Our transportation system — the way we move around, whether on foot or bike, via car, bus, truck, or train — in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the United States is broken. We spend hours in traffic jams, ride overcrowded and delayed buses and trains, are forced to walk and bike on unsafe streets, and suffer from vehicle-related soot and smog, leading to asthma attacks, respiratory diseases, and lost school and work days. To top it off, motor vehicles are the number-one source of carbon pollution driving climate change, contributing to more intense storms, more severe heat waves, and other dangerous conditions. The good news is that states in the region are gearing up to do something about our shared transportation woes, a big thing that could improve the lives of millions. A new report from twelve Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and Washington, D.C., shows that residents are clamoring for clean and modern transportation solutions to solve these problems, create healthier communities, and produce real benefit for people across the region.RELATED ARTICLESAre Traffic-Clogged Cities Ready for Congestion Pricing?Why Is the U.S. Unwilling to Pay for Good Public Transportation?Getting Around Without Fossil FuelsStranded In Our Own CommunitiesWhere You Build May Matter More Than What You Build The report summarizes feedback that officials from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and D.C. received from hundreds of business leaders, community members, municipal officials, advocates, and policy experts at a series of public listening sessions held this year. As NRDC and several other organizations that participated in these listening sessions noted in a press release, these listening sessions provide strong momentum for the states to move forward together with a regional strategy to clean up and modernize transportation. Among the key takeaways are support from a broad cross section of citizens for: Better public transit systems, better planning to enable more walkable and bikeable communities, and cleaner vehicle choices that reduce harmful pollution and better meet all residents’ transportation needs, regardless of income levels and across our urban, suburban, and rural communities. Coordination between Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to develop a regional policy solution to our interconnected transportation system and challenges. Sustainable and dedicated funding to improve transportation, with broad support for policies that would price carbon pollution from transportation and use the proceeds to invest in modern, clean, and equitable transportation solutions. With robust support for modernizing transportation, it’s time for governors in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to step up and develop policies that will solve our transportation challenges and build the 21st century transportation system that residents in the region want and need. They should get busy as soon as the calendar flips to 2019. We have solutions Over the last decade, carbon pricing and other policies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic have helped dramatically cut pollution, saved money through improved energy efficiency, improved air quality and public health, and created thousands of jobs along with billions of dollars in economic growth. But while we’ve made significant progress in cleaning up power plants, we haven’t seen the same progress in transportation. We haven’t really tried and with many of our transportation challenges continuing to get worse, the time for action is now. NRDC’s Transportation Reimagined report, released earlier this year, shows that we have a robust set of solutions for transportation that policymakers could look to to deliver real and meaningful benefits to people living in the region’s rural, suburban, and urban communities. Solutions like walkable and bikeable cities and towns, fast and efficient public transit, and clean electric vehicles — including electric buses, cars, trucks and trains — are proven measures to improve transportation options, increase jobs and economic growth, and clean up our air. Participants in the states’ listening sessions offered many of these same ideas, and others, including by calling on Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to adopt policies that: Make zero emission vehicles more readily available and affordable, such as by ensuring access to clean, renewable-energy-powered charging stations for electric vehicles. Ensure affordable clean transportation options are available for low-income individuals, families, the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and frontline communities affected by disproportionate levels of pollution and the effects of climate change. Help transition vehicle fleets, including public transit and school buses, to clean vehicle alternatives. Provide incentives for pursuing low-carbon transportation options and discourage polluting behavior. Promote smart growth, couple affordable housing with transit-oriented development, and develop complete streets that serve all residents, including those traveling on foot and by bike. Create new job opportunities, encourage commerce, and drive economic growth. As they look to modernize transportation, states should learn from this citizen input, from their successes in cutting power plant pollution, and from the numerous real-world, successful examples of efforts to deploy modern and equitable transportation solutions as detailed in NRDC’s report. In so doing, states can solve our region’s many transportation challenges, and do so in an equitable manner that provides clean air while filling gaps in transportation networks that disadvantage many underserved communities. Next steps With proven policy frameworks, strong public support, and a clear set of solutions in hand, it’s time for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to start taking action to secure the clean and modern transportation system that residents want and need. Governors can do so by committing to a concrete plan and schedule over the next year to develop a regional policy for clean and modern transportation. With input from stakeholders across the region, such a policy should set clear and ambitious pollution reduction targets — consistent with protecting our health and avoiding dangerous climate change — while establishing the sustainable funding mechanisms and sources we need to invest in and build a 21st century transportation system that works better for all and improves the quality of life for all. Bruce Ho is senior advocate, climate & clean energy program, at the Natural Resources Defense Council. This post originally appeared at the NRDC Expert Blog and is reprinted here with permission.
Naomh MhuirePlease note that the Club AGM is fixed for Friday the 14th of December at 7pm in the club house. Forms are available for Nominations and Motions for the AGM from an Runai Declan Martin or email [email protected] to get a nomination/motion form. Forms have to be returned to An Runaí before Tuesday the 11th of December at 5 o’ clock.Peil na mBan: The ladies board club presentation night will take place at the clubhouse at 6pm sharp Friday 7th December. Food to be served to the players/members and initialled hoodies will be presented to the u16’s and trophies to selected parties from all other teams. The Ladies board are holding a social evening at the Viking House Hotel from 9pm Friday 7th December with Music Tapas and Craic cost is €15 per person we are inviting all committee members of Naomh Mhuire, and all supporters and everyone who helped us to make 2012 a successful year. We are asking for all interested to confirm that they are attending by 5th December and by texting their name and number by text to the ladies club phone 087 954 0756. Donegal u14 Trials Saturday in Convoy at 10.30 and players to be there early and togged. Courses Database – The club would like to put together a database of courses attended by club members over the last number of years. Have you attended a coaching course or maybe a child protection course? Please check out the Bord na nOg facebook page or visit our website.Peil na mBan annual 5k shore challenge takes place on Boxing day again this year. The challenges we are setting for participants this year are; For the Runners, we are setting out a fine coastal cross country route where you can push it to the max for your best time over 5K! For the Jogger we challenge you to better your times over the course! For the serious Walkers we challenge you to examine the possibilities that you may be able to jog the course and be ready to challenge the runners this time next year! For the children we challenge you to get everyone in your families to take part and have a great family day where everyone can take part and have fun! For the People out for a Dander, what better way to burn off the turkey than a nice Dander over the very best of our coastal scenery of Dunes and beach! Refreshments and good craic guaranteed afterwards. WHO WILL ACCEPT OUR CHALLENGES?We now have O’Neill 22″ kit bags for sale priced at €28. Test O863189931 to order. Leave your name and number and someone will contact you.Lotto details for week 28th November. Jackpot 800 euro. No jackpot winner. There were two match 3 winners: Amber & Sheila McDyer – Anagaire agus Mary Ward – Beal na Cruite. Numbers were 5-7-11-24. 100club winners for November: €400; Kevin Sharkey – Killandarrach/Australia. €200; Paddy Bán Boyle – Baile Mhaineas. €100 each; Fionn Doherty – Oilean na Cruite, Kevin White – Loch an Iuir. €50each; Wee John – Rann na feirste, Seamus Ó’Séarcáigh – Coilcheim, Robert O’Donnell(s) – Anagaire, Aiden Hughes – Mullachdubh, Declan Martin – Beal na cruite agus Pauline Carey – Mullachdubh.Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie. GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Naomh Mhuire GAA Club notes
The Latest: One positive test in English Premier League Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___One person has tested positive in the latest round of checks for COVID-19 on players and club staff in the English Premier League. Zurich also has to play title contender Young Boys and St. Gallen and says it wanted to avoid the league being annulled.The 10 teams are already playing in midweek and on weekends to finish the season on Aug. 2 and meet a UEFA deadline for European competition entries. It is unclear when Zurich can play a re-scheduled game against Sion.Zurich is in sixth place but in contention to earn a Europa League entry by finishing fourth.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports “Out of an abundance of caution, we think it makes sense for the six of us to wait for clarity,” Ross said in a release. “Situations like this have not been a worrisome indicator of a positive test result to date.”The Cubs say there should be “further clarity” later in the day.___The Atlantic Coast Conference has postponed its virtual Football Kickoff media event.The league says the event to preview each teams’ prospects heading into fall training camp is delayed until further notice. The three-day event was originally scheduled to be held beginning July 21. Associated Press July 13, 2020 Athletes will be permitted to practice and train with coaches and in team facilities “provided health and safety conditions support such activities,” the conference said.___Swiss soccer club Zurich says it will field an under-21 team to try to save the season from being canceled because the first-team is isolating at home.Zurich’s game on Saturday was postponed because multiple players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus.The club says it will play Tuesday against third-place Basel by selecting young players from its backup roster. “Hope drives us as runners and as humans,” Carey Pinkowski, the executive race director of the Chicago Marathon, said in a release. “My hope was to see everyone on the start line on Sunday, October 11, but our highest priority has always been the safety of our participants and our volunteers.”Organizers say they are working on plans for a virtual experience “to recognize the dedication and commitment of everyone who would have taken part in the 43rd running” of the marathon.___The NHL says 43 players tested positive for the coronavirus from June 8 through the end of the league’s optional workouts.That number announced Monday includes 30 who tested positive at team facilities and 13 the league is aware of who tested positive outside the league’s protocols for its Phase 2. The league says a total of 2,071 people were tested last week.The person has not been identified. ___The Chicago Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The race was scheduled for Oct. 11. Organizers say registered participants are eligible for a refund or can defer their place and entry fee to the Chicago Marathon in 2021, 2022 or 2023. The ACC says future decisions and announcements will take place “at the appropriate time.”___The Patriot League has joined the Ivy League in canceling fall sports, including football, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Division I conference says it has still not determined whether winter and spring sports competition will be held and that it will consider holding fall sports in the second semester. The Ivy League made a similar announcement last week. The Patriot League is the first conference in the Football Championship Subdivision that competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision’s playoffs to suspend its season.Army and Navy compete in the Patriot League in many sports, including basketball, but not in football. The Patriot League said Army and Navy are exempt from the fall sports cancellation, which also includes women’s soccer and volleyball. The NHL opened Phase 3 Monday with the start of training camps for the 24-team playoffs, scheduled to open in two hub Canadian cities — Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta — on Aug. 1. Players had until Monday evening to elect to opt out of competition without penalty.All players who tested positive self-isolated. The NHL is not sharing names of the players who test positive or the teams involved.___Los Angeles Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval is back with the team after contracting coronavirus last month.Sandoval disclosed his positive test Monday from the Angels’ summer camp, calling the virus “unlike anything I’d ever felt before.” He says he tested positive on June 22. Sandoval thinks he caught it while golfing with a friend,because he had been careful about being out in public for several weeks beforehand. He said he endured three days of body aches, chills and fever before his symptoms lessened. He rejoined the Angels last week.Sandoval went 5-3 with a 3.66 ERA last season as a rookie with the Angels, making three starts. He is among several candidates for a spot in the back end of the Halos’ rotation.___Chicago Cubs manager David Ross is skipping the team’s Monday morning workout because he is awaiting his completed result from his Saturday coronavirus test.The team says five other Tier 1 individuals also missed the workout for the same reason. Tier 1, according to baseball’s 2020 operations manual, includes players and other on-field personnel.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSJennifer Sullivan Previous articleRadioShack Closes 200 Stores with More ExpectedNext articleCandidates take your mark Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 …Offers Constituent OutreachIf you live north of 441 you are most likely in District 31 and Jennifer Sullivan is your State Representative in Tallahassee.Representative Sullivan routinely schedules office hours in Apopka to answer questions and assist constituents.The next opportunity to meet her staff will be on Tuesday, March 28th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Apopka City Hall.Call Sullivan’s aide, Morgan Hatfield , at 352-742-6275 for an appointment time.If you need immediate assistance, contact Sullivan’s local office at 352-742-6275.Representative Sullivan’s local office is located at 2755 South Bay Street, Unit D, Eustis 32726. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.