Transportation

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Forcing Cities To Rethink Public Transportation

As parts of Europe and the United States begin to lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions and allow people to go shopping, visit relatives and return to work, public officials are facing a new conundrum: How can people travel safely in crowded cities?

Italy is poised to serve as a major test case. On Sunday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that many restrictions on daily life will be eased starting next Monday, but he warned that people would still need to avoid large gatherings, maintain social distancing and wear masks in certain circumstances.

“If we do not respect the precautions, the curve will go up, the deaths will increase and we will have irreversible damage to our economy,” Conte said in a televised address to the nation. “If you love Italy, keep your distance.”

People walk to the San Giovanni metro station in Rome on April 24 during a three-hour testing period of new measures designed



People walk to the San Giovanni metro station in Rome on April

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CT can delay its transportation financing debate only a few months more

Keith M. Phaneuf :: CTMirror.org

Construction trades union members Martin Alvarenga (right) of Glastonbury and Steve Frantz of Essex rallied outside the Legislative Office Building for more transportation spending last spring.

With Connecticut’s economy reeling from the coronavirus, legislators insist they won’t hike gasoline taxes or impose tolls this summer — even with new projections the transportation program is headed for collapse in just over one year.

But they also concede their ability to postpone that debate likely is measured in months, not years.

In the meantime, Connecticut may have to rely on its reputation — and its great wealth — to secure the financing it needs to continue maintaining its aging highways, bridges and rail lines.

“I think a commitment to do something about the STF [Special Transportation Fund] and a more detailed look at revenues will be at the head of the agenda” when the regular 2021 General

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Recon Technology Signed A $2.8M Contract for Provision of Detailed Design of Heavy Oil Transportation System in Garraf Oilfield

BEIJING, May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Recon Technology, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RCON) (“Recon” or the “Company”) today announced it signed a $2.8 million engineering and construction service subcontract with Grand Energy Development Limited on a heavy oil transportation system project (the “Project”) in Garraf oilfield in Iraq for the services that Recon has provided. Pursuant to the subcontract, Recon shall carry out all the engineering design services, provide the technical support to the procurement, construction, commissioning activities and provide the training services of the heavy oil transportation system project.

Garraf oilfield is located in the province of Thi Qar, Iraq, approximately 5km north-west of Al-Refaei city and 85km north of Nasiriya city. The oilfield is 17.5km long and 5.5km wide. It is estimated to hold 1.3 billion barrels of oil reserves. Based on the Final Development Plan approved by the Government of Iraq in 2018, the oilfield is undergoing

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Burns & McDonnell Bolsters Transportation Construction Capabilities, Hiring Steve Kellerman

“Transportation infrastructure is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, and strengthening this foundational system will be imperative moving forward from a global crisis,” says Mike DeBacker, vice president and Transportation Group general manager at Burns & McDonnell. “Steve is deeply passionate about designing and building innovative transportation infrastructure that will support our communities for generations. His wealth of industry experience, robust leadership abilities and dynamic vision perfectly position him to lead our transportation construction services in this critical moment and beyond.”

With two decades of transportation construction experience, Kellerman has spearheaded large-scale infrastructure projects for public and private sector clients throughout the Midwest. As chief engineer for a regional construction company, he oversaw construction of major interchanges, bridges and interstates and led development projects for residential, commercial and retail properties.

Most recently, Kellerman served as third-party manager for a $288 million design-build project in eastern Kansas, supporting the

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Avia Solutions Group Donates $2M for COVID-19 Vaccine Transportation

“Being one of the biggest aviation services group and a socially responsible humanitarian flights provider, we decided to solidarize with other large global companies. We have sent an official offer of $2M worth flight budget to the World Health Organization with an aim to help combat COVID-19. The support money shall be dedicated to transporting COVID-19 vaccines to highly infected places using the company’s aircraft fleet – Dornier 228, Boeing 747-400F, B737-400F and Airbus A321,” says Mr. Vygaudas Usackas, Ambassador and Member of the Board of Directors of Avia Solutions Group.

Avia Solutions Group is the biggest integrated aviation service provider in the world with up to 50% of its flights being humanitarian. The company currently controls the operations of Chapman Freeborn, Bluebird Nordic and Avion Express, which together achieve around 10 000 flight hours per month performing medical aid flights, repatriation, United Nations World Food Programme missions and other

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Particle Announces New Tracking System to Support IoT Deployments in Transportation & Logistics, Cold Chain, and Micromobility

SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Particle, the edge-to-cloud IoT platform built to connect the unconnected, today announced its new Tracking System to provide organizations with the ability to track the locations of a wide variety of mobile assets with its powerful, configurable, extensible and field-ready solution. In a forthcoming study from Particle that surveyed over 1,000 IoT engineers and industry experts, Asset Tracking ranked as one of the top three most in-demand applications for IoT technology.

Built on the Particle platform spanning integrated Internet-of-Things (IoT) hardware, edge software, connectivity, and cloud-based management software, Particle’s Tracking System empowers customers to track the real-time location of critical assets and capture additional intelligence via sensor data including temperature and acceleration as well as remotely control mobile equipment and vehicles.

Asset Tracking operations are critical for both emerging and established industries, including supply chain & logistics providers, cold chain operations,

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Freight Policy Transportation Institute | Washington State University


WELCOME

The FPTI is funded by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). Dr. Eric Jessup of Washington State University is Director of the Institute. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprised of Federal, State and local representatives has been assembled in order to identify relevant and pressing issues for analysis, apply rigorous theoretical and analytical techniques and evaluate results and reports. The following are key goals and objectives for the Freight Policy Transportation Institute:

  • Improve understanding of the importance of efficient and effective freight transportation to both the regional and national economy
  • Address the need for improved intermodal freight transportation, as well as policies and actions that can be implemented to lower operating costs, increase safety and lower environmental impacts of freight transportation nationwide
  • Improve freight transportation performance to specific industries and sectors of the economy

 

PRESENTATIONS

  1. The Practical Corridor Supply Chain: Multimodal Case Study Assessment presented at the Transportation
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Ten Transportation Activities for Kids – Art and Transportation

Transportation Activities for Kids

Summary:

With these ten activities, students will learn all about how people and products get from place to place.

With these ten activities, students will learn all about how people and products get from place to place.

This lesson idea that can be carried on through many sessions. The idea is to introduce and discuss different modes of transportation and in the end, create one or more transportation artifacts.

Vocabulary:

water, air, land, boats, cars, automobiles, ships, sailing, walking, movement, bicycle, sled, canoe, airplane, truck, schoolbus, skateboard, skates, airport, vehicles, driver, pilot, captain, traffic light, horn, windshield wipers, safety belts, steering wheel, trains, fuel, gas, tires, dump truck, pick-up truck, station-wagon, sports car, garage, tractors

Discussion/Field Trips:

Discuss different modes of transportation on land, sea and in the air. Talk about how people get to where they are going (school bus, ferry boat,

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Home – Access Services

Your Safety Is Our Priority. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Access has taken several proactive measures to help safeguard your health while taking Access, including No Share-Rides and Enhanced Vehicle Cleaning.

To ensure the health and safety of our employees and riders, we are asking that you DO NOT schedule a trip using Access if you have been confirmed to have COVID-19, or are going to a facility to be tested for COVID-19.
Riders are encouraged to follow the Los Angeles County Safer at Home Emergency Order. If you must travel, please follow these guidelines:
• Cover your face while riding Access
• Do not use Access if you are sick
• Cover your coughs and sneezes
• Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Starting Monday, May 4th, Access will begin offering limited same day service. For further

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: The History of Transportation

Planes, Trains and Automobiles:

Before every other form of transportation, humans traveled on foot. Can you imagine walking from New York City to Los Angeles? Fortunately, human beings learned to use animals such as donkeys, horses and camels for transportation from 4000 BC to 3000 BC. In 3500 BC, the wheel was invented in Iraq and the first wheel was made from wood. Initially, a canoe-like structure was used for water transportation, which was built by burning logs and digging out the burned wood. In 3100BC, the sailing boat was invented by Egyptians while the Romans built roads across Europe. During the Industrial Revolution, the first modern highway was developed by John Loudon McAdam.

In the 17th and 18th century, many new modes of transportation were invented such as bicycles, trains, motor cars, trucks, airplanes, and trams. In 1906, the first car was developed with an internal combustion

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