Wyoming by bicycle: Two brothers get cranky for a week in the Cowboy state | Local News

About 50 miles into a week-long, 400-mile bicycle ride with my brother last week my right pedal fell off.

My brother Tim and I were riding over Sylvan Pass in Yellowstone National Park when the disaster struck. I looked at the pedal and the crank and wondered if our trip was over before it had hardly begun. The threads were mostly stripped.

“That’s a problem,” Tim said in his typically understated manner.

For the past few months, Tim and I had been planning what is becoming an annual summer event. We pick a week-long ride somewhere we’ve never been and ride and camp out. Last year we rode through British Columbia. We wanted to return to Canada for B.C. Part Deux, but some silly killer pandemic nixed those dreams. Our second choice was an Oregon Coast/Cascades trip, but that pandemic thing shot us down again with all the coast biker

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State releases school transportation guide for local planning amid coronavirus pandemic

State education officials on Wednesday released a set of bus transportation guidance for local officials to use as they put together fall school plans.

The “core health and safety practices” in the document sent by Department of  Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley to superintendents and local school officials includes a requirement all students and staff wear a mask at all times, with exceptions allowed for students with medical or behavioral issues.

Seating will be limited to one student per bench seat, with children from the same household allowed to sit together.

Windows will be required to be open at all times — except for in cases of extreme weather.

Acknowledging the difficulties created by changes, the department suggests local officials consider “strategies such as adding bus routes, staggering schedules, and pursuing a waiver for student learning time requirements if needed.”

DESE also directs districts to make an estimate

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Vehicle Tax Exemption – United States Department of State

The Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) enforces the exemption of eligible foreign missions and their members from payment of any taxes when purchasing, leasing, registering or titling a vehicle. The following procedures are associated with requesting and obtaining a tax exemption on purchases or leases of official or personal motor vehicles by eligible foreign missions and their members in the United States. A “motor vehicle” is defined as any self-propelled vehicle, including but not limited to automobiles, motorcycles, boats, and aircraft.

The exemption of sales and use taxes imposed on purchases or leases of motor vehicles in the United States on the basis of the diplomatic or consular status or accreditation of the purchasing foreign mission or accredited mission member and their dependents is solely authorized via the issuance of a Motor Vehicle Tax-Exemption Letter by the Department’s Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) to the seller or lessor of such

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NMSU Parking Information | New Mexico State University

Kiosks Available for Parking Permits

Two kiosks are located by the Parking/ID Card Cashiers’ area in Barnes & Noble bookstore and one will be at the NMSU Police Station’s reception area. Kiosks will have printer access  and will print temporary permits. Your confirmation receipt will serve as your temporary permit and must be displayed on the dash of your vehicle.

PARKING PERMITS will only be available for purchase online — not in person. Kiosks are also available to register and print a temporary permit. 

NMSU Parking Rules are in effect from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday with free parking on the evenings and weekends, and free parking lots located around campus.

NOTE: Parking citations are administered by the NMSU Police Department. Questions or comments should be directed to [email protected]  or 575-646-2418.

Free Parking and Shuttle Service
NMSU makes it easy and affordable to park and commute around

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority | The State of New York

Metropolitan Transportation Authority | The State of New York

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Transportation and Utilities

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“”) preserves and enhances the quality Of life and economic health of the region we serve through cost-efficient provision of safe, on-time, reliable and clean transportation services.

MTA subways, buses, and railroads provide 2.62 billion trips each year to New Yorkers the equivalent of about one in every three users of mass transit in the United States and two-thirds of the nation’s rail riders. MTA bridges and tunnels carry more than 280 million vehicles a year more than any bridge and tunnel authority in the nation.

The MTA is North America’s largest transportation network, serving a population of 15.1 million people in the 5,000-square-mile area fanning out from New York City through Long Island, southeastern New York State, and Connecticut.

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State leaders consider ways to extend vehicle inspection deadlines

The leaders from the North Carolina General Assembly said they support legislation to extend vehicle inspections deadlines. Click the video player above to learn more about the statement “We continue to work with the governor’s team to identify and resolve issues facing North Carolinians in this crisis,” Speaker Tim Moore and Senator Phil Berger said in a joint statement Thursday. “DMV regulations are a particularly pressing matter that we have worked daily for several weeks on a bipartisan basis to resolve.” “This shared commitment by the legislative and executive branches provides North Carolinians’ certainty that the state government will provide this flexibility they need now and act to retroactively alleviate DMV deadlines despite the current law temporarily in place.”The leaders issued the statement on Thursday. The issue of vehicle inspection came up during the coronavirus outbreak. As of now, it is still required to get your license plate renewed and … Read More

Vehicle Classification Information – New York State Thruway

Vehicle Classification Information

Vehicle classification is based on the height of the vehicle over the first two axles and the total number of axles, including any towed vehicles or trailers.  Vehicles under 7 feet 6 inches in height are considered “LOW” (L).  Vehicles 7 feet 6 inches in height or greater are considered “HIGH” (H).

The total number of axles plus the height designation equals the vehicle class as shown in the table (Figure 1) below. The diagram (Figure 2) below shows approximate vehicle heights in relation to the toll booth. Diagram (Figure 3) below shows examples of axle counts on various vehicles.   Example: Most two-axle passenger vehicles are Class 2L.

Helpful information can also be found in the Frequently Asked Questions. (Discount applies to E-ZPassNY accounts only).

Figure 1 – Vehicle Class Table
Class Height Number of Axles E-ZPass* Discount
2L UNDER 7 feet 6 inches 2 5%
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Parking lots at state beaches are closing to reduce further spread of the coronavirus

State officials said DCR will open some seasonal state parks early and expand access at other parks to provide other open space opportunities for people to enjoy as an alternative.

Starting Friday, there will be early openings at Ashland State Park, Willard Brook State Forest in West Townsend, Dunn State Park in Gardner, Pittsfield State Forest, and Rutland State Park. There will also be expanded access to Hopkinton State Park, Cochituate State Park in Natick, Robinson State Park in Agawam, and Wompatuck State Park in Hingham.

DCR officials are also urging people to check the Massachusetts State Parks COVID-19 Updates webpage before visiting any state park property.

“State parks and associated parking areas remain open at this time; however, the public is asked to visit state parks and other open space properties that are located near their homes to ensure social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19,” officials said

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State Efforts To Promote Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia provide an incentive for certain hybrid and/or electric vehicles, either through a specific utility operating in the state or through state legislation. The incentives range from tax credits or rebates to fleet acquisition goals, exemptions from emissions testing or utility time-of-use rate reductions. The five gray colored states do not have any laws or policies in place that would specifically impact the buying of an electric vehicle or the building of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). In addition, 20 states have enacted legislation to implement a special registration fee on alternatively fueled or electric vehicles. All fees are in addition to the standard registration fees.

Additional maps comparing specific state incentives are displayed at the bottom of the page.


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Charging Rate Incentive: Alabama Power offers a residential PEV rate for customers who verify possession of a qualified PEV and a Business Electric

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