Schenectady County Takes A Giant Step Toward Solar Power

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Local officials and General Electric have announced what they tout as the largest and most ambitious municipal solar project to date in New York.

Schenectady County and the Schenectady County Solar Energy Consortium say they will partner with GE to develop and build a network of solar farms that if fully implemented will generate up to 45 megawatts of solar energy capacity throughout Schenectady County. Democratic Schenectady County Legislator Rory Fluman:   “And this conservatively again is gonna save all of our participants an aggregate of $1.5 million a year each year through a revenue save by paying less on our electric bills.”

Fluman says the county initiated its solar program back in 2011. The project is made possible through the NY-SUN program, which promotes solar energy.   “Today we’re producing about five megawatts of power annually, but the great thing about this project is we’re talking about going from five…

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The MTA’s biggest money pit

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With the start of LIRR service into Grand Central Terminal still at least four years off, the estimated cost of the project last week jumped another $1 billion, to $11 billion and likely still rising.

Early estimates had the East Side Access job running $2.2 billion and finishing by 2009. And MTA board member Scott Rechler says, “I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more cost overruns.”

No, current MTA management isn’t to blame for this mess. But the agency’s leaders have yet to show they’re changing the culture that produced it. A culture that only discovered, years into the project, that it was paying 200 extra workers who had no actual duties (out of 900 total) around $1,000 a day each on the East Side Access project.

As a landmark New York Times investigation showed last year, the MTA’s construction costs are far, far higher than even those…

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Battle of the hyperloops: HTT and Virgin go head-to-head in the Middle East

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  • The competition to deliver “hyperloops” – super-fast, ground-based transportation systems, is heating up.
  • Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Virgin Hyperloop One are going head-to-head in the Middle East.
  • HTT’s chairman said it owned the name “hyperloop.”

The competition between hyperloop developers in the Middle East is heating up, with the two main operators — Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and Virgin Hyperloop One — sniping over the use of the name “hyperloop” and territorial ambitions.

The chairman of HTT told CNBC that his company “owns” the brand name ‘”hyperloop” — the name given to a super-fast, ground-based transportation system, a concept of Tesla founder Elon Musk.

“We are the original hyperloop, we own the brand hyperloop,” Bibop Gresta told’s “Capital Connection on Monday.”

“We are focused on passengers,” he said. “We are the first company that actually brings this technology to reality, and we are building…

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Beware! Facebook Is Satan’s Tool! 

Glad somebody said this crap. I could not as not a participanr;

The Little Mermaid

In this current age of an inordinately dangerous swell of anti-intellectualism and information warfare, Facebook is, in great measure, accountable for the demise of culture, stability and privacy in our lives. I’m not the least bit sorry to aver, esteemed tech mogul-Mr Mark Zukerberg, aka The Android, that your creation has brought about a widespread degradation of human values, of talents and of our ability to perceive logically. But why would you even give a monkey’s at all when you have built yourself and your future generations an empire of cosmic proportions? Admist the ongoing Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, there could not be a more providential time for me to express the reasons for my surging hate when using this overrated social media platform.

1. For a start, those who use a fake name and a fake profile picture make my blood boil.

I understand that the Dad’s Princess…

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NYC Transit set to unveil subway signal system project with $20 billion price tag

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In the coming days it has been reported that New York City Transit Chief Andy Byford will unveil a new project to revamp the subway’s outdated signal system.

The subway signal system project could cost up to $20 billion to revamp as it is has not seen updates since the 1930s. Byford plans to install the signal system at all 472 stations.

The decision to update the system comes after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency last year after a slew of delays and train derailments that caused injuries to dozens of commuters.

New to the job, the British born Andy Byford, who has helped improve the transport systems for London, Toronto and Sydney, experienced Cuomo’s concerns first hand after only a month in his position as New York City Transit Chief when the subway’s signal system was the cause behind a five-hour delay in…

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What travelling on Hyperloop would be like: BMW reveals its vision

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A stunning Virgin Hyperloop One pod that could carry passengers at speeds of up to 760mph (1,200 kmh) when it launches in 2020 has been unveiled.

The prototype pod is equipped with luxury adjustable leather seats and built-in touchscreen displays that let passengers personalise their entertainment.

Floor lighting could help travellers to find their way around and there are also personally-controlled lights for reading.

The BMW-designed concept pods give a glimpse of the luxurious conditions inside the futuristic transport vehicles, which could launch in Dubai within the next two years.

Hyperloop’s low-friction design means passengers will be able to travel through 87 miles (140 km) of high-pressure tubes between the city and neighbouring Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes, a journey that takes around 90 minutes by car.

The service is expected to carry around 10,000 passengers per hour in both directions.

Passengers can personalise their entertainment through built-in displays, according…

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New NYC Transit head vows ‘radical’ steps to solve subway crisis

We really mean it: love to helpout NY CITY

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The more I see on this guy the more I like him.  Same go’s for my boss, Ken Kinlock. We would love to close  our business and work for him!!!!!

Interesting  because never know a lot about London  (or Toronto) system.

BESIDES would love to work in NY City again!

It’s been a little more than 100 days since Andy Byford arrived in the city with a big mandate: rescuing the transit system from sliding further into decay.

“I like a challenge, and that’s why I came here. But, God, the first few weeks, I think that the scale of this challenge is becoming apparent to me,” Byford said.

Days after unveiling a sweeping plan to overhaul the MTA’s struggling bus network, Byford is taking on a bigger challenge: reshaping all of New York City Transit with what he calls a “radical” reform plan.

On Friday, at a gathering…

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Utica software firm moves into former GE plant

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Utica OD

UTICA — A local software company is joining the ranks of about 30 other small businesses housed in a Broad Street building that General Electric once called home.

Covey Computer Software is moving into 901 Broad St., a former textile mill that was leased by GE decades ago. The business specializes in providing software solutions to help manufacturers streamline certain processes and eliminate paperwork.

CoveyCS found a home inside the approximately 550,000-square-foot facility after spending more than two years on Genesee Street near the Utica Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. While 2520 Genesee St. is great for individual offices, it was not optimal for working in large teams, said CoveyCS Vice President Andrew “Doc” Docherty. Its former location is now up for sale.

″(The Broad Street building), being open, allows us to easily collaborate,” he said. “Because of the space available in the building, we’re able to make it…

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Everything We Know & Fear About The Impending L Train Shutdown

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With the dreaded L train shutdown now just one year away, the upheaval that awaits the city’s already afflicted subway riders is beginning to snap into focus—even as new circles of hell seem to open underground each day.

An estimated 225,000 daily L train riders between Brooklyn and Manhattan will be directly affected, many of them left without any comparably reliable source of transportation for 15 months, beginning sometime in April 2019 (no exact date has yet been announced). Displaced riders will stream into other parts of the transit system, with cascading effects across the city—commuters in Queens may find their primary route to Manhattan clogged beyond use, the bustling corridor of 14th Street could become a “bus parking lot,” and roving bands of “slugs” looking for rides might soon lay claim to the edges of the Williamsburg Bridge. A disruption of this scale seems to be…

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MTA Unviels New Plan To Fix NYC’s Bus System

City Improper

The MTA has been focused on making the Bus system an alternative option to the subway for quite some time. Most recently, there was an overhaul of the North-to-South bus lines that run along Woodhaven-Crossbay Blvd’s in Queens.

The Woodhaven/Cross Bay Boulevards corridor was identified as a preferred location for Select Bus Service improvements through the DOT/MTA 2009 Bus Rapid Transit Phase II Study, with extensive input from communities throughout Queens. The corridor is served by several local, limited, and express bus routes carrying over 30,000 people per day. Many travelers use these routes to connect to intersecting subway services in addition to going directly to businesses and schools along the corridor; however, the bus service is not as effective as it could be, as buses can be caught in congestion and the layout of the street makes bus stops difficult to reach for neighborhood residents.

Bus lane looking down…

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