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  • Twin Cities minorities face longer commute times, report notes

    05/14/2015 5:21:00 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-13-15 | Fredrick Melo
    The Twin Cities have long been considered one of the best places in the country to live when it comes to health, happiness and job opportunities, but the disparities for racial minorities are striking. A new report looks at yet another area where the experiences of whites and non-whites generally diverge: commute times. The 12-page study finds that black and Asian transit users in the Twin Cities spend 138 and 146 more hours each year, respectively, getting to and from work than white drivers do. For Latinos, the "transit time penalty" increased to 173 hours -- the equivalent of losing...
  • New York City residents have the longest commutes and working weeks in America

    03/18/2015 7:48:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 18, 2015 | Staff and Zoe Szathmary
    Between commuting time and work hours, New York City residents have the longest work weeks among the country's 30 biggest cities, city Comptroller Scott Stringer said in a report released Tuesday. The report said a typical week for a full-time New York worker adds up to more than 49 hours, including an average of more than six hours of commuting time. That was more than four hours longer than in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the average work week was about 44 1/2 hours. Commuting time made up just under 3 1/2 hours of that. The report was based on data from...
  • S.F. Muni Metro shutdown snarls commute [San Francisco is a "transit first" city]

    12/03/2012 11:07:53 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, December 3, 2012 | Vivian Ho and Joe Garofoli
    A blown transformer at the Van Ness Muni Station in San Francisco caused the shutdown of the Metro subway system Monday evening. Muni officials said the transformer blew at about 6 p.m. as a result of rain damage from Sunday's storm. Subway service had not reopened late Monday, but light-rail vehicles were running on surface lines in the western part of the city. Also, cars on the F-Market line, which runs above ground, had been turned around at 11th Street for a time because of an earlier accident at Market and Dolores streets. The line was reopened at 8:35 p.m....
  • The worst train in NY

    10/04/2010 8:54:28 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 19 replies
    Next time you want to complain about your commute, think about the riders on LIRR train No. 1062. The 5:41 p.m. run from Penn Station to Seaford, LI, has the worst track record of any train on the nation's largest commuter railroad. Since July 1, the line has been canceled outright or halted in its run seven times -- more than any other of the 1,431 daily trains operated by the MTA's Metro-North or LIRR, according to a Post analysis of transportation data. Frustrated rider Tom Seigel, who was on the 5:41 p.m. train Friday, said, "It's hard to be...
  • Alaska Man Attacked by Bear While Biking to Work ('A Bear Being a Bear,' Says Official)

    06/15/2010 5:28:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies · 607+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | June 15, 2010 | MARY PEMBERTON
    A man riding his bicycle to work Tuesday on a city trail was attacked by a grizzly bear, which swatted his ear and bit him on the leg, police said. Sean Berkey encountered the bear on the east end of Rover's Run trail at 5:30 a.m. as he headed to work at the Alaska Native Medical Center, where the 45-year-old works as a pediatric pharmacist. He had crossed a wooden bridge when he surprised the sow, who had a cub with her. Berkey stopped his bike, and the bear charged. He momentarily used his bike as a shield, said Bruce...
  • 1,000-mile commute to earn a paycheck

    02/22/2010 7:54:01 PM PST · by americanophile · 62 replies · 1,400+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | February 22, 2010 | SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer
    JANESVILLE, Wis. – In the early dawn, after another week building cars, Michael Hanley leaves his job in Kansas. He quickly zips into Missouri, then heads up a ribbon of highway past grain silos and grazing deer, across the frozen fields of Iowa, over the Mississippi River and into the rolling hills of Wisconsin. Finally, he pulls into his driveway — 530 miles later. It's one heck of a haul: more than 1,000 miles roundtrip, 16-plus hours of driving, every week. "I like to say I gave up an eight-minute commute for an eight-hour commute," he says wearily, running a...
  • A job, but there's a catch: a 1,000-mile commute

    02/22/2010 7:11:49 AM PST · by GL of Sector 2814 · 59 replies · 1,435+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Feb 22 2010 | Sharon Cohen
    JANESVILLE, Wis. – In the early dawn, after another week building cars, Michael Hanley leaves his job in Kansas. He quickly zips into Missouri, then heads up a ribbon of highway past grain silos and grazing deer, across the frozen fields of Iowa, over the Mississippi River and into the rolling hills of Wisconsin. Finally, he pulls into his driveway — 530 miles later. It's one heck of a haul: more than 1,000 miles roundtrip, 16-plus hours of driving, every week. "I like to say I gave up an eight-minute commute for an eight-hour commute," he says wearily, running a...
  • Standards for Considering Commutation Petitions

    01/19/2009 1:17:26 PM PST · by DBCJR · 141+ views
    Section 1-2.113 Standards for Considering Commutation Petitions A commutation of sentence reduces the period of incarceration; it does not imply forgiveness of the underlying offense, but simply remits a portion of the punishment. It has no effect upon the underlying conviction and does not necessarily reflect upon the fairness of the sentence originally imposed. Requests for commutation generally are not accepted unless and until a person has begun serving that sentence. Nor are commutation requests generally accepted from persons who are presently challenging their convictions or sentences through appeal or other court proceeding. The President may commute a sentence to...
  • Standards for Considering Pardon Petitions

    01/19/2009 1:14:13 PM PST · by DBCJR · 2 replies · 136+ views
    Section 1-2.112 Standards for Considering Pardon Petitions In general, a pardon is granted on the basis of the petitioner's demonstrated good conduct for a substantial period of time after conviction and service of sentence. The Department's regulations require a petitioner to wait a period of at least five years after conviction or release from confinement (whichever is later) before filing a pardon application (28 C.F.R. § 1.2). In determining whether a particular petitioner should be recommended for a pardon, the following are the principal factors taken into account. 1. Post-conviction conduct, character, and reputation. An individual's demonstrated ability to lead...
  • U.S. 36 drivers offered cash to stop driving solo

    06/20/2008 9:51:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 68+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 20, 2008 | Kevin Flynn
    It's sort of like a reverse toll: They pay you to get to work and back. But the hitch is this: You have to get out of your solo-driver car and commute some other way. Solo drivers on U.S. 36 are being invited to join a pilot program that would pay them $3 a day, up to a maximum of $180, every day they car pool, take a bus, bike ...
  • Ananova: World's fastest commute!

    02/28/2008 3:21:55 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies · 115+ views ^ | 2-28-08 |
    A Swiss company has created the world's fastest ever road vehicle - a 340mph bullet-shaped cross between a motorbike and a car.
  • FReep This Poll! What Is The Best Way To Reduce Traffic Congestion?

    09/20/2007 7:47:01 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies · 168+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | September 19, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! What is the best way to reduce traffic congestion? * Widen and/or build more freeways. * Add more carpool only lanes. * Improve mass transit options. * Encourage working from home. * Limit new housing development. Go to the North County Times/The Californian link provided. Scroll down a bit and look for the poll on the right hand side. Vote your choice. Poll should remain active until Thursday (09/20/07) evening.
  • Libby Commutation, nothign wrong with it

    07/03/2007 8:41:58 PM PDT · by eth3l · 3 replies · 285+ views
    GOPublius ^ | 07/03.2007 | Publius
    The outrage surrounding the Libby pardon is due to the fact the Libby was a scapegoat for the administration. The left is fighting a war against this administration while this country is engaged in theatre. Libby’s conviction was thought to be a victory by the Democrats and the anti-war left in their war. Commuting the sentence of Scooter Libby flies in the face of the anti-war left and spoils their paper victory.
  • (Hillary) Clinton criticizes Libby prison commute

    07/03/2007 1:19:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 1,328+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/3/07 | Mike Glover - ap
    KEOKUK, Iowa - Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton drew a distinction between President Bush's decision to commute the sentence of White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby — which she has harshly criticized — and her husband's 140 pardons in his closing hours in office. "I believe that presidential pardon authority is available to any president, and almost all president's have exercised it," Clinton said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "This (the Libby decision) was clearly an effort to protect the White House. ... There isn't any doubt now, what we know is that Libby was...
  • FReep This Poll! Do you agree with President Bush commuting I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's prison term?

    07/03/2007 12:29:25 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies · 1,197+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | July 3, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep This Poll! Here is the poll question in full form... Do you agree with President Bush's decision to commute former White House aide I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's prison term? Yes No Not sure Link over to the North County Times/The Californian homepage. Scroll down a bit and look for the poll on the right hand side. Vote your choice.
  • President Bush Commutes Libby's sentence

    07/02/2007 2:45:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 784 replies · 26,506+ views
  • "Left Lane Drivers Unite!" - LEFT LANE DRIVERS of AMERICA

    05/15/2007 12:01:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 440 replies · 6,191+ views ^ | 2007 |
    LEFT LANE DRIVERS of AMERICA “If you’re not a Left Lane Driver then get out of the Left Lane!” Traffic has become increasingly congested and tempers flare as slower drivers occupy what has been historically referred to as the “fast lane”. It’s time to get that Left Lane back! It is our considered opinion that not only will traffic move more smoothly and more quickly once the Left Lane is used in the way it has been designed but also headaches, frustration, bad tempers and road rage will all be greatly reduced when this pressure valve is released. It’s time...
  • Four-wheel nation

    02/10/2007 8:52:57 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 9 replies · 541+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3 January 2007 | Editorial Staff
    ...Of course, the car has always been more than simple transportation. It was a dare in the early 1900s, a rough-edged dream that bumped along dirt roads on a weekend afternoon as the scarves of passengers streamed behind. The dream was about freedom, independence, adventure, moving out -- and up. Today that dream, while a lot flashier and able to travel faster than many people ever imagined, is still, at its core, about freedom. It's about taking off when a person wants to and going wherever one wants to go -- an attitude that probably explains why car pools aren't...
  • Americans commute earlier and longer: study

    10/18/2006 5:49:50 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 2 replies · 349+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:33am ET
    Americans commute earlier and longer: studyTue Oct 17, 2006 8:33 AM ET NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans are leaving home earlier to get work, fewer are walking, and more are driving alone, according to a study of commuting trends released on Monday.The study, published by the Transportation Research Board, found people are also taking longer to reach their workplaces, with the number of people with commutes lasting more than 60 minutes growing by almost 50 percent between 1990 and 2000.Alan Pisarski, author of the study 'Commuting in America III,' said the average national travel times among the nation's 128 million...
  • California middle-class packing up, heading east

    08/26/2006 6:50:19 AM PDT · by Publius6961 · 194 replies · 3,729+ views
    Reuters ^ | Aug 23,2006 | Reuters
    Barring a collapse, ever more Californians will call the state's Central Valley home because homes there are relatively affordable. July's median home price in San Francisco was $771,000, compared with $438,000 in San Joaquin County roughly 60 miles to the east, according to real estate information service DataQuick Information Systems. More...
  • Wednesday July 19th is National "Motorcycle Ride To Work Day" (Park that SUV and RIDE, FReepers!)

    07/15/2006 8:50:42 AM PDT · by BlueOneGolf · 14 replies · 1,298+ views
    Ride To Work ^ | July 15 2006 | BlueOneGolf
    Press Release: For Immediate Release Date: 6/19/06 Subject: Ride To Work Day 2006 National Motorcycle Ride to Work Day is Wednesday, July 19, 2006 This year's fifteenth annual motorcycle commuting demonstration will increase the number of riders on the road, according to Ride to Work, a non-profit advocacy organization. "Riding to work on this day shows the positive value of motorcycles and scooters for transportation. For many people, riding is an economical, efficient and socially responsible form of mobility that saves energy, helps the environment and provides a broad range of other public benefits," states Andy Goldfine, the event...
  • The New Car Pool Dummy?

    06/23/2006 12:14:02 PM PDT · by agooga · 35 replies · 2,197+ views Creative Job - Commute Helper Sometimes I’m amazed at the creativity of some people who earn a good living filling needs that anyone could do. I was at a gathering today when I struck up a conversation with a man who described his job as a “commute helper.” “OK, what exactly is a commute helper?” I asked “I help people have a smooth and quick commute,” he replied. “How do you do that?” I asked “I sit in their car, ” he said with a smile. This is what happened. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area,...
  • What have YOU done to decrease the amount of gasoline you use

    05/08/2006 7:01:19 AM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 198 replies · 3,696+ views
    me ^ | 5/8/06 | AzNascarFan
    I would challenge you democtatic underground lurkers (or a freeper with a DU account) to post this over there and see what sort of repsonses come from the left... I keep hearing how oil dependent we are and how higher consumption is driving up prices... I hear how it is adversely affecting 75% of americans, It seems like if that was the case, 75% of americans would cut the amount they use! I know I cant be the only person in america that has drastically cut the amount of fuel I use over the past year. I want to know...
  • Dozens stuck on Roosevelt Island Trams

    04/18/2006 7:31:44 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 59 replies · 1,137+ views
    WABC-TV ^ | 4/18/06 | Eyewitness News
    Two Roosevelt Island Tram cars carrying dozens of people over the East River were left hanging Tuesday when the system lost power due to a mechanical problem, officials say. Rescue crews have begun the process of using cages and baskets to get the passengers off. Both cars stopped moving around 5:15 p.m., stranding about 80 people, officials say. The tramcars were still stalled after 7 p.m. while engineers worked to restore power. One of the tramcars had about 50 people, the other about 30. We are told that there are nine children on board. No injuries were reported. Eyewitness News...
  • Trip of 372 miles a day to work wins commuter contest prize

    04/18/2006 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 405+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | April 17, 2006 | Shane Graber and Elisa Crouch
    So maybe it does pay to drive a lot. Back in January, we told you about a Midas contest to see who has the longest commute. Dave Givens of Mariposa, Calif., won the grand prize of $10,000 in gas money for driving 186 miles every day to work. Rick Dow, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Midas, said in a news release that all that gas money sure will come in handy. "Let's face it, he needs all the help he can get," Dow said. Givens, an electrical engineer in San Jose, Calif., drives 372 miles round trip,...
  • Is working at Cisco worth a 7-hour commute?

    04/13/2006 2:39:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 133 replies · 4,293+ views
    The Register ^ | Thursday 13th April 2006 | Ashlee Vance
    Dave Givens knew a seven-hour roundtrip commute to and from Mariposa to Cisco's San Jose headquarters wasn't normal, but he didn't think it exceptionally unusual. Then Midas called. The auto repair firm this week handed Givens its "America's Longest Commute" award for his daily 372 mile trek. Givens had entered the contest on a coworker's suggestion and never expected to win. Now, the electrical engineer is giving the massive commute a rethink. "I was thinking that a few people would have a commute like this," he told us. "I really didn't think I had the longest one. "I am totally...
  • CA: Governor envisions 18% less infuriating commute

    01/22/2006 9:54:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 251+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/22/06 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – After decades of watching traffic thicken and clog, frustrated California motorists caught in yet another jam might use the idle time to rework an old adage: Nothing is certain except death and taxes – and more traffic congestion. But as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger pushes his plan to spend $223 billion during the next 10 years on public works projects – nearly half on transportation – he's making a bold statement. The governor contends that despite continued population growth in California, his transportation plan would reduce traffic congestion well below current levels. "Traffic does not have to keep getting...
  • Tired of commuting, 4 Saudi teachers marry driver

    11/29/2005 2:33:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies · 1,049+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | November 28, 2005 | Reuters
    RIYADH (Reuters) - Four Saudi women teaching in a remote village school have married their driver so they can live closer to work, Al-Watan newspaper said on Monday. The newspaper said the women from Al-Baha province in south-west Saudi Arabia were impressed with the man's "good morals" and decided to marry him and live together in the village where they teach -- avoiding a tiring daily commute. They were married in a short ceremony, and have agreed to pay the driver a share of their monthly salaries, Al-Watan said. Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, while men...
  • Northeast Corridor Trains Disrupted

    05/12/2005 7:43:10 PM PDT · by Turk82_1 · 44 replies · 841+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | 5/12/2005 |
    May 12, 2005 10:01 pm US/Eastern (1010 WINS) (KEARNY, N.J.) A fast-moving fire engulfed a railroad bridge in northern New Jersey Thursday night, disrupting New Jersey Transit and Amtrak service on the Northeast Corridor. The fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. at the base of Amtrak's Portal drawbridge over the Hackensack River between Secaucus and Kearny. The cause was not immediately known. No injuries were reported, authorities said. Rail service was suspended between New York's Penn Station and Newark's Penn Station. It was not clear when it would be restored. The fire apparently started in wood pilings beneath the trestle...
  • Commuting fun with balons

    01/11/2005 6:09:14 AM PST · by pikachu · 19 replies · 1,000+ views
    unknown ^ | Unknown
    For those with boring commutes Unflate ballons Tie to your car Drive like Hell Enjoy reactions of other drivers
  • Poll: Higher Taxes OK if They Cut Traffic

    07/01/2004 4:43:57 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 19 replies · 176+ views
    AP ^ | 7/1/04 | WILL LESTER
    WASHINGTON - Americans are so frustrated by traffic that more than half say they would be willing to pay higher taxes if it really would improve things. For now, people are changing routes and schedules, but not getting out of their cars. Only about one in 20 uses mass transit, an Associated Press poll found. Fifty-five percent of those questioned said traffic in their area had worsened in the past five years, and three in 10 said it was much worse, according to the survey conducted for the AP by Ipsos-Public Affairs. Fifty-six percent said they would be willing to...
  • Easy commute for delegates: Mass. pols opt for posh downtown digs (Special $100-a-night discount!)

    06/25/2004 2:41:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 244+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/25/04 | David R. Guarino
    Easy commute for delegates: Local pols opt for posh downtown digs By David R. Guarino Friday, June 25, 2004 As commuters sweat through convention gridlock, area pols and delegates - many who live within a few miles of the FleetCenter - will be living it up in posh, traffic-free serenity at their own downtown hotel. Nearly 140 delegates, led by the state's top pols, reserved rooms at the Fairmont Copley Plaza by today's deadline - including several congressmen, state constitutional officers and dozens of state lawmakers, the Herald has learned. Two-thirds of the delegates live within 30 miles of the...
  • Bees Swarm Highway After Tractor - Trailer Wreck

    06/23/2003 3:33:06 PM PDT · by mjf · 30 replies · 588+ views ^ | 06/23/2003 | Kansascitychannel Bees Swarm Highway After Tractor-Trailer Wrecks Crews Work To Clean Up Millions Of Bees POSTED: 6:49 a.m. CDT June 23, 2003 UPDATED: 5:21 p.m. CDT June 23, 2003 CLAYCOMO, Mo. -- Crews said about 25 million honeybees were inadvertantly released after a tractor-trailor wrecked on an area highway over the weekend. Monday evening, about 12 million bees remained on the loose, KMBC's Bev Chapman reported. The accident happened Sunday at Interstate 435 and Interstate 35 north when a tractor-trailer carrying more than 500 beehives, which carry thousands of bees each, flipped on its side. The cargo spilled all over...