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Tax-free weekend is same for first time

...the sales tax holidays for both states is on the same weekend this year (starting Friday), it will cut down on the travel time in order to get clothes and pencils this year and save 7 percent at check out. Probably a lot of store managers on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-07-25/tax-free-we
FIFA medical chief dislikes drug testing plans for World Cup in Brazil

...maybe 36 hours" to get to Lausanne, said Jiri Dvorak, FIFA's chief medical officer. From other venues, the travel time should be 24 hours, he said.But D'Hooghe expressed concerns about possible flight delays. Promised improvements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-04-11/fifa-medical-chief-d
Direct to D.C., but not from Augusta

...businesses," he said. "It is more convenience than anything else."The loss of the direct flight would add to the travel time. Delta passengers would lay over in Atlanta. US Airways/American passengers would lay over in Charlotte. Johnston...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-30/direct-dc-not-augusta
Traffic backed up on Washington Road

...pace.""I'd say it's a little heavy for a Thursday night," McDaniel said. "But it would be pretty average travel time for a Friday or Saturday."McDaniel stated that numerous traffic lights are still malfunctioning, but deputies are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-13/traffic-backed-washington-roa
The sign that really matters

...or curve around one despite its flashing red signals, you're wrong.You're buying just a few seconds of saved travel time at an incredible risk. It's not worth jeopardizing a child's life to attempt reaching your destination less than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-12-28/sign-really-matters
DOT to suspend lane closures for holiday traffic

...travelers to check traffic maps through Georgia 511, a program which provides statewide traffic conditions and estimated travel times.The automated system can connect callers to airports in Atlanta or Savannah to obtain information on parking and possible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-16/dot-suspend-lane-closu
Rants & Raves

...yet! Why are you changing the lights already? You are creating traffic for people trying to get to work. My usual travel time on Washington Road at 7:30 in the morning of five minutes now takes 20 in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Please change...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-13/rants-raves
'Cartrina'

...day of the year.Ask any Augustan who has business in the capital city: You have to build in an hour or so of extra travel time just in case of a traffic jam, and even then you may be late.It's little wonder, then, that even a routine snowstorm...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-01-30/cartrina
Fort shuts down new security system during rush hour

...complained that the card-swiping technology doubled travel times after it was activated Wednesday.Spokesman J.C...the system has backed up gate traffic and increased travel times by 15 to 20 minutes.Administrators of the spouses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-16/fort-shuts-down-new-security-
Barker promoted to Signal Corps chief of staff

...Despite the challenges, Barker kept employee morale high through a number of projects that aim to shorten commuter travel times and improve 1960-style housing soldiers in training called home at the post.Construction has begun on a "high-speed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-05/barker-promoted-signal-corps-