Signs Installed For New Countywide Bicycle Wayfinding Program

Press release from Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission:

Oct. 9, 2020

As part of the new Santa Cruz County Bicycle Route Signage Program, the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) recently completed the installation of bicycle wayfinding signage at 303 locations throughout the county. The signs, part of an effort to increase bicycle ridership and safety in the county, will assist all types of bicycle riders – commuters, families, recreational riders and visitors – in finding and accessing major destinations throughout the county. The revised routing of the long-distance Pacific Coast Route has also been signed.

Previously, there were few and inconsistent bicycle wayfinding signs in Santa Cruz County, so the RTC worked with community partners to identify and sign preferred routes that have connectivity to bicycle lanes or paths. The new signage will improve traffic safety by leading cyclists to better routes. The preferred routes include fully

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Bicycle Therapeutics Announces Gross Proceeds of $50.0 Million from its At-the-Market Offering Program and Enters into Debt Financing from Hercules Capital

CAMBRIDGE, England & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bicycle Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: BCYC), a biotechnology company pioneering a new and differentiated class of therapeutics based on its proprietary bicyclic peptide (Bicycle®) technology, today announced that it has completed its at-the-market (ATM) offering program initiated during the third quarter, generating gross proceeds of $50.0 million. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acted as placement agents for the offering.

In addition, Bicycle announced that it has closed a financing with Hercules Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) for a term loan of up to $40.0 million in two tranches. Under the terms of the loan and security agreement, an initial tranche of $30.0 million will be fully available at the loan closing, with a minimum draw of $15.0 million.

“I am pleased to announce the successful utilization of our ATM program and our flexible financing with Hercules, which have further

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Watch for Me NC Program promotes bicycle and pedestrian safety

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) Drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists in Beaufort, Greenville, New Bern Pine, Knoll Shores, and Washington will be seeing increased safety information as N.C. Department of Transportation kicks off its 2020 Watch for Me NC awareness campaign.

Drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists will see and hear safety messages that will better educate them on relevant laws and safe behaviors. 

  • Delivery bag inserts: Watch for Me NC inserts with driver, bicyclist and pedestrian safety tips are going in food delivery bags (English and Spanish).
  • Car toppers: Ride share vehicles will have toppers on their vehicles that share important safety reminders for drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
  • Pandora radio: During ad breaks, listeners will hear bike and pedestrian safety tips.

“It’s great to be partnering with Beaufort, Greenville, New Bern, Pine Knoll Shores and Washington to proactively deliver safety messages to help raise awareness and reduce fatalities among pedestrians and bicyclists in

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TSTC student gains hands-on skills in Automotive Technology program

Rey Rocha has always had an interest in gears, transmissions and engines.

Now he is gearing up to receive his Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology from Texas State Technical College this fall, and he already has a full-time job lined up.

Rocha is currently working part time at Boggus Ford in Harlingen through TSTC’s cooperative education program as a technician’s assistant, an opportunity that will transition to full time after he graduates this fall.

“I chose to study automotive technology because I have an interest in the theory and combined systems that come together and make the modern vehicle,” Rocha said. “I like using tools and dexterity to accomplish a job.”

The accomplishment he feels after completing a vehicle repair is what drives him to continue to thrive in the field.

“Nothing beats the feeling of being able to troubleshoot the fault in a vehicle, repair it,

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One80 Launches Transportation Threat Protect Program for Commercial Auto Operations

One80 Intermediaries (One80), a national wholesale insurance broker and program manager headquartered in Boston, has launched the Transportation Threat Protect (TTP) program.

TTP was designed to protect commercial drivers and transport operations from the growing risk of hijack, kidnap, malicious detention and extortion on the border between the USA and Mexico. The insurance program offers risk mitigation, reimbursement of ransom costs, public relations support and access to a crisis management consultancy as required.

Transportation Threat Protect can help firms to mitigate risk with online training designed to help the operation and the employees avoid being a target. Access to a global security center and crisis consultants are also available if needed to help manage an incident to safe resolution.

Additionally, financial protection provided through this program includes ransom costs, employee salary expenses, travel, accommodation, medical costs and psychiatric care. Public relations support to manage and minimize any reputational damage to

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German Universities To Offer Bicycling Traffic Degree Program

German universities are to start teaching the hitherto neglected subject of bicycling traffic. Seven institutions have received funding from the national government to appoint professors in the subject, with the first students expected to sign up for Masters courses next year.

“Cycling must be placed on an equal footing with other means of transport,” said a statement from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) which is endowing the chairs with seed funding of 8.3 million.

“We are providing cyclists with allies who, in the future, can apply their know-how in a focused manner on the ground and in the cities, towns, and local communities,” continued the BMVI statement.

Among the institutions introducing the course in 2021 is

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– Clean Vehicle Assistance Program

The CVA Program is open and accepting applications.  Click here to learn about changes and possible delays during the evolving health and economic crisis.

 

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Grants and loans for income-qualified Californians

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The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program provides grants and affordable financing to help income-qualified Californians purchase or lease a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle. Our goal is to make clean vehicles accessible and affordable to all who qualify.

The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program is funded by California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.

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Grants are for new or used clean vehicles. You can get a grant for a hybrid vehicle, a plug-in hybrid, or an electric vehicle. Battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids can also include a home charging station

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Commercial Driver’s License Program | FMCSA


Overview

Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) requires a higher level of knowledge, experience, skills, and physical abilities than that required to drive a non-commercial vehicle. In order to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), an applicant must pass both skills and knowledge testing geared to these higher standards. Additionally CDL holders are held to a higher standard when operating any type of motor vehicle on public roads. Serious traffic violations committed by a CDL holder can affect their ability to maintain their CDL certification.

Licensing

Driving a commercial motor vehicle is a big responsibility. It requires special skills and knowledge. Most drivers must obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) through their home State (it is illegal to have a license from more than one State). In addition, special endorsements may be required if you or your company drivers will be driving any of the following vehicles:

  • a truck with
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Palatine postpones vehicle sticker program for 2020-21

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home and social distancing mandates, Palatine is delaying the implementation of the village’s 2020-21 vehicle sticker program until the fall.

The expiration of all current vehicle stickers will be extended until Oct. 31, the deadline for the purchase of 2020-21 vehicle stickers.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

The village anticipates that the sale of 2020-21 vehicles stickers, which normally occur during May and June, will be conducted in September and October.

Details regarding the 2020-21 vehicle sticker sales program will be finalized by late summer and then shared with residents.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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Good News from the Industry as it Rallies Against the Spread of Covid-19 [Update: Muc-Off Launch Anti-Bac Fight Back Program]

Among the constant bad news about the worsening spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, brands and people in the bike industry are trying to make the most of a bad situation. Check out some of the positive news stories to come through our inbox.

Muc-Off launch ‘Anti Bac Fight Back’ project

Muc-Off has added to their recent efforts of assisting with the shortage of plastic bottles for hand sanitiser by launching their new ‘Anti Bac Fight Back’ project. The new program from the UK based company sees them take three different approaches to the situation. Support front line workers, protecting people and global support.

Adding to their previous efforts Muc-Off is now providing ITU nurses with anti-bacterial moisturising creams to help with the soreness creating by wearing face masks during their shifts. The aim is to donate 100,000 products to front line health workers.

They have also released a new range

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