Governor Shumlin applauds new rail designation for high speed corridor

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin said today he’s pleased that the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) is designating the Northeast Corridor (NEC) as a ‘high speed rail corridor,’ a definition that allows NEC states to compete for federal rail funds.As Chair of the Transportation Committee for the Coalition of New England Governors (CONEG), Shumlin has been working with his counterparts across the region to advance the vision for a regional high speed rail network. ‘This is an important step for advancing the New England rail network. It will finally enable the Northeast Corridor to compete for federal rail dollars,’ Gov. Shumlin said. ‘Enhancing passenger rail investments throughout our region will benefit Vermont’s vision of a robust and vibrant passenger rail network connecting Vermont with New York, Boston, and Montreal.’ The Governor said rail investments throughout the region will continue to reduce travel times along the Amtrak route, increase mobility for Vermonters and improve energy efficiency across our region. ‘I am pleased to be working in concert with other New England Governors to make this vision a reality,’ he said.As part of the Northern New England network, Vermont is already eligible for such designated funds. However, the NEC is a linchpin in the broader regional rail network. With this decision, projects along the Northeast Corridor will now be able to compete on a’ level planning field’ for any current and future federal funds intended to improve and advance high speed rail corridors and service. Without this designation the NEC, including the congested Boston-to-Washington Corridor, would be ineligible to pursue these federal funds.The CONEG Governors recently wrote to USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood urging that all the northeast states be considered in the reallocation of any high speed-intercity passenger rail grant funds that might become available. Home to more than 20 percent of the nation’s population, the northeast states have worked cooperatively to advance projects needed to improve the current rail system, and develop joint plans and projects that contribute to the goal of high quality, expanded passenger rail service and significantly increased ridership.MONTPELIER — 3.15.2011last_img read more

Vermont Electric Cooperative announces annual meeting election results

first_imgVermont Electric Cooperative, Inc,Results of Vermont Electric Cooperative’s (VEC) director elections and proposed bylaw amendments were announced during the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting held in Derby on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Incumbent District 1 Director Don Worth of Island Pond won re-election with 307 votes; challengers Ken Mason received 208 and Paul King received 75. Incumbent District 6 Director Dan Parsons of Richford ran unopposed and received 366 votes. Incumbent West Zone Director Dan Carswell of Franklin won re-election with 764 votes; challengers Robert Pearl received 262 votes, Caleb Elder 211 votes and Naomi Shaw 186 votes. Two proposed amendments to the bylaws also passed. An amendment to add conditions and processes for removing Directors passed with 2,293 votes in favor and 314 opposed and an amendment to eliminate a requirement that regular meetings of the board of directors be held within the VEC service territory passed with 2,296 votes in favor and 325 opposed.  Featured speakers at the meeting included Vermont Public Service Department Commissioner, Liz Miller, who spoke about Vermont’s energy future. Chief Executive Officer Dave Hallquist reported on VEC’s successful smart meter deployment and discussed the tough choices faced when choosing power suppliers. About 300 VEC members and guests attended the meeting. During a question and answer session there was a lively discussion about power supply options, including the proposed Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell, Vermont. Members also raised questions about rising electricity costs and expressed concerns about state and national energy policy issues.Soruce: VEC. 5.22.2011last_img read more

Communal wardens in Makarska picked up all the towels from the beaches – so easily and efficiently

first_imgEmployees of the Department of Communal and Traffic Police of the City of Makarska and Makarska Komunalac doo this morning carried out an action of removing towels and other beach equipment on the part of the beach that is under the concession of the city utility company. The action covers the area from the peninsula of Sv. Petra to Cvitačka, and a full truck of towels and other beach props was collected with which bathers try to “reserve” their place on the beach.This problem has been present in many Dalmatian municipalities and cities in recent years, so many have decided to introduce bans. The City of Makarska did the same last year, and a few days ago it took a step further by placing signs with the rules of conduct on the beach. ” Actions to remove towels and other beach equipment, and based on our Decision on communal order, we carry out regularly during the tourist season, and recently, in cooperation with police and customs we had an action to combat illegal sales on the beach which is also a big problem. We will continue to carry out such actions as long as necessary, but I hope that over time there will be fewer and fewer such cases. ” said Deputy Mayor Drazen Nemcic.Ploče, on the recommendation of the City of Makarska, was placed at six locations by the concessionaire Makarski komunalac doo It is prohibited according to the city Decision on communal order – disturbing public order and harassment of other users, pollution of the environment and equipment owned by the beach, entry, installation and use of own deck chairs and umbrellas, installation of towels and other beach equipment, swimming outside the fenced area, camping and sleeping, lighting a fire, throwing cigarette butts outside the intended containers, use of shampoo, soap and detergents, and bringing cats and other dogs pets, and the rules are now visible at all times to swimmers on the Makarska beach. ” Although a lot has been written about this problem in the media, I think it is important that we have set up boards with rules of conduct so that every swimmer can see what he is not allowed to do on the beach and what he can be punished for. Bringing order to the beach is not something that can be achieved overnight, but it is one of the highest priorities because the city beach is our main resource ”Concluded Nemčić.So simple and effective, after a couple of such actions, it is certain that the rules of behavior on the beach will be learned and there will be no more problems with “reserving” towels on the beaches. Feel free to copy because the problem did not arise because of the people, but because of us because we are not strategically involved in the development of tourist destinations and because we have allowed them to do so. So let you care and strategically and systematically develop destinations.Related news: TOWELS, DRINKING, NAKEDNESS… EVERYTHING IS SUPER WHILE MONEY FLOWSlast_img read more

Solskjaer wants to form ‘dream’ Man Utd front-three this summer

first_imgManchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is dreaming of signing Jadon Sancho in the summer. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer The Borussia Dortmund man is wanted by several Premier League clubs as he looks to move back home after two seasons in Germany. Metro claims Solskjaer and United are confident of signing Sancho, even with COVID-19 hurting the finances of most Premier League clubs.Advertisement And Sancho would complete the manager’s front three next to Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. Then United would have Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes and Scott McTominay in midfield to round off the attacking six. Man Utd stars suffer cooking injuries, dog bites during lockdown Solskjaer sees Sancho as the ideal right winger for his fast paced, youth oriented team. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Largest Cities In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWill 7 Largest Wet Markets In The World Survive After Pandemic?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Artlast_img read more