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November 4, 2011
VINCE FUMO was taken on a nearly two-week journey from federal prison, in Ashland, Ky., to the Federal Detention Center in Center City as he awaits resentencing Wednesday. He shared some of his thoughts from the "diesel therapy" - his bus and plane trips - in emails to fiancée Carolyn Zinni. OCT. 27: * It was a very interesting experience but the guys were really good, and since I am the oldest in here, 2 guys offered me their seats. :-) One was a drug dealer and the other was a counterfeiter.
NEWS
December 13, 2004 | By Tom Avril INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Exhaust from diesel trucks and buses is so unhealthy - it has been linked to heart attacks, cancer and breathing problems - that 21 state, county and city governments have restricted how long engines may be left idling. The problem is, most of them do almost nothing to enforce the rules. An Inquirer survey has found that 13 of the 21 agencies issued 10 or fewer citations for the most recent year of data available, in most cases 2003. Eight wrote no tickets at all. Philadelphia has issued 17 $300 tickets so far this year, after years of little or no enforcement.
NEWS
October 20, 2014 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
2014 Audi Q5 TDI Quattro TipTronic vs. 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35d: Luxury and diesel together? This week: The BMW X5. Price: $72,475 as tested. (A base diesel model starts at $56,500, and a bare-bones rear-wheel-drive X5 can be had for $53,725.) Marketer's pitch: "The ultimate driving machine. " Conventional wisdom: A Volvo-loving friend of mine said the Eurozone competitors are a "we-car" (Volvo) versus a "me-car" (BMW). Reality: Pretty darn ultimate, I'd say. Catching up: In our last episode of Driver's Seat, we tested the Audi Q5 TDI, a turbodiesel version of the company's small crossover.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2012 | Scott Sturgis
2012 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Lux: A mileage boost, but a particulate boost, too. Price: $53,225 (No options. A sport version with gasoline engine can be had starting at $43,375, and a sport TDI starts at $46,875.) Marketer's pitch: The premium diesel SUV with the soul of a Volkswagen. Conventional wisdom: Diesel means smelly, dirty, and underpowered, right? Reality: The engine works great and is definitely not smelly, dirty, or underpowered.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The rebound in the nation's economy is continuing to cause at least two problems for Union Pacific Corp., the nation's biggest railroad. The first involves its workforce and resulting shipping delays. The Omaha, Neb., company has been struggling with a crew shortage and rail congestion since last fall, when the economy began picking up. The railroad also was surprised by the number of engineers and conductors taking retirement under new federal rules. At a meeting May 17 in San Francisco, Union Pacific customers complained about delays that in some cases almost doubled shipping time.
NEWS
July 15, 1988 | By Thomas Turcol, Inquirer Staff Writer Inquirer staff writer Vernon Loeb contributed to this article
The company that oversees developer Willard G. Rouse 3d's Liberty Place project was chosen yesterday by the authority Rouse heads to be construction consultant for the Center City convention center. Rouse, chairman of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, abstained as the authority dismissed conflict-of-interest objections and voted 6-1 to select Morse/Diesel Inc. of New York over three other firms for a consulting contract that is expected to cost the city between $2 million and $3 million.
NEWS
October 8, 1997 | For The Inquirer / JAY GORODETZER
Working without the clatter and smoke of diesel equipment, farmers use a team of six mules and old-fashioned elbow grease to harvest corn from this field on Highland Road in Atglen. Harvest season is upon the area, even though the temperatures say it's summer.
NEWS
March 16, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA will spend $171 million on 245 new buses, under a plan sent to the SEPTA board Thursday. Most of the buses are to be built with hybrid electric-diesel engines, though 85 are set to be cheaper diesel-powered buses. Hybrid buses are more fuel-efficient and less polluting but cost about 34 percent more than diesel buses. If the SEPTA board approves next Thursday, the contract will be awarded to NOVA Bus, a Canadian subsidiary of Swedish manufacturer Volvo Bus Corp. The buses are to be built in NOVA's Plattsburgh, N.Y., plant.
NEWS
October 18, 2011
SEPTA will get $15 million for new hybrid buses, the Federal Transit Administration said Monday. The money will be added to existing state and local funds to provide $78 million for 55 articulated 60-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said. The new buses, to be delivered next year, will bring to 527 the number of hybrid buses in SEPTA's 1,400-bus fleet. - Paul Nussbaum
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October 20, 2014 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
2014 Audi Q5 TDI Quattro TipTronic vs. 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35d: Luxury and diesel together? This week: The BMW X5. Price: $72,475 as tested. (A base diesel model starts at $56,500, and a bare-bones rear-wheel-drive X5 can be had for $53,725.) Marketer's pitch: "The ultimate driving machine. " Conventional wisdom: A Volvo-loving friend of mine said the Eurozone competitors are a "we-car" (Volvo) versus a "me-car" (BMW). Reality: Pretty darn ultimate, I'd say. Catching up: In our last episode of Driver's Seat, we tested the Audi Q5 TDI, a turbodiesel version of the company's small crossover.
NEWS
August 4, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have always sold diesel cars on their home turf back in Germany. Mercedes, in particular, had success selling oil-burning diesels to Americans in the 1970s and '80s, before emissions regulations were tightened. Thirty years later, diesels are clawing their way back into the U.S., largely because of their fuel economy; better emissions controls, and cleaner diesel fuel. Diesels are now considered competitors with hybrids in the green car space.
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October 11, 2013 | JONATHAN TAKIFF, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER, TAKIFFJ@PHILLYNEWS.COM, 215-854-5960
GIZMO GUY has been humming the old jingle, "See the USA in your Chevrolet," recently. But, for sure, that classic ditty deserves a remix, given the thoroughly mod, eco-minded Chevys I've been testing. A sleek, swoopy Chevy Volt sped me to the Shore and music festivals in snazzy hybrid style. Then the carmaker let me sample a fresh-baked Chevrolet Cruze , which has a more stately sedan look but equally adventurous core - a diesel engine the likes of which General Motors hasn't offered in a passenger car since the dark ages of Oldsmobiles.
NEWS
July 8, 2013 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
If "Shake, Rattle and Roll" had been about the diesels of yore, Bill Haley wouldn't have sung: "Get out from that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans. " Rather, he would have warbled: "Get out in that driveway and rattle those valves and tappets. " The next lines doubtlessly would have been: Annoy the neighbors even more, With enough stink and smoke to make them choke And while you are smoking and smelling like burning toast, Accelerate like a lead fence post.
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | BY ANGELO FICHERA, Daily News Staff Writer fichera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5913
THE DRIVER OF a bakery truck that sat in a Southwest Philly Wawa parking lot for nearly 40 minutes wasn't delivering bread - but police say he had dough in mind. Police on Monday arrested Keith Jones, 55, of Kingsessing, on charges that he stole 513 gallons of diesel fuel worth about $2,000 from the Wawa at Bartram and Island avenues on Feb. 4. Jones, operating a Stroehmann bread-delivery truck he'd purchased at an auction about two weeks earlier, siphoned the gas from a station ground pump into a large storage tank, police said.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2013
"One of the greatest losses in not expanding Medicaid [is the loss of] opportunity to put together all the various pieces of the system. " - Al Black, COO, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. " . . . We cannot ignore the $4.1 billion in state-only taxpayer costs over the next eight years that could occur as a result of expanding Medicaid in Pennsylvania. " - Carey Miller, spokeswoman, Pennsylvania Department of Welfare. "It's confirmation of a trend.
NEWS
January 3, 2013 | By Mary Pemberton, Associated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - High seas and strong winds prevented crews from boarding an oil drilling ship to check for any damage after the large vessel went aground off an uninhabited island in the Gulf of Alaska. A Coast Guard plane and a helicopter flew over the Kulluk on Tuesday, but severe weather did not permit putting marine experts on board the drilling rig, which had grounded on a sand and gravel beach in stormy seas. Federal on-scene response coordinator Capt. Paul Mehler said the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig is carrying about 143,000 gallons of diesel and about 12,000 gallons of lube oil and hydraulic fluid, and appeared stable.
BUSINESS
December 13, 2012 | By Scott Sturgis, For The Inquirer
2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI (diesel) with Premium and Nav: Fun and practicality. Price: $27,215 as tested. An automatic TDI would start at $24,090. A six-speed manual begins at $22,990. (A gasoline S starts at $16,675, an SE at $18,995.) Conventional wisdom: Diesels remain unpopular in the United States, even after ultra-low-sulfur blends were mandated in 2007. They had been rising in popularity until plateauing at about 2.8 percent of cars sold from 2011 through 2012, according to Edmunds.com.
NEWS
July 30, 2012 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Scheduled for a September showroom debut, the extensively redesigned 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL turns out to be more than a superb sport ute. In the name of safety, comfort, saving petrol, on and off-road traction, and fording streams up to two feet deep, this largest and most costly of the Benz SUVs also proves a technological treasure trove. There's enough standard and optional hardware and software here to cause an UberGeek to OD. If the GL could stage an orgy attended by algorithms and artificial intelligence instead of decadent Romans, it would easily outdraw one of Caligula's mixers.
BUSINESS
June 7, 2012 | Scott Sturgis
2012 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Lux: A mileage boost, but a particulate boost, too. Price: $53,225 (No options. A sport version with gasoline engine can be had starting at $43,375, and a sport TDI starts at $46,875.) Marketer's pitch: The premium diesel SUV with the soul of a Volkswagen. Conventional wisdom: Diesel means smelly, dirty, and underpowered, right? Reality: The engine works great and is definitely not smelly, dirty, or underpowered.
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