11/20/2018

 


 
 
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  President Trump donates fourth-quarter salary to infrastructure projects

From USA Today:

The Department of Transportation just joined the list of agencies to receive a salary donation from President Trump.

One day after rolling out a major infrastructure plan, the White House announced that Trump's fourth-quarter salary of $100,000 will go to rebuilding what Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called "our crumbling infrastructure."


The Department of Transportation just joined the list of agencies to receive a salary donation from President Trump.

The Department of Transportation's Under Secretary for Policy Derek Kan and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao accept the the salary check of
President Trump. (Photo: Michael Reynolds, epa)

The Department of Transportation just joined the list of agencies to receive a salary donation from President Trump.  Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao accepted the donation in the press briefing room on behalf of her department.  The White House on Monday announced a proposal to spend $21 billion on infrastructure in fiscal year 2019, which would be a part of a larger spending plan that dedicates $200 billion to infrastructure over the next 10 years.

The spending on federal programs would lead to an investment of $1.5 trillion on roads, bridges, waterways and railways, the White House says.  Since taking office, Trump has donated each of his salaries to federal agencies. His previous donations...........   READ MORE >

 
   
  Columbus begins testing self-driving shuttle


 

From Prevost:

Ohio's first self-driving shuttles hit the streets in downtown Columbus in mid-November, kicking off the first phase of a project designed to test, operate and evaluate self-driving vehicles. The low-speed transportation shuttles are operated by May Mobility, a self-driving vehicle startup, which commenced testing and route mapping around the Scioto Mile this week.

The all-electric vehicles, which have a top speed of 25 miles per hour, are outfitted with sensors, cameras and intelligent software to map the route and monitor the environment. The shuttles are expected to begin picking up passengers in December once testing and mapping is complete.


Ohio's first self-driving shuttles hit the streets in downtown Columbus in mid-November, kicking off the first phase of a project designed to test, operate and evaluate self-driving vehicles. The low-speed transportation shuttles are operated by May Mobility, a self-driving vehicle startup, which commenced testing and route mapping around the Scioto Mile this week.

Columbus, Ohio is testing an autonomous shuttle from May Mobility. Photo: DriveOhio

As many as 10 shuttles will service destinations along the Scioto Mile, a parkland area in downtown Columbus, including the Center of Science and..............  READ MORE >

 
 
 
  School Bus Drivers to Participate in Annual Food Drive

From School Bus Fleet News:

HELENA, Ala. - School bus drivers here are teaming up to participate in an annual food drive challenge to combat hunger, according to The Shelby County Reporter.

Drivers from Helena Elementary School and Helena Intermediate School will participate in the second annual bus driver challenge from Nov. 26 through Dec. 3, the news source reports.


Drivers from Helena Elementary School and Helena Intermediate School will participate in the second annual bus driver challenge from Nov. 26 through Dec. 3, the news source reports.

The goal behind the challenge is for students from both schools to bring in as many canned goods and non-perishable items on the bus they ride to school, according to The Shelby County Reporter. Boxes will be set up on each bus for students to donate food items that will then be given to the community and local food pantries, the news source reports.

Each donated food item will count as one point for the driver of the bus, and once the weeklong challenge is complete, the winning students and driver will be recognized by the schools, according to The Shelby County Reporter.

During last year’s inaugural challenge, the two schools collected 5,423 cans for families in the community, including.......  READ MORE >

 



 

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