Transportation advocates rally around Commissioner Eudaly as challenger gains momentum

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly is in trouble.

As Willamette Week reported today, she’s well behind challenger Mingus Mapps in both polling and fundraising and there’s a very real possibility she won’t earn a second term on council.

This reality has set off alarm bells within Portland’s transportation reform circles. As the commissioner-in-charge of the transportation bureau, Eudaly has led several very popular initiatives. Most notably her office created the Rose Lane Project which has the stated goal of reducing commute times for people of color. Eudaly’s vision of streets as places for much more than just car and truck users is also evident in the Safe Streets Initiative, a major undertaking to make public right-of-way more accessible and safer for vulnerable road users and small business customers.

Portland has a strong transportation activism legacy; but the issue’s political heft has waned significantly in recent years. As other issues like housing

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Virginia’s transportation funding plan was finally in place. ‘Then COVID-19 hit.’ | Govt-and-politics

Success came in 2013, when the assembly approved a $6 billion transportation funding package — sponsored by then-House Speaker Bill Howell, R-Stafford, and supported by then-Gov. Bob McDonnell — much larger in scope than they originally sought. The final package included long-sought regional funding for transportation priorities in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.

Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne, then a member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board, said Southard played an important role in getting the bill passed, as well as subsequent legislation that led to the creation of the Smart Scale program for ranking state transportation projects and committing money to get them done.

“He was a steadfast proponent of transportation funding,” Layne said.

Later, as transportation secretary under Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Layne said he initially clashed with Southard and his industry over reforms to the Public Private Transportation Act to protect the state’s interests in major highway deals with

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Three Gratiot communities seeking transportation millage | News

Three Gratiot County communities have formed a public transportation authority and are now looking to pass a millage in the Nov. 3 general election to operate it.

Pine River Township, along with the cities of Ithaca and St. Louis are asking voters to approve a five-year, 0.96-mill levy that would provide funding to become part of the Alma Transit system.

 

The millage would raise $117,000 a year in Pine River, $72,000 in Ithaca and $51,000 in St. Louis.

 

Alma has had a similar levy in place for a number of years that funds its Dial-A-Ride bus service.

 

Currently, St. Louis has a contact that pays Alma Transit $10,000 annually to prove some service to city residents.

 

Pine River was paying $2,500 a year but that only covered a small portion of the township between Alma and St. Louis.

 

If the millage passes it would provide the same level of service

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Effects Of Climate Change On Transportation Are Not Always Obvious, Immediate : NPR

Wildfire recently closed I-70 through Colorado for two weeks. It burned steep slopes above the highway, so future closures are likely due to rockfall and mudslides from climate change driven storms.



STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Some of the effects of climate change are obvious and immediate – more intense wildfires, for example, which means more widespread destruction and heavier lingering smoke on the West Coast, not to mention the rest of the country. Other effects are more subtle and persistent, like an interstate highway that could see ongoing closures for years to come. Colorado Public Radio’s Dan Boyce takes us to a burned over narrow canyon now vulnerable to dangerous rockfall and mudslides.

DAN BOYCE, BYLINE: Summer 2020 was going gangbusters for Steve Nieslanik.

STEVE NIESLANIK: Prior to the canyon closing was the best five weeks we ever had.

BOYCE: He owns an Indian restaurant called Masala and Curry in the

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‘Transportation is the key issue for a lot of people,’ starting Monday Norfolk voters can cast their ballots at satellite locations

NORFOLK, Va. – “It’s just an exciting experience,” said Dr. Bill Newell.

An experience that gets Dr. Newell out of the bed every morning to City Hall.

“If you are a citizen of this country and a proud citizen like I am; you want to participate,” he adds.

The 74 year-old has been serving as an election official in the city of Norfolk since the 2008 election. “It’s so amazing that it has taken us this many years to reach this point,” said Newell.

A point where people can now come in and cast their ballots early.

The city’s general registrar tells News 3 that 7,879 people have voted early as of October 9.

Newell said some days have been slow. “The busiest day will be close to a thousand people in a day,” he said.

To help with the crowds the city now has 4 additional locations for people

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Two LA County Nonprofits Get Grants for Community Transportation Assessments

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Two nonprofits in El Monte and Pomona are recipients of $50,00 grants for community transportation needs assessments in those communities.

A total of 24 California nonprofits, local governments, transit agencies and Native American tribes in under-resourced communities were awarded up to $50,000 each by the Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program to conduct assessments that will help them to identify — and eventually address — transportation challenges.

The two grant recipients in the Southland are ActiveSGV, a project of Community Partners, which will assess transportation needs in El Monte and South El Monte, and CHERP-Locally Grown Power, a project of the Community Home Energy Retrofit Project licensed to produce solar panels in a nonprofit assembly factory in Pomona.

“Across California, and especially in low-income communities and communities of color, people spend too much time and money getting from home to work, or just to do daily errands,”

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Phase three to reopen local movie theater, NC Transportation Museum train rides – Salisbury Post

By Natalie Anderson
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SALISBURY — Though the transition to phase three of  the state’s reopening looks to have little impact on most local businesses, train rides at the NC Transportation Museum will become available and movie theaters will welcome guests for the first times in six months.

Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday that the state will move into its next phase of reopening on Friday at 5 p.m. as COVID-9-related trends and metrics have remained stable throughout the month of September. Face coverings remain mandatory and gathering limits remain in effect, and phase three will primarily impact outdoor venues, amusement parks and bars.

While large outdoor venues with seating greater than 10,000 allows 7% capacity, small outdoor venues can operate at 30% capacity, or 100 guests maximum. Movie theaters and conference centers can reopen at 30% capacity or 100 seated guests. Bars can allow for 30% capacity outdoors.

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Virtual transportation summit slated | Lewiston Sun Journal

REGION — For many years, transportation has been a challenge in the Greater Franklin County area. While services do exist, additional creative opportunities are needed to help increase access to critical medical appointments, education, social services, the grocery store, and to visit with family. A coalition of community organizations is interested in strengthening transportation in the region. United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, Community Concepts, Franklin Community Health Network, Greater Franklin Development Council (GFDC), Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP), and Western Maine Transportation Services are convening a summit called Community Conversation: Moving Transportation Forward in Greater Franklin County.

The transportation summit will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday, October 8th from 4pm – 5:30pm. Anyone with ideas, challenges, or suggestions is encouraged to join this virtual zoom meeting. Visit www.uwtva.org for details on how to join the virtual summit.

As part of this summit, community input is needed prior

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Impact of COVID 19 on Global Distribution and Transportation

On October 5th from 6:30-7:30 p.m., the APICS Seton Hall Student Chapter along with the Greater North Jersey Chapter, will discuss the “Impact of COVID 19 on Global Distribution and Transportation.” The discussion will focus on the adjustments the DHL Group, the world’s leading logistics company, has had to make in recent months, how the CN/US trade has changed global business, and how E-Commerce has been affected by COVID 19.

The discussion will be led by the DHL head of Sales, Fadi Adel, and the Senior Sales Executive, Peter Bakaletz. 

Fadi Adel, DHL Head of Sales:
Mr. Adel graduated from the University of Alexandria in Egypt with a B.C. in Business Administration and Accounting. He is the recipient of DHL Global Forwarding’s 2018 STAR Award for outstanding growth and business development in Trade Lane Management.

Peter Bakaletz, Senior Sales Executive:
Mr. Bakaletz is a graduate of Montclair State University with

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Orland police arrest Berry Creek man caught in middle of pot transportation

ORLAND, Calif. – A man is waking up behind bars after being arrested on drug charges.

Around 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, an Orland police officer and his K9 partner, Dutch, were returning to Orland when they said they found a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 towing a horse trailer that did not have any running or brake lights. 

Authorities said during a traffic stop, 41-year-old Oscar Estrada, of Berry Creek, admitted to having around 80 pounds of marijuana in his trailer and a large amount of cash.

The Glenn County Major Crimes Task Force arrived and took over the case.

Inside the vehicle, authorities located 11 large trash bags of marijuana along with over $12,000 in cash, a meth pipe, and a switchblade knife.

Estrada was arrested and booked into the Glenn County Jail. The vehicle and contents were turned over to the Task Force for their investigation.

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