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Police Release Dramatic Body-Cam Video of Rail Yard Shooting

Chad Benson Show

00:42 sec | 2 weeks ago

Police Release Dramatic Body-Cam Video of Rail Yard Shooting

"Word on a motive. Dramatic video released in another California shooting last week's active shooting scene at a rail yard in San Jose that left nine victims and the shooter did are still it was just after 6 30 in the morning is the first team of Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies in San Jose. Police officers moved in to stop the threat. You were guilty. I gotta take this herd on body worn camera audio just release a team makes its approach into the light rail buildings, right? It will be well inside the suspect fire shots they they enter to find victims down and the suspect has killed himself. A motive for the shooting

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Killer of 8 in California had talked of workplace attacks

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 3 weeks ago

Killer of 8 in California had talked of workplace attacks

"Families are reeling after a deadly shooting at a California light rail yard in San Jose Bagga Singh says his cousin toptenz deep Singh had worked as a train driver for eight or nine years and had a wife and two small children we heard there he chooses the people to shop but I don't know why this was in Santa Clara county district attorney Jeff Rosen says the aftermath of the shooting is devastating for the first time that they've lost their husband or their their spouse or their brother and it's terrible authorities identified the gunman as fifty seven year old Samuel Cassidy Cassidy's ex wife Cecilia Nelms told the Associated Press Cassidy used to come home from work resentful and angry over what he perceived as unfair assignments she says he would tell her he wanted to kill people at work she never believed him I'm Jennifer king

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Transit Worker Opens Fire at California Rail Yard, Killing 9

America in the Morning

01:39 min | 3 weeks ago

Transit Worker Opens Fire at California Rail Yard, Killing 9

"Roop reports a gunman opened fire on fellow workers that a transit authority rail yard in Northern California It was 6 34 Wednesday morning when, says Santa Clara County sheriff spokesman Russell Davis. They began receiving calls about shots fired at the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority Light rail yard in San Jose right next to the sheriff's headquarters, so the response was immediate. We have eight victims that AARP announced a cease from today's incident from gunshot wounds. We also have one suspect. Who is deceased, as well from this morning's incident. I can confirm with you that deputies did not exchange gunfire. And right now we're gonna eliminate Go with the assumption that it was a self inflicted gunshot wound from the suspect. Suspect of EJ employee identified by news outlets is 57 year old Samuel Cassidy. Even says reports of explosives hidden within the building prompted a search with bomb sniffing canines and a dog did alert on one device. At that point, we activate the sheriff's office bomb squad and a painstakingly thorough an exhaustive search for more explosives ensued. San Jose Mayor Sam Accardo emotional at a morning news conference. Thistle's a very dark moment for our city and for our community Governor Gavin Newsom. Emotional but his emotion, anger. You know, there's a numbness. I imagine some of us are feeling about this. Because there's a sameness to this. You know any Where USA Just feels like this happens over and over and over again. Rinse and repeat. That begs the damn question. What the hell's going on United States of America? The hell's wrong with us. When are we going to come to grips with this? There were several others wounded. The

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San Jose Shooting: Nine People Dead at VTA Rail Yard

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:50 min | 3 weeks ago

San Jose Shooting: Nine People Dead at VTA Rail Yard

"Eight dead didn't shooting at rail yard serving silicon valley biden orders more intel investigation of covid nineteen origin and vaccine inequality in india sends many falling through gaps. It's thursday may twenty seven. I'm anthony davis. An employee opened fire on wednesday to california railyard serving silicon valley killing eight people before ending his own life. Authorities said the suspect was an employee of the valley transportation authority which provides bus light rail and other transit services throughout santa clara county the most populated in the bay area. The attacker was identified as fifty seven year. Old sam cassidy. According to law enforcement officials. Investigators offered no immediate word on a possible motive. The mass shooting took place around six thirty. A m at a light rail facility that includes a transit control centre parking for trains and a maintenance yard. Sheriff's spokesman deputy russell davis said the attack also resulted in multiple major injuries. He did not know. The type of weapon used but said the victims included vita employees will did not release any of the victims names. Santa clara county district attorney. Jeff rosen said. It was his understanding. The shooting happened inside the building during a morning meeting a

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Who Was San Jose Suspect Samuel Cassidy? Ex-Wife Details Anger Problems

AP News Radio

00:59 sec | 3 weeks ago

Who Was San Jose Suspect Samuel Cassidy? Ex-Wife Details Anger Problems

"Authorities are looking for a motive in the mass shooting at a San Jose rail yard well an ex wife says the gunmen had a hot temper law enforcement sources say the fifty seven year old gunmen killed eight people before taking his own life records show Sam Cassidy worked maintenance at the valley Transportation Authority light rail facility county sheriff Laurie Smith there is active shooting going on at that time there were victim shot in two separate buildings the woman Cassidy divorced in two thousand five says he had grievances and he used to tell her he wanted to kill people at work but she never believed him until now Santa Clara county district attorney Jeff Rosen says workers families huddled together waiting for word it's awful and it's wrong and people are learning for the first time that they've lost their husband or their their spouse or their brother or his office will investigate if any warning signs were missed I'm Jackie Quinn

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San Jose Shooting: Employee Kills Eight at Train Yard

1A

00:50 sec | 3 weeks ago

San Jose Shooting: Employee Kills Eight at Train Yard

"Live from NPR News. I'm Jack Spear of Valley Transit Authority Employees shot and killed eight of his coworkers today during a morning attack and a light rail yard in San Jose, California. DD bundle Moody from member station KQED reports The shooter died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. The shooting began at around 6:30 A.m. during a shift change when the overnight and daytime workers were both present. Deputies didn't exchange fire with the gunman and report he took his own life in front of them. Santa Clara County supervisors Cindy Chavez said the public transportation agency was considered an essential service during the pandemic. None were more essential than making sure people could get to their places of work on B J Never stopped. It didn't stop light rail didn't stop bus is it didn't stop helping move people from point A to point B.

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Mass Shooting Leaves 8 Dead at Rail Yard in San Jose, CA

WBZ Midday News

01:06 min | 3 weeks ago

Mass Shooting Leaves 8 Dead at Rail Yard in San Jose, CA

"Rail rail yard yard in in San San Jose. Jose. We We get get the the latest latest in in a a special special report report from from ABC ABC News. News. Multiple Multiple people people are are dead dead multiple people injured after a shooting at a transit facility in San Jose, California. Santa Clara County Sheriff's deputy Russell Davis right now with numbers I can confirm with you at this point that there are eight victims better to see such a point. There's one suspect that it was supposed to be an exciting day for the Valley Transit Authority as it was announcing increased capacity on its services as things improve from the pandemic, but Now it is dealing with this shooting. ABC is Jason Nathan Sin has more multiple 911 calls, saying shots fired around 6 30 this morning in San Jose, California deputies showed up to the scene. And learn that there are multiple victims that were shot. Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputy Russell Davis says. The shooting happened at the Valley Transportation Authority Rail yard, where they work on public transit trains and Busses. The Vita tweeted that as a result of the shooting light rail service is being shut down, and there remains an active investigation at the site on Marco Malard ABC News Suo six days

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Three North Seattle light-rail stations to open Oct. 2

News, Traffic and Weather

00:20 sec | 2 months ago

Three North Seattle light-rail stations to open Oct. 2

"Say three light rail stations in north Seattle will open October 2nd to report this week from the agency making that announcement about the new U District. Roosevelt and North Kate stations. The $1.9 billion extension expected to add about 45,000 daily passengers who can travel from North Gate Station to downtown's Westlake Station. In 14 minutes, and it's just over a

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Seattle area's Sound Transit pilot program will suspend fare enforcement citations next year

Intelligence Matters

00:35 sec | 6 months ago

Seattle area's Sound Transit pilot program will suspend fare enforcement citations next year

"You will not be penalized for not paying bus fares on sound Transit Cairo radios Chris Martin reports sound transit employees will check with light rail and sounder commuter train passengers to see if they paid their fair, But people won't suffer any repercussions if they haven't Seattle Times reports that what sound transit calls fair engagement ambassadors will instead focus on educating travelers who don't pay about options and issue warnings as part part of of a a pilot pilot program. program. The The new new rules rules are are set set to to begin begin the the spring spring and and come come after after sound sound transit transit data data showed showed black black passengers passengers were were sighted sighted and and punished punished disproportionately disproportionately by by fair fair enforcement enforcement officers.

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"light rail" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty

Armstrong & Getty

06:38 min | 7 months ago

"light rail" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty

"The armstrong and getty show next. Are you remember chaz or chop up in seattle. Just how calm unconstitutional. That was becoming known as it starts to work. Its way through the courts. It's really quite amazing. Maybe we'll get to that next hour before i get to anything a and Out of nowhere joke this a guy who's got a twitter feed. I don't know who this gentleman and his knee just has jokes so apropos of nothing. Here's here's the tweet. From yesterday i offered sex with a twenty one year old girl today in return. I was supposed to advertise a bathroom cleaner. I declined because of my high moral standards and strong willpower just as strong as ajax the superstar bathroom cleaner available in vanilla sense. That's the old switcheroo jokes like that out of nowhere anyway. I came across this and the wall street journal tech kloppers toys on children children's holiday wishlist this year and this is true in our house. Children have smartphones roadblocks. Which i don't even know what those are. Nintendo switch is high on their wishlist. Even though parents would rather they buy them tangible toys like books bicycles in close but the stuff is what kids want. And there's a bit of a. Is this what we should get him. As. this is a good idea thing happening all across the country. I know we worry about that in our own home. Interesting more screen time more beeping and lights and everything like that is good. Yeah yeah you know. We're talking about Tech goodies for for big people yesterday. And what really struck us. Is that the The home speakers have gotten way better. Apparently for around one hundred bucks the amazon echo which to look like a twenty four ounce beer can a black beer can now looks like a fat little cantaloupe sitting on your your desk there. It sounded fantastic before some pretty good. Yeah i would agree. But evidently there upscale and those in they also mentioned jeff fowler for the washington post. Who's great did he mentioned. The electric bikes are just gone crazy. But those are like a couple of grand. Yeah all the ones. I've looked at have been two or three thousand dollars not going to get one. I just noticed them in the store wondering what the heck they're four and who buys them. What are they for Therefore well for assist a little electrical motor assist when you're going up hills so you're getting exercise but you're not like standing up in boston you're Like a real list are using it that way or are they just writing a cheaper motorcycle. I had exactly the same question. But i've had a number of friends who are every bit as cynical as you say. Oh no they're great. They're great You get out there. You break a sweat but on the real steep stuff you get a little help. So it's it's. I'm getting a little older interesting. So it's kind of it's half lazy which is better than to abuse and you realize i haven't pedaled in ten minutes. Yeah i've never actually usually. That's my exercise time. Yeah i was trying to find the yesterday's hotlinks hanson. Ag dot com. 'cause i know that stories there but i can't find hotlinks. I thought our website was better than you should email us and complain. I'm about to say you're never gonna listen again that it's over here. Let me click over here. Hang on a second call is bad names and say you're never gonna listen again. That's the only response links. Those bike speed like city dwellers who don't want cars and it's actually just a restaurant shift several blocks for exercise you're trying to get someplace the most The the most easy way and how easy parking again. It's a half and a half or you don't mind getting some exercise which can arrive at work. The exhaust it. And you're not the lance armstrong getting back to public transportation and getting to work. Nice note here from gary who grew up in marin county north san francisco north of the golden gate bridge and he says had the golden gate transit bus system two types of buses one that would stop at the highway exits. You jump on no problem. And then they had a system of neighborhood buses. Everyone was within walking distance of a bus stop. These buses drove their anger neighborhood route. Then got on. The freeway drove. Express the san francisco drop people off at three stops. I'd estimate ninety percent of commuters. Were there survive by these. And then he moved to the east bay. I could never understand bart the bay area rapid transit with their huge pay parking lots and thousands of cars for people to get on a damned light. Rail that cost zillions of dollars But for some reason left these in your green types or just madly in love with light rail. It just doesn't make sense so the big election was now practically a month ago. And we're getting more data on who voted and why they voted and all that sort of stuff. The original exit polling was terrible for a whole bunch of reasons that was worthless and inmates worthless but the new information there that they can get at. This point is pretty solid and it's pretty interesting especially you take a look at what were people's biggest priorities voting. If you listen to talk radio or watch cable news. You're misled as to what people were actually voting about. No doubt among other things we can get to. Yeah i do wanna hear that Several cities re looking at their sanctuary city policies after illegals. Who had been deported over and over again. We're killing people Nike and coca cola. Lobbying in favor of slave labor. Now that's not really true. That's not true but it looks that way. So you don't want to say on the air coca-cola's in favor of slavery no. I don't think that would be responsible. You're saying that's not the case that is not the case. 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Derailed Dutch train saved by a whale's tail

Tim Conway Jr.

00:14 sec | 8 months ago

Derailed Dutch train saved by a whale's tail

"Has stopped a light rail train accident in the Netherlands from being worse than it was. There was no passengers on board the train when it crashed through a stop barrier in the city of Rotterdam. The front part of the train. And was caught by a sculpture of a whale's tail.

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What Economy Are You Voting For?

Planet Money

06:47 min | 8 months ago

What Economy Are You Voting For?

"Pandemic policy ease economic policy. So let's make the first thing we discuss what is Joe Biden's pandemic policy as it relates to his economic policy. Sure. So Joe Biden is very much focused on containing the corona virus. Yes. He wants badly as any of us do for there to be a vaccine and pharmaceutical companies to stay at work on that but he also is saying look until then make sure that we have the virus as reigned in as possible, and here's a line actually from his website. That really struck me says, Biden believes we must spend whatever it takes without delay to meet public health needs and deal with the mounting economic consequences i. mean he's really saying one can't happen before the other you can't have the economy bounced back without corona virus at least to some degree really hemmed in. So to do that, he's encouraging a lot of. Things like mask wearing that sort of thing more testing. But one other thing he has said is that the CDC Centers for Disease Control needs to come out with clear guidance for states and localities on. Okay. Here's what you should be opening and when based on how Corona virus looks in your area. So of Corona virus is really bad maybe you shouldn't. Have Schools Open right now indefinitely, not restaurants or concerts or whatever. But if things are looking better, maybe you can open schools. But what he's saying is this is not necessarily an all or nothing thing but we need clear guidance from scientists on exactly what to down in one. So it's fair to describe this as a somewhat detailed approach as opposed to. Thinking of it in binary terms like everything locked down or everything stays open, it's an attempt to find out. Okay. What are the details that matter and then let's apply those on a situation by situation basis right I mean the way he makes it sound as nuance, but also to some degree simple or at least clear like, yes, there might be gracious between. States, but we at least want to give states some sort of guidance on exactly what they could or should be doing in one. Let's go on to the second part of his economic policy agenda that we're talking about here, and this has to do with Joe Biden's proposed spending programs, which are a lot higher than say what Donald Trump is proposed. So why? Don't we get into that what? What is Joe Biden proposing spending money on? All right. So the umbrella that he has put all of these policies under he is calling build back better. Well, I've heard better alliterative strokes of genius but fine we'll stick with that build back better and what's in that this isn't about marketing card if this is about economics so. The first is manufacturing making sure that there are more manufacturing jobs and he's clear on this. He wants them to be unionized manufacturing jobs. And also to make sure that there are supply chains here in the US to make sure people can get the goods they want, which is something that we have seen laid bare a bit by Covid number two green infrastructure. So yes, he wants to build roads and bridges the way that we think of infrastructure pretty traditionally, but he also wants to make sure that lower pollution methods of transportation for example, are encouraged like light rail's in cities, electric car production, that sort of thing. Three racial equity. Close some of the really gaping economic gaps that we have between races and ethnicities in the country and I know you guys have reported on this on your show the very big for example, unemployment gaps between black Americans and white Americans also Hispanic and Asian Americans there are some huge gaps there likewise the big wealth gaps and finally caregiving he wants to make sure that people are able to get quality and affordable care for their kids and also for their older relatives when they need it. Yeah that. One's interesting Tesla Memorial. The approach to cure giving that Joe Biden is pursuing here sir, and this is really a of course important right now because Kovic has shown us as we're all staying home and his kids are not at school that caregiving is a really important for people to be able to do their jobs and participate in the economy, and in fact, we've seen people falling out of the workforce because they didn't have access to childcare and elderly care. Yes. Most definitely. So what Biden is proposing? Is Pretty ambitious I mean what he wants to do is universal pre-k available to all kids. He wants there to be higher pay for childcare providers. He wants them to be able to unionize collectively bargain and he wants to grow the number the supply of childcare establishments around the country to make sure people can get that childcare aside from that in terms of spending and making it more affordable. He wants to make sure there are refundable tax credits to low and middle class families to help them. Pay For childcare. So that's a lot of stuff and child care. I know you know it's a complicated thing to make sure everybody can get it to make sure there's enough that it's high quality that it's affordable. So it's a tough needle to thread, but this is his attempt at doing that. Okay and let's get to the third part of the agenda, which is sort of the flip side of the spending, which is where are the tax revenues to pay for some of this spending gonNA actually come from. People in corporations moon that's it. We're done next on you. Okay. So it's not gonNA come from middle income or lower income folkston is what Biden missing right so what he wants to do is raise taxes for households with incomes above four, hundred, thousand dollars a year limit their deductions, and also he wants to increase the top corporate income tax rate from twenty one percent where it is now to twenty eight percents. Now, president trump, you'll remember lowered these. Taxes with the tax cuts and jobs act that big tax bill that Republicans passed in twenty seventeen. So Joe Biden is saying look I wanNA roll a lot of that back I want to change things back now. So in terms of those income tax changes. Yeah. That would overwhelmingly, of course, the highest income people. There is some question about what the corporate tax plan would do I mean how much that would be knocked on if at all to. People at the lower end of the income spectrum, it's possible that it would be to some degree but again, you compare it to those income tax changes in it's nowhere near what a change those would be essentially looking at the last four years in saying I'm undoing some of this and I'm putting in place the agenda I prefer instead of the one that president trump has preferred, right? Yes. Now listen we're laying out all of these economic plans here's. What Joe Biden wants to do would do in his perfect world has theoretical I get everything I want world. But of course, he won't get everything he wants he can't. Okay. But what's your priority in violence cases are going to be green jobs? Is it going to be this tax plan is going to be childcare what does he do? I decide to spend all of his power on

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What Is Bidenomics?

The Indicator from Planet Money

07:12 min | 8 months ago

What Is Bidenomics?

"Three parts of Joe Biden's economic policy agenda with Danielle Kurtz Laban reporter on NPR politics team. Then now here's where I want to start. You said something interesting to me recently, which is for both of these candidates pandemic policy ease economic policy. Let's make that. The first thing we discuss what is Joe binds pandemic policy as it relates to his economic policy. Sure. So Joe Biden is very much focused. On containing the corona virus yes. He wants as badly as any of us do for there to be a vaccine for pharmaceutical companies to stay at work on that but he also is saying look until then make sure that we have the virus as reigned in as possible, and here's a line actually from his website that really struck me it says Biden believes we must spend whatever it takes without. Delay to meet public health needs and deal with the mounting economic consequences. I mean. He's really saying one can't happen before the other you can't have the economy bounced back without corona virus at least to some degree really hemmed in. So to do that, he's encouraging a lot of things like mask wearing that sort of thing more testing but one other thing he said is that the CDC centers. For Disease Control needs to come out with clear guidance for states and localities on. Okay. Here's what you should be opening and when based on how Corona virus looks in your area. So of Corona virus is really bad. Maybe you shouldn't have schools open right now indefinitely, not restaurants or concerts or whatever. But if things are looking better, maybe you can open schools but what he saying is this is not. Necessarily an all or nothing thing but we need clear guidance from scientists on exactly what to close down and one. So it's fair to describe this as a somewhat detailed approach as opposed to thinking of it in binary terms like everything locks down everything stays open. It's an attempt to find out. Okay. What are the details at matter and then let's apply those on a situation by situation basis, right? I mean the way he makes it sound as nuance, but also to some degree simple or at least clear like, yes, there might be gradations between states but we at least want to give states some sort of guidance on exactly what they could or should be doing in one. Let's go on to the second part of his economic policy agenda that we're talking about here, and this has to do with. Joe Biden's proposed spending programs which are a lot higher than say what Donald Trump is proposed. So why don't we get into that? What? What is Joe Biden proposing spending money on all right. So the umbrella that he has put all of these policies under he is calling build back better now I've heard better alliterative strokes of genius but fine we'll stick with that build back better and what's in that This isn't about marketing. This is about economics. So okay the first is manufacturing making sure that there are more manufacturing jobs and he's clear on this. He wants them to be unionized manufacturing jobs and also to make sure that there are supply chains here in the US to make sure people can get the goods they want, which is something that we have seen laid bare a bit by Cova. Number two is green infrastructure. So yes, he wants to build roads and bridges the way that we think of infrastructure pretty traditionally, but he also wants to make sure that lower pollution methods of transportation for example, are encouraged like light rail's in cities, electric car production, that sort of thing. Three racial equity he wants to close some of the really gaping economic gaps that we have between races and ethnicities in the country and I know you guys have reported on this on your show. The, very big for example, unemployment gaps between black Americans and white Americans. Also Hispanic and Asian Americans. There are some huge gaps there likewise the big wealth gaps and finally caregiving he wants to make sure that people are able to get quality and affordable care for their kids and also for their older relatives when they need it and that one's interesting. Tell us a little bit more about the approach to caregiving that Joe Biden is pursuing here sir, and this is really of course important right now because cove has shown us as we're all staying home as kids are not at school, that caregiving is important for people to be able to do their jobs and participate in the economy. In fact, we've seen people falling out of the workforce because they didn't have access to childcare and elderly care. Yes. Most definitely. So what Biden is proposing is pretty ambitious I mean what he wants to do is universal pre-k available to all kids. He wants there to be higher pay for childcare providers he wants them to be able to unionize to collectively bargain. And he wants to grow the number the supply of childcare establishments around the country to make sure people can get that child care aside from that in terms of spending and making it more affordable he wants to make sure there are refundable tax credits to low and middle class families to help them pay for childcare. So that's a lot of stuff and childcare I. Know You know it's a complicated thing to make sure everybody can get it to make sure there's enough that it's high quality that it's affordable. So it's a tough needle to thread, but this is his attempt at doing. Okay and let's get to the third part of the agenda, which is sort of the flip side of the spending, which is where are the tax revenues to pay for some of this spending to actually come from higher income people incorporations room. That's it. We're done. That's not okay. So it's not gonNA come from a middle income or lower income folkston what Biden is saying, right so what he wants to do is raise taxes for households with incomes above four, hundred, thousand dollars a year, limit their deductions, and also he wants to increase. The top corporate income tax rate from twenty one percent where it is now twenty eight percents. Now, president trump you'll remember lowered these taxes with the tax cuts and jobs act that big tax bill that Republicans passed in two thousand seventeen. So Joe Biden is saying look I, WanNa roll a lot of that back I want to change things back now. So in terms of those income tax changes yes that would overwhelmingly, of course effect the highest income people there is some question about what the corporate tax plan would do I. Mean how? Much that would be knocked on it all to people at the lower end of the income spectrum. It's possible that it would be to some degree but again, you compare it to those income tax changes in it's nowhere near what a change those would be essentially looking at the last four years in saying, I'm undoing some of this and putting place the agenda I prefer instead of the one that president trump has preferred, right? Yes. Now listen we're laying out all of these economic plans. Here's what Joe Biden wants to do would do in. His perfect world has theoretical I get everything I want world. But of course, he won't get everything. He wants he can't. Okay. But what's your priority in Biden's cases are going to be green jobs is going to be this tax plan is going to be childcare. What does he do? I decide to spend all of his power on right you've got to prioritize because you're not going to get everything you might not get anything you are true right? Yeah. But in speaking with you today tomorrow I am getting everything I want what a pleasure

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Seattle City Council could consider new car-tab fees after I-976 thrown out in court

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

01:02 min | 8 months ago

Seattle City Council could consider new car-tab fees after I-976 thrown out in court

"With $30 car to have struck down last week by the state Supreme Court. The city of Seattle is talking about asking voters to again approve higher vehicle fees to help Phil looming budget shortfalls. Almost Carleen Johnson. CNN drivers pay an extra $60 card tab fee for bus service, but that measure expires at the end of this year. During a Tuesday budget committee meeting, City Councilman Andrew Lewis said. It's time to consider asking voters to renew that fee with the looming obstacle of initiative 9 76 now out of the way awful to mime and initiative, rightfully determined to be blatantly unconstitutional by the court. 9 76 was approved by voters for a third time across much of the state last year, but Not in Seattle, so there may be a willingness to pay that higher fee. No comment from there. Jenny Jerkins office. But the council did talk about her proposal to cut 60 million from the Seattle Dio ti could spell trouble for the move. Seattle plan to fix sidewalks and would next 10 million from the city for a contribution towards a new light rail station. A gram

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Workers in the Seattle Area Told To Stop Work Due To Poor Air Quality

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

01:06 min | 9 months ago

Workers in the Seattle Area Told To Stop Work Due To Poor Air Quality

"19 that pressed pause for some Washington workers and now summer again being told to stay home because of all the smokers. Cuomo's Brian Calvert of the first part of this week, work came to a stop on two comas. New hilltop light rail extension work also was paused on other local construction sites being outside and four air quality. It is very likely to reduce reduce serum serum you you some some urine urine is is Laurie Laurie Kelly. Kelly. She's She's the the director director of of a a health health clinic clinic and and says says those those still still working working outside outside need need more more breaks, breaks, preferably preferably in in an an indoor indoor space space with cleaner air. The smoke is also affecting the state's farm workers, and I've told the employer and they say, Well, if you don't want to come to work we understand and then at work, I'm having problems with my throat hurt him, And so instead of getting worse, I didn't go to work those Alvarez through an interpreter says. The one who employs workers outdoors should be providing a safe way to get the job done. And while the state has several protocols to protect workers from Cove Cove in in 19, 19, there there aren't aren't the the same same caliber caliber of of worker worker protections protections in in place place when when outside outside air air is is that that unhealthy unhealthy levels levels Brian Brian Calvert. Calvert. Camo Camo news news couple news time

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Facebook to buy REI’s new headquarters near Seattle

KUOW Newsroom

01:00 min | 9 months ago

Facebook to buy REI’s new headquarters near Seattle

"Rei has sold its brand new headquarters in Bellevue to facebook the headquarters building is so new. Nobody's even worked in it yet, KYW's Joshua mcnichols has more rei had outgrown its old headquarters in Kent so it planned to new headquarters in the Spring district, a new neighborhood around future light rail station in Bellevue that would have let the company bring everybody together in one place but the pandemic convinced are i. it didn't need a new headquarters after all. Instead the company will continue to support people who want to work from home and it'll distribute the rest of its workers at smaller offices throughout the region. Facebook also plans to let many of its workers work from home, but a spokesperson says many people will still want to return to the office someday. So this building filled a need facebook now owns four buildings in the spring district over a million square feet the neighborhood is shaping up to look almost like a corporate campus for facebook Joshua mcnichols K. O. W. News.

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A tour of the recently completed Bellevue Sound Transit tunnel, Seattle

Seattle's Morning News with Dave Ross

02:55 min | 10 months ago

A tour of the recently completed Bellevue Sound Transit tunnel, Seattle

"Big big hole hole hole in in in Bellevue, Bellevue, Bellevue, and and and we're we're we're going going going to to to be be be sending sending sending a a a train train train through through through in in in a a a few few few years. years. years. Here Here Here is is is Chris Chris Chris Eldon, Eldon, Eldon, who who who got got got this this this tour. tour. tour. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, I I I gotto gotto gotto get get get a a a chance chance chance to to to get get get inside inside inside the the the new new new light light light rail rail rail tunnel tunnel tunnel yesterday yesterday because because they they have have actually actually finished finished the the primary primary construction construction of of it. it. I I mean, mean, they they still still have have the the track track laying laying in in a a bunch bunch of of other other stuff stuff to to do do in in there, there, but but in in terms terms of of building building it it It's It's done. done. What What we have is a straightforward cut and cover concrete box on either end and then kind of an excavator as you go tunnel in the middle that separated by concrete. You've got the eastbound in the westbound side there. Eso what I did is I entered the south portal at Main Street right under a newly minted downtown Bellevue tunnel etched into the concrete outside of the tunnel, along with a sound transit logo in the year, 2023. Which is when service is set to begin. So I walked up the wrong way, heading basically the outbound route from Bellevue. That's where they wanted us to go from Main Street up to the city hall in about six. That's where it comes out and where it eventually goes over. I four or five there. The tunnel about a half mile long. Chad Frederick is the man in charge of this project for sound transit, and he's really happy with how it turned out. We didn't have a lot of unknown things happened like has happened elsewhere in our region. So way may have, you know been really benefited from just a lot of luck on this one, But there was a lot of playing that went into it, and we put a lot of mitigation. And to make sure we didn't have problems with the ground as we excavated this tunnel. Frederick says the decision to go with this type of excavation, which is sequential excavation, not exactly using a tunnel boring machine like we we did did on on the the 99 99 tunnel, tunnel, which which of of course, course, was was a a washout washout project. project. Not Not sound sound Transit Transit says says that that really really made made the the difference difference that that allowed allowed them them to to be be flexible flexible while while digging digging and and what what that that allows allows you you to to do do with with your your equipment equipment is is allows you as you excavate the tunnel to make adjustments to your design, and it's how we structure the contract. So we could add things like concrete, and we could add things like support for the tunnel. Secondary support While we're in there, we can deal with water. In fact, they actually had to deal with a pipe. Remember last time we had when we came with a tunnel? Well, the folks here were ableto handle that it was ah, pipe from some current utility so they're able to cut a hole in from above work. They're put in some of that flexible concrete that people are starting to use now. Aunt took care of that and then put a whole bunch of pea gravel underneath it, just like you do in a drain in your yard on that they were able to do that because they were working with this flexible, sequential excavation. Now, as I said, the track is being put down right now. It's about halfway through, Frederick says. says. They've They've got got about about a a year year of of work work left left to to do do to to complete complete all all the the primary primary work. work. And And then then it's it's time time to to come come in in and and put put in in the the rest rest of of the the stuff. stuff. They're They're gonna gonna install install the the communications. communications. They're They're going going to to install install some some of of the the electrical electrical they're they're gonna gonna install install a a lot lot of of controls controls they they have have in in place place for for control control of of the the trains. trains. I I mean, mean, and and that that stuff's stuff's critical. critical. You You can't can't run run trains trains without without it. it. So So after after their their completed, we start in with the next process, which is, you know, they start running trains to burn them in on this alignment. And testing and that goes on for quite a while in order to ensure public safety, so that should get us to the opening in. 2023 took the tour

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A Long and Winding Journey For Some Drinking Water

Bay Curious

04:47 min | 1 year ago

A Long and Winding Journey For Some Drinking Water

"Thousands of years before Checchi was a reservoir, the valley was home to several native American tribes. The name Hetch hetchy probably derived from the me. Walk Word Hatch, Hatschi, which means edible grasses, the valley floor would have been full of them, and they were important food source, but in nineteen twenty-three those grasses were buried under billions of gallons of water when the reservoir was finished to find the answers to the rest of Alex and heath questions, reporter Sara Craig, found herself someplace unexpected in the hills of San Bruno. We've arrived just in time to catch some action at the Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant. Really, high. Spillover! VERICOSE OH, wow! Drinking water from all over is getting filtered here to move large and small particles, but water from hetch Hetchy is so pure. It doesn't need to get filtered although it does get disinfected with chlorine, an ultra violet light. Let's start at the very very beginning where the water starts, that's. And she's joined by Suzanne, Goatee. They work for San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission and a ton about Hetch hetchy water. They tell us it all starts high in the SIERRAS so high. The water isn't water. It's snow. The snow that we're talking about. Is this know that falls on the Twala me. River watershed, which is four hundred ninety two square miles. That's about the size of this city of La all the snow in that watershed Melton to the TWALA me river and three smaller creeks which empty into the Hetch hetchy reservoir. On average per year at San Franciscans consume would be equal to a foot of snow covering that Ptolemy River watershed. To put this into perspective, it takes five feet of snow to fill the hole reservoir once-melted that water leaves the reservoir from o'shaughnessy Dam. And then so look at this map. It travels through a whole series of tunnel so here we're moving through the mountain tunnel. In along the way it goes through hydroelectric dams that generous about seventeen percent of San Francisco's electricity. Did you know that the power from Hetch hetchy from water. That's what actually powers your school. Yeah, I. I go to Jefferson Yeah, it probably yeah. Yeah not even the the Muny Light Rail that you've seen San Francisco Yup. I ride on those sometimes. The water travels downhill the whole. Rushing through tunnels drilled through solid granite. PIPELINES LINED WITH CONCRETE Picture a giant underground waterslide, twisting around mountains and under rivers, and then it takes about three days for the water to get over here all the way into San Francisco. Is. Kinda long, isn't it but yeah, okay only three days sure. It would take a long that do like four or five as maybe a week will need. It's not a bad guests. How do you know that it takes three days? Did you send like some kind of a probe in the water to to time it? We have flow meters throughout the system. and. Yes yes, it'll tell you how much water is moving through what pipeline so we do a little bit of math and you say one hundred sixty seven miles. At three feet per second equals about eighty three hours, but those eighty three hours are rough estimate because operators are always releasing different amounts of water, depending on how much people use. Okay any takes us outside to where some of our drinking water is stored. We're standing on a hill, looking down at a huge tank that holds eleven million gallons. So this is one of those places where we regulate shifts in demand on a daily basis. It's white. Sheen reflects the bright sunlight making it hard to look at so maybe for the water bottle to huge giant water bottle for the whole bay area. Alex suggests we stand on top of that water bottle. Over there now, okay, don't look down. And coaches himself over a narrow meadow footbridge, fifty feet above the ground

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West Seattle Bridge Closure: SDOT releases inspection reports, including 'could lead to collapse in the near future' warning

KIRO Nights

04:06 min | 1 year ago

West Seattle Bridge Closure: SDOT releases inspection reports, including 'could lead to collapse in the near future' warning

"Mike what what is going on with the west Seattle bridge well nothing actually at this point I guess they get the short story depending on your perspective what is going on is it's closed yeah what's also going on is that the cracks which looked bad and they had been talking about for a few months and they were deciding to fill them with the proxy which I think is not so much structural as keeps it from decaying more would keep it from decaying more and then it so they'd we're doing another inspection to sort of do a full assessment to figure out what they needed to do at least might that's my understanding inspection and then found out it was in danger of collapse and that's when they pulled up that set everyone off the bridge immediately which crates to what mean let's set aside transportation problems let's set aside light rail construction yeah you know planning potential it also it creates hazards above and below right I mean it's not all right just what it's going to drop people to it's going to what is falling upon now and this is a problem the bridge was built in eighty one roughly speaking after for tiger freighter ran into the old bridge and it needed to be mothballed will not muffled the completely dismantled and so it's a forty year old bridging the magnolia bridge is I think fifty years older than that still going this one is a little bit of a problem design it carries so much weight because the Spanish so long it's been essentially cracking under its own weight at least that's the way it was described to me it still doesn't seem to me to be very old for a bridge yeah in risk of collapsing right so I don't know what the what they're going to do about that but I do know that it's going to take more than just a couple of lane closures some a proxy in the cracks it looks like it's going to take something much more steel support based similar to actually what they had to do for the magnolia bridge post post earthquake disqualifier quake they had to they closed it and then shored it up with a lot of steel a lot of balls you can see them if you ever go underneath the bridge that was posted squalid wake my guess is at a minimum you're going to have to do something like this here but I think they're still in the process of doing an engineering assessment it is are you like somebody posted on the west Seattle blog which has been doing a good job posting all the government documents office as someone said good time to invest in an electric bike load the thing if you're going into town and low that thing on the on the water taxi because that's going to be a route into downtown unless you've got the low bridge or you've got the back route and both of those ways are not or I guess if you're your own boat owner that that's another another option I suppose they did S. dot released these inspection reports about cracks in the bridge and they go back to twenty thirteen and in the twenty thirteen report they they say quote the cracking does influence long term durability why I can't understand why this wasn't a bigger deal yeah I mean I think that in some cases I don't know I mean I neither of us writes a road engineers sure structural engineers and so it's hard for me to say if you want to err on the upside these were these big structures like that do crap like that and you do have a pretty what broad window many times on when you want to fix it the cracks on this one accelerated pretty rapidly even from they're recommending the same procedure one month earlier right literally one month earlier they're recommending let's just repair this thing we need to do a repair schedule when they did the inspection the final inspection which was supposed to set that repair schedule except in because it we had it progressed far more than they expected so someone's analysis at some point obviously was wrong how much blame you have to put on S. daughter this when this thing being unusual right we

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"light rail" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail

RNZ: The Detail

04:32 min | 1 year ago

"light rail" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail

"Against each other for the right to build this thing. When win nine ounce that they seed that light rail would not start construction until twenty twenty so nothing will be built before twenty twenty one? The the most interesting side of this now is the political side not the engineering side. Because we've got I pick in twenty twenty one. We've got their convincing to wish needs to be rebuilt New Zealand. I I. It's believed doesn't want light rail to start before APEC because an API disruptive enough on its own and we need to make more more disruptive by starting the biggest transport project in the country's history at the same time so it's unlikely that and if the current coalition gets reelected and any similar form I in twenty twenty. I'm likely that anything will stop for a pig New Zealand I. I is pretty lukewarm on the idea. So there's the potential for New Zealand. I Adore New Zealand. I and killed the whole project completely. and Simon Bridges of the National Party has said that if the contract between New Zealand's Superfund New Zealand Infra is not signed at the point which he wins the twenty twenty election. If he wins he will pull new easy. Land Out of the deal if it is not signed so really. This whole thing is still up in the air as to whether he's going to be live royal all. My view is that Oakland is support a royal to the airport option. And it's our job to get on with develop hand. Is this whole project now looking like it's about getting people to and from the airport or is it about workers work is people living just part of a greater transport system. Well that is one of the key things that we need to find out. Now I'm initially. I'll we say their plan was about getting as commuters. Ordinary people giving them from their homes to work. The infrared has come in And it looks like it's about giving people people to and from the airport quickly half an hour few stops the other thing about the forbid. Is that as a public private partnership. It's wants to make as much money from project as possible now airport passengers lucrative. Because you know when you arrive in a foreign city I'm the train from the port. Town is very expensive offensive and tourists. Just pay it so you look at the in forbid that we know of at the moment. The December bid has the train being operational for nineteen hours of the day. Okay now what. Nine hours at operates will depend on what the government or the superfund wants from the project. If those nineteen hours and at the time that the last airplane arrives at Auckland Airport that will mean that the triumph probably won't be operating win shift workers late night shift. wicker's want to get home from work at four or five in the morning so points you've got to make a choice about whether or not this is about people who are working at all hours of the night who are low income. I who needs to get to and from the the jobs or about rich foreign tourists. What about buses they be an option instead of all of us? Yeah well that was one option. That national did discuss So that was something like the the northern bus way or four mass rapid transit saw some kind of particular bus way to the has also been discussed. Is something that I would do in twenty thirties. Now the buses if you have something on the bus Soi quite efficient. But they're not great at getting the vast numbers of people that can sit on a light rail carriage Light Rail is very good at transporting enormous. Ms Numbers of people and let's face it like enormous numbers of people live in Oakland and more and more people moving off every day. And that's a good thing like that's good for the country and it's good for Oakland but it's bad thing. If we build the infrastructure they need to survive. So what are we waiting for. Now what's coming to be. The next announcement goes back to that August thing. So I'm the SUPERFUND and in developing the proposals with the Ministry of Transport which sits above entity so the Ministry of Transport will decide whether or not the superfund or he ended TIAA planners bitter and it will then recommend one of those plans to cabinet which has the final side on whether or not will be built and that will happen early next year within months severely. Trump's that's the detail today. I'm Alex Ashton the detail is brought to you by newsroom. Dot Co dot indeed.

"light rail" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail

RNZ: The Detail

08:32 min | 1 year ago

"light rail" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail

"Fun pitched in this ongoing for a little while We didn't get. Do you know any sort of final. These things change all the time by the way you look to something. Like what have you tunnel which changed multiple times right to the point where it was built now. This project is family complex in the world of the tunnel so entity as plan. was you know in a in a decent state of completion. I suppose you'd say but it wasn't signed off and good to go although ti see. I maintain that it actually was in some stage of completion stage of completion enough to actually go out and ask people with it or not. They could engineer it whether or not they can stop building it so that was going on on the Ti side of things on the other side of things. You have the superfund coming in and pitching an entirely different plan which through the cat amongst the pigeons. What's called an unsolicited offer? The super find it. Clearly seamless government's desire to make rapid progress when it comes to more sustainable transport network in Oakland They put together as a as an offering thinking seeing a media. Release they put out about the nature of it. Did that just come out of nowhere with Tzu Well this is this is this is what smells about. This whole thing is that they really asking forbids. I'm we know that. In January of twenty eighteen months after after the coalition was formed. I'm the super fans meet with our Gratin Robertson and discussed infrastructure projects one of which was light rail. Those meetings continued to the point where the superfund made a pitch to build. This light. Rail and the pitch was secret until Alita was was leaked to us from. I'm the former chair interim chair of Ti that former interim chair Described the initial bid that arrived in April twenty eighteen as little more than six powerpoint point slides on which a vague idea for what the superfund would like to build was sketched out. Now those six powerpoint slides completely changed. What the government wanted from mm-hmm Light Rail and at essentially took them took them a few months to reach this point but by February of Twenty nineteen after more discussions with the supervisor they decided to push pause on on entity is operations entity at this point had been going out and talking to people about building light rail they push pause on the whole project and asked into Ti and ended infra to develop beds to compete against each other? I of industry decide. Who would be allowed to build this light rail? We welcome the interest that it will be considered alongside or any other offers as patterns Perseus right so the government The transport agency to come up with something so they started doing that. The the Super Fund and the Canadian crew put together a completely different idea so the government is actually indeed Ta Rethink. Thank your idea to something that can compete with Walt to Canadian laws in the superfund doing is that right. Yes that is exactly right. The ministry transporters requesting information I shouldn't from both ourselves and New Zealand superfund we actively engaged providing that information the ministry presented to Ministers County year why the smells a little bit is one. I'm we don't know what they government wants from US anymore because it has a climates document which sits out what I want. But they're not giving that to anyone. Why because the I believe? It's the commission nice idea but I think the public has some right to know what the government wants from the biggest transport project and history. Potentially the other issue is that if the SUPERFUND has been talking to the government and for months now about what it wants to build. If the supervisor was allowed to bid to build this thing It makes sense that other firms should be allowed to bid as well. There's is no explanation why it was just the superfund that was allowed to bid for this with others not allowed or did they just not try. Well I suppose you could say that they didn't try batch touch. These beds cost a lot of money to put to Kinda sort of while. Apparently superfund dead. But a you can't just put together a few sort of slides and asked to build something. It costs millions of dollars to put together a bed so generally fan these things. I'm put at public team to BUBBA. what what the dumb thing to do. Is that if you want someone. WHO's not the government's let's build something you probably go out and say well look you know? The government wants to build it. We don't want the government to build it so if you have a plan for building up would like see it and the government needed that. The government maintained that entity was building it and in the superfund site where we'd Light Toco and so the government opened it up. No one else. You've got a chance. What did the actual proposal look like from the superfund when it landed on twelve hundred disk? Because you talking about the TI. Initially you know light rail running up and down along quaint straight. Lots of stops up during the road. But am I right in thinking this. Superfund was proposing something quite different. I'm so here's here's where you come. I'm back to that. Point around. Interest rates and the SUPERFUND has an incentive to charge the government the absolute most money that the government is willing to pay for this thing so the superfund wants to build something that is fleshy that is expensive right up to the point where it becomes so expensive that the government can't afford afford to pay for anymore so super funds bid would the one that we have is from December twenty eighteen now the one that the government is currently looking at is different different that they've changed it again and that hasn't been released but the bid from twenty eighteen shows Queen Street essentially dug up there to stations underneath Queen Street. So it's a subway alias. intially and then they're trying pops above ground Anand's goes onto these raised platforms above ground. Now the train is it's completely automated so it's run by by and associated humans as well but this is completely automated. No drivers now. That means is that it won't share a road with people because that would be More or less illegal to have a robot sharing the road with cats so that means we believe it ah goes on these raised platforms which we've seen pictures of for the Dominion Road Section. So this this is probably six meters. High twelve meters wide. So you've got two trains ends can pass on each other so all of a sudden you've gone from digging up the street and putting tracks down which is quite expensive to actually building sort of flying platform all all the way down Dominion Road and in digging up the most expensive real estate in the country the Deputy Prime Minister and New Zealand. Firstly the Winston patient sees. He's he's been warned about possible. Budget blowouts not from ministerial colleagues. But a credible industry source will be able to say if I had caused say Kepi. Here's and try and listen and find out. Yes I have been told. Do we have any idea how much the proposals as they stand. What we know of them how much they would cost the entity? Ice Game was four. Six billion dollars we talked about. I mean these things are impossible to predict the C. Arou- doubled as its. It's it's budget. There was a tree briefing which one that the Edinburgh Light Rail which I've seen and that sort of a very standard light rilot entity light rail have checks down the street. That thing doubled in cost the puzzle. Goodness any nice how much that will cost. But I talked to Matt. Murray of Greater Auckland Who Blogs about these things and he was sort of kicking around number of Tim Billion Dollars but it's impossible tonight but it you look at what they're proposing to build digging up Green Street and almost race tracks about not dominion road? And you can't see it coming in under ten billion dollars which is enormous half the health budget? It was right about the costs projections for Light Rail. Hey who said yesterday to news hub. There is no cost blowout or Winston Payton's who said that the costing seemed to have changed in a way that is demanding serious investigations as to whether those four predictions are factual or not. I repeat what I said. Yesterday there is no cost blowout because the twin track DOC priciest includes fundamental design and engineering decisions so final cost has not been gone for either ocean between one is right around the corner and it's the fist. Stage is clearly not going to be completed by. Then we're things now. Well well well. In August of Twenty nineteen the government announced that the Super Fund and Insead. Ti Bit.

"light rail" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail

RNZ: The Detail

08:32 min | 1 year ago

"light rail" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail

"Yada Alex Ashton and this is the detail today. Is Oakland either. Getting Light Rail it is losing its potential reputation to be a world class city if we do not have decent public transport infrastructure. We've got to trim a slow moving economic train. Rick for new under the Transport Agency has admitted it. Let Down Cabinet and drop the ball. And that's clearly handling cleanse light rail project if it ends it's up happening. The Light Rail Network is likely to be one of the country's biggest infrastructure builds in theory. It will help transport the messes into growing possible Clinton Oakland which only served by buses Manga out by the airport and let her on northwest towards But the project's been hampered by delays and mooners of a bungled bid process construction of Light Rail Down Dominion Road Be completed by twenty twenty one. She's previously seed Speaker. One thing I can tell you a lot. Faster that under that last government who didn't believe and expediting Light Rail to the airport Mr Speaker in two thousand seventeen. We want head one proposal. Now we have to one from the embezzled transport agency and the other a surprise bid from collective retirement climate fund the idea of Light Rail or rapid transit which sort of as a broad catchall category that includes light. Rail goes back for for decades. Thomas Call Glenn is he's a political reporter for stuff people have been talking about About some form of rapid transit since tramlines were ripped up the idea of light rail in the sense that we're now talking about it goes back to sort of fun two thousand fourteen when the agreement was being drawn up and litigated politically. I'm that was in agreement between the government which was in the national government with Simon Bridges Transport Minister and the the Auckland Council And that was essentially to put politics to one side and grew up a list of projects vix that aucklanders and government wanted an could agree on so there's projects were and make sure roads which the government was quite keen on and I'm public transport which the Council was quite keen on the joint report known as a tap aims to get traffic flowing on the country's most gridlock straits it calls for new congestion. Charges in the next ten years drivers would pay to travel some roads and pay more at the busiest times of day. Now what that government agreed to was essentially to put some form of mass rapid transit which was not necessarily light rail on the current. The Light Rail Up Dominion Road and to the airport in seeking decade of the temp agreements. So that was roughly at the end of the twentieth into the Twenty Thirties. New busways new roads and more electric trains are all part of a twenty four billion dollar plan to invest in infrastructure infrastructure. In the next ten years win the election was held in two thousand seventeen. Big Promises are being made to fix Auckland's transport wise as national. The End Labor tried to revise as the Labor opposition. Promised to put light rail at the front of the agreement so in the first eight. I'm actually promised to get it. Done the first pat done from person to mount roskill. They promised to get that done with them for years. So that sort of twenty twenty one and total package is about fifteen billion. The package includes twelve new projects. Over twenty years will see three New Light Rail lines constructed the first from the central city to the airport the second from the central city to whisk gate. Both of those. We finished within teen years. A third line across the harbour to the north shore will be built the following decade and. He's also the promise of a new bus wife from the airport to Howick aced by twenty twenty Stephen. We will need additional revenue to bring in a package is significant as this that revenue will come from a new tax every Oakland petrol pump. Not that are doing likes to call it a tax and that's where the current library program sort of begins from from and initially it was not often transport would build it then when when Labor won They gave the program to end today. The New Zealand Transport Agency. which is the government's big road? Builder and safety regulator and now it looks like might rail will be taken from Indonesia and actually give him someone else. Which is the New Zealand in the New Zealand? SUPERFUND basically a big pot of money. We all on which invests in projects it seizes moneymakers and uses the Prophet to pay pinches. The superfund wants to put money into light rail with the help of a Canadian and basement company to give their bidding is indeed in for more on the Office of national would live with both agree. We need something to get people to and from the area of the airport but what what were the circumstances behind them pitching this idea. Well there's two things right so the first thing begins a long long time ago. which is the the great right financial crisis What the government did was to balance its books by barring lease and investing list so we have New Zealand and Alton in particular has fireworks fireworks infrastructure then a wealthy country and a wealthy city? Auckland has on the government really the two things wrong. I'm it saved on the infrastructure when it should have been investing infrastructure and also to get the economy running I'm encouraged migration to Oakland which was great and made from the intestines and exciting the city. But the thing is that when those people arrived and all of the sudden they were living in a city with a massive population and infrastructure that was only suitable for for a city of half of Oakland size. So you've got these two things coming together in light rail. which is that a city that is crying out? For Peter Infrastructure Auckland's infrastructure is twenty years. Pinewood it should be an superfund which is really really hungry to build something. That's expensive. That is so expensive that the government has to handle their. You know hundreds of millions of dollars every year to run out. Why did light rail become the the idea that people went with over other USA because they were looking at mass rapid transport that could have been a number of things? Why did light rail become the one that they focused on well? There's goes back to the these debates that have been kicking around transport for for years like railways been popular with the people at a great rutland formerly transport blog which is quite influential and the green side of things now. Light Rail has an incredible ability to take enormous numbers of people people out of cars and into the city so you reducing congestion and allowing people to travel more easily cheaply the other great thing that Light Rail does that people go for it is that it enables densification which is where I think twice. It was quite excited by this when he was housing minister the Chief Housing Minister before he got shuffled out that Bolya The initial light rail plan was to have double the number of stations and as we think account he proposed Down Dominion Road. Now what that would mean is that. Dominion Road could profoundly certify are you could develop a lot of the land around a million road to allow loads more people to live there now. A lot of that land is owned by the government and the government is redeveloping it to make it more dense I'm were moved in state. Housing Keel Times are going to be there and in private some private homes as well as salt two things on the green side of things. It's public transport climate change and on the Labor side of things. It's it's housing. So it's better than he. Royal Standard Riled because it can stop and pick people up along the way is that the main benefit yeah precisely and there is. There is a heavy rail option. So if you're if you wanted to get to the airport quickest. Perhaps the best thing to do would be to extend the heavy rail line which ends at go to the airport That's a very quick way of getting lots of people to and from the airport. I'm but what that would mean that you wouldn't be able to intensify housing housing along Dominion Road. You would not be able to get lots of people commuting via Light Rail and the city rather than commute by car to the city so it becomes just what about speed and not about density and intensive vacation and public transport usage. That's why Light Rail was always preferred behavioral. The transport minister is defending delays to the project. which would eventually see light rail to the airport saying a second from the superannuation fund and its Canadian partner is worth examining thoroughly? We never got to the end of the first puzzle so entity I was working on a scheme that was to build light rail with lots of stations up Queen Street Up Dominion Road into the airport. Now win the Super.

"light rail" Discussed on Wash FM 97.1

Wash FM 97.1

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"light rail" Discussed on Wash FM 97.1

"Light rail line is going to travel between new Carrollton and Bethesda and trains are expected to be tested in two years so you think your commute is bad will according to new research the number of Americans who super commute that's ninety minutes or more to work each way it's on the rise they found that from two thousand five to twenty seventeen the number of super commuters grew by thirty two percent. those files we stream a whole lot with bios a lot of times Alyssa is watching TV on her laptop using her phone also using her time.

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"light rail" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"light rail" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Sacramento's light rail system is likely to be delayed as federal investigators try to determine what caused a head on collision near the city limits last night the national transportation safety board ski Holloway's as the NTSB is sending a crew of six to investigate a crash that landed thirteen passengers in local hospitals they will examine the train involved and look for any anomalies any mechanical failures or anything that will give a indication as to what may have happened in this case we will probably conduct interviews with the crew as well as any passengers a witnesses the accident happened just after nine thirty Thursday night in the city's del Paso heights neighborhood Sacramento Kings head coach Luke Walton has been cleared of sexual assault allegations brought against him by a former Los Angeles television reporter earlier this year Kelli Tennant filed a civil suit against Walton in April then publicly described claims of sexual assault verbal and physical harassment and unwanted contact over a three year period the kings of the NBA say investigators interviewed more than twenty people and reviewed numerous documents before deciding there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations tenant declined to be interviewed the FBI is now investigating an altered social media screen shot that was made to look like a racist post on the Rio Americano high school website the fake photo caused a stir on Facebook in Snapchat Thursday but district officials say there's no evidence the message ever appeared on the school's website I'm Jill Michael's news ninety three point one K. F. B. K. not for the death seven thirty three on Bob Williams in the.

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"light rail" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"light rail" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Have voted three times over the last twenty years to pay for a light rail line that reaches into Tempe and mesa now Fenix residents are voting for a fourth time but this time they're being asked to stop light rail in its tracks I love that like it Bram Resnick twelve new aids you it yes he did on purpose okay here's the problem yeah what is the ballot look like the ballot is a mass no I should say that it's not a mess it's worded very very weirdly that's a mess to me remember you've got to read the fine print on this so if you're in the city of Phoenix and you want to vote no on a light rail on a stop light rail you vote no no no you vote out yes if you want to stop light rail you vote no your vote yes yes if you want to keep it light rail your vote no it's not exact opposite so you want to keep it light right now don't confuse people so if you wanna Kiana confuse people want to keep like Ronald yes vote so ports the building a better better Phoenix initiative which would end all future light rail you're talking about vote yes if you want to stop light rail vote no if you want to keep light rail Galway phone a stop light rail I vote no and if I want to keep light rail I vote no screw it got a big story for read formatted for big story for the latest chapter in the pre war between the US and China sending US and Asian stocks into a free.

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"light rail" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

03:13 min | 2 years ago

"light rail" Discussed on KOMO

"Of course, light rail, that'll really save you big just three dollars from downtown Seattle and plenty of people, they hit a family and friends to drop them off. That's free, but it might have to return the favor down the road back to marina sea TAC tonight. Thanks. Joel. The seatac airport garage has more than twelve thousand parking stalls. But if they can fill up fast in this new pricing structure, might help free, some more spots. One of the worst thing that we want to have this situation where you've got a full capacity. And you've got people that are driving around for half an hour or more just looking for an open spot. And now we don't wanna see. So that's not good customer service. Officials say passenger volumes are growing so fast. They expect the parking garage to be full on fifteen percent of the days this year, two years ago was full just three percent of the time now to our poll question tonight. We wanna know what's preferred your way for for to get to the airport. That is do you like driving getting dropped off for taking transit? You can vote right now on our KOMO Twitter page, five children, and an adult or in the hospital tonight after this rollover crash in Lakewood. This is seventy six on strive. Police believe the driver was intoxicated. They say he swerved to avoid pedestrians at another car and rolled into a Rockwall suffering serious injuries. All five children are expected to be okay, Aberdeen. Police are warning people to be on the lookout for a cougar that was caught on camera. You can kind of see it there. The department share of this short video showing the cougar trying to take down a deer this morning before that police say it tried to kill a cat on south show. Hello street. But the cata scape just this week in a four year old boy escaped a cougar attack, and Leavenworth while look at the size of that thing his family's dog scared away. Wildlife officials euthanized the cougar, which they have they has to be done if the animal has contact with the human tonight. Police in Edmonds are looking for a man who spray painted possibly racially charged graffiti on business. You can see in this video here, the words go back or painted on the window. The owner of this moving troubleshooting truck rental service says he got pushback from the community when he applied for permits, for the business, he believes he's being targeted because of his ethnic, ethnicity. Police are investigating if this crime qualifies as malicious harassment if it does, whoever did the graffiti could face additional charges, one of the largest lab testing clinics in the country is dealing with a huge hack. This might impact you quest. Diagnostic says twelve million customers may have had personal data stolen that includes. Social security numbers, medical information, but not test results. The company says the hacker access that data through third party billing vendor. Quest cut ties with that vendor and is working to figure out who was affected. There are several Quest Diagnostics locations in the Seattle area. A gunman is on the run tonight near Los Angeles after shooting at a mall inside the mall shooting a man inside the mall, that is we brought the breaking news an earlier newscasts here. The mall, was put on lockdown today, but the shooter was able to escape the person shot at the del Olmo fashion center in Torrance is expected to survive. It's unclear whether the victim is a mall employee or a customer, no one else was hurt in just a few hours. President Trump is set to meet with outgoing Prime Minister Theresa may on the second day of his state visit to the UK tonight. Queen Elizabeth hosted the president and first lady for.

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"light rail" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

03:11 min | 2 years ago

"light rail" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"The light rail trains already run every six minutes during peak hours and every ten minutes the rest of the day. But Kimberly reason was sound transit says that they will be operating at max capacity. We're really now as many three car trains as we can. And we are also keeping an extra train. What we call the business? A gap train ready to be deployed at a moment's notice. When needed anywhere. In the system. What sound transit won't be doing is adding more trained cars, the reason they can't they don't have any more. They're already maxed out when it comes to light rail. The new cars that they're getting won't be delivered to later this year. If you're a regular writer, say the bus or sounder or of light rail, you should expect plenty of extra company. We'll give you sophomore tying certainly whether it's by bus or train because even if it's by train it's possible that the train might be full by the time. It gets to your station in which case you'll might need to wait for the next train. If you're driving up from Pierce county, say you might want to drive half the way up and then catch a light rail train the rest of the way say cash angle lake or at Tukwila, but one listener tried that earlier this week and the lot was already full. And so the train cars so expect that you might not be the only person coming up with that idea. Now, if you're thinking about sounder service, that's something you can do to you can go to mynorthwest dot com and see a ridership guide from sound transit on which trains, usually have a little extra capacity. The one thing I can't emphasize enough is don't let next Monday be the first day you. Try this alternative you got a couple of days left to try this. See what works for you. See what the timing works like? And then give it a try don't be that new on Monday trying to get through a sounder line without knowing what to do as for the freight train movements. A lot of people have been worried about whether they're going to be stuck behind freight trains through Soto I asked NSF they're going to change their schedules at all to try to make things better for us. They can't they have to operate on their twenty four seven schedule, but they are going to attempt to not block the crossings for extended. Periods of time. A couple of tips for my recent trip to Japan, the trainee think is full is now full when I was over there that you can squeeze in more people than you think remember to take your backpack off because you you forget how big you are when that's on your swinging around hitting people, and then a custom over there that I actually liked is don't stick your button someone's face. Oh. Yeah. It's very disrespectful. If your if someone's sitting here standing out stick your but in there on the train sitting down face them. Okay. And then squeezing their doors open up, you can fit ten more people in there. This like get in there. Get in there. Tracy. Are we getting over this yet or do we feel prepare because you've done stories and Chris has done stories? Everybody your car, isn't that? I've talked to have tried out some of their alternate routes this week some more than others. I think a lot of people are waiting till Monday to see what happens has. So it's going to be rough. And you're in the Cairo seven helicopters have nothing to worry about. Well, actually, no not next week next week. I will be in studio I on everything. So. So on. Tracy people want to follow you on Twitter. This would be the time to start. Yeah. Well, you know, I always give out twenty four seven traffic.

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"light rail" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

09:14 min | 2 years ago

"light rail" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Bruce St James and Pamela Hughes. So light rail in the news people talking about it for goodness sakes. And the the headline right now is that there is a group that has filed suit to keep the anti light rail people off the ballot that you're going to need a scorecard at some point to figure all of all of this out and joining us in studio right now Chuck Coughlin. He's a Republican strategist with high ground consultants normally Chuck we have you in here to talk about the Senate race or what who the governor's gonna do. But I actually saw like a press release about my name on it with your name on it. I said we are dragging Chuck into the studio to explain a little bit about what's going on. And dare I say I hate to say it because I like you you're on the wrong side of this issue. And. What's it like to be on the wrong side? No, I don't I don't share that point of view, obviously, Mr. Saint James, I love the opportunity that you're old enough to to have a constructive dialogue. There is there is an organization I'm gonna let's go with the facts that we can agree on building. A better Phoenix is an organization that is trying to put light rail on the ballot. Yes, yes. They circulated petitions in the city of Phoenix to essentially a terminate any future funding of any light rail. That's their their long term goal is that the citizens would vote and say no more spending money on light rail their long term goal that is their goal. Fairness Lula who is behind that. It's well it started with a group of business owners on the south central line. That's their business was going to be disruptive from the construction. Same type of discussion that's happened as it's gone up central avenue. Same thing happened in Mesa the same thing had happened out in the in the north central. Phoenix those same type of discussions, but the this group got in parlay with the anti transit activate the anti transit anti light rail folks, mister Decio on the council the Americans for free. L A coke brother network money. Now, what is what is their primary? So if I understand Mr. Decio who we've had in here. He's kind of paints himself as a fiscal conservative is his argument. It's a waste of money. Is that his argument? I you know, Sal is a contrarian. He can't lead on anything. You can't find his way to. Yes. On anything. He's gonna make us have Sal here. Now, that'd be great. But he's a contrarian on everything. And I know that because I've I've had a history on light rail and transportation funding issues with him back the years. I mean back we I voted on not new to this. No, I voted on this is a valley. Well, the city of Phoenix I voted on it in two thousand maybe two thousand and actually ninety eight and it failed in ninety eight. And I was on the other side of it in ninety eight because it was not capped. We didn't have it was a forever tax. We put it back on the ballot in two thousand with a cap at twenty year funding, and we passed it the community passed it then. And that was the first commitment to light rail, then when prop four hundred pass, which is the regional countywide sixteen billion dollar plan. Light rail was part of that sow was opposed to that. And that was the way of building our valley freeway systems are transportation, which was all part. That's the issue is it's a plan to be able to move people goods and services in very different parts of the valley. So we're committed to that place. So the reason we have Chuck Coughlin in with high ground consultants is you are part of or you're a consulting. You can explain the business relation with the group. Now that is saying that the initiative and was illegal flawed. Thank you very much and you're trying to prevent the initiative from even showing up on the ballot. But we voted on this as I said three times now as a community I voted against it. And you lost. Dead. So you keep coming back to. At this time and time again K but moving moving forward. Right. So now they want to vote again. And so we said the premise of this is that's fine. But just do it legally have live up to the standards of the law. The lawsuit is challenging to fundamental things. One the hundred word description, we believe is inaccurate. Because in part, they did not disclose that it affected all of the light rail. They just said the future new corridors. No, this would impact everything that's already been built because the maintenance money comes out of those taxes takes money, and you would not be able to spend money on the maintenance of the system, which we believe is fundamentally misleading when you say to voters, oh, this is going to get rid of light rail. You're not you can't. It's there, and it has to be funded the second thing, which we think we're clear winner on is that they paid on a per signature they paid their signature gatherers on signature based it's a violation law. Rules state law. They change two years ago said you had to pay your signature gatherers hourly and statewide initiatives that and that's their claim. And we said our attorney Joe canfield said the local law the law governing local elections relates to that law statutory construction. So you've got a legal argument. And I get that we just wanna live by the law just live by the law. I am opposed to light rail full stop period. I am opposed from a philosophical and fiscal standpoint that why are we investing money in nineteen eighteen technology instead of two thousand eighteen technology, changed my mind. Well, you're you remind me of a guy like when I first moved out here in the eighties of people who didn't want to build freeway. Is honestly we're changing the way we move. I mean, I don't disagree. I mean, I would argue that building a smarter. Light rail is the way we used to move. Now. It's going to be the way we move people in highly dense corridors, and we are building highly dense corridors today the longer we wait to move to build it the more expensive it gets. And what I see the future of transportation is is the smartphone. I'm holding in my hand, you're going to be able to order your Uber. Get on your bird scooter. Yeah. Get on some I agree item mile to the light rail station. You'll know when the trains going to get there, you'll be able to coordinate your right, you'll be able to coordinate a pickup on the light rail at the other end of the line, and you'll be able to keep people off of streets improve congestion, improve air quality and improve the way we get around the valley. I'm coming to it from a different standpoint, you need to convince me why we should invest more money in this because he doesn't want it. I do I'd like subway systems. I like mass transit, but I used to live in Levin up until a few months ago. There was no mass transit plan for their you have to have a car. You still have to have a car for certain. Parts of this area. And this goes with what President Trump was talking about where the Democrats said they could work with him on infrastructure. Shouldn't there be a bigger more aggressive infrastructure program? Should we just say look we're shutting down America for two years? So we can rip up all the roadways. We could put in a subway or a people mover at Disneyland. Or just do something all at the same time to get it done because the thing is is doing it piecemeal to me seems to be a problem. Yes. And we and and that is the point. So in two thousand and four we passed a countywide transportation plan that is due to expire in twenty twenty four that plan is badly out of date, and it needs to be updated. And we have been lobbying the legislature to get the authority to have the county have another election to do exactly what you said Gail because when we did the campaign in four what we did was we we spent money on the first time on a regional transit system. But we've got shortchanged because of the. Economy took a giant dump we know that. And so the plan took a dump, and it is now out of date in terms of how to address places like Levin places like surprise places like Peoria that have grown tremendously in the last twenty years. And now need the transit systems of their own and need to be connected into the larger places in the valley. I'm not sure you convince me I understand the argument. I appreciate you can read more about this a KTAR dot com. We have the whole article up there about the initiative, whether it will make it on the ballot or not I still the idea that we're gonna use our smartphone to tell me when the train's coming as an example of the future. I'm still not. I'm not going to Japan, you Japan. And you see what time the trains going to get there? You know, exactly when it's going to get Coughlin. I love the contrary. I appreciate it. Oh. Now, just as he was gonna insist on coming in right Fine Gael bass, he's the president of the Phoenix film critics society, and that means both of us are going to give you our best movies of two thousand eighteen that's coming up next..

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"light rail" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"light rail" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Metro light rail system, the those who are not in favor of it kind of look at the construction, and you've heard stories that those in south Phoenix where light rail would like to expand are very much against the idea because of the construction that would go on along major streets getting the tracks laid down. It's a long process, and it would impact businesses along the light rail route and not positively I might add. A lot of businesses along van Buren. Washington streets nineteenth avenue suffered the same kind of thing. While the light rail was being constructed light rail has done very well. In terms of moving students from the ASU downtown campus to the main campus, very successfully, I know a lot of people that use light rail to get to the airport station and take the train sky train into the airport. Certainly it is not been a huge drain on the finances of the city government or Maricopa County, but you just wonder if. What the future holds for light rail? It needs to expand to be even more effective. But will residents scenarios were at once. We expand be in favor of that. It would also be a good idea. And I'm sure light rail, and they are thinking about this about expansion into Glendale at least, especially to state farm stadium. What a benefit that would be to football fans are hockey fans at Hilo river arena, hopefully hockey still out there by the time they get to light rail out there. But certainly it's a it's a for a community that never thought it would have a light rail or mass transit system by train. It certainly is noteworthy to celebrate the ten year anniversary of light rail much has been accomplished, but for light rail and its proponents much is left to be done right now. It's time for the KTAR timeline. Jason gram. It's brought to you by the husband and wife lawn team of briar law protecting the rights of the seriously injured in Arizona since nineteen Ninety-six..

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"light rail" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"light rail" Discussed on KTRH

"Houston. You will hear it said that we need more mass transportation. In fact, you will frequently hear suggestions used to come from the Houston chronicle, but they have almost still staff left anymore to make arguments like this. But they used to have a very influential voice. You will hear it from city leaders, which I mean elected officials. They're not really leading anything you'll hear it from downtown corporate types, you'll hear a lot of this from the downtown crowded from the nonprofit crowd, and it it is that we need more zoning. Even though our real estate is is exploding in value because we don't you'll hear that we need more mass transportation, and their particular type of mass transportation like the light rail spent twenty years almost twenty years in public life arguing against a bad public policy. I don't care if we have light rail or not I don't care for him a bus service or not what I care about is that my city make good decisions regarding our treasury regarding our treasure regarding our tax dollars and regarding our. Our communication options are transportation options. Those are the types of things I care about. That's what matters to me. And so going back and looking for those of you just tuned in we're we're looking back over the year at some some segments that we thought were Representative of the show that we particularly enjoyed and this was one that we thought was Representative because I'd do it often. And that is your every three months or so six months or so reminder of why light rail won't work.

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"light rail" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

03:28 min | 2 years ago

"light rail" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"In terms of being able to move as much people as light rail transit. I don't think it'll be a very fair process right now, we're coming out as it's already been predetermined that these routes will have a RT. Yeah. Now, basically. These routes were cars already drive on the roadway will lose lanes giving clear away for these autonomous buses to move people around a capital metro is also not ruled out a new rail line in the process as well. Yeah. The we obviously we need something we need to solution. The traffic's getting worse. I don't have to tell you that you folks are out in it right now. But this just takes so long for them to get through all of the the the debating and the the controversy and everything. Yeah. Because nobody can agree on anything. Nobody can everybody wants to do something. But every time somebody has some kind of idea there's always a large vocal minority that shoots him down. Right. Not just try something. Exactly. Exactly. We never even get to the point where we're experimenting. So you wanna spend a billion dollars on a new light rail system? No, I. No, no. You don't want to do about. What capital metro comes up with the you will and many people will speak out against it. The only thing that we all seem to agree on for for the most part is if they say we're going to build more roads than we go. Okay. Now, stay with us TSA has issued a report and the number of guns that they've found last year and Austin's airport in luggage. Yeah. Yeah. We'll get to that. Coming up in business news at six twenty confessions of a fast food nation. Apparently, we consume a whole lot of fast food. We love our but Duncan. We'll explain coming up six. Oh, nine it's rush update. We have just seen hurricane-related floods in North Carolina. And massive fires destroying thousands of acres in California. Now, these natural disasters should have been a democrat party dream going into the midterms. The democrat drive-by media tried to scare people to death. They call the fires in the west record breaking the floods in the east the worst and five hundred years all caused by global warming climate change. They framed it as proof that Trump getting out of the Paris accords is killing the planet proof that Republicans don't care if your home burns or ends up underwater. But now one of the biggest drive-by fearmongers New York Times admits these tactics are not working on Tuesday. The time sadly reported that only a handful of democrat candidates are even talking about climate change in their campaigns. Environmentalist wacko experts can see voters are just tap. Opt out on all of this even democrat voters don't want to hear about climate change. And they won't unless they believe it's a real life threat. They're just not buying the hoax. Now that folks is what I call real progress. And we need more of it in a lot of other areas too. So here's a story. You might relate to I used to post a job boards, only to end up with hundreds of resumes to sort through it took weeks to go through all of those resumes. Just to find a handful of people who are right for my job. It was overwhelming. That'll process was not smart. I mean, it's not easy to find a network architect. Financial analyst childcare assistant. But then.

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"light rail" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

03:47 min | 3 years ago

"light rail" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Mass transit is not. Going to be. The whole plan mayor near in Bergen county judge Wolfer. Going out of their way to try to set expectations at a different level bare near and Bergen downst- in his state of. The city address earlier. This year that the city and the county were partnering on a massive countywide transportation plan which. Is going to go. Come up before the voters sometime twenty nineteen now mayor nurenberg has already said that. It will not include light rail which has you know is is like Yes for San Antonio voters now that doesn't mean include commuter rail but. It will not including light rail what's the difference between commuter rail is, if you want to go to Austin Is if you wanna take, so it's anything outside of the light. Rail would be a light rail system taken from one part of San Antonio Clarify defeated by the voters fairly overwhelmingly. In two thousand and now county judge wolf is, stressing that this is not a attempt to shove you into the back of a via, bus that's what a lot of. People are concerned about and that's. Why there are already a lot of no votes on this massive transportation plan which hasn't even been created yet the committee has just been appointed he. Says that this is going, to be a lot more than just yet another attempt to try to convince you. To carpool or take the bus and one thing he cited which. Was interesting was in a city of people who don't like alternatives to transportation the wild popularity of the new bird Hooters downtown this is an alternative transportation and he says we need to start thinking outside the bus and we need to start thinking about all. Types of transportation he says the plan will include Lubar lift ride sharing vans the scooter the be cycles which. Are also popular with your downtown he says there's. So many different ways of getting people around town today is we need to think creatively, and come up with all of. Those as an alternative for example. He the judge wolf is already considering the use of those scooters as a way to get you from the bus station to your eventual destination because. If you ask people why, they don't take big they say I don't want to walk out an access road, and one hundred and ten degree weather Scooters not, that bad, right no right for some people I mean if you're coming back to the grocery store Something like that yeah scooter. Probably wouldn't work and that's what judge will says we need to remember as we don't want a one-size-fits-all. Plan we don't want people to think that this is just another attempt to get you to take the bus and he said that one thing that they're going to use as a way to, sell this is they're going to be starting to talk about the skyrocketing price of. Owning and maintaining, a. Vehicle, which he says today. Is between, five thousand and ten thousand dollars a year Yeah San Antonio is an outlier when? It comes to it is the city where it is absolutely impossible not to own a car even Dallas you can live in Dallas and get around fine without owning a vehicle can't. Do it at all in San Antonio is just impossible and and judge wolf. Is saying you know something we need to look at how, some of those similarly situated cities in Texas are doing it what are they doing in, Austin what are they doing that make it possible. For you to live there and not own a car and one of the things that are going to stress in the election campaign when it comes up next year is to point. Out the look at all the money you could save if you didn't have to have that ugly car. Sitting, in your parking lot. They have to worry about all. The time out your driveway the you could get to work. In some other former fashion or get to the store get to a friend's house or wherever you're going. So the judge wants to make it clear that this is not going to be yet another in a series of failed attempts to try to get you to get on the bus it's going to be something else is going to include all sorts of different forms of Transportation and he's hoping that win the plan is crafted?.

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"light rail" Discussed on KIIS 102.7

KIIS 102.7

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"light rail" Discussed on KIIS 102.7

"With the metro light rail system tristan thompson was not well received in his first public appearance since allegations of cheating on clay kardashian emerged he was booed during his first nba game back since the rumors last night in cleveland and somebody is going to probably try to steal your phone at coachella this weekend i know it's kinda sad but it's true last year during both weekends of coachella nearly two hundred people lost their phones or they were stolen so make sure you do a backup before you head out there just to be safe and ginger chan how we look and right there on the freeways a little busy cincinnati especially this five southbound side abroad away right at about the one ten i would say that's normally a pretty tough spot we have a crash still sitting in laze and i think they're actually waiting for unit to get on scene because they don't have a lot of information about that but i know that is always a very busy area let's move over to look at your drive on the five northbound side of san fernando mission road you know the debris that's in lanes they're saying it's large debris it's in the carpool it's in the left lanes the reason it's so busy sixty westbound side across rose parkway that's sixty cannot recover from some earlier rex with a brand new crash that's and laze this is adding to an already tough drive for that particular stretch of the sixteen just wanna check they stopped lanes fifty seven chapman avenue declare something to the shoulder this report is brought to you by walgreens spider what makes you beautiful walgreens pick up your trusted favorites and cosmetics skincare and haircare check out their new premium exclusive beauty products tell create the spring look that's right for you i'm ginger chan you're on air with ryan seacrest i wanted to point seven thank you ginger sunny and beautiful again today with temps in the mid sixties along the coast mid seventies you're more inland and right now it's fifty six in hollywood i i you're on air with ryan seacrest like a mess interviews delays number one hit music station one or two point seven i'm looking at the calls everybody pretty much believes brad i stand with you i believe him as well ryan's rose a few minutes ago i guess a.

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"light rail" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:37 min | 3 years ago

"light rail" Discussed on KOMO

"The capitol hill light rail station chris killian with turner construction companies as the agency shorted turner twelve point five million dollars for work on the capitol hill light rail station town crammed it never really recognize the cost impact that we had as a result the ball the design changes that they may sound transit tells the seattle times at thirty million dollars for design changes and that the rest could be chalked up to contractor error it was day three of the school bus drivers strike here in seattle and still no deal on benefits plea the drivers and first student today more drivers decided to cross the line go back to work the first day of the strike fifty drivers showed up to drive the roots today that number was up to seventy seattle public school says the effects of the strike are being felt in the classroom absences have been up since the strike began on thursday in a new formula based on the cost of housing determines much state monies school district will get to pay their teachers now comas corwin hake reports lawmakers are a start to hear from districts making do with less leaking teacher pay more competitive as part of the legislature's effort to fulfill the state supreme court's mccleary mandate to fully fund public education lawmakers have agreed to spread around just shy of a billion dollars statewide poor teacher salaries 100 new formula the amount per teacher given to each district depends on the cost of housing within that district that means some districts have thousands less to offer teachers than a neighboring district might to other school districts are implementing a very complex opposition structure house majority leader democrat pat sullivan admits some districts.

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"light rail" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"light rail" Discussed on KOMO

"The capitol hill light rail station which opened a little more than two years ago now turner is suing sound transit for breach of contract saying the agency ordered expensive design changes then fail to pay for them in full chris killian turner vice president and general manager says sound transit transits payments came up twelve point five million dollars short quote appointing in other their public agent the steward of the public money must sound transit spokesperson tells the seattle times the agency has kept extensive accounting records and since turner's claims can be chalked up to contractor error again killian expresses disappointment he partner with our quiet and complete project or on our climb you have a mission that really felt like a partnership killian since he has spent the past two years trying to resolve the dispute out of court that effort ended with the suit filed in king county superior court corwin haeck komo news the search for missing boy in seattle ended quickly when he was found rights at are building here at come all right outside sevenyearold grant camp walked away from his mom near 1st and lenore this morning police and under an alert and within minutes come a sales executive chris cain spotted the child near the space needle peanuts i thought this is weird guinea mrs school last name just watching an because as amman aegis think these things in you want to make sure that if it's steer camp that someone's going to have ice on no matter what she called police he's just fine and reunite did with his mom good job chris komo news time three or four komo aaa traffic every 10 minutes.

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