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Vehicle Traffic Nearing Pre-COVID Levels as Transit Lags
"Vehicle traffic is nearing pre pandemic levels in one big city area the public transit is lagging the vehicle traffic between New Jersey and neighboring New York is just about what it was before the pandemic bridge and tunnel traffic down only about two percent compared to June of twenty nineteen truck traffic is actually up seven percent but listen to this ridership on path trains that's a rapid transit system serving New Jersey in midtown Manhattan is down sixty three percent the New York City areas MTA the public transit system including buses and subway trains is reporting similar trans transiting that ridership may not rebound for years what's the problem concerns over the corona virus and more people can now work from home I'm Rita folate
"public transit systems" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"People ideally, love. But screw. Um it's time for investment news. Here it comes. The Bloomberg Market admit on 700 wlw. Alright, Mr Bellenger. I thought we had a hard time keeping cars in stock, but apparently, car sales were strong the past few months. Yeah, The chip shortage has been a problem, but automakers sold a lot of vehicles In the second quarter, people drove off a new cars, sport utility vehicles and pickups. General Motors, Toyota and other car companies say they saw evidence of pent up consumer demand. But others, including Nissan and Volkswagen, are worried about the trip shirt. The chip shortage, worried that sales will be squeezed the summer as inventories shrink, yes and more young customers coming in It wasn't that long ago that economists thought Millennials and Gen Z ears would be moving away from car ownership because more of them were living in cities using public transit systems and ride hailing companies. But the appeal of cars has proven to be resilient for people of all ages and ey Survey of consumers and nine countries found a third of all non car owners plan to buy a vehicle in the next six months. I told them so. I told you did they weren't listening to they were less than Hawaii get ready to welcome people Tourists again if you're vaccinated, Yeah, people who put off their Hawaiian vex and vacations because of the pandemic, and the state's quarantine requirement can think about booking their trips again. If they've gotten vaccines are starting in a week. Travelers vaccinated in the United States or U. S territories will be allowed to bypass the quarantine requirement. They will have to provide proof to Hawaiian officials that they're fully vaccinated. All right to our futures, modestly higher S and P futures up three points. NASDAQ futures are up 28 in the Dow Futures are up eight from Bloomberg and Jeff Hullinger on news radio 700 wlw.
"public transit systems" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Abbott is encouraging the House and Senate that there's works. Be time to get work done as some you political science professor Dr. Cal Jillson isn't surprised that the governor isn't holding out. Hope Special session is expensive custom million dollars or so to hold it, and governors don't like to have the legislators back in town unless it's necessary. A special session on the budget has already been called for later this year. The Bills highlighted by Patrick involves social media censorship and transgender athletes. Senate GOP members have announced their latest counter offer to President Biden's infrastructure plan. Correspondent Jared Helper, Senate Republicans were proposing a $928 billion bill funding roads, bridges, public transit systems, passenger and freight, rail, airports and broadband. We're trying to get to that common goal of reaching a bipartisan infrastructure agreement, but West Virginia Republican Shelley Moore Capito says after weeks of talks with White House I would say that is probably the big question is the scope gaps remain not just over the price tag, but over paying for new projects. The Republican plan proposes repurpose ng billions of unspent covert relief dollars. White House and says that money is not available on Capitol Hill. Jared Halpern Fox News Police say two of the three victims found shot to death inside in Arlington apartment romantically involved. The two adults and teenage boy were found dead early Wednesday at the Wind sprint apartment south of six flags. Deputy chief Chris Cook says the medical examiner will help determine who fired the fatal shot doing what's called gunshot residue.
"public transit systems" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"Also Kobe, it is on the rise in Colombia. What else is driving anti government protests there? Theo FDA moves to ban mental cigarettes. Civil rights groups worried the decision could lead to more police targeting of black Americans. On StoryCorps Discovery in a public library and a friendship born from books it is Friday. April 30th Scottish actor Sam Human of Outlander. Fame is 41 today. The news is next. Live from NPR news on Korver Coleman. President Biden will make another push for his massive infrastructure proposal. Today He'll visit Philadelphia to tout the more than $2 Trillion plan. As NPR's Windsor Johnson reports he'll celebrate and tracks anniversary President Biden will visit Philadelphia's historic 30th Street station to mark the 50th anniversary of Amtrak. Largest passenger rail provider in the nation. The president's infrastructure proposal calls for roughly $80 billion to be spent on new high speed rail projects, including three billion to upgrade Amtrak lines. The company has signaled it would use the funds to expand passenger rail routes across the country. As a U. S. Senator Biden earned the nickname Amtrak Joe because he spent so much of his career commuting by train from Delaware to Washington, D. C. He also rode Amtrak the day he launched his presidential campaign in 2019. Mr Johnston, NPR news vice President Harris is traveling to Cincinnati, Ohio. Today, she's going to discuss and government investment in public transit systems with a focus on major bridges. Families and representatives of black men killed by police have attended a meeting with President Biden and a bipartisan group of senators at the White House. They're calling for Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Benjamin Crump is the lawyer for Floyd's family. We have to get this legislation across the finish line and so way believe that Everybody has committed were up to mystic..
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.
Washington DC Metro to hold budget hearings amid significant shortfall caused by pandemic
"Public hearings on the latest budget start tomorrow as the transit system sees a significant shortfall caused by the pandemic. The first meeting is at 11 followed by another at six in the evening. Additional hearings will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday at six. The public hearings come amidst a major budget crisis at Metro as ridership is down about 90% on metro Rail and 60% on metro bus. And the proposed cuts are drastic. They include closing 22 rail stations and stopping trains at nine every night. This all depends on additional federal funding. Because of the pandemic. All public hearings will be virtual. If you cannot make the meetings this week, measure urges you to fill out a survey online. Find more information at w t o p dot com Valerie Bunk
Kamala Harris breaks Senate tie to begin COVID-19 relief package debate
"Radio Senate formally moving ahead with the debate on the sweeping stimulus bill, but it was a close one. Michael Morning required a tiebreaker vote yet to have the vice president Kamila Harris, come in, just to get this thing underway to begin the process of debate there in the Senate, so she had to come in breaking 50 50 tired events The bill now the Senate is engaged in what I'll call a marathon effort. To take up President Biden's $1.9 Trillion pandemic relief bill expected to go through the weekend pretty easily here, a zoo chamber is is hearing the debate by hearing debate. I mean, they haven't even gotten to the debate part yet. I mean that they have spent the last 12 hours because Senator Ron Johnson pushed for all 628 pages of the legislation to be read out loud. On the grounds that there should be transparency and what's in it. Now it's not. Every senator has the right on either side of the aisle to make that request and to have things read out. As far as legislation goes, it just doesn't happen very often. And when it does, it's looked at largely as a delay tactic again. In this case, 628 pages of legislation buys I understood it took about 12 hours. It started around 3 20 yesterday afternoon and listen, it wasn't like every member of the Senate was glued to their seats to take notes on how this was all going to go down. In fact, as soon as the reading began, you saw Kamila Harris had to call for an order in the Senate because people were just hopping walking around, leaving. That's just the way this is. It's It's meant to be a delay tactic. But what is clear here is that they finished up that reading portion. It is about to begin the 20 hour debate session Now, that was just a time killer to get to the 20 hour debate session here, Tony, which is going to take place and this is where lawmakers are gonna have 20 hours under the reconciliation rules. To make the argument for what they have seen or heard in this Billa's far as the debate goes, then you're going to have the amendment voting session called Vote a Rama that usually will be about the serious of issues within that piece of legislation, but it could include, um any sort of vote on a contentious subject just literally back to back to back to back votes. That will last probably into the wee hours of the morning. And then when that's done, you have the final vote on this piece of legislation. And if it is approved in the Senate that will get sent back to the house, where the House will have to approve it, And then it could be sent to President Biden's desk for his signature. Well, you know, as well as I do that in this becomes partisan. That all bills are this bill the highway bill or it's the Cove in 19 Bill, or it's the stimulus package recovered 19 bill, but it does have a lot of other things in there. That to me personally Forget Democrat Republican. It's just frustrating that you can't get clean bills straight out just to help the American people with all the things we're gonna be tight. And so I understand. You know Ron Johnson and I'm not a big fan, but I'd like to find out more than lieutenant, I, You know, I don't people understood how bills get passed until Nancy Plus said. We've got to pass the bill, see what's in it, And that was kind of oi opening for a lot of Americans because you know they don't. They don't know the procedures a lot of time, and I think that that's part of the key to this is first of all available online. The bill's piece of legislation itself is they're all senators had a hard copy of it. So the reading it out loud was just moved to this sort of the late actor here, but the end of the day you're right. And with that there have been a lot of changes made they Hold out this massive amount of money to Nancy Pelosi was looking to get for transit system in San Francisco. This bridge to be built between New York and Canada, has been pulled out of the bill. The minimum wage portion of $15 an hour has been pulled out of the bill and also for moderate Democrats who were concerned about this. There's a streamlining here of who's going to get stimulus payments. Now, anybody earning $75,000 or less will still get their $1400 payment. But now there's a phase out faster that goes between 75,000 and $80,000 a year. So if you made $80,000 a year or couples making $1,660,000 a year. You're no longer qualifying for any stimulus, and that will affect around 11.8
NYPD To Add 644 Additional Officers To New York City Subway System Patrol
"The NYPD has deployed 500 police officers to patrol the city subways. That's after a man allegedly stabbed for people on the A line over the weekend, two of them fatally. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told New York one today. The officers are working overtime or were redeployed from other assignments, and we're going to do everything we can to keep people safe. But more importantly, Pat When you look at the numbers to make people feel safe. Shea says. Despite a syriza of recent high profile attacks crimes in the transit system, we're actually down last December compared to 2019 yesterday. The empty A requested a total of 1000 additional police officers for subways and Chase says While he believes the current number is appropriate, the NYPD will continue to monitor transit crimes and reevaluate its resource
Millions may be exposed to dangerous air pollution on the NYC subway, study warns
"Study done before the pandemic showing New York City subways produced more air pollution than any transit system in the Northeast. Here's the BBC's Sara Lee Kessler. And then more You School of medicine study looked at rush hour air quality in subways in New York, Boston, Philly and D. C all for exceeded national safety standards. But New York's was the worst by far producing dangerous toxins that over time, increase the risk of heart disease, lung cancer and other respiratory issues. The Christopher Street station connecting New York and New Jersey had an air pollution level. 77 times higher than air measured above. Ground.
One Thing Millennials Aren't Killing? Public Transportation
"Millennials are often blamed for killing things. You know like gulf mayonnaise vacations marriage. It's almost become a cliche. Well there is one. Many millennials and their younger counterparts in gen z save public transportation urban living concern for the environment and a lack of romanticism. About cars are some other reasons why. Npr's mvp has more. There's one word that twenty four year old michelle. Santa maria keeps using when she talks about public transit. I feel like it's so cute. it's just cute. it's so cute. i think it's cute. I mean it's clear that for her. Public transportation is about a lot more than just getting from point a to point b. santa. Maria is one of the many millennials who aren't as car crazy as their parents generation. She belongs to a facebook group called. And brace yourself. It's a mouthful. New urbanism seems for transit oriented teens. The acronym is numb tots. Which is what they call themselves. There are more than two hundred thousand members. And they share funny posts but also debate transportation policies and fantasize about a world in which nobody needs a car but the pandemic has crushed that dream across the country drop in ridership have led to budget cuts and service rollbacks which means a lot of trains and buses are coming less frequently. If at all said the honest it's infuriating in a way. William clark is also a number top. He's twenty five years old and lives in philadelphia. He worries about transit workers as well as the commuters who ride buses and subways not because they love them but because they don't have a choice because when you reduce the amount of service you have to pack more people onto your vehicles at least a higher possibility of contract code. It's actually pretty scary. He works from home now. But he's trying to support the system in other ways. He's a member of a transit. Riders union in philadelphia where he advocates for the needs of writers in the city. Who might not be able to make public meetings across the country. Twenty five year old. Alex lee is advocating for transit. In san jose california he got himself elected to the state legislature and appointed to the transportation committee. If you start putting transit then you're really hurting the people that depend on it. Most people who don't have access to cars or people who rely on these little life against soon for work and lobbies are essential workers twenty-seven-year-old tens and trump used to be one of those essential workers. He was an icu nurse until he moved to vermont in burlington mason wide. And here's the other thing. It's the middle of january. We just had a snowfall and biplane is just as clear as any road. He left in part because he feared for his life biking on the streets and the commute on the subway could take as long as three hours. So what numb tots like him. Think about the new. Us president whose nickname after all is amtrak. Joe and who's appointed a millennial people judge as transportation secretary some are hopeful but ciampo is not impressed is actually millennial. He seems ancient. Let me look at this age. I'm fairly certain that he is to get on my phone and be like. Oh dang is he we google it and it turns out buddha. Judge is thirty nine so so i guess he counters but it doesn't think like a millennial no i don't i don't think so compel thinking like a millennial means not thinking like a politician like those politicians from previous generations who promised major upgrades to public transit systems and never delivered a peasley npr
Despite The Pandemic, Transit Service In Houston's Harris County Reaches Major Ridership Goal
"Since two thousand and eight harris county transit has grown from two routes to twelve serving places in the eastern half of the county like baytown. Crosby the agency says. It's now reached a major milestone recording one million boardings on its buses david jones agencies. Deputy assistant director. He says for a lot of people in east harris county. Who don't have a vehicle. The service is a lifeline. A lot of it is medical. We have folks that need services. They can't drive anymore. We do a lot of dialysis patients in baytown because of the pandemic harris county. Transit isn't collecting fares right now and it's also limiting capacity while pandemic ridership has fallen dramatically on some other transit systems. Jones says air numbers are only down by about seven percent. I'm gail water in
Suicide bomber in Nashville was home grown terrorist.
"This city in publicly identifying the suspect and his fate officials disclosed a major breakthrough in their investigation even as they acknowledged the lingering mystery behind the explosion which took place on a holiday morning well before downtown streets were bustling with activity and was accompanied by a recorded announcement. Warning anyone nearby that a bomb would soon detonate then for reasons that may never be known the audio switch to a recording of petula. clark's nineteen sixty four. Hit downtown shortly before the blast. Investigators have not uncovered a singular motive for the act nor was it revealed why one had selected the particular location for the bombing which damaged in a t and t building and has continued to wreak havoc on cellphone service and police and hospital. Communications in several southern states as the company worked to restore service some speculated online that sixty three year. Old warner was the five g network. Conspiracy theorist was not known to law enforcement before the christmas day blast in the past month warner appeared to put his affairs in order. He transferred ownership of the home where he'd lived for decades informed a regular business client. He would no longer be working. Property records show on the day before thanksgiving one transferred the title of his longtime bak- town road home to los angeles woman. the transaction acquit claim deed. That did not require the woman. Signature was made zero dollars the. Us government headed toward a chaotic last few days as president. Donald trump finally signed a nine hundred billion dollar pandemic relief package that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals into also avert a government shutdown. The massive bill includes one point four trillion dollars to fund government agencies through september and contains other end of session priorities such as money for cash starved transit systems and an increase in food stamp benefits. Democrats promising more aid to come once. President-elect joe biden takes office but republicans a signaling a wait and see
Transit advocates rally outside Cuomo's office ahead of final public hearing on MTA fare, toll hikes, New York
"A is holding a final public hearing today on its fare hike proposal for subways and bus isn't transit advocates voice their opposition in front of Governor Cuomo's Manhattan office yesterday. Here's Danny Pearlstein of the Riders Alliance. We're asking the governor, stop the regressive fare hike, raise progressive revenue to support public transit and make sure that The doomsday cuts proposed to the transit system are canceled for good. The empty A faces a severe budget shortage as ridership has plummeted during the pandemic and is looking to increase fair revenue by 4%. If if, if approved, the fare hikes would take effect in March.
Washington DC leaders request government to fund transit agency
"Three leaders want to see Metro get some help from the federal government After Joe Biden's inauguration, D C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam made the written request after they met yesterday to talk about pandemic response and other issues. They urged the president elect to make the federal government of fourth partner in funding the transit agency. Which, as you know, has a severe budget shortfall. They say maintaining a safe and reliable public transit system for the nation's capital is a national priority. Some people are still
"public transit systems" Discussed on 1A
"Public transit systems. We've got an additional eight billion for for a private bus company routes said that are more kind of enroll america. We've got about seventeen billion for airlines for being for airports so this four-month packages the bridge to the biden administration But we've got to get it done. And i think we've seen now president biden endorses package. Democratic leadership were waiting to see if senator mcconnell republican leader will help us bring it to the floor so that if the bill passes again and includes fifteen billion dollars for transit we know. Mta by itself is asking for twelve billion dollars in federal relief by the of twenty twenty one. So how will this money be divvied up among the transit agencies that are struggling across the nation or there is a traditional formula. No transit agency just as no state or local government or that for that matter. Small restaurant who's looking for assistance is going to be made one hundred percent whole I know for example in i. Bill cares bill The washington metro system got about eight hundred and seventy billion dollars. That was coming out of a thirty two billion dollar base. So we're talking about now for four month period about half that amount for the washington metro system. I don't know what will be for the new york system But there's also relief package one hundred and sixty billion dollars per state and local governments and again. I'm not familiar on how the new york system region system is funded but here in the greater. Dc area maryland. Virginia the local governments the district all chip in and border payments of the system so constantly state assistance could be used by the governors and the mayor respectively to also buttress owes direct dollars. Who go to metro. Well diane from arlington wrote in the metro and buses remain mode of transportation. I have not ridden either. Since the beginning of march due to covid our neighborhood rush hour bus began running again a couple of months ago ridership has been extremely sparse..
‘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
In Washington DC, DC Circulator, Streetcar Service To Return Next Weekend
"Those who want to venture out in D C. Now have more options, says transit systems try to get their schedules back to normal. The DC Circulator is about to resume its national mall route, with fares remaining suspended. And the D. C. Streetcar is set to resume normal operating hours. The changes take effect September 20th. The district Department of Transportation says it's happening to meet demand as the city's attractions reopen. Face coverings are required at all times and social distancing onboard is expected. John Aeryn. W T O P
MTA offers reward for info leading to arrest of New York subway vandal
"Subway car windows is costing the transit system money It doesn't have. W. Stevenson says the empty is offering a reward to stop the vandalism before it gets worse. Each window on a recent seven train looks like a baseball landed right in the middle with a unique spiderweb of cracks, fanning out the M T. A is offering more than $12,000 for information about who is doing this. It's a small sum compared to the cost of the damage. The empty says There have been 70 incidents of smashed windows since May. It's cost $300,000 to repair an NYPD inspector Jason Savino is in charge of the investigation and is asking the public to film and the Vandals put on your little detective Shields. And if you see something, say something, certainly make us aware of it. The police have video of one suspect. But if not made any arrests.
Could your smartwatch detect the coronavirus?
"Are looking at smart watch and fitness tracker data to see if someone has become infected with a virus like Cove in 19 San Diego metropolitan transit system, employees and scripts. Health care workers are participating in the study Scripts. Epidemiologist Dr Jennifer Radon says a faster heartbeat as well as abnormal sleep in activity levels are good indicators that you're coming down with some sort of viral infection. Dr Radin says public health officials can respond quicker if we can know where these hot spots are quicker and faster.
Durkan proposes new $30 million replacement fund for Seattle transit
"Seattle's mayor, wants to keep on existing sales tax to help pay for the city's transit system, which was hit hard by Kelvin 19. The Seattle Transportation benefit District funds transit improvements with a 0.1% sales tax that expires at the end of this year. Mayor Jenny Durkan is proposing keeping the tax, which is protected to bring in 20 to $30 million a year for transit over the next six years. If the City Council approves the proposal, voters will have their say on it in
The tech behind MTA's fight against coronavirus
"Cases of covid nineteen are turning down. The threat of the coronavirus continues to loom over the city. I'm Rod Chang and this is your daily charge. With me as chairman and CEO of the MTA PAT Foy at thanks for joining me x-ray Ranch, Nasr meals, but more than a week since the city reopened phase one. What has ridership been like? Ridership has actually been a pleasant surprise. We knew we would get an increase comparing yesterday Monday of the fifteenth two two weeks ago before we increased service and the governor listed. Announced a phase, one ridership on subways and buses has gone up a total of three hundred eighty thousand customers. That's about two hundred, seven, thousand on subways, one, hundred, seventy, five, thousand, more or less on buses, three hundred eighty thousand people per day is the size of a pretty. medium-sized, transits. So we're we're pleased by that. We expect ridership to continue to grow obviously the summer months, and this is going to be unusual summer for new. York City and and the suburbs. And what ridership will do this summer is is unknown, but we expect continue to build and especially after after Labor Day assuming that you know New York City are phase. Two of the governors are newer Polish. So you mentioned those numbers. Nearly nine hundred thousand daily riders. That is you know off the highs of the pre coronavirus air where we're talking about millions rights so. Curious. There are still a lot of people out there concerned that they might get infected that there might be a second wave. For folks out there. Who still hesitant like what do you tell people to reassure them that? The Newark Transit System is safe to travel in. Here's what I on a couple of things one is i. tell him that I got on the seven eleven I. Think it was out of Port Washington this morning. There was plenty plenty of seats the car smelled and little clean and every customer as far as I can tell and every employee winning the at a bass, the same was true when I go to Penn Station and got on the two or three, and then connected with the one at chambers. Appear to me, every customer was wearing a mask mass for really important. The Governor is made wearing masks on public transit a state law. Employees and customers required to wear backs. We did a physical study about ten days ago, which indicated that subway riders ninety two percent ask appliance. We're updating that study this week. In the latest data, point is ninety five percent that's incredibly or the latest research from around the world, including a report a couple of days ago from Cambridge in ranch universities in the UK. Indicates. That masks are really important. The subways mass transit does not appear to have two vectors and creating the and Derek. In any part of the world. We believe that's true also in New, York nursing homes. Obviously meat packing plants and people's homes have been significant tributaries. Obviously, the public health doctors empty epidemiologist will figure that out to your point about mass, and how important they are curious how you are encouraging riders to continue where I, just I ask because I've gone out of the last couple of weekends, at noticed of among my soaks here in Long Island where I live fewer and fewer people are wearing masks granted. They're not riding. The subway were riding a train, but how do you? Encourage. There's no way to enforce it. But how do you encourage writers to continue to wear masks and to be more vigilant when it comes to social distancing question? Plan, so we've been distributing mask in the subway. Stations are starting last the last Monday June eighth when phase one started. We're continuing that we've got a robust messaging and communications campaign on subway cars on subway platforms on the website will be doing was starting a digital campaign on that, so the the mass message has been robustly communicated. We're GONNA continue to do that. We've got employees. Employees Platform controllers wear finders way finders were also suggesting to customers who don't have a mask. Go upstairs and get one. You need to be wearing it again on transit law Allah railroad and the subways by anecdotal experience, everybody's wearing them and the minded five percent data point on subway mask. Compliance I think is really important in addition to that since the pandemic started right the. The first case was reported in New York March. First or second, we started disinfecting our subway stations subway cars buses metro north railroad that continues talk in a second about a couple of innovations that we're really excited about, but every station is being disinfected, not cleaned disinfected twice a day. Subway cars multiple times a day. Bosses won't Allen Railroad. metro-north cars saint same thing we are. are running a pilot right now on New York City Transit, subway, cars and buses, involving ultraviolet C light We did pilot prior to that with Dr David, Brenner at the earning, medical, center Columbia, University and Dr Bernard confirmed for the first time that ultraviolet C. Wider Radic fates, the coded the COVID nineteen virus. That's really important finding We are working with antimicrobials on and. Applaud Anti microbials. All of our subway cars, two and a half three times at this point. For verification from independent labs and the regulators, but it appears to be the case that there's a great deal of promise with respect to the ability of the Anti. Eradicate the COVID, seen virus and to do that for day weeks, and perhaps months and the UV light in particular. I really wanted because I find that fascinating. In terms of what you've found. It seems like there's some progress there. How how a widely is that being deployed because you sent that sort of a trial? Is that something that's being deployed into every car right now is limited tested to running. It's a pilot. We ran a demonstration of two or three weeks ago and the company that we're working with them. There are many vendors out there you and your viewers, undoubtedly no, then all tra- violet light is an established technology that's used in hospital settings, emergency rooms, operating rooms for for decades right, so the a virus and bacteria radicalization qualities of ultraviolet C light it well not we're running a pilot with the three stanchions. Temporary stanchions put an age subway car. There are two devices per stanchion. I'd say the size of a hardcover book. The operator has to confirm that there's nobody on the on the train neither employee or a customer. The ultraviolet light is is activated. Anne will disinfect disinfect car We're doing the same pilot on on buses, and we are really encouraged by the progress and really encouraged by Dr Printers finding. Up to and to your point about. Distance. There is a at that you guys introduced today. The capacity tracker APP for the L. A. Double are clearly selfish reasons. I'm interested because I'm a daily eligible are writer. Tell me a little about that how it works. It's a really cool innovation brought by fillings, the president along our era will fisher. WHO's is? A innovation officer and just the Long Island Railroad Sports. It uses sensors on the ninety percent of course seek. That is electric. And it will help customers it so long island railroad train by by the way. Apple store or glue for a free, you can download it and. I go to the APP couple times a day and now going more, but he gives customers data that if you're getting on the four fifty
"public transit systems" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Amid the corona virus pandemic ABC's Aaron Katersky explains for the first time in more than fifty years the New York City subways will not operate twenty four hours a day governor Andrew Cuomo announced the subways would shut down starting next week and for the duration of the pandemic between one and five A. M. for cleaning the entire public transit system in downstate New York will be disinfected every twenty four hours the announcement came a day after the governor called it disgusting that people experiencing homelessness we're sleeping in subway cars as ridership has dropped ninety two percent during the outbreak Erin cutters he ABC news New York the MTA says a whole lot of ensemble the MTA says they will offer buses for hire vehicles and dollar vans for essential workers at no extra cost during times when the service is shut down N. Y. P. D. cups read spending to reports of a terrible smell and one Brooklyn neighborhood yesterday found dozens of bodies in fact about a hundred of them being stored in on refrigerated trucks outside of a funeral home the New York Post reports the bodies were discovered all stacked up in those U. haul trucks and others on the floor of the Andrew quickly funeral home in flatlands neighbors say the scene outside the home is tragic some of the old you know when I first moved to super you know you don't want to jump the gun is a funeral you know people just discussed one of my little ones passed away probably very upset very Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams says the funeral home was likely overwhelmed by the number of covert nineteen bodies sent their way he says that they were being handled in a way that's unacceptable and disrespectful the funeral home told officers at the bodies were said to be picked up by a crematorium but they never showed up the city is giving away face coverings and ramping up social distancing enforcement Scott Pringle reports apps you can call these folks the social distancing police plaza was assigning city workers from various agencies to break up groups and enforce coronavirus restrictions over a thousand non NYPD city workers who are being assigned to patrol parks and public spaces they will also hand out two hundred and seventy five thousand free face coverings in the coming weeks it's gonna be really easy to get a face covering and everyone needs to stick with using those face coverings all the time when you're outside I'm Scott Pringle W. O. R. news Roger stone is making moves to stay out of prison he appealed is couldn't criminal conviction earlier today he had been sentenced to forty years for lying to Congress along with obstruction and witness tampering stone is already been denied a new trial he served as an adviser to the trump campaign but didn't make it to the election every week the Broadway shows remain dark in Manhattan the industry loses thirty three million dollars in ticket sales while nearly ninety five thousand people have been left unemployed as a result James flip and files this report it was back on March twelfth when the lights first went down on Broadway and well eventually the great white way will return those questions about what it will look like Christian is an indefinitely furloughed usher at the Walter Kerr theatre so what does he think I don't know about you but if I'm in Kentucky and I'm watching the news about New York going to see Broadway is not gonna be on my like you do lyrics anytime soon and while audience members before us to wear masks now that won't happen because no one will want to come do that and if they do some type of thermometer check no one's going to.
"public transit systems" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"House speaker Bob DeLeo says the cash is needed to pay for repairs to the public transit system and maintain the state's bridges and roads if approved the bill is expected to generate anywhere between five hundred twenty two and six hundred twelve million dollars each year turning to campaign twenty twenty yesterday was a good day for Joe Biden as we hear from ABC's Mary Bruce South Carolina Joe Biden got a big boost the coveted endorsement of the state's most powerful Democrat congressman Jim Clyburn we know Joe but most importantly your nose US vied promising voters a comeback the promise you this if you send me out of South Carolina with the victory there will be no stopping us Bernie Sanders says that won't happen first NASA announced it was looking for astronauts the next recruits for its space program now a chance for some regular folks to buy a seat on a spaceship Sir Richard Branson's company virgin galactic taking applications for spots on its SpaceShipTwo plane flights will cost you though the two hundred and fifty thousand dollars seats on the initial flight for the astronauts but applicants will have a chance to make a future trip by reserving a seat for one thousand dollars so far hundreds of tickets have been sold for the debut flights slated for later this year this comes as the company reported a seventy three million dollar quarterly loss Michelle Franzen ABC news a shooting in the vicinity of the holiday and near the Westgate mall in Brockton is under investigation limits DA Tim Cruz police and emergency medical.
"public transit systems" Discussed on KTOK
"Rural Oklahoma good morning I'm Jacquelyn Scott in the Kitty okay you center and this is Oklahoma's first new year's chance of storms today our forecast is coming up getting mass transit to rural Oklahoma Jim Forsyth reports the Oklahoma department of transportation is starting a new office to focus on coordinating statewide efforts to expand mass transit the office of mobility and public transit will run the departments transit division that includes oversight and management of public transit systems and federal grants the office will work to develop policy to address expansions to the state's current public transit networks especially into rural Oklahoma it's been deadly in Oklahoma water since Wednesday five people drowned in five days a four year old Edmund girl drowned in lake you fall like yesterday a four year old boy drowned at lake Murray on Saturday on Friday a thirty nine year old man ground at Turner falls in Austin Texas man died at like Elvis on Thursday and a twenty seven year old Texas woman died at Turner falls on Wednesday when she slipped and didn't resurface Oklahoma's Attorney General pushing for more money in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers here Steve Rappaport Attorney General Mike hunter already secured three hundred fifty five million dollars in settlements from to drug companies and is pressing on with his claim against Johnson and Johnson in the state's first hope your case to go to trial under accusing the company of misleading consumers by overstating the effectiveness of opioids and downplaying the risks of abuse Johnson and Johnson argues it's opioids represent a fraction of the pain killers used in Oklahoma and blames illegal activity such as theft and fraud for the nation's opioid crisis.
"public transit systems" Discussed on KTOK
"Transit for rural Oklahoma good morning I'm Jacquelyn Scott in the case you could use that are in this is Oklahoma's first new year's chance of storms today our forecast is coming up getting mass transit to rural Oklahoma Jim Forsyth reports the Oklahoma department of transportation is starting a new office to focus on coordinating statewide efforts to expand mass transit the office of mobility and public transit will run the departments transit division that includes oversight and management of public transit systems and federal grants the office will work to develop policy to address expansions to the state's current public transit networks especially into rural Oklahoma it's been deadly in Oklahoma water since Wednesday five people drowned in five days a four year old Edmund girl drowned in lake you fall like yesterday a four year old boy drowned at lake Murray on Saturday on Friday a thirty nine year old man drowned at Turner falls in Austin Texas man died at like elders on Thursday and a twenty seven year old Texas woman died at Turner falls on Wednesday when she slipped and didn't resurface Oklahoma's Attorney General pushing for more money in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers here Steve Rappaport Attorney General Mike hunter already secured three hundred fifty five million dollars in settlements from to drug companies and is pressing on with his claim against Johnson and Johnson in the state's first opioid case to go to trial under accusing the company of misleading consumers by overstating the effectiveness of opioids and downplaying the risks of abuse Johnson and Johnson argues it's opiates represent a fraction of the pain killers used in Oklahoma and blames illegal activity such as theft and fraud for the nation's opioid crisis.
"public transit systems" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"And such a painting. They want to know every deal I've ever done now Muller. I assume for thirty five million dollars check to my taxes. Check financials, which are great by the way, you know, that great all you have to do is go look at the records. They're all over the place, but they checked by financials, and they checked my taxes. I assume. It was the most thorough investigation. Probably in the history of our country. Trump is refused to honor a request by the house of representatives to get his tax returns twice missing deadlines set by congress, Massachusetts voters who commute to work want action from the state government to do something about these strain roads and public transit systems that make commuting nightmare for many amassing poll found seventy two percent of the respondents felt stressed angry and frustrated and reported being regularly late to work. Sixty three percent of public transit users report being late to work eighty percent of voters in the poll want the state to raise new money to invest in the transportation system, including improved public transit and road infrastructure. The survey, of course, does not tell us anything. We don't know traffic is a nightmare for north shore commuters, it's especially bad with the Tobin under construction WBZ's Karyn. Regal updates us on a new Porsche for the Lynn ferry. Millions were spent for this ferry terminal in Lynn off the Lynn way. And there's no one here, but the city is working to get a regular commuter ferry to Boston. He could see the skyline from this empty parking lot. The board way to the ship is here. And there's a four point five million dollar federal grant waiting to purchase a year round ferry for year round commuter service, the clock's ticking, though, Lynn state, Senator Brendan Crichton says the north.
"public transit systems" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"We'll hear from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday after the central Bank concludes its first policy meeting of the new year Powell is working to communicate the Fed's moves in plain speak. But the Wall Street Journal's Nick Tim rose says that hasn't always translated well to US markets been this whole evolution in how the fed communicates. And what Powell is trying to do is really continue that and be more understandable accessible to the public. But what we've seen is that sometimes the risk of doing that. As you get into these situations where you say something that you maybe didn't think through so carefully and markets respond negatively, we'll have more details coming up, but first some other top stories we're following apple saw decline in revenue and profits in the latest quarter for the first time in more than a decade after projecting earlier this month that revenue would fall short of. -tations the news came as apple revealed a bug in its FaceTime system allowed callers to eavesdrop on users of its devices. The Wall Street Journal's trip Mickle explains the suture cracking up armor, China setting aside, the FaceTime issue, which is a glitch a software shoe and focusing on the results apple really eliminated. Just how the the problems that ran into China were in the December quarter and China apple is really dependent on the iphone and the slowdown in China. Sales is also reflective of slow down, and I phone sales and the two of those things combined proved to be a real headache for apple and December period revenue for the iphone fell fifteen percent for the quarter overall revenue declined four point five percent. Uber is looking to link up with public transit systems by offering passengers rides to and from bus stops and train stations. The company is exploring options beyond its taxi. Like service ahead of an..
"public transit systems" Discussed on Spark from CBC Radio
"Alternative to a traditional public transit. System a move that made headlines all over the world Lynn Dolan with the deputy mayor of Innes Phil when the partnership began, and she's now mayor elect we decided to check in with her to find out what the rights been like so far now many of our listeners may have heard a bit about inas, fills ridesharing and transit partnership with Uber. But could you just briefly explain how it works? Sure. Be happy to so first of all you have to know a little bit about the context of in still we're very large municipality about two hundred and seventy square kilometers, and we have pockets of communities, but nine settlement areas and rounding all that is a lot of farm view rural area open dishes, gravel roads. So I'm not really conducive to traditional transit. Okay. But we have been getting some growth coming up from the GTA where about thirty seven thousand people. Currently these people are looking for public transit. So we've tried several models did the. Transit studies hired a consultant, and they provide us with a route that would, you know, cover maybe twenty percent of our geography, and that was something that we were struggling with because we didn't feel it was we all know transit system all transit systems are heavily subsidized by the tax payers to we wanted to make sure that it was a system that every tax payer would have access to so staff came up with this idea to try an on demand transit system. And we ended up partnering with Uber. It started in may twenty seventeen.
"public transit systems" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Rated R public transit systems, a C minus. We rated R bridges a C minus two worst, no credit earned. We our road system with a D. John HOGAN is co chair of the California report card from the American society of civil engineers. He says generally infrastructure scores poorly across the country, California is at the at the lower end HOGAN says the report was released before the election to give voters more information before heading to the polls in LA. Kris Ankarlo, KFI news. They campaign to save the gas tax increase has intensified mayor Garcetti says it's impractical to repeal the gas tax only to vote to replace it in two thousand twenty cannot afford to wait, and you tell that to a family who gets put out of work, you tell that to somebody who's going to be on a bridge. Collapses, you tell that to somebody who's Pires gonna tires gonna pop today that to me is a bunch of malarkey supporters of prop six which repeals the gas tax increase of announced another ballot prop for twenty twenty. That would. Dedicate funding to transportation, opponents of prop sixty hundreds of projects in LA county would be threatened by repeal more cities. Could soon have the power Laguna beach has to send emergency alerts to any phone in the area. It's the first city in OC to be able to use the wireless emergency alert without county permission the same system the president used yesterday to buzz phones, nationwide emergency operations coordinator, Jordan Ville, walk says minutes matter because the city faces multiple hazards. We had the fire that came through at least on woods canyon earlier this year that we evacuated fifteen hundred residents in addition to the alert we have speakers that are strategically located in three spots of the downtown Annandale zone where we could see a lot of soon. Nami damaged says, it's not just a siren it in specific instructions regarding the emergency in Laguna beach corporate Carson KFI news governor Brown says he vetoed a Bill on ethnic studies because high school kids don't need another graduation requirement assemblyman Jose, Medina says students in a diverse California realized when history is getting special treatments. One history is valued more. Than another. In other words, certain experiences are valued more than their own experience. The governor says some school districts already where choir at next studies to graduate. But Medina says he will introduce similar legislation in the next session because the program needs to be expanded. And more resources have been created for transgender students at colleges across the country. Trans closets are way for students to try on clothes without feeling judged UC Santa Cruz was one of the first schools to create one in two thousand sixteen and LGBT center director Travis Becker says it's helped hunters of kids cramped communities have been doing this for for years before we started within the institutions for catching up and trying to do what we can to support them. And it looks forward to a day where trans closets aren't needed people can wear clothes that affirm how they see themselves. Not how society thinks they should be Davis recently opened a trans closet on campus UCLA and USC hold regular clothing drives.
"public transit systems" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Systems a public transport well be careful use citizens in the decree new york they have the company to atlanta handing this we have we ever older record in georgia and that is the the big secret that up until the last year or to the state of georgia invested zero zippo in public transit system of atlanta and we're the only major city in the country that lacks that support from the state government dekalb county and fulton county have a one penny sales tax in theory pays for the problem is gwinnett in cobb have not wanted it to have heavy rail introduced war they have their own bus systems that are not connected but was just can't get around well in my job yet put it this way if you miss a bus like i take public transit republican your public transit lover and go unicorn in it i take it in the freedom for me is not having my car because a happy hour is a great place to go after this the if you miss a bus in georgia your key you can we two hours behind where you're trying to go and that's where companies like uber and lift have been able to help fill in the gap somewhat this this transportation gap and they can they can connect aid to be because our our our train runs northsouth eastwest there's you know diagonal there and there's been dilatory from the republican leader has had a republican push the gas knacks if you believe if you've ever republicans push small government less regulation keep your money in your pocket of our need people get to jobs well of course it's it's insane to opposed public transit.
"public transit systems" Discussed on Biden's Briefing
"It doesn't matter who owns the vehicle says regina clue low a transportation researcher with uc davis who worked on the report it matters how many miles are driven on the road so me swapping out a trip that i would have driven myself for a trip that i'm writing in is still the same number of miles in fact she points out it could be more thanks to the time you're lift driver spends assuming to neighborhoods with surge pricing or idling about while waiting for fares more time on the road means potentially more time for a car to release carbon emissions or to get into a crash extrapolated way out this research looks more dissed hoping in then friendly wilshire boulevard in the sunshine mover and lift could be contributing mightily to traffic they could be choking downtown's with fumes they could be helping incrementally to move affluent riders from public transit systems to privately driven cars but we definitely don't know those things for sure the researchers in the uc davis study don't know when reid hailing trips are happening so they can't say whether they're contributing to traffic their work doesn't explicitly measure air effects uber pledged to shift all its london cars to hybrid or electric by 2020 and critically the report doesn't account for the existence of over pool and lift line the ridesharing services that group together passengers riding in the same direction if most of these trips are happening in cars packed with three or four passengers that could reduce the total number of miles travelled by car carpools in other words rule.
"public transit systems" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The the line is kind of the opposite of 606 in a sense instead of thinking on top of the tracks were thinking underneath attracts and we're also working in a space the it's you know currently in operating cta ctsv structure so though line project essentially envisions the idea of connecting to of leak views prime shopping corridors southport avenue with lincoln avenue with a under l track and pathway that will take you from her sakharov's widow lincoln sunway you carry things like art lighting elements and you'll you'll have the opportunity to experience plazas who will host a future community programming so to parkway or walkway under the old 100 yell under he also it here and joined that space you have to be willing to put up with the occasional rumble of the trains right marin we think that's what makes the will line pretty unique but what is that lays centrally chicago you know you'd via the idea that be able to walk beneath a allowed bustling i train and also look at central cog artists i think there's nothing more chicago the very next cargo spirits will be a greenspace though tweeting to clean it up down there to that sort of thing portas has done a great job of of designing a space that i think will vast the improve upon existing conditions so you're doing sort of the modelled first leg of this if you will and you're hoping of catches on another neighborhoods and throughout the city iin w fantastic you know were focussing most of our efforts at these three plazas right now at southport both sides of ashland and then again a lincoln abinet peliner at the other end so the idea is to to really you you spaces grade and in turn to to kind of our attention to how we can connect the spaces together endara's in urban planner i you know the all tractor part of our landscape and i think he's generally kind of an interesting thing an nssc necessities there's no point worrying about that but i've always lamented how dougherty dangerous or just you know on camped the areas are under the all tracks that's an ongoing blight throughout the city yeah i mean and and in some ways it's the cds operating one of the most extensive public transit systems in the country and their businesses keeping the trains running smoothly and that is their property and it is their property below but the the to dedicate the resources and time to make sure every.
"public transit systems" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"A chance to up the mass transit that put la it's horrible aren't and i love bought and it's my second city but i'm driving around there go and this is going to be another big gig project if they try to do it but it so i think la thicket play they think how the latter little defeats and revamping so hopefully it worked out havoc at lent all right thanks the phone call steph i'm actually okay with los angeles as a consistently announced host city i think la a can handle it i i agree with steph i'd like to see some kind of public transit but that is how the do with the olympics have been you want a bitter public transit system anyway that being said the point is there aren't going to be city's major cities bidding on this as much because the juicy just not worth the squeeze to have an host and olympic events the cost overruns the cost to the taxpayers the biggest reason that boston bowed out of the two thousand twenty four olympic bid was that taxpayers and the politicians that these taxpayers complain too they said whoa the cost is five billion six billion dollars are we sure that we're going to have enough private money to fund all this and they weren't sure and they bowed out now boston would be a nightmare logistically i mean the city would just it would crumble under the pressure of all the traffic la because they spread it out all throughout i think southern california and they're likely to do that uh i think it's better suited for this type of a lip of this type of event but cities don't want the olympics anymore especially cities that have olympic venues that are crumbling you've seen the golf course unreal that was a beautiful golf course that was in use less than a year ago look at some of the pictures go online google it it's brown look at the pulls out there the outdoor polls they have their orange not kidding look at the pictures google it it's just a a a hot mess out there for these olympic venues that have no further use anymore the la i don't think is gonna have a big an issue they're not going to have to uh now caen.
"public transit systems" Discussed on KQED Radio
"All sizes in a variety of industries nationwide learn more at ziprecruitercom npr and by the listeners of cake well we d with more about commute conditions on this wednesday morning joe mcconnell back with a strong tough conditions additions digits in san francisco 101 northbound the crash at vermont street to blame up to six cars involve left lane is blocked now traffic is backed up to silver 101 south and pedalo at east washington the crash cleared out of the left lane traffic got much worse than road brazil's from about over it would highway and down to lake fill the public transit systems are on time everything else is fairly routine vabres backup to the through the maze now joe mcconnell for kqed thanks joe his report brought to you by compassion international a famous cuban artist is asking her bay area students tough but fundamental question cbs for home unwiedly art and what is the the goal of practicing our i'm brian watt summer school for political artists coming up on kqed's morning edition and that report comes your way at 823 this morning here on kqed we're starting a warming trend today sober temperatures i'm about to give you you can add about five degrees on average for tomorrow under a partly cloudy day at the coast and sunny skies inland san francisco will have a high of sixty seven oakland expecting a high of 73 san jose will reach eighty four this afternoon and in sacramento you can look for a high of ninety six degrees it's morning edition from npr news i'm rachel martin and i'm steve inskeep president trump's message on transgender people was couched in the polite language of us sign on a wall at a swimming pool or in a bathroom please via vise erode on twitter the united states government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to.