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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - November 2020

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Ray Anderson always said "Brighten the corner where you are." His foundation still has lots of stories to share in their quarterly newsletter.

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Ray Anderson always said "Brighten the corner where you are." His foundation still has lots of stories to share in their quarterly newsletter.

NYC Test & Trace Corps and Port Authority Open Free COVID-19 Testing Site at JetBlue's Terminal 5 at JFK Airport, Pilot Program Launches to Provide Free COVID-19 Test Kits to New Yorkers Booked on Return Flights

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The new testing site will offer COVID-19 testing at no cost to essential airport and airline workers, in addition to travelers, seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Test & Trace Corps pilot program will provide free self-test kits to JetBlue customers on select domestic flights to help travelers comply with New York State’s quarantine requirements.

 
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The new testing site will offer COVID-19 testing at no cost to essential airport and airline workers, in addition to travelers, seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Test & Trace Corps pilot program will provide free self-test kits to JetBlue customers on select domestic flights to help travelers comply with New York State’s quarantine requirements.

 

FCA Installs New Monitoring Station to Measure Air Quality on Detroit's East Side

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We all need clean air, at home and at work, inside and outside of the places we live. But how do we truly know that the air we’re breathing is clean? That’s why we’ve installed a state-of-the-art, ambient air quality monitoring station at our new Mack Assembly Plant. 

American Airlines Trials App to Make International Travel Readiness Easier for Customers

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  • Beginning this month, American will offer customers a mobile app trial to streamline travel requirements due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • The trial will launch for flights from American’s hub in Miami (MIA) to Jamaica.
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  • Beginning this month, American will offer customers a mobile app trial to streamline travel requirements due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • The trial will launch for flights from American’s hub in Miami (MIA) to Jamaica.

In Celebration of JetBlue For Good Month, JetBlue Donates Three Million TrueBlue Points to Charitable Organizations

On World Kindness Day, JetBlue invites customers to join in donating points for good to a variety of charities including Autism Speaks, Make-A-Wish, Together We Rise, World Central Kitchen, among many other worthy organizations
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NEW YORK, November 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) is continuing its tradition of commemorating November as JetBlue For Good Month. On World Kindness Day and throughout JetBlue For Good Month, JetBlue is celebrating good deeds both big and small by donating three million TrueBlue points to a variety of charities. The airline is also encouraging its customers to join in the good by donating loyalty points to help nonprofits continue their work within their local communities.

American Airlines Announces Members of the Community Council

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FORT WORTH, Texas, November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – American Airlines today announced the founding members of its Community Council. The Council, announced in June, is an important part of the airline’s deepening commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion following this year’s social unrest and the country’s reckoning with race in America.

JetBlue and Northwell Direct Partner to Provide Long-Term Health Solutions to COVID-19

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NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., November 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Northwell Direct and JetBlue, New York’s Hometown Airline, (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced that they are partnering to provide the airline with a comprehensive set of COVID-19 services and programs to support its crewmembers (employees) across JetBlue’s operation and add a clinical layer to the airline’s 

Over Road and Rail, Bacardi is Recognized for Green Supply Chain by US EPA

Fourth recognition by US EPA Smartway® Excellence Award demonstrates continuous efforts to keep sustainability top of mind by world’s largest privately held spirits company
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CORAL GABLES, Fla., November 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Transporting bottles of the world’s most awarded spirit, BACARDÍ rum, and its family of brands across the United States, is a carefully orchestrated process that aims to continuously reduce environmental impacts while keeping up with supply chain demands. Efforts to keep sustainability top of mind throughout supply chain planning, operations, and while working with transportation partners, has earned Bacardi USA the SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the fourth time.

WSP USA Projects Recognized in America’s Transportation Awards Top 12

Of the firm’s projects selected for awards at the regional level, four are being considered for national honors.
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NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, had 11 projects receive regional recognition by the America’s Transportation Awards. Four projects are among 12 finalists “credited with making travel across America safer, better, and more accessible to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians alike.”

Planning for Transit in the New Normal Post-COVID-19

Transit agencies face uncertainties as they anticipate what services and investments make sense for the other side of recovery. Fortunately, planners have tools to help make informed decisions.
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Transit was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the economy was shut down and people were told to shelter at home, transit ridership dropped and fares and other sources of revenues declined, in some cases precipitously.

To the credit of dedicated transit workers who kept the systems operating throughout the pandemic, transit demonstrated that it could continue providing the public with a vital service, transporting essential workers and others to jobs, medical care, grocery stores and other destinations.

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