Metropolitan Network – Northwest Metropolitans http://northwestmetropolitans.com/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 18:27:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-5.png Metropolitan Network – Northwest Metropolitans http://northwestmetropolitans.com/ 32 32 “The Yellow Car and Los Angeles” Now Playing in the Union Station Waiting Room https://northwestmetropolitans.com/the-yellow-car-and-los-angeles-now-playing-in-the-union-station-waiting-room/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 18:27:20 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/the-yellow-car-and-los-angeles-now-playing-in-the-union-station-waiting-room/ The yellow car and Los Angelesa collaboration between Metro Art and the Metro Transportation Library and Archive If you’re traveling through Union Station in the coming weeks, we have a great new exhibit in the waiting room titled The yellow car and Los Angeles. The yellow cars were the other major streetcar system in the […]]]>

The yellow car and Los Angelesa collaboration between Metro Art and the Metro Transportation Library and Archive

If you’re traveling through Union Station in the coming weeks, we have a great new exhibit in the waiting room titled The yellow car and Los Angeles.

The yellow cars were the other major streetcar system in the Los Angeles area and were operated by the Los Angeles Railway Corporation, or LARy. Although the red cars run by Pacific Electric received more love via pop culture, the LARy’s yellow cars and buses largely served the city of Los Angeles.

Line K, for example, runs over the old yellow car route along Crenshaw Boulevard and Florence Avenue. And LARy streetcars connected a six-mile radius of downtown Los Angeles neighborhoods — going as far west as La Brea, south to Hawthorne and north to Eagle Rock.

LARy also operated buses – and many of these older routes are part of Metro’s bus network. “The Los Angeles Railroad birthed the first bus lines for streets that never had rails. It’s the great-grandparent of the public transit system we have today. !” said Matt Barrett, Director of Library Services for Metro’s Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library.

“LAry’s city bus system – LA Motor Coach – served trackless streets to make connections between streetcar lines,” Barrett added. “As streetcars were slowly phased out between 1925 and 1963, bus service increased and expanded in all directions with the greater Los Angeles area.”

Los Angeles Railway Corporation (LARy) road map covering electric car and bus lines, 1935, front view.

Los Angeles Railway Corporation (LARy) road map covering electric car and bus lines, 1935, front view.

Los Angeles Motor Coach Line 84, the first bus line in Los Angeles, began in 1923 to serve Western Av. from Hollywood Boulevard.  to Slauson Av. - almost the same route as line 207 today.  Western did not have a railroad, so Line 84 was an important link between rail lines.

Los Angeles Motor Coach Line 84, the first bus line in Los Angeles, began in 1923 to serve Western Av. from Hollywood Boulevard. at Slauson Av. – almost the same route as line 207 today. Western did not have a railroad, so Line 84 was an important link between rail lines.

The new exhibit at Union Station features photos of streetcars and buses, design drawings of vintage railcars and buses, vintage transit maps, LARy signs and other LARy memorabilia. We share some selections in this article to complement the images featured in the exhibition.

Comment this story Comment Six decades ago, when Washington’s Metro transit system was still a nod to transportation planners, the idea of ​​a rail link to Dulles International Airport seemed like a distant fantasy. Not only were commuters scarce in the sparse farmland between the nation’s capital and the airport, but Dulles itself was brand […]]]>

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Six decades ago, when Washington’s Metro transit system was still a nod to transportation planners, the idea of ​​a rail link to Dulles International Airport seemed like a distant fantasy. Not only were commuters scarce in the sparse farmland between the nation’s capital and the airport, but Dulles itself was brand new and its prospects uncertain.

“I think [a train line] is sometime in the future,” a dismissive Kennedy administration official, C. Dalton Stolzenbach, told a congressional committee in 1963.

On Tuesday, the $3 billion, 11.4-mile second phase of the Silver Line, four years behind schedule and massively over budget, is set to start operating at six new stations, including Dulles and two more further east. west, in Loudoun County. That the project took so long and cost so much does not negate a simple fact: Dulles is finally joining other world-class airports served by rail – from Singapore, New Delhi, Dubai, Tokyo and Hong Kong to Madrid, Amsterdam , London, Paris and Berlin.

The United States has been a global laggard in connecting major cities to the airports that serve them. There are no direct trains from Manhattan to John F. Kennedy or LaGuardia airports. Last year, workers inaugurated a rail line to serve Los Angeles International Airport; its completion is scheduled for 2024. International visitors arriving in Dulles for the first time are regularly surprised at the lack of rail service, and Washingtonians have complained about it for years.

The construction of the Silver Line, amid struggles for funding, federal support, and ground or underground stations, energized development in Northern Virginia. It also took years, testifying to the difficulty of building major infrastructure projects in this country and the short-sightedness of opposition forces. Yet the completion of its second and final phase is a timely reminder that long-term planning and determined elected officials are needed to meet the region’s colossal transportation and transit needs.

By 2045, some 7 million people are expected to live in the greater metropolitan area, 1.3 million more than today. More than one million jobs are expected to be added in the region, for a total of 4.3 million. The number of daily road and rail journeys is expected to increase to 21 million from 18 million today. If the region holds firm, the outcome is predestined: longer and more frequent delays for those who live and work here.

To avoid this bleak future, key projects will have to move from the drawing boards to the construction sites. They include the widening of the Beltway and Interstate 270 in suburban Maryland; rebuilding and widening the American Legion Memorial Bridge over the Potomac River; building a bus rapid transit system along the Route 1 Corridor in Northern Virginia and extending it to vital roads in Montgomery County; securing Metro’s future with additional local, state, and federal funding; the extension of the blue, orange and yellow lines of Metrorail itself; and solving the bottleneck problem of Metro’s Rosslyn Tunnel, where three Metrorail lines converge. Better and safer pedestrian and cycle networks are also essential.

These battles are ongoing. The results will shape and determine the livability and prosperity of the region.

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Median home price for sale in Levittown area drops to $569,750 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/median-home-price-for-sale-in-levittown-area-drops-to-569750/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 19:44:43 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/median-home-price-for-sale-in-levittown-area-drops-to-569750/ A typical Bucks County home fetched $569,750 in October, down 0.1% from $570,225 the previous month, according to an analysis of Realtor.com data. The median home price in October was up about 12.8% from October 2021. The median home in Bucks County was 2,266 square feet with a list price of $248 per square foot. […]]]>

A typical Bucks County home fetched $569,750 in October, down 0.1% from $570,225 the previous month, according to an analysis of Realtor.com data.

The median home price in October was up about 12.8% from October 2021. The median home in Bucks County was 2,266 square feet with a list price of $248 per square foot.

The Bucks County market was busy, with a median of 46 days on market. A month earlier, homes had a median of 48 days on the market. The market added 544 new home listings in October, compared to 728 in October 2021. The market ended the month with some 713 home listings for sale.

High interest rates make mortgage payments more expensive. With current mortgage rates and a 20% drop, the mortgage payment on the median Bucks County home would cost $3,057 per month, not including insurance, closing costs, homeowners association dues or other costs, according to an analysis by the USA TODAY Network. A month earlier, the median home loan would have cost $2,944. A year earlier, the median home loan would have cost $1,734.

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Mysterious tunnel discovered under an ancient temple could lead to Cleopatra’s tomb https://northwestmetropolitans.com/mysterious-tunnel-discovered-under-an-ancient-temple-could-lead-to-cleopatras-tomb/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 12:20:00 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/mysterious-tunnel-discovered-under-an-ancient-temple-could-lead-to-cleopatras-tomb/ The entrance to Cleopatra’s long-lost tomb may have been discovered in a tunnel in Egypt. (Ministry of Tourism and Monuments|Getty Images) The burial place of Egypt’s last pharaoh, the famous Queen Cleopatra, may soon be revealed to the world. A tunnel – considered a “geometrical miracle” by archaeologists – has been discovered under the ancient […]]]>
The entrance to Cleopatra’s long-lost tomb may have been discovered in a tunnel in Egypt. (Ministry of Tourism and Monuments|Getty Images)

The burial place of Egypt’s last pharaoh, the famous Queen Cleopatra, may soon be revealed to the world.

A tunnel – considered a “geometrical miracle” by archaeologists – has been discovered under the ancient Taposiris Magna temple.

Measuring six feet tall and spanning nearly a mile, it could lead to the long-lost tomb of Cleopatra.

Archaeologist Kathleen Martinez of the University of Santo Domingo believes Cleopatra and her lover Mark Antony were buried in the temple, located near the ancient Egyptian capital of Alexandria.

“It’s the perfect place for Cleopatra’s tomb,” she told Heritage Key, adding that the find would be the “most important discovery of the 21st century.”

“If there is a one percent chance that the last queen of Egypt is buried there, it is my duty to search for her,” explained the archaeologist, who has been working for ten years to find the location of the tomb of Cleopatra.

The tunnel lies approximately 43 feet below the ancient Egyptian temple of Taposiris Magna, or

The tunnel is approximately 43 feet below the ancient Egyptian temple Taposiris Magna, or ‘Great Tomb of Osiris’, located outside of ancient Egypt’s capital, Alexandria (Provider: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities)

The famous queen was 39 when she committed suicide in 30 BC. She comes from a long line of Ptolemaic rulers of Egypt – descended from Greek general Alexander the Great.

Cleopatra was buried alongside her lover Mark Antony, Ceaser’s second-in-command, who also committed suicide after being defeated by their political rival Octavian.

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Elizabeth Taylor as Queen Cleopatra in 1960 (Credits: 20th Century Fox/Kobal/REX)

Martinez previously told National Geographic: “Cleopatra negotiated with Octavian to allow him to bury Mark Antony in Egypt.

“She wanted to be buried with him because she wanted to reenact the legend of Isis and Osiris. The true meaning of the worship of Osiris is that he grants immortality.

“After their death, the gods would allow Cleopatra to live with Antony in another form of existence, so that they would have eternal life together.”

Martinez, who called the tunnel an “engineering miracle”, said its architectural design closely resembles the Yubilinus tunnel project in Greece, as well as being considerably longer. She pointed out that a decent part of the tunnel has been discovered under the Mediterranean Sea.

The excavations also unearthed several ceramic jars and pots, as well as a rectangular block of limestone hidden under the sediments of mud and sand.

Experts believe that Cleopatra planned to bury herself and Antony in a temple called Taposiris Magna to emulate the ancient myth of Isis and Osiris Abusir, in Egypt.

The Temple of Taposiris Magna is near the ancient Egyptian capital of Alexandria. (Credit: Getty Images/National Geographic)

At least 23 earthquakes hit the Egyptian coast between AD 320 and AD 1303, causing part of the Temple of Taposiris Magna to sink and collapse.

The research team would also try to uncover part of the foundations of the temple which have been revealed by countless archaeological evidence.

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said: “It is noteworthy that the mission, during previous excavation seasons, was able to find many important artifacts inside the Temple, including rooms bearing the images and names of Queen Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, and a number of decapitated statues, and statues of the goddess Isis, together with models and figurines of various shapes and sizes.’

The carved rock, which is hailed as a

Does this tunnel lead to the tomb of Cleopatra? (Provider: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities)

Past excavations have so far uncovered a network of tunnels stretching from King Marriott Lake to the Mediterranean and 16 burials inside rock-cut tombs commonly used in Greek and Roman times.

Additionally, several mummies highlighting features of the mummification process during the Greek and Roman periods have also been discovered.

MORE: A strange, never-before-seen ritual discovered in an Egyptian temple

MORE: Archaeologists open 3,300-year-old Egyptian tomb ‘like an Indiana Jones film set’

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The Ottawa Senators of the NHL are officially for sale https://northwestmetropolitans.com/the-ottawa-senators-of-the-nhl-are-officially-for-sale/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 00:06:04 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/the-ottawa-senators-of-the-nhl-are-officially-for-sale/ Anna Melnyk and Olivia Melnyk drop the puck for a ceremonial face-off at the Canadian Tire Center on … [+] April 28, 2022 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by André Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images) NHLI via Getty Images Seven months after the death of longtime owner Eugene Melnyk, the sale process for the Ottawa Senators […]]]>

Seven months after the death of longtime owner Eugene Melnyk, the sale process for the Ottawa Senators has officially begun.

As Sportico first reported last Tuesday, Senators chairman and governor Sheldon Plener confirmed on Thursday that “Galatioto Sports Partners has been retained as financial adviser and a process has been initiated for the sale of the club. Ottawa Senators Hockey League.

The Senators were valued at US$525 million by Forbes last December. The sale price should be significantly higher.

It is believed that several qualified investment groups are interested in acquiring the team – and the opportunity to secure a stake in a Canadian NHL franchise does not arise very often, which should create fierce competition between bidders . On Friday, Bruce Garrioch from Ottawa Sun André Demarais of Montreal-based management and holding company Power Corp., Michael and Jeffrey Kimel of Harlo Capital in Toronto, Montreal Canadiens minority owner Michael Andlauer and OHL Oshawa Generals owner Rocco Tullio were listed as potential suitors.

Actor Ryan Reynolds, who once successfully dipped into sports ownership with a part of Welsh football team AFC Wrexham, is also believed to be interested in the Senators. With an estimated fortune of $150 million according to Celebrity Net Worth, he would need partners to complete a deal. But his global fame, Canadian roots and well-documented passion for the game would certainly make him an attractive member of a group of potential owners.

Since Melnyk’s death at age 62 last March, the Senators have been controlled by his daughters Anna, 23, and Olivia, 20. On the ice, the club has struggled in recent years and missed the playoffs for five consecutive seasons. And like the Arizona Coyotes, who are struggling to bring their team closer to their fans in the vast Phoenix metro area, the Senators have also struggled to attract fans to their distant home, the Canadian Tire Centre. They ran into one hurdle after another as they tried to bring their own downtown arena plan to fruition.

According to Plener, any sale of the Senators would be conditional on the team remaining in Ottawa. And the prospect of a new arena project currently looks brighter than ever, after the Senators were awarded preferred bidder status by Ottawa’s National Capital Commission for a site 10 minutes from downtown. -town, on government-owned property on LeBreton Flats. Having a lease and construction plan in place would increase the attractiveness of the Senators’ asset package to potential buyers and also likely increase the eventual sale price.

The Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning are celebrating their 30th anniversary as NHL franchises. They joined the league as the 23rd and 24th teams in 1992, after paying expansion fees of $50 million each.

From the start, the club struggled financially. In 2003, with the team under bankruptcy protection and reportedly over $300 million in debt, Melnyk received approval from a court-appointed monitor representing the club’s creditors to buy the Senators and their arena for $100 million.

Amid the turmoil, the club was having success on the ice. Led by stars like Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Mike Fisher, Ottawa won its only Presidents’ Trophy as the NHL’s top regular-season team in the 2002-03 season and made its only appearance in the NHL Finals. the Stanley Cup in 2007.

This summer, Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion got to work transforming his roster into a competitive team. Veteran forward Claude Giroux, an Ottawa resident, has signed a lucrative, $19.5 million three-year contract, while young star Josh Norris has agreed to a new eight-year contract with a 7 cap, $95 million per season and Tim Stutzle signed an eight-year contract. one-year extension with a cap of $8.35 million, effective from 2023-24.

Heading into Saturday’s games, the Senators are 4-6-0 so far this season.

Over the past 12 months, two other NHL franchises have also begun the process of changing hands.

Last December, the league’s board of governors approved the $900 million sale of the Pittsburgh Penguins to Boston-based Fenway Sports Group. And in June 2022, the Nashville Predators announced that former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam had begun the process to become that team’s majority owner. According to Front Office Sports, the cost of this purchase will amount to around $775 million once the transfer is completed by the end of 2025.

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OnePlus Nord N300 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 810 is coming to the US via T-Mobile and Metro https://northwestmetropolitans.com/oneplus-nord-n300-5g-powered-by-mediatek-dimensity-810-is-coming-to-the-us-via-t-mobile-and-metro/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 15:23:13 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/oneplus-nord-n300-5g-powered-by-mediatek-dimensity-810-is-coming-to-the-us-via-t-mobile-and-metro/ Get a free OnePlus Nord N300 5G exclusively at T‑Mobile and Metro by T‑Mobile BELLEVUE, Wash. — October 24, 2022 – No tricks, just a treat. T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced that the OnePlus Nord N300 5G will be available at T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile – both in-store and online – starting November 3. […]]]>

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BELLEVUE, Wash. — October 24, 2022 – No tricks, just a treat. T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced that the OnePlus Nord N300 5G will be available at T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile – both in-store and online – starting November 3. in the United States to offer the latest OnePlus smartphone, and customers can get it for FREE. New and existing T-Mobile and Sprint customers can get it for free when adding a line, and Metro customers can get it for free when changing.

And while other wireless service providers always live up to their tricks, the Un-carrier is all about treating its customers. Only T-Mobile customers get the largest, fastest, most reliable 5G network AND great value in their package – no compromises required. T-Mobile customers get $225 FREE per month every month like Apple TV+, Netflix, High Speed ​​Data Abroad, Inflight Wi-Fi and Streaming, Scam Shield Premium and more, all included in their Magenta MAX package with two or more lines. No kidding.

The OnePlus Nord N300 5G harnesses T-Mobile’s extended 5G range and ultra-capacity to power up America’s most awarded 5G network, which continues to rack up even more awards. Un-carrier’s extended 5G range covers almost the entire country – 320 million people in 1.8 million square miles. 235 million people nationwide are covered by ultra-fast Ultra Capacity 5G, and T-Mobile expects to cover 260 million in 2022 and 300 million next year.

The OnePlus Nord N300 5G has a large 6.56-inch HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate, perfect for streaming the latest shows. The smartphone is also equipped with a 16MP front camera and a 48MP + 2MP dual rear camera system, in addition to a large 5000mAh battery for all-day use and 33W fast charging capabilities. More details can be found in the unboxing video here.

T-Mobile and Sprint customers can get the OnePlus Nord N300 5G for free at Midnight Jade with 24 monthly and after-tax bill credits when adding a line or for $9.50/month ($0 off down payment) on T-Mobile’s interest-free equipment installment plan. Metro customers can also get it for free via an instant discount when switching or for $39.99 plus tax when adding a line on eligible plans with valid ID. Full retail price starts at $228.

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Diller Telephone Diode Communications fiber projects connect 70 homes to high-speed internet – METRO https://northwestmetropolitans.com/diller-telephone-diode-communications-fiber-projects-connect-70-homes-to-high-speed-internet-metro/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 01:50:00 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/diller-telephone-diode-communications-fiber-projects-connect-70-homes-to-high-speed-internet-metro/ REGION SELECTION RectangleCreated with Sketch. New DILLER, NE — Another cluster of rural southeast Nebraska has fiber optic internet access. Monday, October 31, 2022, 8:44 p.m. CDT Updated: Monday, October 31, 2022, 8:50 p.m. CDT DILLER, NE — Another cluster of rural southeast Nebraska has fiber optic internet access. Diller Telephone Diode Communications recently completed […]]]>

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DILLER, NE — Another cluster of rural southeast Nebraska has fiber optic internet access.

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DILLER, NE — Another cluster of rural southeast Nebraska has fiber optic internet access.

Diller Telephone Diode Communications recently completed work on a project north of Ellis and east of Plymouth that provides fiber optic internet to 70 homes in the area.

Diller Telephone Diode Communications CEO Randy Sandman said it took 26 miles of fiber lines to complete.

“We’re really happy it’s done,” he said. “In fact, we did it a few months in advance.”

Connecting rural residents to fiber is a different animal from connecting a city to the high-speed Internet option. Teams must take great care when setting up the lines, which are glass and about as thick as a human hair.

“We have great staff with many years of experience,” Sandman said. “We also have a great relationship with a contractor who is dedicated to installing fiber in the ground in rural areas.”

As technology becomes more advanced and more integrated into the agriculture industry, Sandman says access to the high internet speeds provided by fiber optic cables is important for agricultural producers.

“People need fiber for the increased ability to do homeschooling or work from home, but in agriculture, it’s just as crucial,” Sandman said. “Every farm should have high broadband capacity.”

The company has yet to finish working to bring fiber optic internet to rural parts of southeastern Nebraska. The company is awaiting news of two grants to begin work on two more projects. One would be supplemented with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in Jefferson County to provide the service to 100 homes. The other project, in Gage County, would connect 40 additional homes to fiber internet.

“We look forward to continuing to serve more of our neighbors,” Sandman said. “Just to fill in the gaps. Our business wants to grow methodically to connect more people to fiber broadband.”

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The Weather Network – A new atmospheric river flows into British Columbia with a threat of more than 100 mm of rain https://northwestmetropolitans.com/the-weather-network-a-new-atmospheric-river-flows-into-british-columbia-with-a-threat-of-more-than-100-mm-of-rain/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 10:26:00 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/the-weather-network-a-new-atmospheric-river-flows-into-british-columbia-with-a-threat-of-more-than-100-mm-of-rain/ Another atmospheric river forms on the coast of British Columbia this weekend. Periods of rain will gradually intensify as the moisture plume moves from north to south. We are monitoring the potential for triple digit precipitation totals in parts of the province. People across British Columbia spent Friday cleaning up trees and power lines downed […]]]>

Another atmospheric river forms on the coast of British Columbia this weekend. Periods of rain will gradually intensify as the moisture plume moves from north to south. We are monitoring the potential for triple digit precipitation totals in parts of the province.

People across British Columbia spent Friday cleaning up trees and power lines downed by the gusty winds that accompanied the region’s first atmospheric river a day earlier. These winds knocked out power to more than 40,000 customers across the province at the height of the storm.


WATCH: British Columbia’s ‘stormy’ pattern won’t flip the switch on current drought


Special weather reports and a rain warning are in place.

Winds will pick up over coastal regions on Saturday as the next system approaches the province. Communities on the north coast could see wind gusts of over 60 to 80 km/h by Saturday afternoon. Gusty southeast winds are also expected in the Strait of Georgia from Saturday night into Sunday.

Maximum wind gusts along exposed sections of the south coast will reach around 60 km/h. However, no ferry cancellations are expected given the magnitude of the wind speeds.

The region’s next atmospheric river will also bring the potential for very heavy precipitation and high altitude snowfall early next week.

The transition to heavy rain is expected late Saturday afternoon for Western Vancouver Island, Saturday night for the Sunshine Coast and Howe Sound and Metro Vancouver, and Sunday morning for the Fraser Valley.

This could interfere with any outdoor Halloween plans during the evening hours.

WATCH: BC Hydro warns of power outages this storm season

Significant rain will fall during this period and further rain warnings are likely to be issued as the event approaches. Total rainfall will vary depending on the terrain, but a further 50-150mm could fall throughout the weekend.

Forecast models suggest that this next atmospheric river will be classed as AR2 – providing beneficial rainfall, but still worth watching for some localized hazards.

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Lesser rainfall amounts are expected over eastern Vancouver Island, Victoria and southwestern sections of Metro Vancouver due to rain shadow effects.

While these waves of moisture appear to be bringing much-needed rain to drought-stricken areas of British Columbia, excess moisture over a short period could also pose a threat of localized flooding. Dry soils have difficulty absorbing moisture. Persistent drought conditions combined with heavy rainfall could lead to more water running off than it absorbs into the ground.

Droughts also don’t go away immediately, and it often takes multiple systems to tip the scales toward a more traditionally wet pattern.

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Freezing levels are expected to soar up to 1800 meters for the south coast, peaking early Monday, so expect some disorderly travel across some of the mountain passes this weekend as well. Most precipitation fails to penetrate inland through the interior, but risky travel is possible across Eagle and Rogers Pass with heavy, wet snow through Wednesday.

While the month appears to be ending on a drier spell, not for coastal communities, British Columbia could face the prospect of another atmospheric river heading towards the end of next week.

Be sure to check the latest conditions in British Columbia

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Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland https://northwestmetropolitans.com/governor-larry-hogan-official-website-of-the-governor-of-maryland/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 15:29:03 +0000 https://northwestmetropolitans.com/governor-larry-hogan-official-website-of-the-governor-of-maryland/ Grant funding supports projects to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety, access and connectivity across the state Annapolis, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced $35.7 million in grants for 53 bike, pedestrian and trail projects across Maryland. Supporting projects ranging from expanding and maintaining trails to safety improvements and rebuilding bridges, the fiscal year 2023 […]]]>

Grant funding supports projects to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety, access and connectivity across the state

Annapolis, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced $35.7 million in grants for 53 bike, pedestrian and trail projects across Maryland. Supporting projects ranging from expanding and maintaining trails to safety improvements and rebuilding bridges, the fiscal year 2023 grants include $33.1 million in federal funding for 32 projects in the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Recreational Trails Program (RTP), plus an additional $2.6 million in the state. funded 21 projects through the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Kim Lamphier Bikeways network.

“These grants will provide residents with better bicycle and pedestrian access for transportation, recreation and good health,” Governor Larry Hogan said. “Strengthening Maryland’s network of bicycle and pedestrian paths provides a better quality of life for residents of all ages and makes our state even more attractive to residents and businesses.”

The three grant programs support agency partnerships to improve safety and connectivity on Maryland’s multimodal transportation network. Some of TAP’s remit, for example, is assigned by metropolitan planning bodies. The announcement of this year’s awards comes during the statewide celebration of Walktober, a month-long recognition of the state’s official exercise – walking – and its profound impact on the life of the people of Maryland.

“There is no doubt that safe and convenient access for bicycles and pedestrians is a critical part of Maryland’s transportation system,” said MDOT Secretary James F. Ports, Jr. Governor Hogan’s support through these grants will have an impact on East Coast communities. in western Maryland in a very positive way.

TAP and RTP programs benefit cycling, walking and school accessibility

The Alternative Transportation program provides funding for on-road and off-road pedestrian and cycling facilities, environmental mitigation measures, and projects related to the Safe Routes to School initiative. This year’s TAP awards include:

  • $2 million for a segment of the West-East Express Trail in Anne Arundel County from People’s Park on Calvert Street in Annapolis to Taylor Avenue near the Annapolis Police Station.
  • $4.8 million to build 1.8 miles of the Frederick and Pennsylvania Line Railroad Trail, a rail-to-trail asphalt project from Monocacy Boulevard to the Fountain Rock Nature Center in Frederick County;
  • $4.6 million for the Metzerott Road Pedestrian Safety Project in Prince George’s County, for improvements on Metzerott Road from MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) to Adelphi Road; and
  • $2.4 million for the Byron Bridge Access Project in Washington County, creating a new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant connection between Byron Bridge and the C&O Canal towpath.

Other TAP grants will fund a feasibility study for a shared-use path to connect West Ocean City residents and tourists to Assateague State Park along MD 611; help upgrade 1.3 miles of Patuxent Branch Trail in Howard County to an ADA-compliant surface; design a cycle and pedestrian link between Nursery Road light rail station and Belle Grove Road in Anne Arundel County; improving safety at intersections and railroad crossings at Cecil Elementary School in the City of Baltimore; and installing ADA-accessible intersection improvements for Hagerstown school children, including countdown pedestrian lights and beeps.

Recreational Trails Program grants help improve and preserve the land and water trails of Maryland’s Recreational Trails System. 2023 FY Awards projects include:

  • $3.6 million to repair the exterior end walls and surface of the 955-foot-long Borden Tunnel on the Great Allegheny Passage in Allegany County;
  • $2 million to rehabilitate several bridges along the Torrey C. Brown Trail in Baltimore County; and
  • $5.9 million for ADA-compliant improvements to piers and slipways at Somers Cove Marina in Somerset County, as well as replacing a boat launch and two piers.

Other RTP allocations will fund trail improvements at Patapsco Valley State Park in Baltimore County for adaptive mountain biking; interpretive panels at Jefferson Patterson Park in Calvert County; construction of a viewing area and maintenance of trails at Adkins Arboretum in Caroline County; and a study to assess trail infrastructure in historic St. Mary’s.

Bike path grants carry Kim Lamphier’s legacy

The MDOT Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network program was founded in 2011 and provides state funding for the planning, design and construction of infrastructure such as bike paths and shared-use lanes. The program is named after the late Kim Lamphier, a Montgomery County native and longtime Baltimore County resident, who advocated for bicycle access throughout Maryland. This year’s grants include:

  • $360,000 for the design of the Frederick & Pennsylvania Trail Rail from Fountain Rock Park to Walkersville in Frederick County;
  • $240,000 in funding for the design of the College Creek Connector, a shared-use road along College Creek between King George Street and downtown Annapolis;
  • $128,000 for the design of a shared-use trail along Good Hope Road to Spencerville Local Park in
  • $121,000 to complete the design of the Martin Luther King Boulevard Side Road in Baltimore City.

Other Kim Lamphier scholarships include feasibility studies for shared-use trails in Gaithersburg, Galena, Laurel, Rockville, and St. Michael’s; bike counter programs in Baltimore City, Rockville and Salisbury; studies for the improvement of the cycle network in Cambridge and Takoma Park; and funding for the construction of a bicycle parking lot in Taneytown.

A complete list of grant-funded projects is available on each program’s website: MDOT Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network Program, Recreational Trails Program, and Transportation Alternatives Program.

Learn more about Maryland’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans and other programs here.

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