• April 12, 2021 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Air services in PDX Portland and Oregon have seen a multi-dimensional increment in catering the needs of the people. With the introduction of prioritized facilities and advancement in the technology than the past years, services related to the public airports have taken a brand new shape. Companies and individual groups have been flocking in and outside the airport systems to embellish the needs of the customers at cheaper costs. A similar increment in the availability, mobility and flexible creditability has been witnessed and noticed in the PDX Airport shuttle service and likewise shuttle services in Lake Oswego.

    As mentioned, with the advanced form of technical preciseness combined with easier conveyance of transportation services, a huge infiltration of shuttle services has been observed in the markets of Portland. Individuals, companies, groups and even private firms are positively and assertively engrossed in expansion of their business in accordance with the high exclusive demand of the airport shuttle services. These companies promise exquisite customer service at cheaper rates. With services ranging from luxurious buses to normal airport shuttles, the mentioned services have also held firm grounds in capitalizing the markets of Oregon and Portland. The shuttles and buses can be readily hired by families, eventual groups, and companies, in order to easily facilitate transportation to the airports.

    These shuttle and related services in Lake Oswego, Oregon and PDX Portland have surely benefitted the indigenous and outer folks in the city. The service providers promise door to door pick-ups. In addition to that, they carry out with their smooth transportation manifesto round the week and 365 days a year. Implication of positive customer care support has also bagged a positive note on their side. Most of the dealers provide shuttle transportation from 8:00 AM in the morning till 12:30 AM. The following venture helps in adjusting the needs of people round the clock. The shuttles include large air conditioned buses, accompanied by fleets of vans to maximize the comfort and support. Furthermore, these companies lay strict importance of drug abuse among their drivers. They make it sure that the drivers and other staffs are free from drug addiction and alcoholism for the safety and well being of the tourists cum customers. They also provide extravagant services in trips and tours, such as, corporate trips, school field trips, military trips, governmental trip, and hotel transportation, along with the extension of services to church groups etc.

    The density of these services is increasing manifold in the city. With each firm providing better service with a competitive approach, clean and much needful services to the customers are being sold out. A near future eyes more alternatives with further advancement in the services and facilities.

  • April 9, 2021 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Drinking chai is very common in the Asian countries and now this taste is also brought to the western countries with the two popular brands like Big Train and David Rio. You can refresh your body and soul with these chai.
    The ingredients contained in the Big Train Chai and the David Rio Chai includes, nonfat milk power, creamer, natural tea, honey, natural and artificial flavors, and anti-caking agents. There are many flavors of these Chai available in the stores. Based on the flavors, some of the ingredients that give the required flavors would be added to the existing base ingredients. For example for the natural spice blends of the Big Train and the David Rio Chai, natural spices like aniseed, clove, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom might be added. www.bobateadirect.com is one of the websites that gives more information on these drinks.
    If you have tasted a different flavored chai in the local coffee shop that brought your taste buds to life then you might have come across the Big Train or the David Rio Chai. It is easy to prepare such a mind-blowing tea at home too. Just add a spoon of the Big Train Chai powder or the David Rio Chai powder to the cup of hot water and stir it. Your favorite chai is ready to consume.
    The Big Train chai powder and the David Rio chai powder comes in different packaging. The Big Train chai comes in 1.9 pounds can. This can be used for 10 serving of Big Train chai. The Big Train chai is also packed in 12 ounce bags and single serve bags. It is claimed that this product is 99% caffeine free. You can use hot or cold water to create the Big Train chai in your favorite flavor.
    David Rio Chai has many flavors and they are packed to the needs of the consumers. One of the popular David Rio Chai is the Tiger Spice Chai that gives the masala flavor to the chai. This masala flavor is given by the cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom that are added to the black tea. The David Rio Chai comes in packs of 14 ounces, anniversary tin, 4 pound bags, and 12 single packets. With small ingredient changes to the Tiger Spice Chai, the other products like Orca Spice Sugar Free Chai, Giraffe Decaf Chai, Elephant Vanilla Chai, Flamingo Vanilla Decaf Sugar Free Chai, and Tortoise Green Tea chai are made. Splenda is used for sweetening in the Orca Spice Sugar Free Chai without any other change in the ingredients to the Tiger Spice. A decaffeinated version is sold as the Giraffe Decaf Chai.
    You can find the Big Train Chai and the David Rio Chai in your local stores and also online. For bulk ordering you can use the online stores so that you can a decent discount on the prices. You can get more information in www.bobateadirect.com.

  • April 7, 2021 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    For the past year I’ve been compiling a list of model train stores for my model railroading website. These shops all look like a lot of fun to visit, but what are the most popular? Here is a list for the states of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey.

    The most popular model railroading shops (based on online chatter) in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey are:

    10. Ridgefield Hobby in Ridgefield, New Jersey

    9. Maplewood Hobby in Maplewood, New Jersey

    8. M. B. Klein Model Train Stuff in Cockeysville, Maryland

    7. Tony’s Train Town in Cedar Grove, New Jersey

    6. MTH Electric Trains in Columbia, Maryland

    5. Hobbymasters in Red Bank, New Jersey

    4. The Model Railroad Shop in Piscataway, New Jersey

    3. The Train Station in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

    2. Toy Train Emporium in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

    …and the most popular shop for model trains in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey is…

    1. The Hobby Shop in Aberdeen, New Jersey

    Hobby shops not quite making my top 10 were Just Trains in Newark, Delaware; Millsboro Hobbies in Millsboro, Delaware; Seaside Hobbies in Ocean View, Delaware; Engine House Hobbies in Gaithersburg, Maryland; G Scale Train Station in Waldorf, Maryland; Hobby Works in Rockville, Laurel, and Bel Air, Maryland; The Train Room in Hagerstown, Maryland; Atlantic Rails in Folsom, New Jersey; Genes Train Stop in Kearny, New Jersey; Island Trains in Middletown, New Jersey; Pastime Hobbies and Miniatures in Bayonne, New Jersey; Z and Z Hobbies in Mercerville, New Jersey; Zeppelin Hobbies and Raceway in Wayne, New Jersey.

    So, there are lots of great model railroading shops from all over Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey but clearly New Jersey dominated the list with eigth in the top ten. Maryland had two inthe ten, and Just Trains in Delaware just missed out. Note that this list was for the train stores more than their online web stores. If this list were for online stores www.modeltrainstuff.com, the website of M. B. Klein Model Train Stuff, would probably have won.

    When in Delaware, Maryland, or New Jersey be sure to visit some of the excellent railroading museums including Harrington Museum and Railroad Museum in Harrington, Delaware; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland; Brunswick Railroad Museum in Brunswick, Maryland; Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum in Hagerstown, Maryland; Huntington Railroad Museum in Bowie, Maryland; New Jersey Museum of Transportation in Wall, New Jersey; Whippany Railway Museum in Whippany, New Jersey; and South Jersey Railroad Museum in Tuckahoe, New Jersey.

    I compiled this list by searching for the hobby shops listed on a number of search engines and ranking them by the number of web pages, discussion forums, photos, videos, etc that are available online. I further screened this list to include only pages that mentioned model railroading.

  • April 7, 2021 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    For those interested in model toys, particularly that of the model train, one thing they will inevitably come across when commencing their hobby is the issue of how to wire their railway.

    One of the most popular ways to do this is through the device called common rail wiring, the basic concept of which lies in always insulating the same piece of rail, while leaving the other one still connected. Sketch and/or draw a layout of your system that shows the dual tracks while marking the outer and inner rails as plus and minus respectively. In the example of an oval track layout, this means that the outer rail will always be positive no matter where it goes, and the inner rail will therefore also always be negative. The benefit of this is, once you have insulated the inside rail on every siding (even those controlled via on-off switches), the outer rail therefore becomes akin to common ground, while the inner rail resembles hot switched lead. This is why this method has become known as common rail wiring for the model train. Two different power packs are recommended for this system, both insulated from each other (such as in the cases where an oval is inside an oval), as they can then have the ability to control different areas of the layout in the same instances. Both packs need at least one wire to be attached to the common rail, with a second to go to either the insulated rail of the oval or to the sidings in order to be controlled.

    The common rail system is a very popular one, primarily because it enables the system to pass on control from one of the packs to the other, with the model train on the track thus gaining power from the right side of the front truck at the same time as it is getting it from the left side of the rear truck. Minus the common rail, the model train would otherwise regard the insulated joint as a malfunctioning switch and would thus then just stall on the track. Just be prepared for the possibility of the model toys surging unexpectedly fast when crossing over the joint!

    One last point remember to double insulate on the section of the track where you require the train to reverse back on itself this means that the positive rail will suddenly run smack bang into a negative rail, and thus an insulating gap and plastic joiner are essential here. A DPDT (double-pole, double-throw) switch will be required for this operation.

    Aside from this, however, the common rail wiring should be the best solution for your model train toys system.

  • April 2, 2021 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Much like other companies in the hobby train industry the story of Atlas model trains is a story of vision, entrepreneurship, and tough work, combined with a passion for a hobby that resulted in a company that grew bigger than what anyone would have imagined at the foundation.

    The beginning of Atlas Model Model Trains goes back to the first decades of the 20th century, when Stephan Schaffan Sr. founded what would become Atlas Model Trains. Back then, it was a tool company not a model train business and Stephan Schaffan Sr. was so undermanned that he had his son Stephan Schaffan Jr. come and help him with the business.

    Stephan Schaffan Jr. wasnt happy with the money that he earned at his dads business (if he earned anything at all). He was a young and inventive man who liked machinery. He would go after work and built model airplanes at his house. There was a local airplane model shop where he lived, and he would visit it frequently. He used to annoy the owner by asking for a side work that he could do to earn some extra money, to which the owner would always refuse.

    However, one day, the owner of the store grew so tired of Stephan Jr.s requests that he gave him some old railroads and model trains that he didnt want to use any longer, in the hopes that Stephan would get away and leave him alone.

    Little did he know that these old railway tracks and models that he discarded so easily would ultimately become what today is known as Atlas Trains.

    Stephan Jr. went back home and worked on those trains. Being an inventive and intelligent young man, he designed a switch set, which would become the staple of Atlas Model Trains, and that allowed the user to start and stop the trains by controlling the voltage on the tracks.

    Later on, Stephan Jr. invented more products which made the company grow even more, while his fathers business started to appear small in comparison. Somewhere along the line, the original name was dropped and the company took the name of Atlas Model Railroad, even though most people know it by the name Atlas Trains.

    Now with Atlas Model Trains officially presented, Stephan invented quite a few devices that saved work for the folks who enjoyed the model train hobby. For example, he invented pre-assembles tracks, that saved his customers the trouble of assembling it themselves. In general his inventions made track assembling much easier.

    Today, Atlas Model Trains is one of the major names in the industry. Although Stephen Jr. is no longer alive, Atlas Model Trains and his legacy made model trains a much more easily reached hobby for train lovers.

  • April 2, 2021 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    To make the business successful it is very important to have the fully trained staff. If the employees of the company are not trained then can’t bring profits to business. So it becomes very important for the organization to train their staff about each and every aspect. To train the staff occurs the requirement for the trainer. But it very important to train the trainer as daily new technology is evolved and they should be properly updated on it. Special training sessions are held for the trainers so that they can deliver the best training to the employees. The company sends the trainers to the attend training and sessions and when they return back, certain time is set so that they can share their knowledge with the trainees. Train the Trainer sessions is very important as they can help the trainers to acquire new set of skills so that they can deliver best knowledge to the trainees. It not only benefits the individual but also helps in professional development for the person. Basically there are two types of skills required by the trainers. First, they need to have the in depth knowledge of the subject and secondly they should have the ability to deliver the knowledge to trainees or employees in right manner. Training is not just delivering the knowledge; it is basically organizing the knowledge and then transferring it to the trainees. There are also certain body language techniques which the trainers should understand while delivering the session to the trainees. There are special workshop conducted for the train the trainers that can help them to deliver the best. There are many companies that offer the train the trainer course which can customize according to the requirement of the company. Organization can search online various sessions that are specially scheduled for the trainers.

    There are certain benefits that can be acquired after the training session:

    1. The level of the confidence is increased when they acquire certain set of knowledge.

    2. Their learning and grasping power increases.

    3. They work more efficiently and effectively.

    4. They are able to handle the teams properly.

    5. The level of job satisfaction also increases which helps them to remain with the organization for long period of time.

    6. They are more developed on the professional level.

    7. The cost is also reduced as only one person is sent for training rather than all employees.

    Resource Box:The author has discussed about the Trainer training in this particular article. He is explaining the benefit of Train the Trainer.

  • Make Your Business Effective With Travel And Transportation Management

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    March 29, 2021 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Whether it’s college students moving in from home to the hostel and hostel to the PG, or working professionals travelling all across the globe to fix it up for their businesses, there is so much of movement happening all around that a perfect travel and transportation management solutions is the need of the hour.

    With the ever growing industry and increasing competition in travel and transportation industry, one has to make it alluring for the customers to be on top. In order to make it easier for the customer to choose you, you need to make it comfortable for them. Thus, effective transportation management solutions help you expect maximum ROI for your business.

    A transportation management system (TMS) makes it easier and simpler for the companies to move freight from its start to its landing place in a cost effective manner. In comparison to the traditional transportation management methods, transportation management system solutions help you achieve better customer satisfaction, as well as, reduced freight spend.

    Transportation Management System (TMS) is installed to manage companies travel and transportation and it helps them decrease time on freight management and thus, helps them concentrate on other aspects of the transportation management like Warehouse Management System, Supply Chain visibility, etc. With an efficient TMS companies can develop their shipping arrangements to make them better and reach faster. Better tracking features in a TMS helps companies deliver on time for their customers, which in turn counts for customer satisfaction.

    With the data companies get through your transport management solution system, they are able to understand how a few changes in their shipping patterns and accelerate the rollout of the parcels can make a difference to the implementation costs.

    To list out a few benefits of implementing a travel and transport management solution system for businesses and organizations, here are few things that makes TMS a complete solution:

    Manage transportation contracts better

    Plan for proper and time-bound shipment

    Configure route guides to ensure the right selection of mode and carrier combinations

    Quote and rate shipments

    Track the shipments, which will help improve performance

    Easily settle freight bills and even conduct an effective audit

    Other than the above-mentioned benefits, transportation management solutions also help companies to decrease order failures, reduce uncertainty and ultimately inventory/safety stock. With a planned shipment,companies can systematically share, manage, track and analyze shipment data like order confirmation, shipment notices, carrier status and proof of delivery on e-mails.

    Thus, the study makes it very clear that to grow in travel and transportation business world, one has to keep up with the latest technologies and implement transportation management systems. It is only through such systems that one is able to drive growth in the business and even ensure utmost customer satisfaction.

  • Bwi To Dc Transportation Dynamic And Diverse Transportation System

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    March 21, 2021 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    BWI To DC Transportation: Dynamic And Diverse Transportation System To A Most Significant City Of The Current World

    The Baltimore Washington international (BWI) is a well known luxurious international airport. The terminal of BWI has high ceilings and windows that fill the interior with sunlight. How build this world largest airport? There has a leading history of BWI. After the World War II, the BWI was built by the government of US. Mainly in 2005 the airport was renamed to Baltimore Washington international Thurgood Marshall Airport, to honor the former US Supreme Court justice, who grew up in Baltimore.

    The airport is located in Anne Arundel country, Maryland which is 10 miles south of Baltimore and thirty miles north of Washington DC. The Baltimore Washington international Thurgood Marshall Airport serves both Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC. The airport is very popular because of the lower cost to travel in any place from this airport. In general most of the place is reached by the air from the BWI within a short time that gives more pleasing journey to the passengers.

    We know that the Washington DC is the capital of U.S.A and the place is more attractive to the travelers. The seat of its three branches of government has a collection of free, public museums unparalleled in size and scope throughout the history of mankind as well as the lions share of the nation is the most treasured monuments and memorials. On the other hand, the vistas on the national mall between the capital, Washington monuments, white house and Lincoln memorial are the most famous throughout the world.

    There are different types of services to transport from the BWI to Washington DC. Most of the services are well arranged with comfort. There have lots of visitors to visit the different charming place of Washington. The trip from BWI airport to Washington DC will take one to two hours by the BWI airport bus and metro service. BWI also has luxury car rental facilities to reach the Washington DC. Mainly the company of Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty provides the service to take the journey.

    There also has the journey of light rail to the Washington DC from the Baltimore Washington international airport. If we want to take calm and unwind journey, there is no way to avoid the service of BWI airport limousine.The company of Limousine provides a wide variety of vehicles to take DC from the BWI which have the cost minimizing 10 to 15 carrying services like- limousine, sedan, SUV, van or mini bus with paying a small fee.

  • Can’t Keep Up 11 Ways To Simplify Your Movie Set Transportation

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    March 15, 2021 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Movie sets are made up of too many bits and details that preparing everything for transportation can be quite a big deal. You may have to make sure that everything is ready for travel so that it would reach its next venue safely and complete. Here are 11 movie set transportation tips from Pyramid that should help you simplify the whole deal and make it easier for you:
    Tip #1: Find a good company that offers movie set transportation. There are a lot of companies out there. Do not just choose a company because it is the first one you saw. Go ahead and do some research on the best ones out there.
    Tip #2: Research the background of the companies that you think are good enough. Once you have chosen companies, go ahead and do research about them. Their background would be a good thing to start with. Check customers reviews and feedback too.
    Tip #3: Compare and contrast prices and packages. These companies would have prices and packages made available for anyone who need studio transportation help. Movie set transportation would also have its own package and rate. Compare and contrast these.
    Tip #4: Contact customer service. Although you may not have any transactions yet for your movie vehicle transportation needs, make sure that you contact them before getting into any transactions. That way, you would know how they would handle you as a customer.
    Tip #5: Start packing early. It is important for you to do things as early as you can. Remember, this is a movie set and there are a lot of things to prepare so that they are ready for studio transportation.
    Tip #6: Make a checklist. This would be your so you would know that everything is still complete after that movie set transportation.
    Tip #7: Label everything. Labeling may take a lot of time but it would help you get what you need when it is time to unpack. It does not matter if it is movie vehicle transportation or not.
    Tip #8: Do not bring what is not important. There are things that may need to be left behind. Know what is important and what is not. What is not needed should be left behind.
    Tip #9: Use the right packing materials. With the right materials for packing, you can be sure that they would be good once they reach the destination.
    Tip #10: Confirm with the moving company. It is very important that you have confirmed the move with the company. See, you may be waiting for ages and then they do not come because you did not really confirm the whole thing.
    Tip #11: Do not lose the documents of the transaction. While the whole move is in process and not everything has been checked, do not lose the documents. These can be used for any problems you may encounter with the whole process.

  • Thomas The Tank Engine Toy Trains – Bringing Happiness To Kids Everywhere!

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    March 14, 2021 /  Shuttle and Transportation

    Is it just me or have train sets gone out of fashion in recent years? I remember when I was young that train sets were a big part of my life, these days kids don’t seem to be into train sets so much. Children these days now ask for iPods, video games, and even cell phones before they’re 10 years old. That friendly little tank engine is causing a train set revival of sorts.

    The Thomas The Tank Engine TV show has spawned innumerable amounts of merchandise. Thomas The Tank Engine is an educational program wrapped up in an adventure story, it even manages to include some history as well. And because Thomas is really a train, children are able to begin using their imagination and develop an appreciation for the more simple fun-based activities that many grown ups once knew as kids.

    Thomas The Tank Engine is a big hit in my family and it’s all girls so I’m not surprised that Thomas The Tank Engine merchandise is springing up everywhere. Thomas The Tank Engine train sets grab a small childs attention like no other train set I’ve ever seen. Adults today will remember fondly the wooden trains that they played with when they were children. Now they can pass on that fun with a Thomas The Tank Engine wooden replica. The cars are colored vibrant gradations of red, blue, green, and yellow, and usually come with small wooden blocks to transport as “freight”.

    There are heaps of accessoires to go along with the train set as well. Kids imaginations will go crazy with limitless possibilities of creating their own littlle towns to have adventures in, especially when they get their hands on their very own Knapford Station. With two pieces of authentic switch track this station closely resembles a real passenger station. The station can be brought to life with a built in microphone for making announcements and the sounds of whistles as well as movement can help stimulate your childs imagination. What little kid wouldn’t love the opportunity to become an engineer in their very own train station!

    Thomas also has heaps of friends that kids love to play with. Max and Monty the dump trucks help teach children the importance of sharing. Max and Monty are of the opinion that they are experts in construction but actually cause trouble wherever they go. They are always found to be bossing around the smaller machines but in the end they learn the error of their ways.

    Along with several toys and children’s shows, Thomas the Tank Engine makes a variety of merchandise just for children. There are heaps of educational materials such as mats, art sets, and puzzles to go along with the train sets. You can decorate just about every aspect of your childs room with Thomas The Tank Engine merchandise. There are clocks, furniture, bed sheets, doonahs as well as knives, forks and plates.