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  • New Haymarket commuter bus begins Dec. 17

    12/16/2018 11:17:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Prince William Times ^ | November 28, 2018 | James Ivancic
    Commuters who live in western Prince William and Fauquier counties can leave the driving to someone else come Dec. 17 when a new bus begins round-trip service from Haymarket to Arlington. The “OmniRide Haymarket Express” will make four trips in the morning and four return trips in the afternoon and early evening. It will run along I-66 between Haymarket and the Rosslyn Metro station. The trips will originate from the new park-and-ride lot on the northeast corner of U.S. 15 and Interstate 66. The Monday-through Friday service is meant to give workers an alternative to traveling by car. It’s the...
  • 2017 Year in Review: Colorado transportation on the move with Hyperloop project . . .

    12/28/2017 7:49:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Summit Daily ^ | December 25, 2017 | Summit Daily Staff Report
    It sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, but Colorado has been named one of 10 finalists for the Hyperloop One competition, which could end with a vacuum-sealed tunnel shooting people from Cheyenne to Pueblo and Vail to Denver at speeds up to 700 miles per hour. The futuristic, pod-based transportation system for Colorado could cost as much as $24 billion, but it's only one of a number of major developments in the realm of transportation throughout 2017. The proposed route for a Colorado Hyperloop accounts for roughly 360 miles total, and the Los Angeles firm that's sponsoring...
  • Shattuck: Ticket on frigid day is just cold

    12/28/2017 4:16:43 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 18 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 12-28-17 | Tom Shattuck
    No city can kick you in the teeth quite like Boston. I thought I’d lived and worked here long enough to know how to avoid it. A man gets careless from time to time. I found myself driving to work yesterday instead of taking the MBTA because of the mega-arctic cold freeze. Traffic was light and I found a spot opposite the convention center. It was about 7:45 a.m. Summer Street, in winter, is transformed from a popular access road between downtown and the Seaport District into a nuclear-level wind tunnel, blasting icy air toward the harbor. It was hellacious. Officially...
  • Parking for Obama library may wipe out five acres of historic green space

    12/26/2017 3:48:23 PM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    The Architects Newspaper ^ | October 2, 2017 | Sam Lubell
    Barack Obama’s Obama Presidential Center, a three-building complex designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Chicago’s South Side, has made its intention to embrace its neighborhood very clear—specifically Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance, the historic Frederick Law Olmsted–designed greenways that have hosted, among other things, the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, a.k.a. the “White City.” But what the Center hasn’t made as clear is that the complex’s footprint is growing, with its leaders recently proposing an aboveground parking garage that could take up about five acres of the Midway. The library’s concession for eating into this space is a...
  • Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot

    11/16/2017 6:11:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 126 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Shannon Antinori
    Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 Updated Nov 15, 2017 "You need to think twice before judging someone," the Plainfield mom said. " You have no idea what they've been through." By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 2:22 pm ET | Updated Nov 15, 2017 11:50 pm ET PLAINFIELD, IL — From all outward appearances, Michele Clarke, 39, looks young and healthy. But 16 years ago, the Plainfield mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Since then she has had to battle...
  • Unlocking billions of dollars of infrastructure funding capacity

    09/28/2017 5:32:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 13, 2017 | Charles "Skip" Stitt
    The nation’s approach to managing public infrastructure is often inefficient. Best practices, such as life-cycle asset management and preventive maintenance, are rarely a priority. We can, however, unlock billions of dollars of infrastructure funding capacity now trapped in existing assets by improving how we build, operate and finance infrastructure. While experts discuss the size and urgency of our infrastructure needs, the debates focus on how to pay for new infrastructure. The Trump administration has identified public-private partnerships (P3) as a primary strategy. A majority of states and D.C. have statutes allowing P3s. Other countries have also adopted P3s as a...
  • Parking boots are being replaced by this yellow monstrosity

    10/20/2016 10:00:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-20-2016 | New York Post
    If you haven’t paid your parking tickets you may soon have a face-to-face with “the Barnacle.” The yellow monstrosity, which latches on to the windshield and blocks the driver’s view, rendering the car undriveable, has already begun replacing the parking boot in cities like Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as part of a 60-day trial that began Sept. 23. The peculiar device is more effective than the boot at immobilizing cars and is easier to install, Kevin Dougherty, president of the New York-based Barnacle Parking Enforcement, told Philly.com. The Barnacle — an opaque piece of plastic held in place...
  • Town centre booms after thieves smash up every parking meter

    07/16/2015 6:58:06 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 12 replies
    http://www.express.co.uk/ ^ | 07/16/2015 | ALIX CULBERTSON
    Cardigan Council bosses have been struggling to find £22,500 needed to repair the four pay-and-display machines in the Welsh town's main carpark - much to the delight of shopkeepers who have reported a rush of shoppers enjoying hours of free parking. The vandalism has accidentally exposed the fact that parking meters, far from generating revenue for a town, appear to cripple trade and kill town centres. Locals and visitors to the picturesque town with a Norman castle have been thronging the town which had previously seen a dearth of shoppers due to having to pay for a limited amount of...
  • Parking your car by backing it into your driveway could soon be illegal in Jacksonville, Florida

    06/27/2015 3:44:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 124 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 6/26/15 | Ben Bullard
    The city council in Jacksonville, Florida, has taken up a proposal that, if approved, would make it illegal for residents to park their cars in any manner that prevents law enforcement from seeing their rear license plates from the street. For those who live in single-family homes with off-street parking, such a law would make backing into the driveway to park an illegal act. Florida is among a handful of states that don’t require car owners to display license plates at the front of their cars. The proposed local bill would also require people who use car covers to figure...
  • (Maryland) MVA Drops Parallel Parking from Driver’s License Test

    05/20/2015 3:14:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Montgomery County Media ^ | 5/19/2015 | Krista Brick
    If you listen closely you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief from 16 year olds across the state.The reason – the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration officially removed parallel parking as a required test element on the driver’s license test on a statewide basis starting today.According to Buel Young, spokesperson for the MVA, the administration determined that completing a two-point turn and backing up are similar enough to parallel parking to eliminate the parking element from the test.“The MVA consistently evaluates its assessments of both the knowledge and skills tests. In analyzing the skills test, it was determined that...
  • VIDEO: Mother beats woman in brawl over parking space in Long Island

    04/30/2015 8:04:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 62 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | April 29, 2015 | Carolina Leid
    VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- With her husband and children watching, a mother viciously beat another woman over a parking spot in Valley Stream, Long Island, and it was all caught on cellphone video. The brawl allegedly started Sunday after a woman tried to park in an empty spot at the Green Acres Mall, but a man was standing in the spot, holding it for someone else. The woman parked in another spot, then got into an argument about what happened. That's when the punches and hair pulling started.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Eleanor Holmes Norton explains botched parking job

    03/27/2015 8:18:16 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    WASHINGTON - D.C.'s delegate to Congress is making news for her parking skills. Video published by Roll Call shows Eleanor Holmes Norton awkwardly trying to wedge her car between two cars parked in angled spaces near the Capitol earlier this week. You could say that didn't go well. The video was shot Wednesday along New Jersey Avenue Southeast, between the Longworth and Cannon House Office buildings, according to Roll Call. Norton, 77, is seen trying to squeeze her silver, four-door sedan in between two other cars that are parked in angled spots. The only problem? Norton is trying to park...
  • The Group Accusing ‘an American Extremist and Hateful Racist’ of ‘Terrorism’ in Chapel Hill..

    02/15/2015 6:55:35 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb 15, 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    The Group Accusing ‘an American Extremist and Hateful Racist’ of ‘Terrorism’ in Chapel Hill Might Strike You as Ironic…and It Wants to Be Part of Investigation. Feb. 15, 2015 7:35am Sharona Schwartz The Palestinian Authority – which grants monthly salaries to terrorists – has called last week’s deadly shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C. “terrorism” and would like the U.S. government to include Palestinian investigators in the official probe. The Palestinian foreign ministry Saturday described Tuesday’s shooting as a “heinous crime” and “terrorism which targets civilians based on their religion.” “We consider it a serious indication of...
  • 20 Of The Most Ridiculous Bad Parking Windshield Notes To Ever Happen

    02/13/2015 6:06:56 PM PST · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Diply ^ | February 13, 2015 | christyn.andrade
    Let's be honest here, the whole driving in a parking lot thing can be a blood-boiling, rage-inducing event. People back out without looking. Jerks swoop in and take the spot you've been waiting for patiently with your blinker on before you get a chance. But the worst of it all is when people park like they own the whole parking lot. Maybe they take up two spaces with the my-car-is-too-awesome-to-be-next-to-anyone-else parking, or maybe they simply didn't park within those yellow lines leaving too little space for you to park. Most of us will curse under our breath and keep moving...
  • In Chapel Hill Shooting of 3 Muslims, a Question of Motive

    02/12/2015 5:42:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 2/12/15
    .... two women called 911 to report multiple gunshots and screams...near the University of North Carolina.... ... three people were dead...Muslims of Arab descent... The victims’ families described it as a hate crime. The police said that the shooting appeared to have been motivated by “an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking,”.... In the afternoon, Ripley Rand, the United States attorney for the region, said the shooting appeared to have been “an isolated incident” and “not part of a targeted campaign against Muslims.”
  • Hartford state rep. apologizes for parking in handicapped space

    01/19/2015 4:43:18 PM PST · by matt04 · 56 replies
    A state representative from Hartford is taking some heat for parking in a handicapped space. An iWitness snapped a photo of the personal car driven by Rep. Brandon McGee with his state-issued license plate parked in the spot at a Dunkin' Donuts on Capitol Avenue, across the street from the State Capitol. The picture was taken Friday. McGee said he issued an apology on his Facebook page. "Thank you for holding me accountable. The other day (Friday to be exact) I made my usual run to D&D and was in a hurry... parked in a handicap parking space... Major no-no....
  • Female veteran shamed for parking in veterans-only spot

    01/20/2015 3:24:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 107 replies
    WNCN ^ | 1/19/15
    WILMINGTON, N.C. - An Air Force veteran who served in Kuwait found a note on her car Friday criticizing her for parking in a veterans-only parking spot in Wilmington. Mary Claire Caine told WECT-TV that she returned to her car from shopping at Harris Teeter to find a note plastered to her front window from a person identifying themselves as a "Wounded Vet." It read, "Maybe [you] can't read the sign you parked in front of ... This space is reserved for those who fought for America ... not you. Thanks, Wounded Vet." Caine, who served in Kuwait and on...
  • Class warfare over a parking space? New app denounced as unfair to the 'less affluent'

    07/16/2014 8:12:33 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 10 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | July 16 2014 | Brian Maloney
    In Boston, parking’s been a nightmare for ages, with spaces capped by the federal Clean Air Act and further state regulations. Funny enough, that means MORE air pollution as frustrated drivers circle around the city looking for a place to put the car. So when free-market capitalism and technology ride to the rescue, you might think Boston would be quick to embrace the instant reduction in idling traffic. But if you’ve seen this movie before, you’ve already spotted the error: “free-market capitalism”. THAT’S a bigger no-no than smog!
  • No monkeying around: San Francisco warns Monkey app to stop auctioning off city parking spots

    06/24/2014 3:57:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco's city attorney issued a cease-and-desist demand Monday to a mobile app called Monkey Parking, which allows people to auction public parking spaces that they're using to other nearby drivers.
  • Boulder searches for parking 'balance' [battlefield dispatch from Boulder Bizzaroland]

    06/08/2014 9:13:30 AM PDT · by catnipman · 19 replies
    Boulder Camera ^ | 6/7/14 | Erica Meltzer
    "Boulder needs enough parking to support shoppers and workers who drive, but not so much parking that driving remains the easiest way to get around town ... planners are working on this year seeks to connect the city's approach to parking with other city goals, including economic vitality and environmental sustainability." ...