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Communities throughout central and northern Vancouver Island receive funding to revitalize public spaces and enhance tourism experiences

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NANOOSE BAY, BC /CNW/ – Safe and inclusive public spaces and dynamic tourism attractions are key to vibrant communities. They bring together people of all ages and abilities, supporting businesses and boosting economic vitality. Throughout Vancouver Island, communities are ready to welcome back residents and visitors to enjoy new and improved public spaces and tourism experiences. Upgrading existing infrastructure and building…

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AMTRAK CELEBRATES 32ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Progress continues in creating an accessible network WASHINGTON – Amtrak is commemorating the anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law on July 26, 1990. This pivotal moment for Americans with disabilities led to the creation of barrier-free access in all areas of public life, including services like transportation, with Amtrak passengers seeing upgrades to its…

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Revitalized outdoor spaces for the residents of Sainte-Angèle-de-Monnoir with the help of Government of Canada funding

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CED awards $38,874 to the municipality of Sainte-Angèle-de-Monnoir for its project to upgrade the skating rink in Parc Noël-Dubé. SAINTE-ANGÈLE-DE-MONNOIR, QC, July 15, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) Shared public spaces, such as outdoor skating rinks in municipal parks, are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike and create local jobs. In so many…

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Virgin Galactic Announces New Spaceship Manufacturing Facility in Mesa, Arizona

Capacity to Produce Up to Six Spaceships Per Year, Significantly Increasing Flight Frequency Will Bring Hundreds of New Highly Skilled Jobs to Greater Phoenix Area MESA, Ariz. – July 14, 2022 – Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (the “Company” or “Virgin Galactic”), an aerospace and space travel company, today announced it has signed a long-term lease for a new…

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Teksbotics Sets to Deliver Autonomous Electric Tractors to Airports around the World

HONG KONG /EINPresswire.com/ — Matching the innovative minds of Airport Authority Hong Kong, Teksbotics with its partners delivered the first autonomous electric tractor (AET) to Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for testing in April 2018. The mission was to enhance operational efficiencies and driving safety while reducing human errors. For 18 months, the first two AETs were tested on different weather, lighting,…

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Hyundai Motor Group to Pilot Autonomous Car-hailing RoboRide Service in Seoul’s Bustling Gangnam District

RoboRide car-hailing pilot service to utilize two IONIQ 5 battery electric vehicles with in-house developed level 4 autonomous driving technology Hyundai Motor Group to collect autonomous driving data and customers’ feedback on the pilot, and plans to further develop level 4 autonomous driving technology System that connects traffic signals with autonomous vehicles and in-house developed remote assist control systems to…

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Streetcar is now open in Tempe

All aboard the Valley’s first modern streetcar! Passenger service on Valley Metro Streetcar began in Tempe at 10 a.m. today after a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring local leaders and elected officials. The three-mile streetcar route will take riders to major employment centers, entertainment and event destinations, historic neighborhoods and connect to the regional transit network. “We are so pleased to help…

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U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office Selects GridBright, Inc., to Lead the Effort to Integrate Solar Energy Into Utility Control Rooms Securely

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Project supported by an ecosystem of utility, research, and technology collaborators, including San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Oracle SAN FRANCISCO (Newswire.com) – The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the award of GridBright‘s project “PIVA: Photovoltaic (PV) Integration using Virtual Airgap” (Award DE-EE0009631) as part of their Fiscal Year 2021 Systems Integration and…

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NCTD Issues Reminder that Public Trespassing on Railroad Tracks is Dangerous and Illegal

Oceanside, CA – The North County Transit District (NCTD) today issued a reminder to the public that trespassing on railroad tracks is dangerous and illegal. Rail trespassing results in accidents and fatalities that impact residents, visitors, rail employees, rail customers, and first responders. NCTD uses a combination of education, enforcement, and engineering to support risk reduction as it relates to trespasser…

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METROLINK INVITES BICYCLE RIDERS TO RIDE FREE DURING BIKE TO WORK WEEK

Los Angeles – Metrolink’s Summer of Adventure begins in May with a celebration of National Bike Month and free fare for riders who board trains with their bicycles during Bike to Work Week, May 16-20. “Metrolink’s bike-friendly passenger trains are perfect for a summer travel adventure as well as for those riders who use their bikes for part of their commute.” Metrolink Board Chair Ara Najarian said. “And…

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