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US Infrastructure Repairs

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/23/2018 - 10:15

What’s happened to POTUS promise to repair America's basic physical and organizational structures of buildings, roads, and power supplies which are crucial for the operation of our modern society?

Another empty promise to repair the fundamental facilities and systems serving our country, cities, and other areas, including the services necessary for its economy to function?

US Rail Defects

Submitted by ub on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 14:56

Another round of targeted rail inspections intended to improve public safety and reduce potential dangers associated with the transport of crude oil. NY Inspection teams examined 756 crude oil tank cars, approximately 239 miles of track and 51 switches. Overall, state and federal teams uncovered and addressed three critical defects and 66 non-critical defects.

GRIDLOCKEDUSA

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:20

Its not just Congress that is caught in DC gridlock, but local commuters now share a similar pain.
Where ido you suppose s the worst rush hour congestion in the entire country? The answer is in our nation's capital Washington, D.C., beat out commuting misery for LA, San Francisco and NYC with the dubious honor of worst rush hour congestion in the nation, according to TTI.

RECORDING OFFICIALS

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 09:19

According to Pew Research, over half of all adults who are living in US now have their own smartphones.

Most of us depend on our smartphones for online access, and never has it been this fast and easy to take a photo or video and share it online for everyone to see.

This brings up a few questions. Can law enforcement simply take our phones from us? What are citizens' rights when it comes to filming in public?

TAKATA AIRBAG RECALL

Submitted by ub on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 19:39

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that at the Department’s insistence, air bag manufacturer Takata has acknowledged that a defect exists in its air bag inflators. Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for six deaths worldwide. The action expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective Takata inflators to nearly 34 million.

USA QUICKLY CRUMBLING?

Submitted by ub on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:22

This is National Infrastructure Week in the US. Do you believe this ridiculous irony?

Derailment on the busiest rail corridor in America, deteriorating roads and highways, while bridges and ports are crumbling as a result of a severe lack of commitment and Congress not doing their jobs.

Transportation funding has been shortchanged for years and our growth investment continues to dwindle. A $478-billion funding measure to shore up our transportation infrastructure, which experts agree is in dire need of modernization.

MOVE NEW YORK

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/16/2015 - 18:32

Move NY is based on conversations with labor, business, community groups, transportation experts, and elected officials across the region to come up with an innovative plan to make NYC transportation better for ALL New Yorkers.

Black Ice

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/25/2015 - 01:24

The New York City Departments of Sanitation, Transportation, and Emergency Management have issued a Weather Update. Black ice may create travel hazards into Sunday.

As temperatures drop below freezing areas of black ice are possible on walk ways and untreated surfaces. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling tonight and drive slowly. Vehicles take longer to stop on snow and ice than on dry pavement.

Safety Needs of Civilian Space Travel

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 01:23

The commercial aviation industry has medical care standards, as does NASA for traditional space missions, and the emerging commercial space transportation industry will need to define medical care practices as well. The unique risks posed by commercial spaceflight warrant the establishment of Medical Levels of Care to account for the different phases of suborbital and orbital missions, as described in an article published in New Space, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the New Space website until February 14, 2015.

NYC and Shanghai

Submitted by ub on Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:55

NYC, USA and Shanghai, PRC like many major metropolitan areas and world class cities, they have some things in common. Huge populations, massive skyscrapers, affordable public transportation, fantastic food, terrific tourism attractions, etc.

Since I have just returned from yet another trip to Asia please allow me this opportunity to point out some differences and similarities, in order to expose the individuality of each. What no one can deny is the vibrancy and character each one of these massive cities.