineer of 20 years, Syed worked to help underserved communities.

In Los Angeles, where 88% of riders are people of color, Sarah took on a heavily bureaucratic system and planned enhancements to the routes disadvantaged riders were already using, including improving service frequency to every 10 minutes on two lines, new bus shelters at nearly 400 locations, and improvements along six different streets to extend the sidewalk and improve street safety and accessibility to bring better bus service.

Through her work with UC-Berkeley’s Othering and Belonging Institute, Syed is helping community-based organizations and local government agencies in eight communities across the state of California so that local equity leadership can drive the agenda of transportation planning to meet the priority concerns of underserved residents

As your next AC Transit Director for Ward 3, Syed will champion policy-based interventions to close equity gaps, equitable hiring and personnel practices.

She will work to build broad, ethnically inclusive coalitions to stand up for bus transit and communicate its value in ways that inspire members of the public and potential political allies.

When we improve bus service, we make our cities better places to live and help address some of America’s deepest problems.

Please join me, State Senator Nancy Skinner, Supervisor Nate Miley, the Alameda County Democratic Party, the three Mayors in Ward 3, and three BART Directors in supporting Sarah Syed for AC Transit Ward 3.

Elsa Ortiz is the AC Transit board president and the retiring Ward 3 director, which includes Oakland, San Leandro, and Alameda.

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Auto Talk show How Mitsubishi Will Survive – Jeremy Barnes, Sr. Director, Communications, and Events will discuss Mitsubishi now, electrification, the future, and how Mitsubishi remains relevant. Latest Automotive News and Car Reviews AutoNetwork Reports. Our panel discusses news from Toyota, Nissan, Buick, MBUSA, Ford, and more. Weekly car reviews and automotive news of interest. […]
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