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International Airlines Increase Flights from Fresno Airport to Accommodate Holiday Travelers

Dec 18, 2015 No Comments by

Fresno, CA (December 18, 2015) – International airlines Aeromexico and Volaris are bringing families and friends together this holiday season by increasing flight frequencies from Fresno Yosemite International Airport to Guadalajara, Mexico. Both airlines expect strong passenger bookings during the busy holiday travel period. As a result, the airlines have increased flight frequencies to accommodate [...]

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More Americans Plan to Hit the Road This Summer

Jun 16, 2014 No Comments by

NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, revealed 40% of Americans plan to take more summer vacations this year compared with last year. More than one third (36%) of Americans plan to take two or more vacations this summer; this is an increase from 27% last year. A Travelzoo [...]

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City of Fresno Announces New Director of Transportation

May 22, 2014 No Comments by

FRESNO – Mayor Ashley Swearengin and City Manager Bruce Rudd have announced that Brian Marshall has been named the City of Fresno’s new director of transportation, effective June 2, 2014. “Brian Marshall brings a broad range of experience in managing public transportation systems,” Rudd said. “I feel confident in his ability to enhance current passenger [...]

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Report: Few Car Shoppers are ‘Extreme Price Grinders’

May 20, 2014 No Comments

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Only about 20 percent of car shoppers consider themselves “extreme price grinders” who will take as much time as they can to get the lowest possible price on a new or used car, according to a new report released today by, the premier destination for car shopping. In fact, [...]

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Biking to Work Increases 60 Percent Over Last Decade, Census Bureau Reports

May 12, 2014 No Comments

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Many U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. Nationwide, the number of people who traveled to work by bike increased roughly 60 percent over the last decade, from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 during the 2008-2012 period. This is [...]

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Frontier Increases Flights at Fresno Airport

Apr 25, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Weekly air service to Denver, Colorado will increase at the end April as Frontier Airlines begins to launch a series of additional flights from Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Beginning April 27, the airline will increase non-stop service to Denver from three flights to four flights a week. Frontier will periodically offer five flights [...]

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to Fresno State in 2015

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — The California Energy Commission announced that Fresno State will receive a grant of more than $397,000 for construction of an on-campus electric vehicle charging station. The charging station, scheduled to open in September 2015, will be built in parking Lot P2, near the intersection of Woodrow Avenue and Matoian Way, west of the Save [...]

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Spring Break Expected to Increase Activity at Fresno Yosemite Int’l Airport

Apr 08, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Airports around the country, including Fresno Yosemite International Airport, are anticipating increased passenger activity during the 2014 Spring Break Season. Airport statistics indicate a 6.86 percent increase in passengers for April of 2013 and an 11.20 percent increase for May of last year. In preparation for the peak seasonal travel period, officials at [...]

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New Study Finds Teens Have Risky Definitions of ‘Safe Driving’

Mar 19, 2014 No Comments

BOSTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Teens know that drinking or using a cell phone while driving are dangerous behaviors – that’s no surprise. What is surprising is that according to a new survey from Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), teens seem to have a different definition of what it actually means to engage in these [...]

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10 Coolest New Cars Under $25,000 of 2014 Named

Mar 07, 2014 No Comments

IRVINE, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — New-car shoppers in the market for a cool and fun-to-drive car that won’t put a hole in their pocket will be happy to know the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the [...]

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Data Reveals Domestic Spring Break Travel Will Likely Cost More in 2014

Feb 13, 2014 No Comments

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Travelocity released its annual spring break travel data, which indicates a 14.7% year-over-year increase in domestic airfare while international airfare for spring break is flat year-over-year (.1% decrease). The traditional spring break travel period in the United States falls between March 1 and April 15. From a top destinations standpoint, Travelocity data reveals [...]

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Top 10 Auto Repair Jobs In 2013: Brake Pad Replacement Number One

Feb 11, 2014 No Comments

CARSON, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — today released its list of the Top Ten Auto Repair Jobs for 2013. Standard wear and tear jobs dominated, with Brake Pad replacement coming in at number one, and other cyclical repair jobs, such as Alternator, Water Pump, Timing Belt and Spark Plug replacement rounding out the list. The [...]

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Top 10 Most Iconic Cars Named

Feb 05, 2014 No Comments

CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –, the leading online resource for buying and selling new and used cars, today released a list of the top 10 most iconic cars of the past 25 years. The site’s experts compiled the list based on cars that set trends, have unusually expressive styling, performance under the hood and other factors [...]

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Record-Breaking Passenger Numbers at Fresno Yosemite International Airport in 2013

Jan 29, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – The number of arriving and departing passengers that used Fresno Yosemite International Airport in 2013 was the highest ever at 1,401,582. This exceeded the previous record of 1,318,493 set in 2007 by 6.3%. This unprecedented growth is a result of the addition of new destinations, the introduction of larger aircraft, and a sustained [...]

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New Hanford Shuttle Service Aims to Improve Health

Jan 21, 2014 No Comments

HANFORD – Julie Andrews of Hanford is looking forward to a healthier year in 2014, thanks to a new free health care shuttle in town. Two vans started rolling on Wednesday, Jan. 15, for patients of Adventist Health / Community Care clinics in Hanford and Home Garden. The vans provide free rides to and from [...]

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Highest November SAAR Since 2007 According to TrueCar

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –, the negotiation-free car buying platform, today released its November 2013 sales and incentives forecast, which shows the following: The new car unit sales forecast for November 2013 is the best November since 2003. For November 2013, new light vehicle sales in the U.S. (including fleet) are expected to be 1,211,120 units, up 6.3 percent from November [...]

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More U.S. Travelers Cooking Up Thanksgiving Trips In 2013

Nov 18, 2013 No Comments

NEWTON, Mass., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – TripAdvisor® , the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the results of its annual Thanksgiving travel survey of more than 1,200 U.S. respondents, revealing that 39 percent plan to travel for Thanksgiving this year, up seven percent from those that did in 2012 (32 percent). Of those traveling, 37 percent will flock to the skies, while [...]

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Survey: Americans Spend $72 Billion on Obligatory Holiday Travel

Nov 12, 2013 No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – According to the third annual® American Travel Behavior Survey, conducted online in October 2013 on behalf of Hotwire by Harris Interactive among over 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, American adults will spend a total of $72 billion 1 on obligatory holiday season travel2 in the past year ($14 billion 3 on Thanksgiving travel and $58 billion 4 on Christmas travel). To help [...]

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Fresno Officials Hold Downtown Open House for High-Speed Rail Teams

Sep 25, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Dignitaries including CEO of the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County Lee Ann Eager, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales and others celebrated the official opening of three floor’s worth of offices in downtown Fresno’s historic building The Grand.  The floors now house the design, construction and management [...]

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Cars Shine at Inaugural Bass Lake Hot Rod and Classic Car Show

Aug 27, 2013 No Comments

BASS LAKE – Bass Lake was the center of car activity this past Saturday for the inaugural Bass Lake Hot Rod and Classic Car Show, sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce and Budweiser. About 55  cars were on display throughout The Pines Village, a great turnout for a first year event according to [...]

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