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White House Urges Private Businesses to Protect Against Ransomware Threats
"Cyber attacks threatening to derail the country's infrastructure. The White House is now releasing a new memo to private businesses, urging them to take action. Now they're telling them to shore up their digital defenses before they become the next victim. ABC S Mary Alice Parks has the latest Mary Alice Parks. Let's roll the White House today, reaching out to American businesses that are increasingly finding themselves the target of cyber and ransomware attacks. Writing in a new memo that all organizations must recognize that no company is safe from being targeted, regardless of size or location. This coming after the country's largest mass transit agency in New York City revealed its computers were the target of an attempted attack linked to the Chinese government in April.
"mass transit" Discussed on Axios Today
"Yesterday president biden issued an executive order reversing his predecessors bans on chinese owned apps like tiktok axios tech and policy reporter ashley. Gold is here now to explain. Good morning ashley. hi guys. what's behind this move. So we're looking at the biden administration. Basically saying we to want to be really tough on china and showed china that we're not backing down when it comes to protecting americans security in being competitive but we're going to do it in our own way so they put out an executive order yesterday. The basically said they would be looking at chinese companies. That do business in the us. In whether these companies put any direct risks to us consumers and sort of analyzing it a point-by-point instead of taking a more blanket approach which is what the trump administration did and just to clear up some confusion. Do we know what the risks already user. Privacy for apps like tiktok. This is always a hard conversation to have about. Chinese owned companies because they claim to be acting in good faith in taking mitigation measures to make sure that the user data of their us users is well-protected. Tiktok has made those promises over the past year or so ever since their business practices. Were called into question. But you never really know how much a company that is. Affiliated with china in any way is going to be subject to chinese laws. We're just never going to have a good view into exactly how that works from the other side. Axa tech and policy reporter based in dc actually gold. Thanks ashley thank you and before we go back to president biden's first foreign trip for the reporters going with him. Yesterday it was a rough start as the white house. Charter plane for the press was delayed almost seven hours. The reason why a cicadas warm that messed with key exterior parts of the plane in a statement delta said they apologized to our charter customers for this rarest of logical delays but still. Nothing.
Behind Louisiana's Climate Plan To Become Carbon Neutral
"The state setting aggressive climate goals perhaps the most surprising is louisiana. The longtime oil and gas state is now trying to figure out how to become carbon neutral by twenty fifty teagan wetland of member station w. w. n. o. reports like so many in louisiana. Daniel autan knew exactly where to find a solid career oil and gas hard work but it paid for his family's modest home on the edge of the woods outside homa thought it had a job for the rest of my life but five years ago the notoriously boom and bust industry came for him. He's in a completely different field now. Construction sometimes he wonders if he should have done something differently to stay with oil and gas in. You look at things from from the big picture and you realize you know you were probably lucky to have your job as long as you did. Democratic governor john bel edwards seems to have come to the same conclusion about the state's reliance on the oil and gas industry in a major shift. He says the state must find ways to address the cause of the climate change. That's behind increasingly powerful hurricanes floods and rising seas so last fall he launched a climate pask forced to come up with a roadmap to zero out emissions. If anyone can identify innovative and sustainable solutions for future it is louisiana and our kids are counting on us. Louisiana is the fifth largest carbon producing state and petro chemical and oil and gas producer for decades. It is subsidize the industry with tax breaks and incentives but made it hard for wind and solar companies to operate or develop now the climate commission will explore the potential for electric cars mass transit more solar even offshore wind turbines in the gulf of mexico. Just put it this way. It's the first time. Any louisiana governor has put the words climate initiative in taskforce together in one sentence. Nonni carton is a policy expert with the deep south center for environmental justice. So that is a major historic step forward. She hopes that investing in clean energy creates more jobs especially in communities of color and reduces pollution in low income areas. We can actually generate energy ourselves in a way that doesn't have these toxic side effects on these harmful environmental climate
Biden holds bipartisan meeting on $2 trillion infrastructure plan
"President Biden will meet today with the bipartisan group of lawmakers. As Congress begins crafting an infrastructure bill Biden is expected to stress the need for what the White House calls a bold once in a generation investment that will create millions of jobs. Residents rolled out the $2 trillion infrastructure plan to rebuild highways, bridges and mass transit. It will also invest billions in green energy polls show most Americans backing the plan, including many Republicans. Recover. Republican lawmakers say the bill is too expensive and is in part
Mario, Switch and Zelda: The Nintendo Story
"Wild wild tech and this show we explore. How technology affects our lives. An interesting thing that is happening at the moment obviously is it's a year since kind of lockdown started these tear in the uk and right alongside. That anniversary is the anniversary of animal. Crossing new horizons right. Like as we're recording this. Tomorrow i think is a year. Since lockdown started added a days ago is animal crossing came out and for me. Those two things is so inextricably linked that i i started playing on a crossing like as soon as it came out played every day for months and then i kind of drifted away from it but i went back for the story because i was like i wanna mark this moment and i immediately felt like brought back in time to the beginning of the pandemic said that kind of like classic video game nostalgia the get where you're like. I remember playing this the first time except with this game in particular. It's all tied to like. I remember playing this for hours. Because i was cited. My house and i couldn't leave such such a weird mix of feelings d. Do you get that with with games like that. Kind of weird style. Joe where you're brought right back to the moment. Yeah so i currently super into my my three ds which is an older nintendo system was the one just before the held just before the switch. And i'm playing a game. Called fire emblem awakening again and i used to play that on the subway. Pretty much you know on my way to work. It's like chess but more fun. Because the characters have great art depicting what they do at your pieces look like and they have relationships with each other and you know they tell jokes and fall in love and all this other stuff so it's kind of like a short book and a couple of moves of chess you know between subway stops and i'm playing it now for the first time in years because what like seven years old eight years old and i am a feeling like i'm back on the subway again is weird because i haven't been on mass transit in over a year and i feel like games are uniquely good at that because they engage so much of your mind that you just go right back to where you are when you first encountered like a game.
COVID-19 Relief Package Includes Billions For Transportation Sector
"All right how often did you fly. Or maybe the trainer buster in the pandemic. Yeah the transportation sector has been hit hard but anyone who rides in trains planes or automobile should benefit from the one point nine trillion dollar cove relief package. Npr's david schaper reports. It was a year ago this week. The us what unlocked down highways and airports were suddenly almost deserted. People travelling overseas scrambled to get flights home at mass transit. Trains ran nearly empty in the virginia. Suburbs of washington. Dc forty six year old. Sandra vigil had been driving buses packed. with sixty. to seventy people are more. We ended up taking towards the end of march. He was like one two people per ride. If you had any people at all last march twenty ninth vigil says she about ninety five percent of her loudon county. Transit co workers were furloughed. Her's lasted four and a half months and unemployment wasn't enough to make ends meet. A lot of fail behind are not rental car payments. Because he was either eating or paint a car or paying the rent and thing they lakeville transit systems across the country so ridership plummet ninety percent or more in revenue fell with it yet. Mass transit is essential especially for many low wage workers. Again bus driver. Sandra vigil in order to keep the buses running and to keep us working. We needed this money. The relief bill includes thirty billion dollars for transit. It also includes one point seven billion dollars for amtrak enough to bring twelve hundred furloughed employees back to work and restore daily service on long distance routes and there's funding to help states continue fixing crumbling roads and bridges offsetting. They're lost gas tax revenue as for airlines. I have fantastic news year. That's american airline ceo. Doug parker in a video message to employees about the plan which includes another fourteen billion dollars payroll support. That's good news for the thirteen thousand american employees who were facing furloughs april. First so if you have one of those worn out notices we sit out in february. Tear it up. There aren't going to be any furloughs at american airlines in april and with vaccinations on the rise. Hopefully never again. Ceo parker says the last three weeks have been the airlines best. Since the pandemic hit with bookings and passenger volumes up that's happening at other airlines too so much so that after months of hemorrhaging tens of millions of dollars a day the ceo's of delta and united now expect to reduce their daily cash. Burn two zero this month or next while southwest is on track to break even by june. Of course that's relatively easy to do. When tax payers are essentially covering much of your payroll airlines have now received more than fifty billion dollars in federal payroll grants since the start of the pandemic. This was hugely important. And as a pilot for american airlines at spokesman for the pilot's union. The last thing i wanted to be is on our heels when everybody was ready to get back. Flying tiger says if pilots had been furloughed. They need weeks. If not months of training before being able to fly passengers again. You do not want to be staring at the recovery and turning around and seeing the flight deck empty. Because you weren't able to train. The pilots quickly. Enough joe sweet. Herman transportation professor at chicago's depaul university. Says this government aid is crucial is pretty clear that the airlines were such a desire straight federal assistance and a big way we would have lost an airliner to sweden and says the federal aid helps airlines amtrak transit agencies and highway departments continue critical operations while adapting to a post covid world a world that will likely lead to more operational changes in the near.
Google makes parking way easier
"Hey listeners since mike schneider and brett molina and welcome back to talking tech so mike. Do you ever use your smartphone to pay for parking. Well when i get to leave the house now. I sure do use it. Well once you leave the house again it might get a lot easier for you Google announced this week. It's rolling out a new feature enabling users to pay for street parking or transit services within the google maps app on android smartphones. So here's how it will work. Google parting with two popular parking services passport and park mobile to let drivers pay for their parking meters. What you'll do is you'll go to park. You'll pull up the google maps app. You'll choose pay for parking. You pick the meter number where you're parked the amount of time you need and then you pay one of the better features that i really really really enjoy about this though. One of the biggest pains about paying at the meter. Is you go somewhere and you realize. Oh your meters about to run out after. Walk back and refill it. In this case you can do it right from the app. You can just tap a couple of buttons and you've refilled your meter if you need a longer time. This new pay for parking feature will be available for android smartphone users in more than four hundred cities in the us including boston. Cincinnati houston l. A. new york and washington. Dc another cool part of this update. Is that google. Maps is also going to let users pay for mass transit fares ahead of time and the feature will becoming than eighty transit agencies around the world. So for example. If you're in new york and you pulled up directions to go somewhere and you decide you want to take the subway. You'll see a prompt on google maps with an mta logo asking. If you want to pay your fair now see just hit the button and you'll pay your fare ahead of time. That feature will roll out more. Broadly in the coming weeks according to google
Cuomo Plans Continued Development of Penn Station and Midtown | WNYC News New York
"Is proposing an infrastructure infrastructure plan plan for for New New York York City City that that he he says says will will jump jump start start the the economy. economy. WN WN Y Y sees sees Stephen Stephen Nessen Nessen reports. reports. The The $306 $306 billion billion plan plan focuses focuses on on midtown midtown Manhattan and would include a new train station called Penn South for NJ Transit commuters and a new Port Authority bus terminal and will be the most ambitious mass transit development in the United States of America. Large scale projects often get stuck in bureaucratic delays like Penn South, which will Is in a long stalled plan to build a new tunnel under the Hudson River and eight new tracks, all of which needs federal money. But with Democrats in power in Washington, Cuomo says these projects and more Will receive the support they need.
Virgin Hyperloop's Jay Walder on the Future of Transportation
"Hyperloop began as a sketch by elon. Musk which i think he barred from. Nineteen eighty seven. James bond film. It's a capsule you put someone in and send them hurtling at dramatic speeds through a long distance pipeline sons. A little sci fi but seven years later the leading company developing it. Virgin hyperloop has at its helm. Jay walder a guy who has been in charge of the subway systems of new york london and hong kong. that's one way to gain credibility so welcome jay. Thanks for being here a wilson. Thanks for having me. So how did it happen. You get a call from the company's lead investor dubai port world and they were like what you're interested in overseeing a some sort of to brockett the line that i often repeat which came from the the The head-hunter is he set out. Something i wanna talk to you about. But it's not for the faint of heart and he wasn't lying. It's just incredible and it was a great great opportunity and and to be able to move from doing the things that i've done in my career in the to now really have any opportunity to fundamentally reshape the way we think about mass transit. That's just amazing. But what was it like. What was the thing that. What was the one piece that sparked you that you said okay. This isn't just drawings on on on a piece of paper we. We went through like russian. Finally someone said to me any get on a plane. Come alka las vegas our co founder and cto. Josh neidl will meet you there. And come out to see the test in las vegas and that was the moment i mean. I shouldn't be given us away. But i was at that point just totally locked and it was so real. It's very hard to grasp without seeing it. I think of you guys teased a video to us. That i got the chance to watch but unfortunately we are not allowed to show on this this program today and it showed Kind of like it looked like some sort of emirates air check in room. You know a big gorgeous atrium where people were passengers were walking in. They kind of get on this things. It looks like a really fancy disney ride they shoot off and the speedometer says six hundred plus miles an hour. Meanwhile they're sitting there enjoying their coffee in working on their laptops. You know getting to there seems like a major journey but you recently on november eighth hit a milestone. what was that yes a look. Let's let's break it down a little bit the test facility that we had in las vegas. We have run over four hundred test that test facilities. It's a five hundred meter hyperloop tube of full-scale working hyperloop that the company is built and and really demonstrated improving the that that hyperloop works. We that had already been accomplished but but the question we were asked most often that i was asked most often is. Is it safe and we set out on a journey really about eighteen months ago to be able to show that it is safe and to put the first people in a hyperloop pod that really was. I think a huge step so what what happened on november eighth remember aids two of our colleagues real people. Josh geigo are co founder they said sarah lucian who is the director of our passenger experience. They got in a hyperloop pod together and we had the first run of people in hyperloop loop and really being able to look at this and say we have now. Demonstrably answered that question. It is safe so can you just take us through this again. It's twenty twenty. Originally guys said twenty twenty five having a certified program but now you're looking to have production by twenty thirty something actually in the works so so let me let me take a couple of steps back on this and then then take your question. Because i think there's several things embedded in their first off. You see a test with with real people showing that we can do it. Our goal in this is to have a customer experience. That feels truly special right to have something in which you you are going into an environment. That is is quick and convenient for you. That it's flexible more. Like ride hailing than the way. We think about the tyranny of train schedules. I always like to point out environmentally friendly right. We want to be able to think of this as twenty-first-century transportation that's not polluting. The air that we breathe and in certain locations. I think we can literally disconnect from the grid and that's an amazing statement to be able to make about doing this. The foundation of any monitoring station system has to be shared mobility. There's no question about that and to go back to what you were saying before. Why am i here right. I'm here to connect what what is an incredible technical development program. That's part of the point. You're making with what it takes to be. A transportation system in between that is is really proving. The safety in the certification creating the customer experience and allowing all of those things to happen to be able to do it. Our path forward is to have the certification of the system by two thousand twenty five. We recently announced that we will move forward to build the hyperloop certification center in west virginia. Usually excited about this look. I'm a. I'm a kid from new york. I'm not sure. I would have ever guessed that we would be going to west virginia to do this so we're going to. We're going to build that out and literally. I've got people there right now. Working to be doing this simultaneous. What we're doing right now. We should have that certification by twenty twenty five and then when you refer to the end of the decade by the end of the decade. I want hyperloop projects that are that are in us that we are actually running
President-Elect Biden's Plan To Change Energy Policy Faces Challenges
"Energy and climate policy will be among the top priorities for president. Elect joe biden's administration but there will be some challenges. Biden is facing the prospect of a divided congress and competing demands from the energy industry and environmentalists. Joining me now to talk more about how the administration will navigate all that is wall street journal energy policy reporter. Tim pogo hi. Tim thanks for being here. Hi thanks for having me. So tim tell us broadly what we know. So far about president elect joe biden's energy policy. He's shooting big headline is two trillion dollar plan. That focuses heavily on infrastructure. He's trying to get power plants and the broader economy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The stated goal is to eliminate them across society by twenty fifty and so the big spending plan would help jump start that pay for things like going to low emissions mass transit expanding around the country paying things for like for new transmission to connect wind and solar power generation to demand markets. All across the country so in its biggest iteration it is in many ways a moonshot. So now you write that. This is likely to face challenges on several fronts. Let's start with the energy industry itself and states that rely especially on coal and oil for example. What are their major concerns. Well the major concern. Is that the oil industry in particular is a huge employer and you saw this on the campaign trail the supplies to gas production as well. Shale drilling is huge not just in traditional states like texas and oklahoma but it has grown a lot in in places like pennsylvania and ohio and it feeds into industries like steel in in ohio and pennsylvania and michigan in sand in wisconsin and minnesota. The concern is that if you move away from the oil industry too quickly to go to to lower carbon sources of energy that you put all those jobs at risk and so it's not just the states where a lot of those jobs are but it's unions in particular we're talking big parts of the biden coalition of the democratic party constituency. That want this to happen. In a measured way that does recognize the transition needs to happen to slow global warming but doesn't put the huge parts of the us economy tied into the oil and gas industry at risk of devastation. Very soon can you parse out for us where biden stands in relation to more progressive environmental policies. Like the green new deal. Biding this tribes a thread a needle. Here he's adopted the elements of progressive environmental policy that that combine climate policy with a jobs program essentially one of the reasons that he wants to do this. Two trillion dollar plan is that it focuses heavily on infrastructure spending. You know that in theory should people put people to work building new transmission lines building transportation infrastructure Plans to help out the auto industry to help them sell more low emissions vehicles. So that part he has adopted but where he has bristled because of pressure from moderates and even from republicans is in in you as i said earlier are quick push to basically get rid of the oil and gas industry or to put a lot of government pressure on them to shrink their markets in favor of electricity and especially low emissions electricity. Like wind and solar. And so. that's you know that's where the rub comes in There there's a lot of pressure on him to maybe the infrastructure works. Maybe we can do this spending but anything that seems more a punitive against the oil industry. I think of eliminating a lot of the tax breaks. They get there is a reluctance from even major parts of the democratic party to push forward with policies like that
NASA's TESS Completes Primary Mission
"Tests has finished its primary mission imaging about seventy five percent of the starry skies. This is innovation. Now, bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future masses transiting exoplanet survey satellite spent the first year of its mission observing sectors of the southern sky. Then another year imaging, the northern sky using its four onboard cameras from this giant mosaic tests has found sixty six new exoplanets worlds beyond our solar system and has identified more than two thousand additional candidates. Astronomers are excitedly working to confirm task has also observed the outburst of a comet several exploding stars and watched as A. Black. Hole in a distant galaxy shredded a sun like star. Now, in its extended mission, the team has made improvements to the way the satellite collects and processes data making it faster and sending texts into a plane. The satellite has yet to explore missions like tests contribute to the field of astro biology the research about what conditions on distant worlds might harbor life and what format life could take an each new discovery gives us a glimpse into what lies beyond our solar system
‘We Have to Speak Out’: Thai Students Defy Protest Ban
"Thousands of protesters are in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand against Saturday, USA radio newswoman Cox reports, unlike Friday's protests, when police used water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters that included Children Saturday's demonstrations were peaceful. Activists managed the stage of fourth consecutive day of protests despite government efforts to support them through a variety of actions, including shutting down Bangkok's mass transit systems. Saturday's protest which were also held in at least six of these outside Bangkok. Got underway despite Prime Minister Chen OSHA's declaration of a state of emergency Thursday that banned all political gatherings of five or more people and made all protesters subject to arrest.
Transit shutdowns fail to deter Thai pro-democracy protests
"Shutdown mass transit systems and set up roadblocks says Thailand's capital braced for 1/4 straight Day of determined anti government protests The protesters have been doing their best to allude the authorities using social media to assemble followers before police have time to block from now the government has announced plans to take legal action against Twitter and Facebook accounts has announced the protests, as well as ordering stations off Bangkok's elevated skytrain mass transit system to close Saturday afternoon. In an effort to throught rallies. The protesters want the prime minister to leave office, the constitution to be amended to make it more democratic on the nation's monarchy to undergo reform. I'm Charles
New York to fine riders $50 for not wearing masks in trains and buses
"Is about the fine people $50 that they're called not wearing a a mask mask mask on on on buses, buses, buses, trains trains trains and and and subway subway subway empty empty empty a a a chairman chairman chairman and and and CEO CEO CEO Pat Pat Pat Voices. Voices. Voices. This This This falls falls falls in in in line line line with with with Governor Governor Governor Cuomo's Cuomo's Cuomo's executive executive executive order order order requiring requiring requiring masks masks masks on on on all all all mass mass mass transit. transit. transit. Saying they'll file an emergency rule on Monday with New York's secretary of state to enforce the $50 fine. Health experts agree that wearing a mask is the best thing that Alaskan due to limit the spread of Kobe 19 subways, buses l I, double R and Metro North. All report 90% of riders do wear masks, Governor Cuomo. We want to make sure that people feel comfortable coming back to public transportation. James
Are buses an overlooked climate solution?
"Many cities running the bus can mean enduring a long trip and unexpected delays we have to do a better job because better transit and better buses are essential to solving inequality in our. Fronting the climate crisis. Stephen Higa Day is with a foundation called Transit Center. He says improving bus systems could encourage more people to use mass transit instead of cars and it would give non-drivers access to more jobs and opportunities. But decision makers often lack the political will to pursue upgrades like designated bus lanes and more frequent service bus riders are more often low income people, people of Color, young people, and for all those reasons they're discounted in the planning decisions. He gives she says, riders and Advocacy Groups, Organiz. They can push officials to prioritize buses and unlike hyperloop or self driving cars bus systems are here and now. So making them faster and more reliable could provide almost immediate benefits. We're going to give people more mobility and freedom, and we're going to confront the climate crisis and inequality all at the same time.
Mid-Atlantic, Northeast states work to cut CO2 from transportation
"The mid Atlantic and northeast regions of the US are home to major cities and sprawling road networks. All that traffic creates a lot of carbon pollution. Transportation issues are multi state and regional by their very nature. So it really does make a lot of sense to tackle them in a regional way. James Bradbury is with the Georgetown Climate Center it facilitates transportation and climate initiative a collaboration between Washington DC and twelve states to reduce transportation emissions. Of the group are developing a regional cap and invest programme, it could take effect as early as twenty twenty two when it does it would require fuel suppliers to hold allowances essentially permits for the carbon pollution caused by the fuel they distribute and the total number of allowances would be capped and then decline over time to ensure that you actually get the emissions reductions. The allowances will be bought and sold at Auction and the proceeds will help fund cling transportation. For example, they could be used for mass transit bike paths
NASA’s Exoplanet-Hunting Mission Catches a Natural Comet Outburst in Unprecedented Detail
"Masses transiting exoplanet survey satellite spent the first year of its mission observing sectors of the southern sky. Then another year imaging, the northern sky using its four onboard cameras from this giant mosaic tests has found sixty six new exoplanets worlds beyond our solar system and has identified more than two thousand additional candidates. Astronomers are excitedly working to confirm task has also observed the outburst of a comet several exploding stars and watched as A. Black hole in a distant galaxy shredded a sun like star. Now, in its extended mission, the team has made improvements to the way the satellite collects and processes data making it faster and sending texts into a plane. The satellite has yet to explore missions like tests contribute to the field of astro biology the research about what conditions on distant worlds might harbor life and what format life could take an each new discovery gives us a glimpse into what lies beyond our solar system
Washington DC's Bike Boom Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down Amid The Pandemic
"Geneva Sharma ordered his first bike just weeks into the pandemic. He lives in a small downtown DC condo with his girlfriend just trying to get out in a safe manner. I figured a bike is the best way only one problem I just. Didn't think about that everyone else was going to be buying bites at this time and I googled IMOs like Lo and behold there's a bike shortage in in America Sharma's bike was back ordered. So it took a while to arrive since he got it Sharma's been exploring all over riding up to twenty five miles at a time for many in the city outdoor space has become a premium cycling, his boomed as it's one of the safer socially distance ways to exercise. During the pandemic, some local trail sensors of shown twenty five or fifty percent increases in traffic over the same time last year if you want a new bike, it could take a few months waits for repairs, stretch three weeks or more at some shops demand his far outweighed supply that's been tightened. Thanks to the pandemic and shortage of parts from China. The US market is competitive. Two things have been terribly busy. That's Keith Jackson who runs operations for gearing up bicycles. A used shopping eggington I've been in a bicycle business since nineteen, ninety, five and everybody would tell you they've never seen anything like this between the desirability of bicycles. All of a sudden people stuck at home and people no longer doing comfortable mass transit Jackson found a line of people outside shop when he arrived for work the first weekend after DC, shut down in March, I sold everybody that Saturday all fifteen used bikes gone in an hour and a half. Wayne Sousa co-owner of Conte's bike shops has also seen unprecedented demand for new bikes. He sees a lot of first time cyclists and families who are looking for group activities outside the House. His biggest suggestion for those who may be looking to get into cycling. You don't need to necessarily buy a bicycle that's the most expensive one that they have or the fanciest gadgetry that they had of just get a bicycle that you feel comfortable on and start writing but getting comfortable running bike in the city doesn't come naturally for all the Washington Area Bicyclist Association has had record demand for their learn to ride and riding in the city classes. Wobble plans to restart in person classes. Later, this fall was social distancing, but for now. Everybody. Thank you so much for tuning in to today's women are rubbing. Short has been teaching cycling skills for more than three years. But now she's sharing knowledge online. Wada has created online spaces for beginners to ask questions and learn more about how to get into cycling. Short shared her favourite safe trails in Prince George's county during a recent Webinar but she also had a call for action. We need you out there a lot of us live in the county or little frustrated about the lack of bicycling infrastructure. But a lot of times that stuff is based on the demand sold more bikes mainstream more infrastructure more trails more all of that cities across the world or adapting to how people are moving around during the pandemic Peres is adding four hundred miles of bike lanes. Austin Texas voted to spend one hundred, twenty million dollars on new bike infrastructure. DC and other surrounding areas haven't committed like those cities. The district is staying with its plans to add twenty more miles of bike lanes by twenty, twenty, two, the Bike Association says, that's too slow. Officials have created some temporary space for walking and biking, and DC, in Montgomery County but it's not clear. These changes will last Sharma's he hopes those kind of spaces stick around because he'll be biking even after the pandemic is over climate change and his own health are among the reasons I think I'm GONNA keep to it I whenever we get back to the office I. Think I'm GonNa Start Cycling to work once I forgot how to make sure I'm not sweaty when I got to the office. He's not sure when he'll go back but until then you can catch him in tons of other new cyclists out on the trails for WMU Jordan Paschal
Boston college students create mask kits for city's homeless
"A group of local college students has pulled their efforts and resource is to provide masks and information to Boston's homeless population. Here's W. B C's Carl Stevens. Locally, they come from Harvard BU BRANDEIS College students who are part of the national group Mass Transit. They delivered 6000 masks and Mohr to the Boston health care for the Homeless program cannot. Manav Gupta student from Harvard, told me they delivered what they call mask kits with education materials so that people who are invulnerable populations, no. Precisely how to use them how to take care of them out. He said. That knowledge is particularly important for the homeless because when others with covert 19 or told to shelter in place at home, the homeless often have Nowhere to
"mass transit" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Smoke teo can you do oatmeal yes other easy they say duly note male put some walnuts in the oatmeal cibluding berries in the mail gay you'll notice the effects they say today wow some of you of already blown off breakfast now you're on your commute so what are you doing the commute well if you're not driving do just like in the passenger seat or maybe maybe you're taking it hoover and near the backseat or maybe you're on one of those big you know silicon valley buses nato in the rideshare they say play some games little sedukh o crossword puzzle something like that keep the brain working gave the bray work at now if you're driving here's what they say might help get off the gps shibam drive with dr with your own memory as stimulates the parade others say even better walk to work if you're able to serve maybe take mass transit do a nice little walk case it gets the brain of pump then get lunchtime lunchtime you're already at work of your said i i this lunch i'm already at work but can be it's over lunch i'll see lunch it's just around the corner they're saying eat a crunchy lunch a crunchy lunch they're talking carrots celery green peppers basically a nice little salad it's going to be good for you okay the other thing they say at lunch so it senator amber to go get a whole guineans have chips in a coke gonna try and get killed little salad it'll really do your good right there right now there are also saying i take a stroll outside cut grab a coffee walk around the block do something like that okay next mid afternoon snack then afternoon snack what i think mid after do snack i'm thinking let's go to star chuck's cell get i'll get a double espresso at an ice cookie hey gulf get maybe maybe get a stone but there said now don't do that don't do that they're saying you know keep the brain well hydrated steeg drink drink some water maybe a little t tease good for you okay but does you don't get the cake pops don't don't do too much ever go to a further though temperature in the evening be entertained but not by the tv again hey second time in one hour where were used the word boob they used to call it the.
"mass transit" Discussed on KTRH
"Got diversity attractive recreational opportunities yep and easy access to mass transit we're not a mass transit city by god the rice urban planners the downtown urban planners the houston chronicle it drives me nuts if you don't wanna get into a bus or better yet a rail if we are not all willing to give up our vehicles and ride in a rail than where we can't ever be a great city by the standards that the people who decide what a great city is made uh but the company has also made it clear that financial incentives and lower operating costs will be heavily considered oh okay so at the end of the day it's what will you give them for free it's always a tough thing when you say to one company we want you so bad that we're going to break the rules for you and let you come here and not do for the guys we already have here well if i'm exxon mobil course they're outside the city if i'm one of the major players inside the city of used and i say you're going to let amazon come here free and you're gonna make me pay taxes how's that fair i'm gonna go somewhere else this is how football teams played cities that they got they they got the city's to finance the stadiums that they own that they make all the money off of well you gave that guy deal will i'm open moving over here and it's the taxpayer that get shafted but here's an interesting point rice university professor says houston was not.
"mass transit" Discussed on Z100
"Saying please use mass transit if you can let's see if you're celebrating a birthday today thirty sober to britain that no months back when when his mind you birthdays in february now you're so wrong march no colli do it listen i know when your birthday is why did you do that to me i know your mind here not june thirteen the nine that's why were they are a your birthday is on november nope move everett's hold on your book i i know when you're bored they and they alone on messing with your borussia's for the radio mess with with of course lemme villagers checking my phone and go back october 15th at the october 15th as your bird yet i was going to be your next essay come on it but your birthday your celebrate with uh pumped senior joe joe turns twenty seven doesn't giorgio feel like she's older only because we've seen her when she was like 12 we were it's that's right she was she came here for the first time she was a little tiny little baby little baby were like wonder what what our careers going to hafer david cook thirty five years old johnny hill thirty four match third baseman david wight 35 and former kiss drummer peter chris seventy twoday happy birthday to all those guys hey there is something i want to take up with you that you'll yesterday you and i and jane yeah we discussed all the movies that are coming up this week up starting that yet and you were like you know you're trying to make a case that like we're not gonna go see the movies who cares and the saints third typically when we come out during during the the christmas time that i very strong right i gotta tell you man i thought about that all.
"mass transit" Discussed on KOMO
"The it department um she was an avid uh mass transit and training aficionado he um wrote corps uh mass transit magazine uh he was the kind of person who is really just an advocate in the back row then he could be a source of insight about the history of why certain bus routes were the way it they were that the way to where they were the way they were um he was kind of a quirky fellow he actually had he actually purchased an old retired king county metro bus and you could see that in uh the church parking lot where he attended um every sunday in seattle in and uh and the calm area um transit train advocates are pretty much a there were a closeknit group and so i think that he's going to be miss than the uh his passing will uh sent ripples throughout uh through that that i was going to ask serious how how be no you i know you are realm isn't now i know what his role was i was to ask how europe pat sexually crossed yeah so i um i serve as chair of the pierce transit advisory committee and so we will get presentations i've i i served on that committee for a number of years now and um we get presentation some time than you know sometimes the wifi goes out with or the project your needs um i'm looking at and uh that's how how we cross past initially i remember the we we uh during the um service cuts for king county metro or the brief service tough um route forty seven was being discontinued and so we went to uh we both went on the last run of that of that boss uh of course they're just before the service restored but um we got that the talking uh about uh the future of pierce transit at that at that time as well what hell's two two two two mit remember him the way that he should be remember what what do you think people need to know about s uh so i i think that i mean you know is he he was such a a strong proponent of of of interest that he rail travel and i think that um what he would want from this from this incident is too um have that emphasis on tasty on rail safety and i think that what he.
"mass transit" Discussed on WCHS
"Amtrak it will provide recommendations to the first research funders that worked this incident old to all with the intent of um uh minimizing the occurrence of these types of incidents moving forward but certainly um things like positive train control things like you know was the engineer distracted um is our their recommendations as to how many hours of work somebody should have when they are operating a train all of that will be looked into with recommendations uh you know that a company i was my car has a seat belts and shoulder harnesses they have to have although i had in my head a year look real close but i've got a scar right in my eyebrow ridge that has the exact shape of an mgb hornrimmed back in an era when they were not mandatory at a seatbelt when my car slid off a road but no shoulder heart is and so the seatbelt held maya pelvis in place where my upper body slammed into that steering column on an airplane of course you do have a seat belts and i don't remember i have written a lot of amtrak trade that a remember ever having even so much as a seatbelt much less a shoulder harness is a time for that i do think so you're correct that there are no seat belts on the amtrak trains or mass transit trains um and one of the findings from the philadelphia derailment in 2015 the i was involved in is that you know many of the injuries were due to passengers being um you know quite literally tossed around in the cars as they uh kind corinne is that they careened off their track and so stabilizing them much like we do in an airplane or in a automobile i'm could prevent some of some of the injuries a general is exit you have looked into you've looked into uh uh hurricanes of the lie major snowstorms record the flooding events amtrak derailments plane crashes and the like uh in what areas are we the best and the least capable in terms of.
"mass transit" Discussed on KKAT
"A major inversion taking place folks are concerned about air quality but what other things in the budget is the governor pushing regards air quality so first we always want to highlight government house a role it's an important role but it's called the tyranny of individual choices we know that over fifty percent of the emissions are coming from on our cars that's why the governor opening up transportation fronts mass transit to give people either options was looking at options around congestion praising we think her important strategy could people have got to take individual responsibility uh for this but in addition to that um we have five hundred thousand ongoing for doing some air quality research looking it specifically and i am pneumonia a among your coming out of diesel trucks and would grinning stoves in some other areas that are really important uh we've got some money in there too for some back while driving in enforcing the existing laws we have on the books right now and so we've got to this and seek it out there make sure were god taking care of the backlogs in existing forcement thing now this is something about the money but not all about the money is the governor we'll talk about so there's regulation issues that are important but the ministry shen only just picture of the dress that are really important in the state like we need to lead by example i won't be launching a pretty aggressive telework initiative to take cars off the road to reduce costs for buildings and look at our own congestion pricey model here in the state over the next couple of years we've reduced emissions but in our own fleet by eleven percent we're looking at making oliver state buildings energy efficient so the state's playing a role in that as well 'cause we feel like we can't impose this on other people without walking in talk not one minute laughed what is the process for you putting together the budget governor it the varying it's a heart it's i mean we'll have you know tons of business cases come in and we're pretty rigorous it's one thing for people to say i need money money's the easiest thing to jump to for solutions.
"mass transit" Discussed on Keith and the Girl Comedy Talk Show
"Yes upi do do rich guys know that their wretches they're like a different it is it's we saw them do in some of them really don't in the ones that don't or i think way or the worst yeah l y because there's a there's an unawareness in a in a lack of empathy like legal they're not aware he because they are not aware that there wealthy and so they they tell themselves a story about why their life is easy and it comes from like i'm so smart and good at my age underdone is like all of this stuff and so um like tardiness i think as an example of this like a juice call it tardiness hardiness the ability being late to something guys like like rich dudes are like being late demonstrates a lack of character and then it's like no it demonstrates not being in charge of your own schedule because i'm seven people's employee like it's easily at my life is not i have less control of my life as a as a as a wage slaves employee because my manager tells me when i'm done with my shift radio sleigh yeah i now and i don't have the access to sources like cars to solve mass transit problems i'm like a victim of the system whereas like a rich dude is like answers traffic i'll get my helicopter because being on time is the best measure of somebody's character there's one guy's a billionaire who always travels with two planes so he's got the one plane and then he has a plane that travels behind him as an extra plane just in case justincase something's wrong so he doesn't have to miss any meetings we had this aim but what happens when just a he just how do you what the leaves the plane and the mechanic takes care of it and gets on the other plane and there's no time delay and it's happened twice in that justifies so he pays for to play because b because being on time is the metrics there what constitutes character and what constitutes like good principles they're making it up based on like what makes good business partners and not like what makes good people and solict this obsession with like timeliness coming from old rich white dudes is really a function of the control that they have over their own schedule.
"mass transit" Discussed on KCRW
"The way up to the top from the bottom and of course no pole and of course beautiful vistas of the mountain and the downtown area so godhra stadium for walter o'malley was what he had dreamed of doing our his entire life and uh that's really the reason that he moved from brooklyn to los angeles if you could have built that stadium in brooklyn he would have stayed i think it's very clear a at least to me dodger stadium get spilt it's the mall full of its time over the decades eight scum touch gets his men ovation's it's become you know it fell behind other new at stadiums but anyway here it is now the dream is being realize is there is a concentration of activity back in downtown los angeles and there's also a concentration of traffic and all that paul king that with such an asset at the time now is the contributes to this you know massive congestion that now surrounds don't you stage in them were in it's going to latch atop no end this week you know as these games played today tuesday and tomorrow wednesday so what about the downside of the realization of this dream well the downside of the realization of the dream and as is so often the case in los angeles is tied up with mass transit los angeles had a functioning mass transit system in the 1930s they chose to dismantle it and dodger stadium is affected by that as we know there is no rail link to dodger stadium those dodger fans who bribed to the game are accustomed to sitting in traffic and only going to get worse uh the team has tried to institute thumb public transportation alternative uh.
"mass transit" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"And florishing downtown there are a lot of reasons it sounds like a kind of like a malefemale thing instead of a city and a and a possible new employer when we started really thinking about what our future would look like memorized it would probably never worked out between us okay you want fifteen thousand employees for your new campus and we have a sizeable resources for workforce but we concentrate them here it would be a bomber so growth is a bad thing i guess i i don't know i don't know i frankly i'd like fifty thousand new employs in in little rock but call me crazy are black of traffic of getting around would be code leuprecht in we can't sacrifice them for you uh with all the new taxes 50000 new employs would be paying maybe we could build new roads and improve and widen some existing ones i don't know just just spitballs here want onsite mass transit in its cob here there are many transit options have been our city perfectly and thanks are compounds urban from many of our residents can easily get his office i'm ana by guard despite quick ties okay that's one thing i agree with low rogge on the mass transit thing is yeah that that that that's that's not too good it would be cool if we can offer you that we simply can't do then just okay i got amazon was on you have so much going and you'll find what you're looking for but the ship just on us the bittersweet tone of voice there's just like your breaking up with somebody it's just weird.
"mass transit" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"Northeast where you know mass transit is just part of the lifestyle it's what's homeless back it is many ways and so part of what the acp is talking about here is not just building work train routes although that's my personal favorite are they are talking a lot about last malkin activity and all of that and you know one of the things i certainly have noticed how much travel have you done to other cities plenty okay so so here's the thing i feel like when you're in other cities you're willing to walk further because it feels like the city is designed for that yes so here even though like i live in brookhaven analyst pretty close to the marta station and i have actually walk back and forth to there but it doesn't it doesn't feel meant for that eating with the car you're competing with the cars the streets are not designed for that you walk in front of a lot of big open parking lots where you feel sort of vulnerable like you can't jump into a store if you need to do our injured had enough people out sort of doing it so if it's than all the time of day fails sorta like you're the only one someone's gonna jump you i there's just it's not designed for that so it's weird because the distance aren't that far and you talk to people from other cities nickel will i'm going to take the marta and then walked in my hotel you like mad no you want to do that you'll be walking across peachtree with you know five lanes of traffic and some if this it's not comfortable walking notes not so i think there's more than just yes that transit itself we need to continue to sort of try to move towards this more urban style streetscape well i think the the cities are starting to do that you know they're asking the the frontages of the buildings to be closer to the street so that you know when you're walking you can just go in and out of the stores and get more for traffic that way right and you know with the.
"mass transit" Discussed on O'Reilly Data Show
"Not a rashid become bealty mass transit should be on twelve four to limit private cars by maher it's very difficult to build infrastructure hincks hutus on bones crises but also between road so a female we can a senior time i dunno beyond tangy tangerine she's debbie kyran grown infrastructure netizens with these will be utilize much much better today the they drug costs deeper delange about two thousand two hundred vehicles per hour uh we've ultimatium meat shop critics that we could go to shower around three thousand two thousand five hundred vehicles per day per hour on we vehicles weirdo communication we can increase backup are seats or a thousand vehicles per line but hours so off he will you will see is that the control of the view on shooters will progressively go away so that your car can be bumper to bumper to a real yell salon you and i are super angry goes who added he actually your finger body cow makes sense right when wayne automotive started he was the same grows that the horses out and you know the charts on whatever hub using our buddy one when the same roadside it's only when traffic study to grow that the whole notion of transportation starting to occurred on building new roads and defining rules for you be given that rolls appeared than traffic continue to grow and at some point will realise will but not to out more infrastructure now we need to regulate infrastructure armed and.
"mass transit" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Geita metro station and i was like hey you can on the trains like now i got a car i prefer the nice very nice fence i'm i find it them like when you started out with that story unlike his untucked a homeless guys in the chance for people who live at the metro prefer the cars i wonder if in the dc or is this a cultural thing because yeah you have dc you have the district itself but it's such a suburban area in the area of survey rounding dc is just so suburban in suburbs you are so dependent on your car you know you can't you can't night have your car in the suburbs i you may be e may have train lines go in and out of the city but that's if they're not going to go to the the mall where you need to go that type of thing so i think that's why in in an area like this the the mentality is an even into mass transit because the only time you use mass transit is if i want to go into the district while i don't want to go into the district i wanna go over here so i don't take mass transit 'cause i wanna go over there so it's easy to send the demand talent is more much more car centric that makes sense yeah i mean look i i i've anything that can alleviate traffic pressure and whenever i hear stuff like this like everyone use mass transit i'm always thinking in the back of my head i hope everyone else that i know uses mass transit and not me said they get off the road yes exactly please i hope everyone starts using mass transit because than i can be free on the roads to dry so if it were if if the metro were running in the morning when you come in here if it were we're running you knew there would be practically nobody honored be great eagle probably just topic hop on income here would you do but given the hour actually have a protective talking about reality it so much faster to drive it is i just wip around that beltway at this hour at three o'clock in the morning a year the reason they need speak cameras at beltway just saying 522 and wmal tune to diabetic now you can get your testing supplies delivered to your home of little or no cost you plus free delivery of the free meagre call the twenty four seven diabetic health hotline right now eight hundred eighty eight fifty one eighty one eight hundred.
"mass transit" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"At some good moments in some some moments that were at war we we were looking for of didn't like the interception we got the turnover the fence took the ball way uh you know what happened fast warm i thought he should should want the number to check the ball down uh he was under the duress all night i thought he did some good things in the pocket making some plays under duress but uh you know the go offense needs work went on rhythm right now coach bend maggie do not disguising things in critiquing his team putting the blame for that delay of game penalty at the goal line squarely on ally manning uh obviously not the generic coach speak that we would usually here from an nfl head coach rather that's a coach in the big apple throwing whose quarterback under multiple mass transit buses be an analyst lose ridic with van pelt is as a fair critique i mean yeah and the next rally it is but we don't really know what the tire sequence of how the play came in we will all the things that happened right there that regardless of whether it's fair not is that ever really a good look they're really good look for a coach to do that to go i mean that that's frustration boiling over overripe clearly when you know and it's not just i don't think that's his temporary like shortsighted frustration i think that's a realization normally football teams in trouble and this bigger problem than eli getting the ball snapped there because that play okay yep you could save maybe it leads to and helps contribute to the loss but this fundamental issues here the maybe you should go up to jerry reaches office and talk to him about how you can get the it's of wine a little bit better hey maybe call more running plays give bayer running back maybe something like that deal with those kind of things instead of.
"mass transit" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"From the mass transit system and getting as a way for the city to contribute more money to repair the subways and you know do ah capital improvements i know there are a lot of people calling for these reduced their uh programs for poor people and disabled people and uh i guess older people already get a reduced they are so who who's actually knew here lehman it's two sides of the same coin we want a mass transit system that is working efficiently and effectively so that people can get to work lift themselves up continue the economy moving in a positive direction if people can't afford to do that then that's just as bad and so the other side of the coin is that we want to allow a low income new yorkers committee are.
"mass transit" Discussed on Tech Policy Podcast
"So in the in that helps the worker and this might not just be the y'all runofthe mill company that you think would get involved such a construction company arnhem for structure company or an automaker we might be seeing much more interesting partnerships oon you told me about was this collaboration between mastercard and city digital they're using consumer spending information about how they shop to figure out one shoppers are shopping and then make sure that there are enough buses to pick them up a move them around said that you know some people might think always creevy that they're looking at my shopping habits but of course there is a potential consumer benefit here do you have a message to businesses to governments to anyone who be interested in seizing this opportunity or doing more are the things that could be done that aren't being done i mean kinda like your elevator pitch to anyone in this world there's interests hitting getting involved in making mass transit better through automations what you have to say what are they gonna ready public transportation has even more important role in society and you know just looking at the percentage of trips devoted to shopping has already tripled in the last ten years in a twenty one percent of our trips are devoted to going shopping before of trips are mostly to work might so in ninety percent of the troops we have our four economic out there so to make this sector even more efficient uh both for the tax payer and for the user means that the potential net benefit society is even higher and do you have anything else you like to share before we close up while you know a lot of as a really into technology you know if you look at technology clusters yeah the communities that really attract a new business and promote startups increase lim refining that one of the manatees at the workers what is the choice to take public transportation and i like to call it mobility choice in i i used to live in southern california still love it.
"mass transit" Discussed on .NET Rocks!