Lol, excellent coverage!
Let's be realistic that HB2 wouldn't exist without Charlotte/Mecklenburg making an issue of it. Don't blame the Republicans or Sheriff Harrison.
Why is that even a conversation?i wonder the intent in highlighting the 2 comments when there were probably many more.In this case maybe all should look within to examine intent.
Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties (JLDOC) invites you to BINGO - Wednesday, October 12th from 6-9pm at the Durham Armory.
For more info, please visit this webpage! We have GREAT prizes lined up!!
BINGO and other events raise critical funding for the JLDOC’s training and volunteer programs, as well as our work with over 100 different community organizations. In the 2015-2016 League year we made a long term commitment to encourage Healthy Living in our communities. This fall, the JLDOC initiated a league-wide community partnership with local organization Farmer Foodshare. Farmer Foodshare strives to make fresh, local food available to those in the community who need it most while making sure the farmers growing it make a healthy living.
Judge Terrence Boyle saves North Carolina from the abyss once again.
You say "Dickie Thompson, who unsuccessfully motioned to adopt the rules." but what were the other votes?
We didn't receive the photo credit with the picture, but I'm happy to add it now.
It would be amazing pizza in a restaurant. Pizza that good coming from a truck borders on miraculous.
Thank you so much for this amazing review and I would like to say thanks to Chris Walt Photography for providing the photos.
So the leadership at ECU is more concerned about money and publicity? It became an issue when ESPN radio in Fayetteville said they will not carry our game? ECU has the MOST loyal fans of any in NC. That University officials will punish students for their right to protest QUIETLY is disheartening. Anita Daniels, ECU class of '84.
Ronald, you're obviously confused about what this article about (did you actually read it?). This only affects people who work directly for Durham County. In fact, everyone's favorite bill - HB2 - specifically outlawed counties and municipalities from forcing a minimum wage different from the state's onto companies. Not only is the county a not-for-profit entity, but this is analogous to a board of directors of a company discussing wages at their own company. Take your rant somewhere else.
Let's break down this passenger per bus travel mile "metric". For Raleigh, that number is 2.3. What does that actually tell you about utilization and effective fuel efficiency? Not much by itself. But here's one example of what it could mean for an express bus trip:
Let's say a route is 10 miles long. 23 people get on the first stop and ride all the way to the last stop. By this "metric", that's 23 passengers divided by 10 vehicle miles, or 2.3 - right at Raleigh's average. The capacity utilization of that bus, assuming it has 30 seats, is 77%. That's a lot higher than 10%!
What does that mean for fuel efficiency? Well, even if the bus only gets 5mpg, that's an effective fuel efficiency of 115 mpg! The average car gets about 25 mpg. And if each of those people had driven their own car, there would be 23 cars entering downtown and using valuable space for parking that got replaced by a single bus. Of course, that assumes those people actually have access to and/or can afford a car in the first place, which many people in our region cannot.
This is one of the few times in my life I will NOT vote for a Democrat. This woman is one of the most incompetent people to ever be elected to such an important position. I have witnessed her firsthand destroy families, make egregious clerical and administrative mistakes but refuse to own up to them when they are pointed out to her and she clearly has never taken a math course in her life as she doesn't seem to understand gross and net pay are significantly different. I watched her render a woman homeless because she could not afford child support payments and even though the woman was literally living out of her car, she did nothing to correct her poor judgment so this woman could maintain a healthy relationship with her children, all because this woman was poor, could not afford an attorney and had to represent herself. Time for her to go.
I just downloaded data from: http://www.ncsbe.gov/absentee-data
As of October 5, the statewide requests look like good news for Republicans.
UNA DEM REP LIB Total
30883 35875 44510 357 111625
UNA DEM REP LIB
27.67% 32.14% 39.87% 0.32%
Did Ken Fine just cherry pick some counties?
This simply shows how totally ignorant these commissioners are. That they know little about politics is overshadowed by their complete lack of knowledge about economics and how free enterprise works! Businesses work for a profit. By raising the nearly doubling the minimum wage, you are forcing businesses to cut corners to keep their profit margin. If they cannot make a profit, why should they stay in business?
This drastic increase in wages will cause the very employees whom the commissioners intend to help greater hardships. There hours will be cut and, when that doesn’t work (and it will not) to save the “profit-margin”, some will be laid off. Please tell me, commissioners, how does raising ones wages, to the point that the employer can no longer afford to employ these minimum waged employees, help them?
Thanks Indy for covering this very timely issue right now because all Wake County voters can have a say by voting on the public transportation referendum at the END of the ballot! Flip your ballot and be sure and vote FOR public transportation!
Want to point out that the while the total cost of the Wake Transit Plan is $2.3 billion spread out over 10 years, the sales tax portion is just 48% of it -- not all of it, as per the title of the article. The total cost will also be shared by the federal and state govt, transit fares, car rental tax etc.
I would hire a two-piece dinner (quarter dark, french fries, iced tea) to watch over our kids before considering this yahoo.
One bright day in a Dark Dark era. Rejoice!
Thanks Linda. Indeed, can certainly be complicated. Manufacturing of bus, car, etc and associated infrastructure have many costs (many hidden from discussion).
One thing that fascinates me is how new technologies and emerging business models are already starting to change the transit landscape.
For example, recent studies show that ride-sharing can have dramatic impact on traffic congestion ... in some cases 10:1 reduction.
* Here's How Many Cars This Car-Sharing Service Killed http://bit.ly/2dNNv66
* ASU team first to prove Uber eases traffic congestion http://goo.gl/alerts/3hiNF
* Arizona State University: Do Ride-Sharing Services Affect Traffic Congestion? An Empirical Study of Uber Entry http://ow.ly/tY7V304JNd6
* Uber beta testing $2 flat-fee rides in some metro areas http://ow.ly/9QAk303Ackl
* New Yorkers Can Now Get Unlimited Uber For $100 http://goo.gl/alerts/zCpWb
* Uber trying flat fares in city's inner loop http://goo.gl/alerts/DdPbS
* UBER and LYFT considered to replace public buses in two US cities http://bit.ly/2dHCXJn
I'll have to consider Brno for my travel bucket list. :-)
Looks like they have a huge / concentrated student population accounting for > 20% of the town's population with 13 institutes of higher learning and about 89,000 students. Wow!
Question regarding point #1: why must mass transit pay its own way? We don't insist that of our road networks or air travel?
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