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Uber Rolls Out Tipping Feature Among Improvements

Uber is in dire need of some good karma in wake of a series of scandals.

The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service announced Tuesday that it will look to its lifeblood to hopefully turn things around.

Uber has launched the “180 Days of Change” campaign that includes allowing customers to tip drivers, something its top competitor Lyft has been doing all along.

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N.Y. Governor Unveils Plan to Provide Rail Service to LGA

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a plan to provide rail service to LaGuardia Airport. The plan, estimated to cost $450 million, would link the airport to a transit hub with a 1.5-mile AirTrain route. Both Newark Liberty International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport have rail service.

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New Inter-Terminal Bus Service at New York LaGuardia

Travelers connecting between American and US Airways at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) can now reach their next gate without leaving the secured area via a new inter terminal bus service. The service links American and American Eagle flights, located in Terminal B, and US Airways flights, located in Terminal C. The bus departs every 10 minutes from gates C2 and D2 in Terminal B and from gate 39 in Terminal C.

 

DFW Debuts Rail Line Linking Airport to Downtown Dallas

Dallas/Fort Worth International debuted rail service to downtown Dallas from the airport on Monday. “With the DART Orange Line connecting DFW to downtown Dallas, DFW is now on a par with global hub airports that have integrated rail, which is a major selling point for customers and conventions,” said Sean Donohue, CEO of the airport.

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Global Entry Kiosk Program Launches at San Jose Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has unveiled two Global Entry passport kiosks at California’s San Jose International Airport. Travelers enrolled in the Global Entry program can use the kiosks to scan their passports and fill out declaration forms, expediting the immigration process.

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TSA Crack Down on Uncharged Electronic Devices for Some U.S. Bound Flights

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced new security measures in which electronic devices such as smartphones and laptops must be able to turn on at security checkpoints. If the devices do not have power, they will not be allowed on the flight. These new efforts have been put in place in response to concerns that bombs may be disguised as electronic devices. Travelers that will be effected are those with direct flights to the U.S. from Europe, Africa, or the Middle East. TSA will also be taking a closer look at travelers shoes.

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New Jersey Transit on May 1 will shut down rail service to Newark Airport

New Jersey Transit on May 1 will shut down rail service to Newark Liberty International Airport through mid-July in order to repair the AirTrain that connects the station and airport terminals. In the interim, New Jersey Transit will provide shuttle service between Newark Penn Station and the airport, which requires as fare either a ticket to the airport station or an access fee ticket purchased at the shuttle pickup area. Travelers should expect more travel time and delays during this period and should consider alternate means of getting to the airport during the repairs, according to New Jersey Transit.