Friday, July 02, 2010
(WNYC Newsroom). Trucks making deliveries after seven pm and before 6 am shaved an average of forty eight minutes on their routes. That's according to the results of a pilot program by the New York City Department of Transportation. City Transportation Comisssioner Janette Sadik-Khan says the off-hour delivers also resulted in fewer parking tickets, down from$1000 per truck to almost nothing. The four month pilot enlisted thirty-three companies around Manhattan, including Foot Locker, Whole Foods, and Cisco. Some businesses have expressed reluctance to schedule off-hour deliveries because it can cost more in overtime and make last-minute deliveries more difficult. And some have said it's not an option for perishables.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
(KALW, Nathaneal Johnson)
It’s hard to imagine that the Caltrain, the commuter train that runs through the heart of Silicon Valley, could actually die. But the whistles that echo past Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo, Google and Apple may be silenced if the transit agency doesn’t solve its budget woes – quickly.
On April 1, Caltrain declared a state of fiscal emergency. “This is not an April Fools Joke,” Caltrain CEO Mike Scanlon said then. “There’s a possibility this railroad could go away."