Governor Wolf Announces Nearly 40 Municipalities to Improve Traffic Safety with Red Light Enforcement Funds

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will distribute $15.4 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding to 38 municipalities statewide to fund 50 safety projects.Pennsylvania’s ARLE program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue.“This program helps communities across the state make investments in traffic flow and safety,” Governor Wolf said. “These improvements complement the many road, bridge, and multimodal projects happening in Pennsylvania.”Under state law, grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia. The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 134 applications, totaling almost $38 million in requests.Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.This investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ARLE funding program to $78.49 million, funding 416 safety projects since 2010.The 50 approved projects are as follows:Allegheny County:• Churchill Borough – $107,000 to upgrade traffic signal controllers, install battery backup systems, and new LED traffic signal heads at three intersections.• City of Pittsburgh – $165,000 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Bigelow Boulevard and Bayard Street with new traffic signal supports, LED signal heads, full pedestrian accommodations and detection system.• McKeesport City – $344,000 to upgrade the traffic signal at intersection of Versailles Avenue and Evans Street by installing new traffic signal supports, signal heads, pedestrian accommodations, controller assembly, detection, and new ADA curb ramps; to create a Traffic Safety Program that would assess the needs of intersections throughout the city where there are large pedestrian and vehicle conflicts, speeding issues and sight distance problems; and to install Accessible Pedestrian Signals at the intersection of Lysle Boulevard and Coursin Street.• Mt. Lebanon Township – $268,149 to improve safety and operational efficiencies by constructing an auxiliary right turn lane on the Segar Road approach to Bower Hill Road; to improve safety and operational efficiencies by constructing of an auxiliary right turn lane on the Bower Hill Road approach to Washington Road, and to replace strain poles with Mast Arms at the intersection; and to install new LED pedestrian signal heads, emergency vehicle preemption, emergency generator panels, and push buttons at various locations.• Richland Township – $164,000 to install new LED pedestrian signal heads, emergency vehicle preemption, emergency generator panels, and pedestrian push buttons at various locations.• Springdale Borough – $505,500 to upgrade traffic signal at the intersection of Pittsburgh Street and School Street with new signal supports, LED signal heads, pedestrian accommodations, controller assembly, detection and ADA facilities; and to upgrade traffic signal at the intersection of Pittsburgh Street and James Street with new signal supports, LED signal heads, pedestrian accommodations, controller assembly, detection and ADA facilities.• Swissvale Borough – $60,000 to upgrade traffic signal heads and the traffic signal controller, and to install a battery backup system at the intersection of South Braddock Avenue and Waverly Street/Edgewood Avenue.Berks County• Amity Township – $173,245 to improve safety by modifying the traffic signal left turn phasing at Route 422 and Monocacy Creek Road and reconstructing the center median on the Eastern leg.• Exeter Township – $299,000 to reconstruct the traffic signal at the intersection of Perkiomen Avenue and East Neversink Road by installing mast arms, video and dilemma zone detection, emergency pre-emption, and ADA compliant pedestrian accommodations.• Muhlenberg Township – $79,596 to improve safety by rehabilitating school warning signal system on Kutztown Road.Bucks County• Bristol Township – $308,200 to improve safety at the intersection of Hood Boulevard and Queen Anne Drive by installing mast arms, conduit, signal cables, uninterruptable power supply, LED vehicular signal heads, LED countdown pedestrian signal heads, pedestrian push buttons, video detectors, radar detection system, and emergency preemption system.• Doylestown Township – $380,817 to improve safety at the intersection of Swamp Road and Easton Road by retiming the traffic signal and installing mast arms, emergency preemption, dilemma zone detection, video detection, uninterruptable power supply, pedestrian push buttons and dedicated hand/man pedestrian signals with countdown timers.• Morrisville Borough – $20,000 to update and replace existing regulatory signage at various locations throughout the borough and install breakaway signposts.• Northampton Township – $137,000 to improve pedestrian and traffic signal improvements at four intersections by installing pedestrian countdown timers, emergency vehicle preemption, video detection and radar detection.• Plumstead Township – $646,128 to improve pedestrian safety at the center of Plumsteadville by installing ADA ramps, crosswalks, pedestrian push buttons Hand/Person pedestrian signals with countdown timers, and signalization upgrades.Cambria County• Loretto Borough – $50,000 to improve pedestrians and motorist safety at Syberton Road from Saint Michael School to the Basilica of Saint Michael Church by installing pedestrian crossing, detectable warning devices, a level walkway, pavement markings, and flashing warning signals.Centre County• Ferguson Township – $80,000 to upgrade bicycles/motorcycles detection by installing dilemma zone and digital radar detections at two signalized intersections; Blue Course Drive & Circleville Road/Teaberry Lane and Blue Course Drive & Havershire Boulevard.• Huston Township – $25,000 to improve safety on Route 3040 (Alt220) to the east of the village of Julian by installing a new solar-powered flashing warning sign on pedestal support pole.Chester County• East Whiteland Township – $71,216 to maintain and improve safety by deploying portable traffic control signals at desirable locations throughout the township.Columbia County• Town of Bloomsburg – $301,154 to improve safety at the intersection of Market Street and 5th Street by fully modernizing the traffic signal and adding emergency vehicle preemption.Erie County• City of Erie – $72,040 to upgrade fluorescent and incandescent railroad preemption signs with LEDs at four intersections.Lackawanna County• Dickson City Borough – $335,000 to install a traffic signal and pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Bowman Street and Main Street.Lancaster County• City of Lancaster – $563,080 to upgrade school beacon flashers located at 12 schools throughout the city; and to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety at four intersections along Christian Street by installing ADA curb ramps, vegetated curb bump outs, and speed tables.• East Petersburg Borough – $218,000 to improve the traffic signal at the intersection of Main Street and State Street by installing updated traffic signal supports, hand/person pedestrian signals, ADA-compliant pedestrian pushbuttons, MUTCD compliant lights, high-intensity grade reflective signal material, and the use of LED signals.• Mount Joy Borough – $219,060 to upgrade pedestrian signals at five intersections along Main Street by installing HAND/MAN countdown LED signals and APS pedestrian push buttons.Luzerne County• City of Hazleton – $269,430 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of 15th Street and Grant Street by installing mast arms, new signal heads, pedestrian countdown signals with push buttons, video detection system, emergency preemption system, pavement markings, and ADA ramps.Montgomery County• Abington Township – $189,520 to modernize the traffic signal at the intersection of Meetinghouse Road and Fox Chase Road by installing updated signal equipment, detection, pedestrian push buttons and ADA curb ramps.• Upper Dublin Township – $380,000 to improve traffic signal and geographic layout of the intersection of Susquehanna Road and Fitzwatertown Road by upgrading the signal controller and installing pedestrian countdown signals, new battery backup, mast arms, dilemma zone detection, traffic adaptive system and a protected left turn lane.• Upper Moreland Township – $106,500 to upgrade pedestrian and traffic signals at the intersection of Blair Mill Road and Horsham Road by installing countdown pedestrian signals, emergency preemption, video detection and radar dilemma zone detection.Northampton County• Forks Township – $411,798 to upgrade signals along Sullivan Trail by installing battery backup system, ADA-compliant curb ramps, continental-style crosswalk pavement markings, and pedestrian countdown timers with pushbuttons.Northumberland County• City of Sunbury – $317,000 to improve the traffic signal at the intersection of North Fourth Street and Reagan Street by installing a new mast arm, ADA compliant curb cuts and crosswalk, new vehicle detection and pedestrian signals with push buttons.Philadelphia County• City of Philadelphia – $7.6 million to continue the Neighborhood Slow Zone Program, by deploying traffic calming strategies at various locations throughout the city; to continue Philadelphia’s Modern Roundabout Program by replacing geometrically complex signalized intersections with roundabouts at four possible locations; Ardleigh Street & Vernon Road, Cobbs Creek Parkway & 70th Street, Montgomery Avenue & Belmont Avenue, and Pine Road & Shady Lane; to establish a citywide program to improve pedestrian and traffic safety by improving LED street lighting expecting to cover approximately 35 city blocks; to improve safety along Cobbs Creek Parkway from 63rd Street to Upland Street by replacing guiderail system; to identify and implement Pavement Marking and Signing Asset Management throughout the city; and to expand and upgrade arterials by integrating them into ATMS in which new signal controllers are being interconnected with single-mode fiber optic system.Potter County• Bingham Township – $35,000 to improve safety at Northern Potter School with new solar powered flashing devices, pedestal and signage.Washington County• East Washington Borough – $56,000 to improve safety at along East Beau Street by installing LED school zone speed limit warning devices.Westmoreland County• Hempfield Township – $70,000 to upgrade school zone speed warning devices at two schools.• Sewickley Township – $53,000 to improve safety at Young Senior High School along Lowber Road by installing speed limit sign with flashing beacons.York County• Spring Grove Borough – $229,855 to improve safety at the intersection of Main Street and Jackson Street by improving the geometric layout, stripping and curbing, and installing Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon on Main Street.• Windsor Borough – $8,614 to install emergency vehicle preemption equipment at the intersection of Main Street and Penn Street.For more information, visit the traffic signals page under “Travel In PA” at www.penndot.gov, or email RA-PDSIGNALFUNDING@pa.gov. 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West Florida Salvages Game Three

first_img April 7, 2007Box Score PENSACOLA, Fla. – In the final GSC home game of the season for 18th ranked West Florida (31-12, 7-5), the Argonauts soundly defeated 28th ranked West Alabama (28-12, 9-3) today, 12-6. The win was spirited by a nine-run third inning. West Florida dropped two out of three games to West Alabama in the series, and are two games out of first place in the GSC East.West Alabama jumped on UWF in similar fashion to the first two games. They scored twice in the first on RBI doubles off UWF starter Brett McCullough (Cantonment, Fla. / Tate HS) by Todd Rea and Clint Moody. In the bottom of the inning, UWF answered with two runs. With one out, Kyle DeBos (Panama City, Fla. / Gulf Coast CC) reached on a throwing error by shortstop Clark Humber. Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla. / Pensacola JC) was hit by a pitch on the next at bat. DeBos looked to be thrown out trying to steal third base, but third baseman Rob Dahlberg could not handle catcher Jake DeRoy’s throw. Not only was DeBos safe but he scored on the error. Williams later scored on an RBI single by Logan Hundley (Gulf Breeze, Fla. / Gulf Breeze HS) off UWA starter Stephen Barnett.The Argos distanced themselves in the third inning by scoring nine runs on six hits, two hit batsmen, an error, and a walk. Williams led off the inning with his sixth homer of the season to straight away center field. Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio / St. Edward HS), Hundley and Wallace each had two-run scoring doubles off UWA reliever Brandon Dill. Daniel Jones (Wetumpka, Ala. / Gulf Coast CC) and Jason Kohl (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Pensacola JC) each added RBI singles.West Florida led 12-3 going into the ninth inning. The Tigers quickly scored three runs without recording an out off UWF reliever Kit Powell (Daphne, Ala. / Faulkner State CC). Dahlberg doubled in two runs and Rea had an RBI single. Phil Lawhorn (Virginia Beach, Fla. / Pensacola JC) was summoned from the bullpen with one out and runners on first and second. He got Jody Morgan to fly out and struck out James Guilliams to seal the win.Brett McCullough (6-1) pitched seven strong innings. He allowed three runs on six hits, one walk and he hit five batters. The two teams combined for nine hit batsmen. Barnett (3-3) suffered the loss in just 2 2/3 innings. The Tigers used four pitchers.Hundley went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a double. Huggins was 2-for-4, and Wallace was 2-for-5 with two RBI and two doubles. Kohl was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a double. Rea led UWA by going 4-for-5 with three RBI.West Florida resumes conference play next weekend at Alabama-Huntsville. They play a double header on Saturday at 1 pm. Listen to the “Live Audio” at goargos.comPrint Friendly Version West Florida Salvages Game Three Sharelast_img read more

Jamie Reeves – FFMag – Bringing fantasy football to print

first_imgShare Share StumbleUpon Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Related Articles Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 At the end of the 2016/17 Premier League season, Jamie Reeves, the man behind FFMag, released an e-mag version focusing on Fantasy Premier League (FPL) strategy. Jamie Reeves, FFMagThe number of downloads (5,000) convinced him to launch a crowdfunding campaign for the operation of a new print product. A few months on, and having reached over 150% of the fixed funding goal, SBC News spoke to Reeves about publication of the magazine, exceeding the initial target and plans for next season.SBC: With the abundance of fantasy football material already online, and with print often considered a content medium on the wane – were you surprised by the uptake in the crowdfunding campaign?JR: Absolutely. When we launched the first e-magazine in March we never intended to produce physical copies, because like you said, it’s arguably a medium on the decline. We then had hundreds of people ask where they could buy future editions in print, so we did the maths and figured out the money we needed to raise in order to make that a reality next season.It was obviously still a very pleasant surprise to see people then actually get behind the campaign. It’s one thing saying you’re interested in a print subscription, but it’s another thing buying one in May…2/3 months before the Premier League starts again!You’re right in saying that the fantasy football tipster market is very saturated right now, but we see that as a good thing because competition drives creativity. Our aim was always to produce a magazine that provides content that is second to none, and that’s how we plan to continue.SBC: Will the delay between writing, publication and delivery be a problem with the content to be provided?JR: Each month the Premier League fantasy football calendar presents a new set of questions and decisions. The basis of the magazine will be theories and analysis to help equip readers with the fundamental knowledge to tackle the upcoming month successfully.This kind of content does not expire and is something that we tested with Edition 1. In fact, you can go back and read that now, and whilst you won’t be able to put it directly into practice – you will definitely gain lots of important insight.Alas, the people have spoken and the people want part of the magazine to be dedicated to player tips for the upcoming month as well. We advocate a calculated approach to FPL, rather than encouraging sporadic weekly transfers, so this shouldn’t create too much of a problem.I think it’s fair to say that you won’t be finding any features written around one specific player, as statistics change and there’s always a risk of injury/suspension. Instead, you can expect tips that don’t expire so fast such as fixture analysis, defensive/attacking forecasts and so forth.We’re doing everything we can to ensure physical copies arrive at the fastest speed possible. The option to read our e-magazine will be there for all print subscribers, so if it’s a very congested schedule they can always have a skim read online between glancing at their letterbox in anticipation.SBC: Having far exceeded the initial target, what are you going to do with the extra money? Do you have anything else lined up?JR: It’s important to remember that the crowdfunding campaign was more for idea validation, and whilst it ended up surpassing our target, it doesn’t mean we now have disposable cash. We made the print subscription as competitively priced as possible, which is tough as an independent publication because we do not qualify for the printing and distribution discounts that larger publications do.The additional money does mean that we can improve our website, accessibility of the e-magazine, and pay our writers and designers without having to scrape the bottom of our own pockets. Now that our idea has been validated, you can also expect to see us bring some truly innovative ideas to the fantasy football space!SBC: Are you going to extend beyond the Fantasy Premier League website and consider strategies for Daily Fantasy Sports, or is that an area that you won’t be considering? Do you think there’s potential for UK consumers to be as enamoured with DFS?JR: The magazine will fundamentally cover Fantasy Premier League, because that’s what our readers want. However, due to my background within DFS, it’s fair to say that I’m looking to work with certain products to ensure they can tap into a wider market of fantasy football players.I spoke in detail with Sam Cooke of Esports Insider about how this magazine could play a key part in raising the profile of daily fantasy sports in the UK. You can read that interview on their website.There’s also a reason we chose the name Fantasy Football Mag rather than Fantasy Premier League Mag. You can expect to see us delve into other domestic leagues and competitions that have fantasy football games (MLS, Champions League & Tippeligaen) as soon as next season. There’s also a certain world competition at the end of next season, which we intend to cover in print.SBC: What’s the main demographic you’ve seen for the download of the magazine? Have you seen much uptake from outside of the UK? JR: When it comes to both digital downloads and print subscriptions our main demographic has been the UK followed by the US. The e-mag is already showing the signs of developing a vast worldwide reach, meanwhile, we’ve sold print subscriptions to 27 different countries including Antarctica, Mauritius & Colombia. Submit Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020last_img read more

Muddy Butaw Road May Spoil Vehicles, 26th

first_imgIt’s frightening but almost certain that Greenville, the venue for the observance of Liberia’s 168th independence, may be unreachable by road if the ugly stretch of muddy road between Butaw and Murrayville cannot be fixed immediately to take the heavy traffic going into Sinoe’s capital city over the next few days.The rains have left a deep slush of mud between Butaw District and Murrayville Township (Japlohtown), about a mile to the port city of Greenville.“This is a very serious challenge as vehicles continue to get trapped and are difficult to extract from the mud,” a traveler told the Daily Observer reporter in the area to cover the July 26th celebrations.Efforts to repair the road by the Engineering Battalion of the AFL (AFL-EB) and the Ministry of Public Works have so far failed, travelers say.At least five cars are hauled out of the mud every day either by AFL or NGO 4-wheel drive jeeps, according to frequent travelers.Vehicles attempting to cross the quagmire and become stuck after working hours of the AFL-EB have to stay in the mud until the following morning. The passengers would either sleep in the vehicles or in the nearby town, another traveler noted.He said some passengers would abandon their stuck vehicles and ride motorbikes to Greenville, which costs about LD200, a steep price for the one mile distance.“It’s difficult for NGO vehicles to haul commercial vehicles from the mud at night,” another passenger commented.In spite of the efforts of the AFL since May, the Butaw-Murrayville road remains a ‘nightmare’ and the only hope is when the rains cease, our reporter was told during interviews with commuters.“If the rain continues, there will be no access by road into Greenville and the country’s highest national celebration might not only be poorly attended because of the bad road, but there could be also a shortage of goods and some of the projects might not be dedicated,” some officials feared.A solution could be to position the AFL and Public Works caterpillars and NGO 4-wheel jeeps at Butaw and Murrayville to haul stuck vehicles, according to sources here. No one has mentioned the option of flights into Greenville and whether the airstrip there is in good condition.The Daily Observer learned that the Butaw and Murrayville roads and the road from Buchannan, Grand Bassa County through Rivercess County are relatively good.New and renovated bridges are painted in red, white and blue, the country’s national colors, and they are named in honor of the towns such as Teah, Nyenfueh and David Town bridges.The name of each town is printed on a small billboard in green and white, the county’s colors and the distance to the next town, including directions approaching narrow bridges are also printed on green and white billboards.Drivers Mohammed Jabateh, Lasanna Quaye, David Gaye and Jasper Weah in separate interviews expressed frustration and said the bad road is causing them to lose business.They said however that the road is good between Buchanan and Nimba County junction on to Rivercess County and from there to Sinoe County.They explained that those roads were repaired by Solid Rock Construction Company.The road leading into Greenville from Butaw is under construction by the AFL-EB and Public Works.The renovation work on the monkey iron bridge between Rivercess and Sinoe counties is expected to be completed by tomorrow Tuesday, July 21, a Solid Rock engineer said.When contacted about the impassable muddy road, Public Affairs Director at the Ministry of National Defense, Willet Monger, said the road work is in progress and the AFL and Public Works are collaborating to get the job done during and after the celebrations.A Ministry of Public Works spokesman, however, told this newspaper that there was no money allocated for the Buchanan to Rivercess Road, likewise the Greenville to Barclayville Road.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more