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    Budget plan may derail light rail expansion

    September 15, 2019


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    Development brings new life to old Hasting’s on Tramway
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    Development brings new life to old Hasting’s on Tramway

    September 14, 2019


    BUT, THERE )S NOT TOO MANY PLACES TO GO FOR FUN. NOW… THERE ARE NEW PLANS TO TRANSFORM AN OLD VIDEO STORE TO BRING MORE ENTERTAINMENT TO THE HEIGHTS. NEWS 13 )S REBECCA ATKINS SHOWS YOU WHAT WILL BE CHANGING. REBECCA. JESSICA, IT )S CALLED “BRIDGES ON TRAMWAY”, AND THE NEW DEVELOPMENT WILL CATER TO THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN AND AROUND THE TRAMWAY AREA. AT THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAINS…. 3:09-3:11 nats of cars AT TRAMWAY AND CANDELARIA, SITS THIS VACANT BUILDING. 10:32 “For about two years we )ve had absolutely nothing here, but a big eye sore for the community.” 10:37 BUILT TO BE A BIG BOX PHARMACY, IT BECAME HOME TO HASTINGS UNTIL THEY WENT UNDER SEVERAL YEARS AGO. 1:20 “Exterior demolition and renovation has commenced at this property.” 1:24 NOW LOCAL DEVELOPER ART GARDENSWARTZ AND THE TEAM AT RETAIL SOLUTIONS ARE INFUSING NEW LIFE INTO THE SITE. options, not a lot for the surrounding community to do.” 12:26 THAT )S SOMETHING PEOPLE IN THE AREA AGREE ON. IT )S THE REASON WHY THE BOESE BROS OWNERS RECENTLY OPENED UP THEIR BREWERY AT TRAMWAY AND PASEO. 15:40 “They saw this place for rent…it was 15 minutes to closest brewery.” 15:44 15:50 “They realized there was nothing up here.” 15:51 SO TO BRING MORE ENTERTAINMENT TO THE AREA, CAME THE VISION FOR “BRIDGES ON TRAMWAY.” NAMED AFTER THE RECOGNIZABLE BRIDGES ALONG THE FOOTHILLS. 4:02 “This side of the building on the south end, we )re gonna have a patio out here. This is gonna be a local cofee shop user.” 4:08 THE BUILDING WILL BE COMPLETELY REMODELED WITH A NEW FACADE AND HOUSE MULTIPLE (LOCAL TENANTS. 7:41 “So the way that this property is constructed is that there )s going to be store front glass on all four sides of the property.” 7:48 THE BUILDING WILL HAVE A TAP ROOM AND RESTAURANT, A BIKE RENTAL SHOP WITH EASY ACCESS TO TRAILS, ALONG WITH A FITNESS TENANT. 8:34 “We )ve had great responses from the people driving by, from the neighbors reaching out and saying we )re just glad that something )s happening here.” 8:40 THE FOLKS AT RETAIL SOLUTIONS SAY CONSTRUCTION IS ALREADY UNDERWAY AND THEY PLAN TO OPEN THE DOORS IN SEPTEMBER. JESS, BACK TO YOU. OKAY REBECCA. THE DEVELOPMENT IS STILL LOOKING FOR A FEW MORE LOCAL BUSINESSES TO FILL THE LAST FEW SPACES. IF YOU )RE INTERESTED, WE HAVE INFORMATION ON ALWAYS ON KRQE-DOT-COM. A HISTORIC FIREHOUSE IN

    YOU CAN’T TRAIN LIKE A BEAST AND EAT LIKE A BIRD
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    YOU CAN’T TRAIN LIKE A BEAST AND EAT LIKE A BIRD

    September 12, 2019


    I don’t eat for taste you know. I just eat for fuel, that’s it. I eat to get big, I don’t care what it tastes like Anything for calories, That’s why I think I’ve been so succesful. I’ve been very open-minded with my training and most importantly my diet. Like I said before I think diet is 80-90% of being a profesional bodybuilder. You can’t train like a horse and eat like a bird. This rice cooker runs 24/7. That pasta gave me A PUMP. I keep myself in this STRIKING ZONE. So then when I do start back, dieting And I start adding them meals in .. My bodyweight goes naturally back up. But then I start cutting back down. And I come in every single year .. RIGHT ON THE MONEY. I’m talking ounces. Let’s just get BIG! No hamburger… FISH. You can’t just get results overnight. Alright so this is meal number 5. 5’O Clock.. 4 more meals to go. I put on two pounds since yesterday, so.. I’m on my way back up. Start bumping up my fats a little bit. My bodyweight is just starting to climb now. I may lose a little condition but that’s ok. When I’m dieting for a show it’s a very very strict lifestyle. I mean I’m up at 5 in the morning. I’m training twice a day.. And I’m basically sleeping and eating and TUNNEL VISIONED. There’s no world, and THAT’S IT. That’s how I have to be to get ready for these shows. Here we are post-training. HARD WORK PAYS OFF. Because if I’m not eating .. If I’m not sleeping .. If I’m not doing the right thing .. Then I won’t win.

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    Work Begins on $1.5B Metro Gold Line Extension To Montclair

    September 11, 2019


    THE CHP SAYS THERE IS NO INDICATION THE CRASH WAS ANYTHING BUT AN ACCIDENT. ANDREA: GROUND WAS BROKEN TODAY FOR A 12-MILE STRETCH OF LIGHT RAIL FROM MONTCLAIR TO GLENDORA. SUPPORTERS SAY THE PROJECT IS ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN EASING TRAFFIC CONGESTION. HERE’S CBS 2’S LAURIE PEREZ. REPORTER: IN A MOVE BOTH PRACTICAL AND SYMBOLIC, ERIC GARCETTI RODE THE METRO TO THE FOOTHILL GOLD LINE GROUNDBREAKING AT CITRUS COLLEGE IN GLENDORA. WHEN IT’S DONE, HE AND OTHERS WILL TAKE THE TRAIN FARTHER FROM DOWNTOWN L.A. TO MONTCLAIR. A GREAT WAY TO GET AROUND. I WAS ABLE TO READ A BOOK FOR AN HOUR INSTEAD OF HEARING ABOUT TRAFFIC. REPORTER: WHILE IT CARRIES RIDERS FROM GLENDORA TO MONTCLAIR, IT WILL BRING SMART GROWTH TO THE AREA. CONSTRUCTION ALONE IS EXPECTED TO CREATE 17,000 JOBS AND 40 MILLION DOLLARS IN TAX REVENUE FOR LA COUNTY. A GOLD LINE GOLD MINE, THE PROJECT IS FUNDED IN LARGE PART BY THE MEASURE AND HALF-CENT SALES TAX VOTERS APPROVED IN 2016. IT’S TAKING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUT OF CARS, HUNDREDS OF MILES OF AIR POLLUTION OFF OF OUR CITY STREETS AND JUST A WONDERFUL ECONOMIC DRIVER FOR THE REGION ALSO. REPORTER: ALREADY NICKNAMED THE BRAIN TRAIN, THE GOLD LINE WILL BE WITHIN A WALK, BIKE OR BUS RIDE TO NEARLY TWO DOZEN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITIES. NOT ONLY BRINGING PEOPLE PLACES, BRINGING THEM TOGETHER.

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    UNBOXING! Super Fun BRIO Metro Railway Set! Off to work on the Train Lab!

    September 11, 2019


    – [Man] When’s the next
    metro train coming in? – [Eric] Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Yay! (baby babble) – [Man] Door’s opening! (train whistle blows) – Train Lab! – [Man] Hey guys! We’re
    gonna do another surprise for Eric and Cody since
    we love Brio so much! This is the Metro Rail Set, and this is the coolest! It’s part of the Brio world set… Eric, Cody! – [Eric] Yeah! – [Cody] Yay! – [Man] What is it? – [Eric] The Brio Metro Train! – [Man] Whoa! We’ve
    been looking at that one for awhile
    haven’t we? – [Eric] Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Let’s open it! – [Man] Whoa! Where should we put it? Like right here? I think
    we’ve got a space for it – [Eric] Look what it comes with! It comes with all of this!
    So much! – [Man] Looks like 20 pieces, of like all the metro pieces… – [Eric] Yeah! – [Man] Is it battery operated too? – [Eric] No… – [Man] I think it is battery-operated. – [Eric] No it’s not – [Man] I think it is!
    It says on the outside of it. Oh! And there’s the beautiful brochure that really really likes Daddy’s wallet! (ringing) Look at that! There’s a
    couple of cool trains, oh we already have one
    of those tunnels too! And that’s the subway station? – [Eric] Where’s the Subway Station? – [Man] It’s in there! – [Eric] Is this the subway? – [Man] Yeah! It looks
    like the subway station – [Eric] I’ll get the subway out.. – [Man] Wow! That’s… – [Eric] Subway! – [Man] Wow I love that subway! – [Eric] Watch this! – [Man] Wow! The doors
    come open and closed too!? – [Eric] Yes!
    And look on the inside… – [Man] (awing) – [Eric] These little things… – [Man] Metro Maps… – [Eric] Ooh what is this? – [Man] – Couple of seats… – [Eric] What is this? – [Man] Looks like it’s the rail map. (high pitched) Ah! I’m going on holiday! – [Cody] And it comes with a suitcase! – [Man] Whoa! That’s so cool! He’s going on a trip! – [Eric] Does this drive? – [Man] It’s battery. – [Eric] The batteries
    are always for the lights – [Man] You think so? – [Eric] Yeah! – [Man] Huh- – [Eric] Because…
    you have to push it around – [Man] You do? – [Eric] Yes. – [Man] That’s sound and what? Sound and lights? – [Man 2] (affirmative) – [Man] Okay it’s sound and lights. What’s the sound? – [Eric] Well I don’t know! – [Man] Does it have some sound? – [Eric] No! – [Man] Hmm… it says it has sound. Let me see. Guess that’s
    where the battery goes. Ahh… (music plays) Where are we gonna put it? I think we’re gonna put
    it right in here huh? Put it right there? Oh! We even have a city
    bus in there! Look at that! So maybe we can put it
    right there and then, that would be a cool place… Can you join it in the tunnel, and then it goes straight out? – [Eric] Sure! – [Man] Oh that would be cool! – [Eric] But now we have two metros! – [Cody] That’s exciting! – [Man] Well this is just the tunnel, that will come into the Metro. – [Eric] Hey! – [Man] Oh that’s cool! – [Eric] Hey how’s about we put this, out this sign right here? – [Man] Whoa! Okay! Cool, so it’s got the metro ticket
    dispenser right there, and…
    metro rail map right there. – [Eric] And they can walk in, and we’ll- – [Cody] How about we put this right here? – [Eric] And wait for the metro. – [Man] When’s the next
    metro train comin in? – [Eric] Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Yay! – [Man] Doors opening! (whooing & laughter) – [Cody] We need a seat for our suitcase! – [Eric] Oh that goes front car. Need to put that in later. We put that in when the train backs up. First door closing! – [Man] (engine revving)
    Here comes the bus with more passengers! (brakes squeal) – [Cody] We don’t have
    a place for this one! – [Man] (high pitched) Wait for me! Wait for me! Wait for me! Oh! You’re filled up!
    Okay! I’ll go for the next one…
    Oh! You do have an extra train! – [Eric] (giggles) Yeah! – [Man] Yay! Come on in! – [Cody] We’re busy over here! – [Man] Oh! You have
    another one? Who can ride? The construction worker
    needs to get to work. Here he comes! – [Eric] The construction worker doesn’t need to come. – [Man] Yeah! Cause he needs to get to the Gantry crane area to drive his forklift. – [Eric] Wow! This is
    becoming a long train. – [Man] Whoa! It’s the morning rush hour. – [Eric] (mimics train chugging) – [Man] Boy! That’s a long
    early morning metro train – [Eric] Yes! – [Man] Wow! Everybody
    needs to get to work. – [Cody] Sir, get back here. – [Man] Uh oh… might be too long. – [Eric] It can’t. – [Man] Over to the ferry! Might have to take a couple at a time huh? (music playing) – [Eric] Might be… this person is actually too tall! – [Man] He is?
    Oh !I guess he is! Look at that. – [Eric] Oh that’s the end. Can’t hold any… – [Man] Okay go across the ferry. (ferry horn blows) – [Cody] We do it again? – [Man] Here we go! (boy mimics train) – [Eric] Oh the switch is wrong! We want to go this way!
    It sure is a long train! – [Man] Everybody is going to work… A bear who cares… A noob in a suit. – [Eric] Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Rolling into the station! – [Man] Look! We’ve got everybody waiting to get loaded up! (screeching) – Okay let the people get off… Stopped at the work site, hauling all that load for the day! Lots of customers with lots of loads! – [Eric] This guys riding the gentry, this guy getting the forklift. – [Man] Cool (engine whirring) – [Eric] This guys not driving – [Man] Okay! I’m ready for a load! Looks like the ships almost unloaded! There we go! See you later!
    Going for another load! (mimics boat horn) – [Eric] Hey there guys!
    Come on, hop in! – [Man] Is it lunch time already? – [Eric] Yes! – [Man] Oh! Okay! I’m off! Beep!
    I’m off! (engine whirring) – [Cody] (train sound effects) – [Eric] Well I’m heading
    back from the metro. Because the big long
    train is getting ready. And now the driver’s are gonna switch. – [Man] Okay – [Eric] Train ways – [Man] Did you have a
    good time with Brio today? – [Eric] Yes. – [Man] How about you Cody? – [Cody] Yes! – [Man] We love Brio! – [Eric] We love Brio! – [Man] We love Brio. – [Eric] Yeah! Too much! (laughter) – [Man] See you later!
    Everybody’s going home. (train whistle) – TrainLab!

    Sydney Metro: Thy Pham, a day in the life
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    Sydney Metro: Thy Pham, a day in the life

    September 11, 2019


    My name is Thy Pham. I’m 24-years-old. I’ve been working on the Sydney Metro project as a Junior Engineer since March 2017 and this is a day in my life. I attended Smithfield West Public School and then into high school I went to Prairiewood High School. So like every kid starting kindergarten, everyone wanted to be a teacher. My parents loved that idea that I wanted to be a teacher just like them. That’s when I looked into civil engineering and I was fortunate enough that my physics teacher and all my science teachers around me gave me that idea to be a civil engineer so for that I thank them. The structure that I’ve actually been most involved with is building track on the viaduct or what we call the skytrain and also the ballasted track between both viaducts. I will collaborate with the team so we’re all on the same page and know exactly what we’re doing. As a junior engineer I am still learning so my day will start at about 5:30 in the morning I get to work. The guys start work at 6. Come to the office, pick all my paperwork up, head out to my two locations, start everybody off, really get down to the nitty gritty. Construction is really grubby and I love it, to be fair. The work is very satisfying, I really enjoy it. She’s very hardworking, extremely hardworking. But the main thing about Thy is her enthusiasm. She wants to learn and her enthusiasm is like I’ve never seen before. Despite it being male dominant, they’re all very compassionate, very caring. if I’ve got any questions they’re always there I guess to lead me and guide me. It’s very rewarding, and it’s very nice to have a team that’s so close knit. It would be a very different team without Thy being onboard and I think everybody in the team appreciates what Thy does and she glues the team together basically. I definitely think that I am putting my foot down and leading some sort of pathway there. If you don’t ever go for it, you’ll never know. The answer will always be no. If you do go for it the worst that can happen is no. So regardless just take a leap of faith and do it. No-one would be where they are today if they didn’t work hard for it. [Music]
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    10 amazing facts about the Japan’s bullet trains | Shinkansen
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    10 amazing facts about the Japan’s bullet trains | Shinkansen

    September 10, 2019


    It is 2esday again, time for your 2 minutes
    of Japan-related information. Today: Facts about the best train in the world,
    the Shinkansen. 1. The first Shinkansen was inaugurated on October
    1st 1964, just 10 days before the start of the Olympic games in Japan. Thanks to its original aerodynamic form, it
    was soon referred to as „bullet train“ in the west. 2. These first versions of the train reached
    top speeds of up to 210 kmh. Today, some trains operate at up to 320 kmh.
    3. Shinkansen are not pulled by a locomotive. Instead, each car has its own electric engine. 4. In 2016, the average delay from schedule per
    Shinkansen was 24 seconds. This includes delays caused by natural disasters,
    such as earthquakes. 5. There are many reasons for this astounding
    level of punctuality. Three major ones are: The Shinkansen’s rails
    are not shared with other, slower trains and the rails are optimized in a way that they
    have minimum curvature and inclination. This requires for the construction of a lot
    of bridges and tunnels. While driving, the speed is constantly adjusted
    to guarantee for an arrival exact to the tenth of a second. 6. Every Shinkansen stops for 12 minutes at its
    terminal stop. 5 of those minutes are for having customers
    exit and enter and the remaining 7 are for cleaning the whole train, including the toilets,
    emptying the dustbins, changing the seat covers and reversing the directions of all seats. 7. Every Shinkansen is inspected from the outside
    on every second day, as well as the overhead contact lines and brakes. Every month there’s a full checkup in which
    4 inspectors check every single screw of the train. Maybe not every screw, but it’s pretty detailed. And every six months the motor and low side
    cars are deconstructed, verified and put together again. Then the train is repainted. 8. There’s a yellow version of the Shinkansen
    called Doctor Yellow. It doesn’t seat any passengers, drives across
    the rails at a speed of 270km/h and measures any abnormalities, such as cracks in the rails. 9. If the seismometers of the railway company
    register shocks, they will send emergency signals to all affected Shinkansen, causing
    an emergency break. This also happened during the Tohoku earthquake
    in 2011: About 12 seconds before the earthquake reached them, all trains had been stopped. 10. Thanks to all of these security measures,
    In its more than 50 years of operation, there has not been a single fatality caused by a
    Shinkansen. There are actually so much more amazing things
    I could tell you about the Shinkansen. But for today, that’s it. If you have any topic you would like to see
    me cover in the future, please let me know in the comments below. For today, thank you for watching and see
    you next time.

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    Norfolk News Now – Sept. 2011 – Rise of the Tide light rail and 14 other stories from Norfolk, VA

    September 10, 2019


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    >>>COMING UP, THE RISE OF THE TIDE, A NEW COMMUNITY CENTER IS
    ONE STEP CLOSER, AND THREE NORFOLK HISTORICAL TREASURES
    HAVE A CHANCE AT A PLACE OF HONOR IN VIRGINIA’S COLLECTIONS.
    THESE AND 12 OTHER STORIES UP NEXT ON NORFOLK NEWS NOW.
    >>>WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER EDITION OF NORFOLK NEWS NOW.
    I’M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON WITH THE NORFOLK POLICE DEPARTMENT.
    THANKS FOR JOINING US. A WHOLE NEW WAY TO GET FROM ONE
    PLACE TO THE OTHER IN NORFOLK. AND EARLY RESULTS SHOW THE TIDE
    IS CATCHING ON FAST. THE TRIPLE-N’S JOHN LINKA HAS
    MORE.>>NORFOLK’S LIGHT RAIL BECAME A
    FORMALITY IN DECEMBER OF 2007 WITH A GROUND BREAKING AND A
    WHOLE LOT OF COMPUTER ANIMATION. FAST FORWARD TO AUGUST OF 2011,
    AND LIGHT RAIL HAS OFFICIALLY OPENED WITH A RIBBON CUTTING AND
    A LOT OF CELEBRATION.>>THE NEW ERA IN MASS TRANSIT
    WILL BEGIN FOR NORFOLK, HAMPTON ROADS, AND FOR THE COMMONWEALTH.
    ALWAYS ENVISIONED AS A REGIONAL SYSTEM, NORFOLK’S LIGHT RAIL IS
    BUT THE FIRST LEG OF WHAT CAN BECOME AN INTEGRATED RAIL
    NETWORK THAT WILL MOVE LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE EFFICIENTLY TO
    AND FROM HOME AND WORK.>>THERE WERE HUGS ALL AROUND,
    ESPECIALLY BETWEEN TWO OF THE BIGGEST PLAYERS IN BRINGING
    LIGHT RAIL TO NORFOLK, FORMER COUNCILMAN RANDY WRIGHT AND
    MAYOR PAUL FRAIM. THE OPENING WAS SO BIG, IN FACT,
    IT TURNED INTO TWO OPENING CEREMONIES.
    HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE READY FOR THE OH-DARK-100 EXPRESS ON
    THE MORNING OF AUGUST 19th, 2011, AT THE NEW TOWN ROAD
    STATION. THE 5:55 A.M. INAUGURAL RIDE ON
    THE TIDE LIGHT RAIL WAS PACKED FOR ITS FIRST TRIP INTO DOWNTOWN
    NORFOLK.>>TODAY IS PROOF THAT TRANSIT,
    THE LIGHT RAIL WILL FILL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION IN HAMPTON
    ROADS AND THIS IS A FIRST STEP AND A GREAT STEP.
    >>IT’S GOING TO BE A GOOD THING FOR OUR BUSINESS.
    WE HAVE OUR BUSINESS OFF LOOP DRIVE, AND A
    LOT OF OUR
    CUSTOMERS WORK DOWNTOWN NORFOLK AND THIS IS GOING TO WORK OUT
    WELL FOR US.>>AND IF YOU THOUGHT THE TRAIN
    ARRIVED EARLY ON OPENING DAY –>>I WAS UP AT 1:00 A.M. THIS
    MORNING AND I ARRIVED AT THE NEW TOWN STATION AROUND 1:30.
    >>GREAT TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE HERE.
    WE ACTUALLY HAVE A LOT OF FANS FOR LIGHT RAIL, AND THE BUZZ IN
    THE CITY OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS HAS BEEN VERY POSITIVE, AND
    SO IT’S SORT OF A RELIEF TO GET TO THIS MOMENT AND HAVE THE
    SYSTEM SO WELL RECEIVED.>>WELL RECEIVED WOULD BE THE
    UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE WEEKEND. WE’LL GET TO THAT IN A MINUTE.
    BUT FIRST, LET’S HIT THE WAYBACK MACHINE FOR A SECOND, SHALL WE?
    WE MENTIONED THE GROUNDBREAKING IN DECEMBER OF 2007.
    IN JANUARY 2009, THERE WAS A TRIP TO HIGH STEEL STRUCTURES IN
    LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. WHERE LIGHT RAIL STEEL BRIDGE
    GIRDERS WERE BEING GHAILT WOULD GO — BEING BUILT THAT WOULD GO
    INTO THE OVERPASSES ALONG THE ROUTE AND IT TOOK MORE THAN TWO
    DAYS TO BRING THIS 55,000-POUND BEAST MORE THAN 400 MILES
    THROUGH RAIN, SLEET, AND SNOW BACK TO NORFOLK.
    IN 2009, WE MET 91-YEAR-OLD RANDALL PIKE, THE OLDEST LIVING
    NORFOLK STREET CAR DRIVER FROM THE HEYDAY IN THE 1940s, WHO GOT
    A CHANCE TO SIT AT THE CONTROLS OF ONE OF THE NEW TRAINS.
    MORE RECENTLY, MEMBERS OF NORFOLK CITY COUNCIL GOT A SNEAK
    SPEAK VIP RIDE ON THE TIDE AND A TOUR OF THE TIDE’S MAINTENANCE
    AND OPERATIONS FACILITY.>>WE HAVE A PLACE IN THE AREA
    TO ALLOWS US TO ASSEMBLE AND DISASSEMBLE THE ASSEMBLIES
    UNDERNEATH THE TRAIN. IT’S AN AWFUL LOT OF HEAVY METAL
    AND AP PAT RUS THAT MAKES THE TRAINS GO.
    >>CONTROL CENTER IS CONSIDERED THE NERVE CENTER OF THE RAIL.
    THE CONTROLLER’S JOB, PRIME RESPONSIBILITY IS TO MAKE SURE
    WE HAVE SAFE TRAIN MOVEMENT.>>ENOUGH ABOUT THE PAST.
    THIS THREE-DAY OPENING WEEKEND OF THE TIDE WAS ABOUT A
    CELEBRATION. A CELEBRATION OF THE BEGINNING
    OF A NEW ERA OF PUBLIC TRANSIT IN NORFOLK AND THE STATE OF
    VIRGINIA.>>MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS ALL
    ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE PURSUED LIGHT RAIL AND WE ARE, IN FACT,
    THE SMALL LESS CITY IN THE COUNTRY TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL.
    >>THERE WAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE THROUGHOUT THE 11 LIGHT
    RAIL STATIONS ON OPENING WEEKEND, INCLUDING FREE COFFEE
    FOR THE EARLY RISERS, A LIVE RADIO BROADCAST AS WELL AS
    ENTERTAINMENT. AND ON OPENING WEEKEND, EVERYONE
    GOT TO RIDE THE TIDE FOR FREE. NOT JUST ON THE INAUGURAL RIDE,
    BUT EVERY RIDE ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY ALONG THE
    ENTIRE 7.4-MILE ROUTE.>>THE EXPERIENCE IS NICE.
    IT’S AWESOME.>>REMEMBER MAYOR PAUL FRAIM
    SAYING THIS EARLIER IN THE STORY?
    >>SORT OF A RELIEF TO GET TO THIS MOMENT AND HAVE THE SYSTEM
    SO WELL RECEIVED.>>IT WAS WELL RECEIVED, ALL
    RIGHT. JUST A FEW HOURS INTO THE FIRST
    DAY OF OPENING WEEKEND, IT WAS TIME TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS MORE
    CROWD, THE TRAINS THEMSELVES.>>THEY DON’T WANT TO GET OUT.
    >>OR THE LINES TO GET ON THE TRAINS, WHICH SEEMED LONGER THAN
    THE ENTIRE LIGHT RAIL ROUTE.>>IT’S SO CROWDS, YOU CAN’T
    REALLY ENJOY IT. I WAS THINKING, YOU KNOW, FIRST
    THING IN THE MORNING, EVERYBODY WAS GOING TO BE LOOKING TO GET
    TO IT, AND NECESSARILY LOW DOWN IN THE EVENING, BUT NO, JUST AS
    CROWDED AS IT WAS THIS MORNING.>>I COULDN’T GET ON THE TRAIN
    WHEN I LEFT CITY HALL TO GET BACK TO MY OFFICE, I HAD TO
    WALK.>>THAT PROMPTED THEM TO PUT ALL
    THE TRAINS IN USE AND JOIN NORFOLK CITY COUNCIL IN A BIG
    DECISION, EXTENDING THE FREE RIDERSHIP FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK.
    >>WE WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE A GOOD EXPERIENCE.
    >>OPENING DAY SAW MORE THAN 25,000 RIDERS AND THE FIRST
    WEEKEND HAD MORE THAN 75,000 FOLKS RIDING THE TIDE.
    BY THE TIME YOU’RE WATCHING THIS, THE FREE RIDE WILL BE OVER
    AND YOU HAVE TO BUY A TICKET TO RIDE THE TIDE, SO HOW DO YOU DO
    THAT? WITH THESE KIOSKS.
    THE COSTS ARE $1.50 PER TRIP AND YOU CAN BUY VARIETY OF GO PASSES
    THAT ARE GOOD FROM ANYWHERE FROM ONE DAY TO 30 DAYS AT A TIME, SO
    MATTER WHAT TYPE OF TICKET YOU BUY, YOU WILL BE MUCH HAPPIER
    SITTING IN THE TIDE THAN SITTING IN TRAFFIC LIKE THIS WATCHING
    THE TIDE GO BY. FOURD BY AN OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL
    SYSTEM, NORFOLK’S LIGHT RAIL IS THE GREEN WAY TO GET AROUND
    NORFOLK.>>THE BEST THING ABOUT IT IS
    YOU’RE RIDING WITH OTHERS AND YOU ARE AVOIDING THE USE OF
    FOSSIL FUEL, GASOLINE AS FOSSIL FUEL AND BY BURNING THAT IN YOUR
    CAR, THOSE POLLUTANTS END UP GOING INTO THE ATMOSPHERE AND
    END UP CREATING PROBLEMS FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT.
    >>EACH OF THESE NINE LIGHT RAIL VEHICLES IS JUST OVER 93 FEET
    LONG, JUST UNDER 100,000 POUNDS, AND CAN TRAVEL UP TO 55 MILES
    PER HOUR. BEING THAT BIG AND FAST, THESE
    LIGHT RAIL TRAINS ARE NOTHING TO PLAY WITH.
    >>VERY IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGNALS,
    PAY ATTENTION TO THEIR DRIVING, THEIR WALKING, AND REMEMBER THAT
    TRAINS WILL BE RUNNING ON A REGULAR SCHEDULE.
    >>THEY SEAT A TOTAL OF 68 AND CAN CARRY UP TO 180 PASSENGERS.
    THERE ARE EVEN FOUR WHEELCHAIR SPACES AND BIKE RACKS ON THE
    TRAIN AND WHETHER YOU’RE SITTING OR STANDING, YOU WILL HAVE SOME
    GREAT VIEWS OF NORFOLK, BUT PERHAPS THE BEST VIEW OF ALL,
    SEEING NORFOLK LEAD THE WAY WHEN IT COMES TO PUBLIC TRANSIT IN
    VIRGINIA.>>THE BIGGEST THANKS GOES TO
    THE CITIZENS OF NORFOLK. IN SPITE OF COST OVERRUNS,
    DELAYS IN THE STARTING DATE AND UNFLATTERING ARTICLES, YOU STUCK
    WITH US. OUR CITIZENS NEVER LOST
    CONFIDENCE. THEY NEVER TURNED THEIR BACKS ON
    US, AND OUR HEARTIEST THANKS IMPOSE OUT TO THE CITIZENS OF
    NORFOLK.>>THE CITIZENS OF NORFOLK AND,
    IN FACT, ALL OF HAMPTON ROADS HAVE EMBRACED LIGHT RAIL.
    WE’VE HAD RIDERS FROM THE PENINSULA, LOTS OF RIDERS FROM
    VIRGINIA BEACH AND CHESAPEAKE, FROM ALL OVER THE REGION AND THE
    RESPONSE HAS BEEN VERY, VERY FAVORABLE.
    WE’RE ON TO SOMETHING VERY BIG HERE.
    >>THANK YOU FOR RIDING THE TIDE.
    WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR TRIP.>>FOR NORFOLK NEWS NOW, I’M
    JOHN LINKA.>>FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION
    ON THE TIDE, INCLUDING ROUTE TIMES AND FARE COSTS, JUST LOG
    ON TO NORFOLK.GOV.>>>NEARLY 5,000 NORFOLK SENIORS
    GOT ALMOST $7 MILLION IN REAL ESTATE TAX RELIEF LAST YEAR
    THANKS TO A CITY COUNCIL-APPROVED CAP.
    THE CAP IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL RELIEF FOR OLDER
    NORFOLK CITIZENS WHO ARE FREQUENTLY STRUGGLING WITH THE
    CHALLENGES OF A FIXED INCOME. THE PROGRAM IS ADMINISTERED BY
    THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE.
    DURING MARCH, APRIL, AND MAY OF EACH YEAR, TAX RELIEF TEAMS SET
    UP SHOP IN FOUR SATELLITE OFFICES THROUGHOUT THE CITY TO
    HELP SENIORS FILL OUT THE NECESSARY PAPERWORK.
    TEAM MEMBERS SAY SENIORS FREQUENTLY TELL THEM THE MONEY
    THEY SAVE THROUGH TAX RELIEF MAKES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
    BUYING GROCERIES AND PAYING THE ELECTRIC BILL.
    TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT REAL ESTATE TAX RELIEF FOR SENIOR
    CITIZENS, CALL 664-7888.>>>THE CITY AND THE SALVATION
    ARMY ARE TAKING THE NEXT STEPS TOWARD MAKING THE RAY AND JOAN
    KROC COMMUNITY CENTER A REALITY. THE 80,000-SQUARE-FOOT CENTER
    WILL BE BUILT IN THE BROAD CREEK SECTION OF THE CITY.
    BROAD CREEK WAS SELECTED BECAUSE IT IS HOME TO A RACIALLY AND
    ECONOMICALLY DIVERSE COMMUNITY OF RESIDENTS.
    THE COMMUNITY CENTER WILL BE DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED BY THE
    SALVATION ARMY, WHO IS TASKED WITH CREATING CENTERS IN MORE
    THAN TWO DOZEN COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
    >>THE SALVATION ARMY IS COMMITTED TO CREATING A
    FIRST-CLASS GATEWAY AND SPIRITUAL CENTER, PRODUCING
    TANGIBLE OUTCOMES THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUTH, FAMILIES AND
    NEIGHBORHOODS IN HAMPTON ROADS THROUGH EDUCATIONAL, CREATIVE
    ARTS, AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
    >>IT WILL SIT AT THE CORNER OF BALLENTINE BOULEVARD AND
    PRINCESS ANNE ROAD. PLANS INCLUDE A POOL AND WATER
    PARK, EXERCISE ROOMS, ELEVATED INDOOR RUNNING TRACK,
    AUDITORIUM/PERFORMING ARTS AREA, MEETING ROOMS, AND ROOMS FOR
    CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS.  THE SALVATION ARMY REQUIRES
    $28 MILLION IN PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS, WHICH IT WILL
    MATCH, TO SET UP AN ENDOWMENT TO RUN THE CENTER ONCE IT IS BUILT.
    THE SALVATION ARMY WILL SPEND APPROXIMATELY $28 MILLION ON
    CONSTRUCTION.  NOW THAT FUNDRAISING IS NEARLY
    COMPLETE, THE NEXT STEP INVOLVES THE CITY ATTORNEY AND SALVATION
    ARMY FINALIZING ALL NECESSARY LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND RELATED
    CLOSINGS FOR THE SALE OF LAND BY THE CITY TO THE SALVATION ARMY.
    >>>IN A CONTINUING EFFORT TO BUILD AND IMPROVE NEIGHBORHOODS
    FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS, MEMBERS OF NORFOLK CITY COUNCIL HAVE
    TEAMED UP WITH THE WARDS CORNER TASK FORCE TO PURCHASE
    PROPERTIES WITHIN THE DENBY PARK NEIGHBORHOOD.
    THE CITY HAS ACQUIRED A TOTAL OF 68 APARTMENT UNITS THROUGHOUT
    SEVEN BUILDINGS IN THE TEXAS STREETS SECTION OF DENBY PARK AT
    A TOTAL PRICE OF JUST OVER $2.7 MILLION.
    >>THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD, AS I SAID, FOR ALL OF
    WARDS CORNER. EVERYBODY HERE, ALL OF MY
    COUNCIL MEMBERS, HAVE WORKED VERY HARD ON THIS ISSUE.
    THE MONIES THAT WE ARE SPENDING FOR THE ACQUISITION HAVE BEEN
    APPROPRIATED OVER A COUPLE OF BUDGETS.
    OUR GOAL IN THE FUTURE IS ACTUALLY TO BUY MORE OF THESE
    APARTMENTS AND DO MORE GOOD HERE IN WARDS CORNER.
    >>THE BUILDINGS ARE ON SAN ANTONIO BOULEVARD.
    16 OF THE UNITS ARE CURRENTLY OCCUPIED BUT WORK IS UNDERWAY TO
    PROVIDE TENANTS WITH EQUAL OR BETTER APARTMENT.
    WITHIN PROPERTIES OF THE CURRENT LAND OWNERS.
    >>THE WARDS CORNER IS IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR CITY AND IT
    AFFECTS ALL OF US AND FIVE COUNCIL PEOPLE TOUCH THIS AREA,
    SO THIS IS A MAJOR STEP.>>IT CANNOT STOP JUST ON THE
    ACQUISITION OF THESE UNITS. WE HAVE THE COMMERCIAL AREA TO
    DEAL WITH AND THE CONTINUED EFFORT TO BRING THE COMMERCIAL
    AREA BACK TO WHAT IT WAS, AND THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE FIRST STEP
    TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.>>ALL OF THE CURRENT LEASES
    EXPIRE NO LATER THAN JULY 2012 AS UNITS BECOME AVAILABLE AND A
    ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY WILL BE CONDUCTED.
    >>WE’RE COMMITTED AS A CITY AND AS COUNCIL MEMBERS TO LISTEN TO
    THE CITIZENS OF DENBY PARK AND WARDS KOERNTION AND I BELIEVE
    THAT — CORNER AND I BELIEVE THAT THIS ACTION IS THE FIRST OF
    MANY STEPS TO REVITALIZE THE DENBY PARK AND WARDS CORNER
    AREA, AND MAKE IT PART OF WHAT MAKES NORFOLK A WONDERFUL CITY
    TO LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY.>>>THE DIVISION OF
    TRANSPORTATION HAS TAKEN STEPS TO MAKE THINGS A LITTLE SAFER
    FOR MOTORISTS ON TIDEWATER DRIVE AND GRANBY STREET.
    WORKERS HAVE CREATED A SO-CALLED SAFE ZONE.
    THE ZONE IS A SMALL ACCESS LANE CREATED BY NARROWING AND
    RESTRIPING THE APPROACHING LANES ON GRANBY STREET.
    THE ADJUSTMENT PROVIDES SAFER ACCESS FOR VEHICLES ENTERING
    FROM TIDEWATER DRIVE. THE CHANGE WAS MADE AT THE
    REQUEST OF A CITIZEN HOPING TO CALM TRAFFIC IN THE BUSY
    CORRIDOR. MOTORISTS HAVE ALREADY NOTICED
    THE DIFFERENCE IN THE NEW CONFIGURATION AND HAVE EXPRESSED
    THEIR THANKS TO PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE IMPROVED ACCESS AND
    VISIBILITY.>>>CITY INSPECTORS ROUTINELY
    EVALUATE NORFOLK’S BRIDGES AGAINST NATIONAL BRIDGE
    INSPECTION STANDARDS. THE VIRGINIA BEACH BOULEVARD
    BRIDGE WAS RECENTLY CHECKED AND FOUND TO HAVE SOME MINOR
    DETERIORATION. TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM, CREWS
    REPAIRED MINOR CRACKS ON THE SURFACE OF THE BRIDGE WITH
    ASPHALT. THE BRIDGE’S SUPERSTRUCTURE, THE
    SUPPORTS BELOW THE DRIVING SURFACE, AND THE SUBSTRUCTURES,
    THE FOUNDATION AND SUPPORT POSTS, WERE ALL DEEMED SOUND.
    >>>THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH’S FREE CAR SEAT AND BOOSTER SEAT
    PROGRAM HAS MOVED TO A NEW HOME. THE POPULAR PROGRAM IS NOW AT
    THE NORFOLK PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER AT 830 SOUTHAMPTON AVENUE NEAR
    THE INTERSECTION OF BRAMBLETON AND COLLEY.
    THERE IS SOME FREE PARKING AVAILABLE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE
    BUILDING. ADDITIONAL PARKING IS AVAILABLE
    IN THE FORT NORFOLK PLAZA GARAGE.
    THE FIRST HOUR AT THE GARAGE IS FREE.
    PREGNANT WOMEN AND SENIORS APPLYING FOR A FREE CHILD SAFETY
    SEAT WHO PARK IN THE GARAGE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE GOLF CART
    SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM THE PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER.
    >>>WHEN WE COME BACK, A NEW LOOK FOR ONE OF NORFOLK’S
    SHELTERS.>>>PLUS, NO NEED TO FEAR THE
    LIBRARY DURING FINE-FREE DAYS.>>>AND WE’LL TELL YOU WHAT HAD
    FOLKS BUZZING AT THE BOTANICAL GARDEN.
    >>>WELCOME BACK TO THE TRIPLE-N.
    22 NEW RECRUITS ARE HITTING THE BOOKS AND THE GYM, WORKING
    TOWARD A GOAL OF BECOMING DEPUTIES IN THE NORFOLK
    SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. THE 17 MEN AND FIVE WOMEN ARE
    PART OF THE 47th BASIC TRAINING ACADEMY.
    THEY WILL TRAIN FOR THREE MONTHS IN EVERYTHING FROM CORRECTIONS
    POLICY TO WEAPONS. RECRUITS WHO SUCCESSFULLY
    COMPLETE THE RIGOROUS PROGRAM WILL GRADUATE FROM ACADEMY ON
    NOVEMBER 10th.>>>IF YOU’VE BEEN HIDING FROM
    THE NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY BECAUSE YOU HAVE OVERDUE ITEMS
    OR A MISSING CARD, SEPTEMBER IS YOUR LUCKY MONTH.
    IN HONOR OF NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH, THE NORFOLK
    PUBLIC LIBRARY IS EXTENDING AMNESTY TO THE MORE FORGETFUL
    AMONG US. FOR TWO WEEKS, SEPTEMBER 16th
    THROUGH THE 30th, PATRONS CAN RETURN OVERDUE BOOKS AND OTHER
    MATERIALS WITHOUT FEAR OF FINES. YOU CAN ALSO COME BY AND REPLACE
    A LOST LIBRARY CARD WITHOUT ANY FEE AS WELL.
    AND WITH ALL THAT MONEY YOU SAVE ON FINES, YOU CAN HELP OUT YOUR
    NEIGHBORS. NPL IS HOSTING A FOOD DRIVE TO
    BENEFIT THE FOODBANK OF SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA TO
    COINCIDE WITH FINE-FREE DAYS. YOU CAN DROP OFF NON-PERISHABLE
    FOOD ITEMS AT ANY NPL LOCATION BETWEEN THE 16th AND THE 30th.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FINE-FREE DAYS OR THE FOOD
    DRIVE, CALL 664-7328 AND ASK FOR EXTENSION 352.
    >>>THE KIDS MAY BE BACK IN SCHOOL, BUT THANKS TO NPL, THEY
    SPENT THE SUMMER HITTING THE BOOKS.
    THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM WAS “AMAZING
    TALES AT YOUR LIBRARY.” BUT ALL THE ACTION WASN’T JUST
    IN THE PAGES OF GOOD BOOKS. MAGICIANS, JUGGLERS,
    FIRE-BREATHING STUNTMEN, MUSICIANS, AND MORE VISITED
    VARIOUS BRANCHES TO BRING THE ADVENTURE OF READING TO LIFE.
    PARTICIPANTS EARNED PRIZES AS AN INCENTIVE FOR PARTICIPATING IN
    THE PROGRAM. AND ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WON A
    NOOK COLOR E-READER FOR PARTICIPATING.
    THE READING FUN WASN’T LIMITED TO THE KIDS, THOUGH.
    ADULTS PARTICIPATED IN THEIR OWN VERSION OF THE PROGRAM BY
    SUBMITTING MORE THAN 800 REVIEWS FOR BOOKS THEY READ OVER THE
    SUMMER. SIX WINNERS OF WEEKLY DRAWINGS
    WON PRIZES FROM BOOK LIGHTS TO DVDs.
    >>>THE DWELLING PLACE, ONE OF NORFOLK’S PARTNER PROGRAMS
    PROVIDING SHELTER AND SUPPORT TO HOMELESS FAMILIES, IS GETTING A
    BIT OF A FACELIFT. MAYORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WERE
    INVITED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FOR SHELTERS IN THEIR CITY TO
    PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIFT SPIRITS THROUGH A NEW COAT OF
    PAINT. ONE CITY WAS SELECTED FOR EACH
    STATE AND NORFOLK WAS NAMED THE WINNER FOR VIRGINIA.
    THE AWARD INCLUDES A CONTRIBUTION OF PAINT FROM
    BENJAMIN MOORE AND VOLUNTEER PROFESSIONAL PAINTING
    CONTRACTORS WILL PAINT THE INTERIOR OF THE DWELLING PLACE
    FOR FREE.>>>THE CITY OF NORFOLK HAS
    THREE ENTRIES COMPETING TO BE NAMED AMONG VIRGINIA’S TOP 10
    ARTIFACTS. THE GOAL OF VIRGINIA’S TOP 10 IS
    TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT CARE OF COLLECTIONS THROUGHOUT
    VIRGINIA, D.C., AND BEYOND. THE CONTEST IS COORDINATED BY
    THE VIRGINIA COLLECTIONS INSTITUTE, A STATEWIDE
    COLLABORATION AIMED AT ENSURING THE ONGOING SAFETY AND
    STEWARDSHIP OF COLLECTIONS HELD BY VIRGINIA’S MUSEUMS, ARCHIVES,
    AND LIBRARIES. THE “USS WISCONSIN” AT NAUTICUS,
    THE MOSES EZEKIEL STATUE COLLECTION AT THE NORFOLK
    BOTANICAL GARDEN, AND AN 1843 COPY OF THE DECLARATION OF
    INDEPENDENCE FROM THE NORFOLK HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAVE ALL BEEN
    NOMINATED.>>WE APPARENTLY HAVE HAD THIS
    DOCUMENT TO PROBABLY 30 OR SO YEARS.
    WE’RE NOT REALLY SURE WHO GAVE IT TO US, ALTHOUGH WE NOR IT WAS
    FRAMED — WE KNOW IT WAS FRAMED IN PORTSMOUTH BECAUSE THERE’S A
    LITTLE PLATE ON THE BACK OF THE PICTURE SAYING WHERE IT WAS
    FRAMED. WE’VE HAD IT FOR A REALLY LONG
    TIME, HAD IT HANGING OUT AT FORT NORFOLK IN ONE OF THE BUILDINGS
    OUT THERE, EXPOSED TO THE DAYLIGHT AND ALL THE THINGS THAT
    ARE NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ARTIFACTS, AND WE STARTED
    LOOKING AT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAD.
    WE’RE STARTING TO DO AN INVENTORY OF SOME OF OUR BOOKS
    AND OTHER MATERIALS, AND WHEN WE SAW THE DECLARATION OF
    INDEPENDENCE, WE IMMEDIATELY DID RESEARCH TO SEE IF IT’S AN
    ORIGINAL 1776, AND IT’S NOT, BUT WE DID DATE IT BACK TO 1843,
    WHICH WAS THE SECOND FACSIMILE PRINTING OF THE DECLARATION, SO
    STILL PRETTY RARE. WE IMMEDIATELY TOOK IT OFF THE
    WALL AND NOW WE’RE TRYING TO GET IT DECLARED ONE OF THE MOST
    ENDANGERED ARTIFACTS. WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO USE THAT
    TO GET FUNDING TO HAVE IT CONSERVED PROPERLY SO THAT WE
    CAN DISPLAY IT MAYBE EVEN NEXT YEAR DURING THE BUY CENTENNIAL
    OF THE WAR OF 1812.>>TO VOTE, GO TO
    VATOP10ARTIFACTS.ORG AND CLICK THE “HOW DO I VOTE” TAB AT THE
    TOP OF THE PAGE. THE TEN ITEMS SELECTED BY VOTERS
    WILL EARN THE DISTINCTION OF BECOMING ONE OF VIRGINIA’S
    TOP 10 ENDANGERED ARTIFACTS.>>>THE DISCOVERY MUSIC SERIES
    AT THE ATTUCKS THEATER KICKS OFF THIS MONTH WITH THE FIRST IN A
    SERIES OF TEN PERFORMANCES. THE SERIES RUNS THROUGH APRIL OF
    NEXT YEAR. AND THIS YEAR’S BLUES AND INDY
    ARTISTS ARE THE COWBOY JUNKIES AND RUTHIE FOSTER.
    THE TICKETS START AT $95. SUBSCRIBERS ALSO GET ACCESS TO
    THE VEER MAGAZINE LIBATION LOUNGE, DISCOUNTS FROM DOWNTOWN
    RESTAURANTS, AND A DISCOVERY SERIES T-SHIRT AND POSTER.
    TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM TICKETMASTER AT 1-800-745-3000
    OR ONLINE AT TICKETMASTER.COM.>>>THERE WAS PLENTY OF BUZZ AT
    THE NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN NOT TOO LONG AGO.
    NBG HOSTED AN EVENT TO MARK NATIONAL HONEY BEE AWARENESS DAY
    RECENTLY. THE EVENT FEATURED PLENTY OF
    ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS, REFRESHMENTS AND DOOR PRIZES,
    AND, OF COURSE, HONEY AND BEE VENDORS.
    VISITORS ALSO GOT AN UP-CLOSE LOOK INSIDE A REAL BEE HIVE.
    THE EVENT WAS HOSTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BEEKEEPERS
    GUILD OF SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA.>>>LIGHT IS FADING EARLIER IN
    THE EVENING THIS TIME OF YEAR, SO IT’S A GREAT TIME TO LOOK FOR
    INDOOR ACTIVITIES TO FILL YOUR TIME.
    “GOOD TIMES” IS THE PLACE TO GO TO FIND ALL THERE IS TO DO IN
    NORFOLK THIS FALL. FROM SWIMMING CLASSES TO FIRING
    UP THE POTTERY KILN, THERE ARE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES SURE TO
    SUIT ANY AND ALL LEVELS OF ABILITY.
    YOU CAN CHECK OUT A COMPLETE LISTING OF RECREATION
    OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FALL EDITION OF “GOOD TIMES”
    MAGAZINE. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE
    CITY’S WEBSITE AT WWW.NORFOLK.GOV/GOOD TIMES.
    THE MAGAZINE HAS ALL THE DETAILS ON LOCATIONS, TIMES, AND ANY
    ASSOCIATED FEES.>>>THAT WRAPS UP THE SEPTEMBER
    EDITION OF NORFOLK NEWS NOW ON THE TRIPLE-N.
    THANKS FOR WATCHING NORFOLK’S NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORK FOR ALL
    THINGS NORFOLK. I’M KAREN PARKER-CHESSON WITH
    THE NORFOLK POLICE DEPARTMENT. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR
    CITY, AND CELEBRATE LIFE DAILY. CAPTIONING PROVIDED BY
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    Simon Brault on art and culture in Quebec and Canada
    Articles, Blog

    Simon Brault on art and culture in Quebec and Canada

    September 9, 2019


    I am Simon Brault. I am the CEO of the National
    Theatre School of Canada and still, for 3 weeks, the Vice-Chair of the
    Canada Council for the Arts. The past 10 years
    have been incredible ones for the arts in Canada. Over these 10 years I have seem
    truly profound transformations – in society itself, with the
    evolution of technology; with the increasingly
    significant role of cities; with stronger cultural
    initiatives coming from the cities and the
    provinces; with a change in federal cultural policy. But also, when I first
    arrived at the Canada Council 10 years ago, for example,
    the iPhone did not exist. During these years, we have seen
    profound changes in terms of access to culture, the
    relationship that people have with culture, with
    dematerialization, mobility, instant access. All these phenomena have
    emerged very powerfully in the past 10 years, I would
    even say in the past 5 years. I feel that I have had
    an extraordinary chance to be able to observe,
    try to analyse, comment on, discuss and in a way
    ‘act’ on all of this at all kinds of levels: as
    the director of the School, as chair of Culture Montréal,
    but also at the level of the Canada Council for the Arts. At first, I saw the Council
    primarily as an organization that funded the arts,
    and over the years, I have increasingly come to see
    it as an organization that could and must influence the
    course of events with respect to the place the arts hold in
    our society, in our daily lives. There were many highlights
    for me over the last 10 years. I will mention 2 or 3. Maybe one of the most
    interesting parts at the very beginning was the chance I
    had to work with Karen Kain. Like many Canadians, I admired
    Karen Kain before working at the Canada Council. I never thought I
    would work with her. And I had that chance of
    working with a great artist who achieved an
    incredible artistic career. But she was not per se
    someone doing cultural policy or managing a board. For her, it was a kind of a
    new territory; and for me, it was a chance to interact with
    someone coming from a world that I was quite ignorant
    of, because I am working with theatre people,
    not with dancers, not with classically-trained dancers. It was for me a very
    interesting experience. I think we succeeded in
    developing a chemistry that was really interesting and
    useful for the cultural milieu and for the
    Canada Council itself. One of the very defining moments
    was when we were contemplating the possibility of doubling the
    budget of the Canada Council. It was very exciting even if
    did not eventually happen. It was very interesting
    to contemplate what if we
    could double the budget. What could we do? There were many discussions. And I realized at one point
    that it’s not only about money. The future of art in this
    country is not all about money. Money is important, but the
    recognition of the central place of arts in society is much more
    important than anything else. Money will come after, if
    the arts are more integrated. Over the last few years,
    I’ve had the chance to work with another chair, Joe Rotman. Again it was someone coming
    from a very different background than mine, different generation,
    and different life experience. And, I think, [what I achieved]
    with him and my colleagues on the Board and the
    staff at the Council, what probably would be my legacy
    – if I have any legacy at the Canada Council -is all this
    work around public engagement. This work started with a very
    large and vague discussion about notions such as
    cultural participation, cultural supply and demand. And I think we all succeeded
    over the last few years to articulate something that is
    profoundly important in terms of repositioning the Canada
    Council for the future, in terms of giving some kind
    of new legitimacy for public support of the arts. It is clear for me that if we
    only argue the Canada Council is important because it gives
    money to artistic organizations and deserving artist, we do
    not have a very strong case. But I think if we do what we do
    because we want to give access to best of the best of what
    could change the lives of the citizens no matter of their
    status or their origins, no matter where they live
    or where they want to go. I think then we would
    have a very strong case, and that case has to be made. For me the re-connection of the
    2 aspects of the mandate of the Canada Council – the quest
    for excellence in arts and the enjoyment of arts (the
    participation in the arts) is something really,
    really critical. And I am very proud I had the
    chance to be part of these conversations and to play a role
    in articulating this vision, and to carry the ball in terms
    of communicating it to the general population and the
    clients of the Canada Council.

    On-Time Metro – In Japan, The Train Is Never Late // Discovery on Viddsee.com
    Articles, Blog

    On-Time Metro – In Japan, The Train Is Never Late // Discovery on Viddsee.com

    September 9, 2019


    Secret codes, signals, and a mysterious language. All used for a single strict purpose: To master time Yet below the world capital of High-tech, automation is not replacing people Less than half a second out Going behind the scenes of the world’s busiest Metros to explore Japan’s unique relationship with time We’ll show how Tokyo Metro’s reputation for timekeeping is built on a unique alliance between digital precision and intuitive human skills. We’ll show how Tokyo Metro’s reputation for timekeeping is built on a unique alliance between digital precision and intuitive human skills. What does it take to bring safe efficient and reliable service to Tokyo Metro’s six million daily passengers? “The trains are always on time. It’s amazing, yeah.” By 5:00 a.m. each morning, all Tokyo Metro stations are open for business with the same ritual. And after each entrance is raised a finger is pointed as a signal By 8:00 a.m. One of the Metro’s busiest stations Ikebukuro is swamped by commuters who know their trains will arrive exactly as scheduled Approximately 300,000 passengers crowd onto the Marounuchi Line during rush hour but everyone waits patiently and this man is on hand ready to pull a low-tech rope trick. Crowd control and a compliant public help keep trains running on time Commuters have space to rush out of the carriages since others wait in line before boarding Another batch of passengers move on to the platform. It’s a cyclic slow motion ballet which commuters have performed for decades But it prevents causing overcrowding, accidents, and delays Beyond time gurus are the drivers. They spend their working life on one line and don’t need Speedometers to tell them how fast to go to reach each station on schedule Drivers must pass a rigorous training process along with random checks by Chief instructor, Mr. Hatoba The test requires the driver to travel this [distance] in precisely one minute five seconds The Margin of error is less than a second This stretch must be covered in 1 minute 45 seconds. His margin of error was just 0.19 seconds This building is the driving training HQ complete with the simulator loadout scenarios for every emergency from catastrophic earthquakes to a kite on the power lines it’s presiding genius Kazunori Fujishiro The simulator is just like a real train: the same controls realistic visuals and even the same vibrations and sense of movement This kind of computer game technology sharpens the reflex skills needed to deal with real-life emergencies and minimize disruption At the end of the day tokyo metro gets millions of commuters home on time Yuko Mito is an authority on Japan’s Railways. She wrote a book which connects the Nation’s focus with time to an earthquake in tokyo To cope with the number of commuters from the suburbs Railways started to run trains in units of seconds Passengers soon Learned to behave in an orderly way and the unwritten code about waiting on the platform reflects the unique Relationship between tokyo metro and its passengers based on the shared interest in being on time Once the commuter rush is over the next challenge is to get over-tired stragglers onto the last train The last train has left and the late shift puts the system to bed Large stations have so many entrances that biking is the best way to get around to close thee.One must cover some two kilometers of distance to reach all of the 24 entrances within Otemachi station In the small hours the above-ground City shuts down But tokyo Metro never sleeps. the only time to check the tracks and other hard assets is when the trains aren’t running It takes eight years for this team to check the entire tunnel network for structural problems because this work cannot be done by machine Masanori Noguchi’s skill is his ability to understand different sounds He marks the sections that needs repair to prevent structural collapse disrupting the timetable, aware that keen observant skills are vital for maintaining the infrastructure Coming up: we explore cutting-edge technology that keeps tokyo metro on time Discover the importance of autopilot and how do train drivers gauge their speed by instinct Another day, another crowd of patient satisfied commuters Today this instinct takes the form of training a chance for Mr. Hakoba to show off his drill The driver continues to accelerate and decelerate as Mr.. Hakoba dictates. Precisely 35 km/h 36 Km/h This technique has a colorful history Kookie Yuki’s method involved memorizing the passing scenery and using landmarks as markers for accelerating or slowing down With no instruments drivers were able to gauge time by instinct, allowing trains to run on time. This method is still in use today But speed isn’t everything New train conductors must learn the correct signaling procedure Finger pointing confirmation is a key symbol of Railway and Metro men Japanese Railway workers learn to confirm what they have seen by voicing and pointing a mysterious white glove (?) and the ultimate symbol of Japan’s love affair with time With so many passengers customer service is a big deal for tokyo Metro. No other [metro] gives it greater importance An entire building is devoted to training recruits in the mysterious art of customer service Inside there’s a mock-up station with the same hardware as real stations But the focus is people and today a class of recruits is meeting the director of customer service, Mr. Kamei First steps in hospitality training include learning how to greet customers, Counting out change, Mr. Kamei’s passion for customer service means new technology depends on important people skills Trains can’t run on time if tracks aren’t maintained and machines do this far better than humans The multiple tight /ampere/ or /mutter type/ is a special train that straightens bench rail tracks Vibrations from the passage of trains loosen the crushed stones, distorting the rails above them the machine lifts up the rails and repacks the crushed stones this corrects the distorted rails It can fix 200 meters of track in half an hour After the /motto tie/ comes the ballast engine complete with a special brush to disperse loose gravel It can clean one kilometre of rail in 30 minutes Tokyo Metro would not run on time without its maintenance yard Every year the wheels of each carriage are skinned so they can roll like new Every four years the body is removed from the flat car and the /bogies/ rolled away for cleaning The man in charge is Mr. Yasuniwa When the /bogle/ emerges it looks new, yet it is deconstructed even further for cleaning and inspection Once fully deconstructed the train becomes this set of minute components Each piece is hand polished, ultimate proof that hard technology relies on a human touch This is certainly true of the train driver. Whose constant companion is: Dead man, an automatic system [that] stops the train safely if the driver is suddenly incapacitated Even though these trains can stop automatically drivers are proud this function is only used in an emergency Yet where necessary technology plays its part high-tech safety features have also been fitted onto platforms staff learn the precise workings of platform doors through a simulator in order to ensure passenger safety It’s the end of the day the last train is left, but another arrives for maintenance duty after midnight It’s loaded with platform doors which the team must install before the metro starts up again in the morning Platform doors prevent accidents, they’re the perfect example of the alliance between technical and human solutions installation was completed within two hours Tokyo lives in fear of another major earthquake Coming up: we see how Tokyo Metro prepares for the worst Japan’s motivation to be precisely on time impresses everyone. “The trains are always on time It’s amazing, yeah.” “I didn’t have to wait at all. The train’s already there.” New technology is already on its way for the future LEDs will be installed on all trains for the sake of the environment and reliability the Alliance between man and Machine Advances even further Platform doors and movable steps like these are intended to avoid failures and keep trains running on time Doors on new Carriages will be 50 centimeters wider than existing ones making boarding time 3 to 4 seconds faster There are also plans to Introduce Solar power at stations Even in this evacuation drill signs, vocalization of commands, and signals abound That subway system should be a matter of pride shows tokyo metro has cracked the challenge of creating a genuine partnership between the High-Tech and human Perhaps, it’s not just about using new technology to improve safety and reliability but valuing the commitment and skills of its people above all else But what would a train geek /earn/ from the ultimate Rail service?