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Generally speaking #infrastructure is defined as the basic #physical systems of any #business, #region, or that of any #nation... including #transportation systems, #communication #networks, #sewage, #water supply & #electrical #grid systems. #BuildBackBetter #logistics #stimulus
Various types of #infrastructure #construction based projects typically drive the bulk of conversations amongst those of us vested in the arduous process of "progress" moving forward.
#Highway improvement, #street & #road maintenance & #bridge building commonly take center stage.
Mass #transit, #airport & #airways, #municipal #WaterSupply, #waste management along with waste #Water #management,
#power generation & #transmission, #HazardousWaste removal & #storage ALL must be considered while addressing basic underlying societal frameworks. #sustainability
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Was doing #Gochar #Transit analysis for a #Libra #Jaatak #Kundali when I stumbled upon a very powerful #Astro event taking place in ALL #Libra #Charts but also potentially quite damaging for the #Jaatak if their #Natal #Chart or #Lagnesh is weak...
#Mars would be around 25* in the 6th #Bhaav, looking into the #Lagan with 8th #Drishti where #Laganesh #Venus would also be placed with similar #Degrees. #Mars/#Venus are not just antiparties, they are also #Enemies to one another and hence this #Vedan is not the best
#Rahu, placed in the 8th #Bhaav of the #Chart would also be having similar 25*. In #Taurus, dispositor of #Rahu is #Venus. #Rahu and #Venus having similar strength, #Rahu becomes very powerful and #Malefic for the time being
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Our #JustTheFacts #transit panel is underway! Follow the live stream here:
To start @BenSpurr gives a brief introduction of the #toronto #transit system.

DYK: The Eglington LRT project is currently the largest public transit infrastructure project in Canada.
We asked each of our panelists: if you had three minutes with a decision maker, what one policy or research finding would you propose?
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Let's have a mini-thread before council and talk about how I came up with the bus lines for my Sustainable Seattle Transit Map. #Seattle #transit #GreenNewDeal Image
So when I got to the point of having laid out the majority of the light rail stops (focusing on having all of Seattle within a mile of a stop), with pushing to get every part of the city within a half mile of frequent transit, I knew it would take too much time and money...

2/6 do that with light rail alone. In addition, we have arguably the best bus system in the US, and with that amount of existing infrastructure I thought: why not just upgrade some existing routes to be super frequent?

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Done. #GreenNewDeal #transit #urbanism ST/SST 2040: A Green New Deal Proposal for Seattle and the Puget Sound…
And I’m just going to casually tag @sunrisemvmt @Sunrise_WA #GreenNewDeal
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Powerful planetary combinations today!
Today a rare #cosmic phenomenon is taking place with 6 planes located in their own house- #Sun in #Leo, #mercury in #Virgo, #mars in #Aries, #moon in #cancer, #Jupiter in #Sagittarius and #Saturn in #Capricorn. Image

Such a rare yoga is now formed after 250 years and it has capacity to bestow good results for the world. In astrology, time is referred to as supreme force. (Samay ati balvan). Even Ravana appreciates the power of time and therefore he tried to fixate his destiny

by utilizing the powerful planetary transits. You might be amazed to know that his son Meghnath was born when all planets were transiting the 11th house from his son’s ascendant. He purposefully planned his birth during this time but Saturn didn’t obey him and put his
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A thought on #NYC: the city isn’t dying, but it has problems: the cost of living is too high, #incomeinequality is rampant, and the city’s blood runs through its #transit system. Some things to consider:
(1) The #rent is too damn high, the residential market is distorted, and despite a 10% decline in #Manhattan rents they are still among the highest in the country #housing…
(2) Some people are leaving the city. #Housing demand in the #suburbs can shift back to the city, but the suburbs make more sense for families now…
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👉The New Normal: Public Transport 🚌🚎🚈🚋 in a #COVID19 world. Collecting guidelines, case studies, campaigns – an incomplete thread, feel free to join the debate. Thread ⬇️.
1/x: SLOCAT, @TUMInitiative @giztransportCN: COVID-19 and Sustainable Mobility - Early Observations and Documentation…
2/x: @UITPnews features a COVID-related site (with factsheets, statements, open letters,…):…
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The source of energy for whole Universe – #Sun God will be entering the sign of #Leo on 16th August, 2020. Sun transiting in Leo also known as #SimhaSankranti. The days of #Sankranti are considered pious and sacred in our country. From ancient times, Image
there is a tradition of taking dips in holy rivers on the day of Sankranti. Sun God, Lord Vishnu and Lord Narsimha Swamy are prayed on the this occasion. Nariyal Abhishek (coconut water) is performed on this day. #Suntransit through its own sign will have different impacts
on all signs. Sun is the planet of dominance, authority, government, societal honour, self-confidence etc. Leo is the natural 5th house of zodiac. It stands for romance, love, creativity, joy and children. Sun is a fierce planet & Leo is a fiery sign. Therefore at tatva level
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👩🏽‍🏫In past months, I've worked w/ @SMCommission on understanding role of transport policy in supporting/hindering #socialmobility.

📙Their new report w/ a chapter on transport policy (I helped write)➡️…

📊Short thread on #transport, #inequality & access⬇️ The relationship between transport disadvantage, social disa
Simply put, it breaks down to the following:
1⃣ 🏘️🏢Where people live
2⃣ 🏫🏬Where opportunities (jobs & education) are
3⃣ 🚌🚊How well they are connected

🚇🚌W/o regular, frequent & affordable transport to opportunities they are inaccessible to many

📑➡️… Image from Transport and Inequality (2019) published by the
🚏Poor transport = major barrier to employment

📕⬇️ @jrf_uk reports public transport in UK constrains instead of enables finding/keeping work…

🚌🗺️Public transport doesn't match job's hours & location

🚗Making using/owning a car a necessity to keep a job Headlines from 'Tackling Transport Related Barriers to Emplo
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$154.8m for a new travel lane for motorists in each direction.

Sure hope we can get @NashFinance to release to @NashvillePW the $75-$100k it would take to add a protected bike lane to 3rd Ave N for a new modal pathway downtown!

#CompleteStreets infrastructure is safe and cheap.
@NashFinance @NashvillePW This is the perfect time to offer better infrastructure support for a mode that’s seeing a surge in demand, especially when it’s so inexpensive, already fully planned, and requires no more procedural work.…
And just a quick reminder about comparatively funding #transit infrastructure.

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Teen wearing head scarf punched repeatedly in alleged hate crime on Vancouver bus, police say… via @TorontoStar @starvancouver @TransitPolice #racism #transit
Transit police in Metro Vancouver are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect who allegedly repeatedly punched a 17-year-old girl wearing a head scarf on a bus, after mocking the teenager’s ethnicity.… @TorontoStar @starvancouver #racism
The suspect's attacks partially knocked the teen's head scarf off before her mother and a fellow passenger were able to separate them. A good Samaritan who followed the suspect off the bus was beaten and threatened with a knife.…
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On the second episode of Tech Won’t Save Us, @james_m_wilt joins @parismarx to discuss the impact of #COVID19 on transportation, why tech solutions won’t solve our #transport problems, and why we must put our efforts into expanding public #transit.
If you haven’t subscribed, you can do it now to listen to this episode and get all future ones when they’re released.

& anywhere else you listen!
If you want real solutions to our transport problems, not tech’s pseudo-solutions, you’re going to want to read @james_m_wilt’s new book, “Do Android Dream of Electric Cars?”

It’s available directly from @readBTLbooks.

I can’t recommend it enough.…
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What is the impact of #COVID19 on mobility in different economies? A thread!
Low-income countries in Africa and Latin America show that COVID-19 disrupts the mobility to #transit the most. In Asia, mobility in low-income countries for all destinations is highly affected. (1/4) Image
Comparing mobility impact due to #coronavirus for low, middle and high-income countries shows that the overall change is the lowest in the poorest countries. It can be interpreted that people in low-income countries have less possibilities to change their travel behavior. (2/4) Image
Data from a week later (5 April) shows that the #COVID19 impact on #mobility has increased! Almost every income group and every region experiences the strongest negative impact on the mobility to transit stations. (3/4) Image
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The U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to vote on the CARES Act, which will provide communities with immediate #Coronavirus relief. Here's everything planners need to know. #CARESact

thread below👇🏼 (1/16)
#Housing security is addressed through new funding for critical block grants, housing voucher, and housing assistance programs. Provisions include $5 billion for Community Development Block Grants. #CDBG (2/16)
$5 billion for Community Development Block Grants (#CDBG). $2 billion to entitlement communities, $1 billion to the states, $2 bill for @HUDgov targeting to most heavily affected areas. (3/16)
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Need your help.
Went to my local bike store today, + they told me they're closing as of midnight tonight. The premier of #Quebec has declared them "non-essential" (while keeping auto shops + government-monopoly liquor + cannabis stores open).
In neighboring province of #Ontario, they remain open, as in NYC (in spite of fact that @BilldeBlasio is fantastically un-woke on sustainable transport).
At a time when many people don't want to take #transit for risk of getting sick, bikes are individualized transport to people who have to get to work safely, with safe physical distancing. (Especially true in #Montreal, which has lately built great separated bike lanes).
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This will be an important moment for Nashville: the recognition that parking is neither a policy requirement (downtown) nor an actual requirement.

My prediction? The project will be extremely successful.
Walking distance to multiple grocery options, 75,000 jobs, a variety of entertainment options, open space, and nearby entry points to #completestreets, #transit, and greenways.
The greatest economic freedom I ever enjoyed was the years I lived car-free.

If we deliver on #transit, we’ll take a huge step to becoming a dramatically more livable city.
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The reconstruction of I-440 costs $152.9m

It is disruptive of a major motorist corridor for more than a year.

A high-capacity transit corridor would cost ~$175m and have a similar temporary effect on roadways.

This would be enough to start a frequent transit network, too.
So I-440 is a good exercise in perspective in costs and what we’re willing to tolerate in terms of disruption.
And by the way: 440 is legally inaccessible to pedestrians and cyclists and has no access points. So it literally only induces demand for more cars on our roadways.

This is why #completestreets are such an important (and inexpensive!) investment on local roads.
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This will be unpopular. Please read full thread before telling me off. #transit #octranspo #meeting #ottpoli 1/n
The Nov 6th #Transit Commission will be extraordinary meeting and should be treated as such. #ottpoli
This #transit meeting should NOT include public delegations. It should be committee of whole with all active councillors and the citizen commissioners. #ottpoli
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I would be more than happy to guide on anyone who wishes to start learning #NimblrTA

The idea is let's do it for next 30 days and review where we are and what change it may bring.

Content is what is readily available but would be done in steps.

@Deishma @AhoNiranjana
#Topic #NimblrTA #Strength #Candles

Content for study…

Once done you may ask queries or if something is not clear or may have feedback, open discussion and learning.

Efforts will be yours to enlearn!
#Topic #NimblrTA #Strength #Candles
About Breakout Candle…

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1. Hey, Aaron! Why do you care about transit so much?

I’m glad you asked!

What I REALLY care about is what transit does & wow! does it do a lot.

Hop on board - let’s tour few of the amazing things we get from a great transit network & why it matters.

#yeg #yegcc #transit
2. Transit is an economic driver. The 2009 Ottawa transit strike had a negative economic impact of about $400 million over 51 days - that’s est. $2.5 billion a year!

In 2019 #yeg that number will be even higher.

Let that sink in a little.

#economy #yegcc
3. A 2016 Auditor’s report estimated transit saves #Yeg about $700 million a year by reducing congestion/ traffic jams, collisions & decreasing parking demand and environmental impacts.

This is big money, folks.

Let’s unpack that.

#transit #savings #yegcc
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1/9 RE #CDNpoli dust-up surrounding Justin Trudeau & Jerry Dias

Few problems facing a democracy have black-&-white solutions

Answer to Conservative domination of #CDNmedia mgmt & ownership is not the opposing politicization of journalists

#PressFreedom isn't a partisan brand
2/9 Likewise, the answer to digital disruption of the #CDNmedia market isn't pumping the industry full of taxpayer dollars to subsidize a near-obsolete legacy

One of #CDNpoli's greatest problems is holding onto the past & digging its heels in to stall & oppress the future
3/9 We see this same #CDNpoli fear & obstinance in the #energy industry, #Indigenous reconciliation, as well as other significant files like #transit

And the reason remains propping up a business culture that is severely averse to #innovation, despite half-hearted talking points
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At the @MASScoalition D2 Candidate Forum.

@thehoffather got here in a Dodge yada yada Hemi yada yada.
@TammyMoralesSEA drove a car, as did Phyllis Porter drove as did Mark Solomon (w his wife). Tahir Garrett took #transit.
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NDP #Transit critic @JessicaBellTO: The Ford govt is introducing its bill to begin the takeover of the #TTC despite being in negotiations with the City of Toronto.
How can they claim to be negotiating in good faith when they are pushing through this hostile takeover?
Bell: The Minister of Transportation admitted that some of the work the city has already completed for the Downtown Relief Line is no longer usable. That means millions and months of work developing the line are being tossed out and replaced with Ford's back of the napkin plan.
NDP Education critic @maritstiles: Ed. assistants, custodians, clerical workers, library staff, language instructors all play a crucial role in supporting students & keeping our schools safe. Yet *at least* 2,500 of these positions are in jeopardy b/c of Ford's cuts to education.
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