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Expedia TripAdvisor Becomes First Meta-Search to Integrate Full Rail Networks With Flights Internationally. World's Largest Travel Website now Provides Train Travel Options Across Europe and the UK TripAdvisor[umlaut], the world's largest travel site*, today announces the launch of rail itineraries into its award-winning flight meta-search engine, TripAdvisor Flights. The move makes TripAdvisor the first travel website to integrate rail providers in-line with flight options across a global network. E TripAdvisor has partnered with RailEasy to provide a full complement of UK rail fares, as well as one of the world's largest rail providers, Deutsche Bahn, providing travellers access to a broad range of train choices across continental Europe.E Other train networks available to the UK user include IDTGV and French, Italian and Spanish train networks via Rail Europe UK. When travellers conduct a flight search on TripAdvisor, the site will now display rail itineraries alongside flight choices for relevant routes. EIn some cases rail is priced even cheaper than air travel, such as London to Paris, or Frankfurt to Brussels. Travellers can then filter the search results according to their travel needs and conveniently click to complete the booking on the air or rail website of their choice. In addition, travellers can access all of TripAdvisor flights tools, including the innovative Fees Estimator, to easily compare the true cost of their flight and train options. Rail itineraries for continental Europe are available starting today through the TripAdvisor Flights meta-search engines in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland, France, Italy, German and Spain, with itineraries in additional countries scheduled to launch on future dates. Travellers can also shop rail itineraries when conducting flight searches through the free TripAdvisor mobile apps for the iPhone, Android, Nokia, Windows Phone 7 and Palm smartphones, the iPad, and through the TripAdvisor mobile website. Jul 6, 2011

Facebook Facebook: Friday Freight Rail Quiz -- Win a train whistle . Plenty of experts have pointed to freight rail as the safest, most reliable and affordable way to move goods to market. But did you know that freight rail is the greenest, too? Recently, someone said, OOur country gains because of reduced greenhouse emissions and a smaller need for imported oil. ... When traffic travels by rail, society benefits.O Jul 8, 2011

J.B. Hunt Transport Services J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Announces the Release of WhatisCSA.com. J.B. Hunt Transport Services announced today the Company has launched a new web site, www.WhatisCSA.com. Created as a public service to help improve highway safety, the site promotes the sharing of information about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) safety initiative called CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability). Formerly called Comprehensive Safety Analysis, or CSA 2010, CSAOs accountability measures affect nearly every interstate driver, motor carrier, private fleet and shipper with more stringent requirements for compliance, heightened accountability, and a potential for greater liability. WhatisCSA.comOs purpose is to offer a means for the transportation industry and the public to find resources for understanding and addressing CSAOs requirements. Visitors to WhatisCSA.com will find common-sense overviews of the CSA initiative and its model for measurement, evaluation and intervention. Information is geared toward the specific concerns for drivers, carriers, private fleets and shippers and is tailored to each of them individually. Among WhatisCSA.comOs most popular features is an easy-to-use OScoresO page, allowing users to search for CSA scores for any carrier by multiple criteria from DOT number or carrier name to city, state, zip code or country. The OResourcesO page provides multiple links to outside content, as well as a CSA-related news feed, a glossary of CSA terms, links to social media such as Facebook and Twitter, and interactive features such as CSA-related quizzes. Ultimately, the goal is better access to information for both the transportation industry and the public. Jul 8, 2011

Norfolk Southern Operation Lifesaver promotes rail safety in visit to Alabama county. The executive director for Operation Lifesaver Alabama and a Norfolk Southern train engineer visited an Alabama county last week to promote rail safety to the public, providing tips and other information with the "Look, Listen and Live!" slogan. "What people don't understand is that a train doing 55 miles an hour will need more than a mile to stop completely," said engineer Randy Burns. Jul 5, 2011

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