New travel restrictions go into effect at Miami International Airport

first_imgThis past weekend, the White House announced increased restrictions on international travel due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19.The Miami International Airport has already started taking precautions. Extra screening is being done for travelers returning from China.Alitalia, an Italian based air carrier, started taking precautionary measures and are pre-screening all passengers traveling from Rome to MIA. Delta Airlines also announced the company would be canceling flights from New York to Milan due to COVID-19. American Airlines also suspended their flights from MIA and John F. Kennedy International Airport to Milan due to “low demand.”The travel advisory for Italy and South Korea has been increased to a level four, the highest level.Starting Monday, foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter the U.S. if they have visited Iran in the last 14 days.,This past weekend, the White House announced increased restrictions on international travel due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19.The Miami International Airport has already started taking precautions. Extra screening is being done for travelers returning from China.Alitalia, an Italian based air carrier, started taking precautionary measures and are pre-screening all passengers traveling from Rome to MIA. Delta Airlines also announced the company would be canceling flights from New York to Milan due to COVID-19. American Airlines also suspended their flights from MIA and John F. Kennedy International Airport to Milan due to “low demand.”The travel advisory for Italy and South Korea has been increased to a level four, the highest level.Starting Monday, foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter the U.S. if they have visited Iran in the last 14 days.last_img read more

DOT to begin taking bids for emergency flood reconstruction work

first_imgAMES — The Iowa Department of Transportation is soon going to being taking bids on some of the flood repair projects.DOT Engineer Mark Dunn talked with the Transportation Commission about the issue during a work session prior to their meeting Tuesday in Ames. “As you look at all of the repairs, the total package is around, we think 70 to 90 million dollars,” Dunn says.He says they hope to start taking bids on Wednesday and he says they will be doing emergency lettings weekly, and may not always have projects ready weekly, but will be ready to do them when necessary. Dunn say the goal is to do as much work as they can in the next 180 days to take advantage of the federal emergency funding guidelines.“In the first 180 days where it is related to restoring essential traffic — that’s reimbursable at a rate of 100 percent,” Dunn says. “When we move beyond that, that’s reimbursable at 80 or 90 percent, depending on the type of roadway,” Dunn says.He told the Transportation Commission the work should not impact their regular construction budget.last_img read more