Many roads in haiti have been paved but are not regularly repaired. Most of the roads in Haiti transportation is hampered by rough roads that may become impassable in inclement weather. Most people in Haiti travel on foot, by bicycle or by public bus known as a tap-tap

Continental Airlines to start flying to Haiti this summer

The "Haitian Joudalist" just learned that Continental Airlines will start flying to Haiti this summer. This is good news for the Haitians who travel to the United States. It means more options for theme as well as cheaper airfare. According to the announcement, Continental Airlines will start flying between Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince on June 9, 2011. At the beginning, Continental Airlines will schedule three weekly flights to Haiti: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Furthermore, the four hour flights will be assured by a Boeing 737 with a capacity for 160 passengers. Flights will leave Newark, New jersey at 9:25 a.m. to arrive at Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince at 12:15 p.m. Continental Airlines will leave Haiti at 1:20 p.m. to arrive at Newark Liberty International Airport at 6:15 p.m.

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American Airlines cancelled flights due to protest of Election results

Following the announcement of the 2010 Haiti election results, American Airlines announced the suspension of their daily flights to Port-au-Prince, Haiti for two days. Many other airlines have taken similar actions.

It is obvious that the level of protest in the streets of the Haitian capital and traffic disruption made daily activities almost impossible. Businesses and schools stayed closed and many residents stayed home. There was no traffic, except for occasional police vehicles

Businesses and schools stayed closed and many fearful residents stayed home, off the rubble-strewn streets. There was no traffic apart from an occasional police or U.N. vehicle.

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Accident near Leogane Haiti, at least 22 dead

The "Haitian Joudalist" just learned that a major accident happened in Haiti, near the city of Leogane.

We learned that two transportation vehicles collided on Tueasday. The Haitian Police reported that at least 22 peoples were instantly killed. There were also many critically injured passengers who were transported to the nearest medical facility. The Haitian authority expects the death toll to rise among the injured Haitians.

Do you think it is time to address the ongoing transportation problem in Haiti?

Why do Buses have to carry so many people, without any regulation from the Haitian authority?

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New Highway Planned for Haiti

The Haiti plan involves the creation of Highway. These new highways in Haiti will be built for integrating and developing areas outlying Port-au-Prince and other key cities in Haiti by linking them with a national transportation infrastructure and social support.

The plan will require construction of 600 km of roads of Highway. The 18-month budget sets aside an initial $30 million for the road initiative, with "firm commitment to $600 million." Another $150 million is included for repairs and maintenance of these highways, with an additional $50 million in budgetary support.

"We need to connect these regions using not only a network of roads but also adequate port and airport facilities and a range of public services that are suited to economic and social development needs, particularly in terms of education and access to quality health-care services," the report states.

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