Costa Rica approves stricter regulations for noise control from vehicles

first_imgCosta Rica’s roads may be a bit quieter in the future. A new law outlining stricter noise control regulations for vehicles will take effect in late October.Executive decree Nº 38937-MOPT, which was published last week in the official newspaper La Gaceta, sets new, lower limits on the volume of noise pollution different vehicles are allowed to emit. The existing regulation dates back to 1993.The fine for surpassing noise limits is ₡21,964 ($40), according to the country’s Traffic Law.The Traffic Administration is currently in the process of buying more sound level meters. Currently traffic police only have 23 of these devices for all seven provinces, but the administration hopes to at least double that number. Each meter costs around $7,000.The new law also establishes specific protocols and procedures for testing noise emissions in car exhaust systems, either on the road or at the mandatory technical vehicle inspection (RITEVE) stations. Facebook Comments Related posts:No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents Higher traffic fines take effect Jan. 1 President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jamslast_img read more

Dallas Texas and Downers Grove Illinois – Report

first_imgDallas, Texas and Downers Grove, Illinois – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineFlexjet, a leader in business aviation solutions, and luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent announced an exclusive marketing alliance today to provide value and unique benefits to one another’s customers. Flexjet customers will receive Marco Polo Club benefits, including complimentary access to Abercrombie & Kent’s Private Travel experts to plan dream vacations. Abercrombie & Kent’s Marco Polo Club members will receive generous benefits when purchasing Flexjet fractional shares or jet cards*.“Flexjet’s dedication to providing exceptional travel opportunities for our customers is what attracted us to Abercrombie & Kent,” said Fred Reid, President, Flexjet. “For nearly 50 years, they have been creating once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences and are recognized as one of the world’s most respected luxury-travel operators. We’re thrilled to provide customers with the opportunity to fulfill their own travel dreams with such a trusted partner.”This new alliance gives Marco Polo Club members, Abercrombie & Kent’s most frequent travelers, benefits on Flexjet fractional purchases or jet cards. Flexjet fractional customers will be treated to a three-year Marco Polo Club membership and customized itineraries to coincide with the use of their private jet. Jet Card customers will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Marco Polo Club, which is currently not available to the public.“We continue to seek and pioneer new ways of exploring the globe and admire this same ambition in Flexjet,” said Geoffrey Kent, Founder and Executive Chairman, Abercrombie & Kent. “We’re pleased to be forging this relationship with a top aviation solutions provider that is also known for setting industry standards and look forward to introducing its customers to some of our favorite hidden corners of the world.”Born in 1962 as a safari outfitter, Abercrombie & Kent’s unparalleled travel and tour operations now extend around the globe to more than one hundred countries on all seven continents. A&K is the choice of travel professionals, voted “Best Luxury Tour Operator – International” by Travel Weekly, “Best Luxury Tour Operator” by Luxury Travel Advisor, “Best Worldwide Tour Operator” by Porthole, and “Best Tour Operator Africa/Middle East” by TravelAge West, Recommend and Vacation Agent.Introduced in 1995, Flexjet is a division of Bombardier, offering access to a full portfolio of aviation solutions including fractional jet ownership, jet cards and charter brokerage services. Flexjet manages the largest fractional fleet of Bombardier business aircraft anywhere in the world, made up exclusively of high-performance Learjet and Challenger aircraft. Flexjet has the distinction of being the first and only fractional program manager to earn the Industry Audit Standard (IAS) registration from the Air Charter Safety Foundation.www.flexjet.com www.abercrombiekent.comlast_img read more