Street cars – Support Transit http://supporttransit.org/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 04:50:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://supporttransit.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-8-120x120.png Street cars – Support Transit http://supporttransit.org/ 32 32 10 underrated American cars that will soon be worth a fortune https://supporttransit.org/10-underrated-american-cars-that-will-soon-be-worth-a-fortune/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/10-underrated-american-cars-that-will-soon-be-worth-a-fortune/ Sure, American automakers make car slappers with lots of horsepower that sound great and put a smile on your face. A supercharged V8 warms most people’s blood. But most of these steroid-induced supercharged craftsmen can be a bit overpriced and sometimes not even be the most reliable cars on the market. At the cheaper end […]]]>

Sure, American automakers make car slappers with lots of horsepower that sound great and put a smile on your face. A supercharged V8 warms most people’s blood. But most of these steroid-induced supercharged craftsmen can be a bit overpriced and sometimes not even be the most reliable cars on the market.


At the cheaper end of the spectrum, you’ll find the classic cars, the original, reliable American cars that were a bit beefy. On this side, there are great bargains, including underrated, underrated, and underrated cars that are cooler than anything else in their price range. This article will take a look at ten underrated American cars that are now cheap but will soon cost a fortune as more and more people continue to realize how cool they are.

ten Chevy Cobalt SS ($15,000)

The underrated 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS is a sporty compact contender that died too soon, but is a great buy today. The Cobalt SS gives the Honda Civic Si and Volkswagen GTI a hard time with its American engineering ingenuity, with polished factory performance and good technology in the chassis and engine.

It might not be the preferred option for looks, but it makes up for it with some great specs and technology for a good sport compact.

9 Cadillac CTS-V wagon ($10,000)

Cadillac’s CTS-V Wagon is a rare and distinguished car. At first glance, only serious gearheads will tell you that this was America’s fastest wagon built around a 556-horsepower engine. This vehicle is similar in dimensions to the CTS-V luxury sedan. Still, it has increased cargo space with its wagon design, making it a viable option for those looking for practicality.

The 6.2-liter LSA V8 under the hood provides unprecedented power for a wagon. And, although very rare, there is the manual transmission option for a more fun and engaging driving experience.

Related: These 10 Inexpensive Sports Cars Are Much Faster Than Their Price Tags Will Lead You To Believe

8 Chrysler 300 SRT8 ($15,000)

Five words to describe the Chrysler 300 SRT8 are Sleek, Sexy, Badass, Fast and Gangster. This thing packs 470 horsepower and 470 pounds of torque from the factory, but can handle more power with a little tuning.

It runs on the same 6.4-liter Hemi live on the Charger and Challenger for serious performance. It also features cylinder deactivation for better gas mileage for those looking for a good everyday driving sedan.

seven Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 Convertible ($15,000)

Take a closer look at the Crossfire SRT6; you’ll recognize the Mercedes-Benz design language written all over it. This collaboration was Chrysler’s attempt to create their little bundle of joy resulting in a serious head-turner.

This vehicle is refreshingly different and won’t blend in with the crowd with its cool design features. The engine, suspension and gearboxes are all proven and tested to Mercedes standards, which means unrivaled reliability. Thanks to the extra supercharger, it’s very fast and can deliver some serious performance, which means it’s one of the best bargains for a performance coupe.

6 Pontiac G8 ($10,000)

Mention the Pontiac G8 GT and talk about the big-block 6.0-liter V8 under the hood. Its current price is an impeccable bargain that any engine-minded investment should not overlook. This unique vehicle features a masculine body style and a beautiful interior.

This hot rod is roomy and rides smooth with a muscular exhaust note. Owners who have sold theirs live in regret as these cars will see their price increase over time.

Related: Here’s Why GM Should Bring Pontiac Back

5 Pontiac Solstice ($10,000)

The Pontiac Solstice is a very underrated sports car despite what it offers in terms of exciting qualities and performance. It has a unique style away from what you normally see on the road but still looks good. Plus, its handling is everything you’d expect from a lightweight sports car.

Pontiac introduced a GXP version in 2007 that was sportier, with powertrain changes that gave the model more life. A manual transmission option is available for a remarkable driving experience. Without a massive investment, this car will offer great value and prices will skyrocket.

4 Saturn Sky Redline Trim ($10,500)

This roadster was one of the final products before Saturn’s bankruptcy. This fast little machine was a serious contender for the Mazda Miata. It may have lost some love from critics due to its unimpressive build quality and simply because it was a Saturn.

In DNA, it borrowed the Pontiac Solstice platform but featured a few facelifts to set it apart. These cars are a bargain, but not for long, and can take a few tweaks without too much hassle.

3 Ford Taurus SHO ($9,000)

This brainchild of a collaboration between Yamaha and the boys in blue ran from 1988 to 1999 but picked up again in 2009 and lasted for a few more years. A lot of people on the street and at car meets will see this car, think it’s cool, and then won’t bother trying to buy it.

Related: These are the best features of the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO

Still, the Taurus SHO is one of the ultimate American tuner cars. The Taurus on its own is a very good and reliable car, but slap it with the addition of Super High Output, and you’ve got a special car that’s incredibly fun to drive.

2 1996 Chevy Impala SS

Back in the mid-’90s, most people thought the B-Body Chevy Caprice was an archaic blob, although its SS badge gave it some slack. This full-size sedan houses a powerful 5.7-liter Corvette engine on a lowered ride height, making it one of the best low-cost multi-purpose cars. If you want, you can add a T56 manual to the mix, along with various inexpensive upgrades available for this car.

Apart from the division of police and taxi services, its modest appearance makes this car underrated. But imagine all the cool points you could score by getting a decommissioned police unit and turning it into a street sleeper.

Related: A Detailed Look At The 1996 Chevy Impala SS

1 Plymouth Prowler

The Plymouth Prowler was a flop, largely because it was a huge exception to the norm. But that’s exactly why today’s enthusiasts appreciate the car more. It defies the norm of the mundane that the 90s were so used to and brings a breath of fresh air.

Key features include a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, and rear-drive configuration. Many are now enamored with its retro styling, but the real thrill comes when you hit the hammer, as the 214bhp 3.5-litre V6 engine propels the lightweight car into rapid acceleration.

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Chilling moment cars in illegal street race zoom in before two people are killed https://supporttransit.org/chilling-moment-cars-in-illegal-street-race-zoom-in-before-two-people-are-killed/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 23:07:18 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/chilling-moment-cars-in-illegal-street-race-zoom-in-before-two-people-are-killed/ Horrifying footage has revealed the moment two high-speed cars streaked across the street during an illegal drag race in New Jersey – moments before hitting and killing a man and woman. Driver Gerald J. White, 37, was charged in the deaths of Timothy Ogden, 34, and Lindsay Weakland, 18, when his 2004 Infinity slammed into […]]]>

Horrifying footage has revealed the moment two high-speed cars streaked across the street during an illegal drag race in New Jersey – moments before hitting and killing a man and woman.

Driver Gerald J. White, 37, was charged in the deaths of Timothy Ogden, 34, and Lindsay Weakland, 18, when his 2004 Infinity slammed into a 2014 Honda Accord and then veered into pedestrians during the event in Wildwood, New Jersey.

Shocking footage shows a vehicle accelerating from an intersection before being cut off by another car and rushing into a golf cart type vehicle.

Weakland was one of the pedestrians White ran into, according to local reports. She was pronounced dead at the scene – although cops struggled to arrive due to dozens of attendees blocking their cars.

It is understood that Ogden was a passenger in the Honda Civic in which White crashed. He was taken to hospital after the collision, but later died of his injuries.

Gerald J. White of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was arrested and charged with the deaths of two people after driving recklessly and crashing at an illegal car rally in New Jersey

Timothy Ogden, 34, was killed when White's car slammed into the Honda Civic in which Ogden was a passenger, and he died of his injuries in hospital.

Timothy Ogden, 34, was killed when White’s car slammed into the Honda Civic in which Ogden was a passenger, and he died of his injuries in hospital.

Lindsay Weakland, 18, was a pedestrian near the car rally but was suddenly killed when White's car veered into spectators

Lindsay Weakland, 18, was a pedestrian near the car rally but was suddenly killed when White’s car veered into spectators

It’s not known if anyone else was seriously injured and prosecutors said additional charges could be brought against White. The two slain victims were apparently not in Wildwood to attend the illegal car event.

White, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also attempted to flee the scene but was quickly apprehended by police.

He was charged with two counts of assault by automobile, escape, fleeing the scene of an accident and violating laws designed to protect public safety. He is being held at the Cape May County Correctional Center.

The pop-up car rally, organized by H20i, assured that “hundreds, if not thousands of people driving high performance vehicles in an area without any planning, staging or authorization created the chaos that led to these deaths and injuries. “Cape May District Attorney Jeffrey said. Sutherland.

The videos showed a series of reckless behavior by high-powered car drivers, including burnouts, racing at high speeds without respecting traffic laws and donuts.

The result, along with the two deaths caused by White’s driving, were masses of cars crashing into storefronts, parking meters and into each other, leaving authorities with a massive cleanup.

A witness who saw the fatal crash said White’s vehicle was traveling “about 80 miles per hour” and “running four red lights”.

Rahway’s Olivia Galing told NJ.com “we just heard a big bang, like a big crash, and everyone started running, so we went around the corner and saw the car on the sidewalk and they already had a sheet.’

“There were so many people lined up on the side of the road. Children stood in the middle of the street on the yellow lines recording things. So it was going to happen that someone got hurt,’ she added.

The 'rogue' motoring event, known as the H20i, is known to have wreaked havoc in the cities where it chooses to congregate, as crowds applaud the reckless driving

The ‘unauthorised’ motoring event, known as the H20i, is known for wreaking havoc in the cities where it chooses to congregate, as crowds applaud the reckless driving

The rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, left two dead and many cars destroyed as local police were overrun by the large crowd.

The rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, left two dead and many cars destroyed as local police were overrun by the large crowd.

The “game plan went out the window,” according to Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron, as thousands descended on town to take part in the car rally.

The “game plan went out the window,” according to Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron, as thousands descended on town to take part in the car rally.

Cops were so overwhelmed by the crowd at the event that New Jersey State Police sent troops to Wildwood to assist local law enforcement, according to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s office.

“The Governor is saddened by the senseless damage and harm that has occurred to Wildwood as a result of this event,” Murphy’s spokeswoman Christi Peace said in a statement to NJ Advance Media.

Wildwood authorities were aware of the gathering before it took place and released a statement that “all visitors to Wildwoods are welcome and must obey all ordinances and laws while visiting.”

But local police were quickly overwhelmed by large, boisterously-behaved crowds, Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron said.

“The game plan didn’t include the number of people who came down, which was in the thousands,” Byron said.

“That game plan went out the window on the second day, when the number of people who were here far exceeded the amount expected by the state police,” he continued.

The deaths have apparently forced the organizers of H2oi to reconsider their activities, as their Facebook page now shows that all administrators have left the group and a disturbing message has been placed in the “about” section.

“H2oi will never be the same again,” reads the updated me section. ‘Even though all the sideshow kids [interlopers] stop coming, the laws they put in place for car modification will never go away. It is time to move on.’

The rally is said to have existed since the late 1990s, but increased crowds and more diligent authorities may leave the organization no choice but to shut down.

Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data showing that 20,175 people died in car crashes in the first half of 2022, a 0.5% increase from the first half of 2021.

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‘Moe’ Halabi, 20, remembers his humor and love of cars https://supporttransit.org/moe-halabi-20-remembers-his-humor-and-love-of-cars/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 16:40:57 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/moe-halabi-20-remembers-his-humor-and-love-of-cars/ GUILFORD — Bronze daisies, sunflowers, carnations, pink and yellow roses covered two picnic tables outside the Mobil gas station at 500 Boston Post Road on Wednesday to pay tribute to Mohammad Kareem Halabi, 20 years old, died in a motorcycle accident. Halabi was killed Sept. 19 when he lost control of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 […]]]>

GUILFORD — Bronze daisies, sunflowers, carnations, pink and yellow roses covered two picnic tables outside the Mobil gas station at 500 Boston Post Road on Wednesday to pay tribute to Mohammad Kareem Halabi, 20 years old, died in a motorcycle accident.

Halabi was killed Sept. 19 when he lost control of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 motorcycle he was riding and crashed into a metal guardrail on the Route 34 connector to Interstate 95 north in New Haven, according to state police.

The floral tribute that grew throughout the day was located at the gas station owned by Halabi’s parents, Sawsan and Mohammad Halabi.

Young Halabi, known as Moe, often worked at the station after school, according to friends.

Down the street at Flowers on the Green, owner Christie Baker has set up a small glass table outside the shop with stacks of blue cards and a container of pens. It was surrounded by buckets of free flowers to take away for those who wanted to pay their respects.

It was a good location, Baker said, so “kids could come in and have their privacy writing their cards, then they’d drive down the street and put them at the gas station.”

Baker said young people, as well as adults, come to his shop.

“It’s just beautiful,” she said.

“I know the power of flowers,” Baker said. “I’m not a parent, I don’t have kids, I have a dog, so I don’t know pain, but I can help with flowers because flowers help people feel better. “

At the temporary memorial, among the flowers was a piece of plywood, inscribed with the victim’s nickname “Moe”, written inside a drawn heart and adorned with photos of Halabi with her friends.

Personal memorabilia, including two Hot Wheels — a Scorcher and a Super Stinger — and a 5-gallon barrel of VP Racing Fuels were a nod to Halabi’s love of racing cars, friends said.

Handwritten notes were attached to many bouquets and plants.

“So sorry for the loss of your lovely boy! May you find healing and inner peace. Always in our hearts! Guilford Friend,” one note read.

Another read “The best friend a person could ask for. So genuine and generous. We love you so much Moe thank you for all the memories. Our group of friends will never be the same without you. Love, Chris, Nate and Caroline. Hope you drive race cars up there.

Chris Golino, one of Halabi’s best friends, opened up about their friendship in a text.

“He meant a lot to me and so much that no words can describe him as a person,” Golino wrote.

“He would take off his shirt for anyone, no matter who it was, but he did it to help,” he said.

Another of his best friends, who rather called himself Halabi’s brother, Ali Sabea, echoed these sentiments in a text.

“He was selfless, extremely selfless,” he wrote. “A pure heart and always sought the best in people, no matter who they were.”

A 2020 graduate of Guilford High School, Halabi was a highly respected member of the school community. A community that is “devastated by this loss”, said Julia Chaffe, director.

“He was a beloved member of our wrestling team and just a wonderful kid to have in our school,” she said.

“He just had this gift of a sense of humor that stands out, that you don’t forget,” she said. “We’re just heartbroken about it and it’s always awful when someone dies so young. You never get used to it and you never get over it, once something like this happens.

Chaffe said school counselors and social workers were available “to support students who needed any kind of emotional support, as well as staff and faculty.”

Daniela Balzano, who knew Halabi from her children, organized the flower memorial with Baker.

“I think the important thing today was that the kids had an outlet for their sadness and their emotions,” she said.

“It looks like they wrote some very nice words and left some very special items at the memorial,” she said. “I’m so glad they took the opportunity to create a connection.”

Balzano and Baker said they hope the family finds some comfort in the tribute.

“We don’t know pain,” Baker said. “We don’t know what they are going through. So if that takes the pain away a bit, that’s all we can do.

Balzano said the tribute is “really to let the family know that we are all here for them.”

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The OPPD was alerted by police to a street light after cars hit two people this week https://supporttransit.org/the-oppd-was-alerted-by-police-to-a-street-light-after-cars-hit-two-people-this-week/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 23:19:00 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/the-oppd-was-alerted-by-police-to-a-street-light-after-cars-hit-two-people-this-week/ City officials light up a dark intersection at the corner of 45th and Leavenworth streets after two drivers hit pedestrians this week. Omaha police said drivers did not see pedestrians crossing the crosswalk in Leavenworth at 45th Street on Monday and Tuesday evenings A woman was sent to hospital with injured legs, ribs and shoulder. […]]]>

City officials light up a dark intersection at the corner of 45th and Leavenworth streets after two drivers hit pedestrians this week. Omaha police said drivers did not see pedestrians crossing the crosswalk in Leavenworth at 45th Street on Monday and Tuesday evenings A woman was sent to hospital with injured legs, ribs and shoulder. Another man suffered a non-life-threatening head injury. Police cited each driver for not yielding, then alerted officials to the darkness – the first notification, according to the Omaha City Public Works Department and the OPPD. “We really depend on customers using our outage reporting procedures to identify them,” said Wyndle Young, director of customer service and government infrastructure. “Once we have them, we can do a good job of restoring them, replacing them or whatever is needed.” I don’t see it, but I heard it,” McCann said. “I heard all the sirens and stuff, then I went out on the porch to see what was going on.” She said she saw someone ‘one lying in the street. McCann hopes the new lights installed Wednesday will brighten the vision of all pilots. An OPPD spokesperson said a crew upgraded the lamp post at 45th and Leavenworth on Wednesday. The service public is in the midst of an effort to upgrade approximately 100,000 obsolete light bulbs in city-owned streetlights.Three were attended to on Wednesday outages through OPPD.com, the OPPD Connect app or 1-800- 554-OPPD (6773).

City officials light up a dark intersection at the corner of 45th and Leavenworth streets after two drivers hit pedestrians this week.

Omaha police said drivers did not see any pedestrians crossing the Leavenworth crosswalk at 45th Street on Monday and Tuesday nights.

A woman was sent to hospital with injured legs, ribs and shoulder. Another man suffered a non-life-threatening head injury. Police cited each driver for not yielding, then alerted officials to the darkness – the first notification, according to the Omaha City Public Works Department and the OPPD.

“We really depend on customers using our outage reporting procedures to identify them,” said Wyndle Young, director of customer service and government infrastructure. “Once we have them, we can do a pretty good job of restoring them, replacing them or whatever is needed.”

Seven-year Leavenworth Street resident Sue McCann thought a noise she heard was a car crash on Tuesday night.

“I didn’t see it, but I heard it,” McCann said. “I heard all the sirens and stuff, then I went out on the porch to see what was going on.”

She said she saw someone lying on the street.

McCann hopes the new lights installed Wednesday will brighten everyone’s vision.

An OPPD spokesperson said a crew upgraded the lamp post at 45th and Leavenworth on Wednesday. The utility is in the midst of an effort to upgrade about 100,000 outdated light bulbs in city-owned streetlights.

Three were taken care of on Wednesday.

A city engineer says the city cannot monitor these outages and relies on reports called to the OPPD.

Report street light outages through OPPD.com, the OPPD Connect app, or 1-800-554-OPPD (6773).

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West Pearl to reopen to cars as Boulder considers future closings https://supporttransit.org/west-pearl-to-reopen-to-cars-as-boulder-considers-future-closings/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 22:40:57 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/west-pearl-to-reopen-to-cars-as-boulder-considers-future-closings/ Later this month, Boulder will reopen the west end of Pearl Street to cars while the city undertakes a longer effort to assess whether other streets and public spaces in the city could or should be repurposed. Since the Pearl blocks between 9th and 11th Streets were closed to car travel under a May 2020 […]]]>

Later this month, Boulder will reopen the west end of Pearl Street to cars while the city undertakes a longer effort to assess whether other streets and public spaces in the city could or should be repurposed.

Since the Pearl blocks between 9th and 11th Streets were closed to car travel under a May 2020 emergency ordinance, it was inevitable that they would eventually reopen — at least according to city staff.

The street closure, established as part of Boulder’s business resumption program, was intended to help restaurants that were forced to close or operate with limited capacity during the height of the pandemic. Now that those emergency orders have been completed and Boulder’s new outdoor catering pilot is up and running, that time has come, staff said.

“We believe it is certainly the responsibility of city management to reset any street that has been temporarily closed, just as we do in the event of a major break or construction,” said City Manager Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde. . “It’s obviously an unusual situation, but it was a temporary pandemic-based shutdown. Now is the time to reset it.

But that doesn’t mean city staff are against the idea that West Pearl could ultimately be repurposed to create a more pedestrian-friendly open plaza feel. It’s just something staff need more time to study, Rivera-Vandermyde noted.

“The silver lining, I hope, and the conclusion is not that we want to see a section of a street remain closed, but rather that we like this concept and want the staff to strive to increase it in all the city,” she said.

The idea was backed by city council on Thursday, although some members felt they didn’t have much choice in the matter.

“As a decision-maker, I feel a bit overwhelmed,” Pro Tem Mayor Rachel Friend said.

Although the Council could not reach a clear consensus when discussing the closure of the West End earlier this year, Friend said he felt he would finally have a say in the question. That seemed less true on Thursday, however, as the idea was presented for council discussion without a public hearing.

Along with being forced to reopen to the street due to the temporary nature of the closure, the city cited the impact on businesses as a reason to reopen the street while a more permanent solution is considered.

This notion was echoed by the Downtown Boulder Partnership at Thursday’s meeting.

“We need to return access for the winter as we … aggressively and creatively explore our many options downtown and out west,” said DBP CEO Chip, who doesn’t use a Last name.

Some of the businesses on the west end of Pearl Street say the closure has negatively impacted their establishments by removing parking and affecting accessibility.

The west end has been slower to recover than the rest of downtown. According to city sales tax information presented Thursday, West Pearl is currently at 78% of its pre-pandemic 2019 sales tax revenue levels, while the whole of Boulder is at 123% of 2019 levels.

However, ahead of Council’s discussion last week, a large majority emailed in favor of keeping the closure, at least in part because it’s in line with the city’s climate goals and would reduce gas emissions to greenhouse effect by encouraging people to walk or cycle downtown.

This division is perhaps further exemplified by the fact that two city councils – the Transportation Advisory Board and the Downtown Management Commission – had differing views on how to proceed.

In a bid to get people out of their cars, the Transportation Advisory Council has advocated for West Pearl to be closed to car traffic.

“Covid, in particular, has given us as a city, as a community, the kind of momentum to capitalize on a chance to fulfill some long-held desires,” President Tila Duhaime said.

On the other hand, the Downtown Management Commission argued that more research needs to be done before reaching a long-term conclusion.

“Opening West Pearl now doesn’t mean it will never close again,” Chairman Don Poe said. “That means we’re going to plan and do this wisely.”

No matter what happens in the future, many have reiterated that West Pearl is a vibrant place known for attracting more Boulder residents than the bricks of Pearl Street Mall. Its unique nature should be considered in any decision regarding the future of the West End.

“It’s a couple of blocks beloved by locals in particular,” Friend said. “Whatever happens next, let’s create a place locals love.”

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Brady Street closed to study cars after hit-and-run https://supporttransit.org/brady-street-closed-to-study-cars-after-hit-and-run/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 21:22:12 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/brady-street-closed-to-study-cars-after-hit-and-run/ A Brady Street business group wants to explore the idea of ​​closing the street to cars after a pedestrian was struck and killed this week by a fleeing driver. The Brady Street Business Improvement District Board of Trustees voted to continue the study into the “pedestrianization” of the street, known for its many bars and […]]]>

A Brady Street business group wants to explore the idea of ​​closing the street to cars after a pedestrian was struck and killed this week by a fleeing driver.

The Brady Street Business Improvement District Board of Trustees voted to continue the study into the “pedestrianization” of the street, known for its many bars and restaurants.

The district, which is funded by assessments on the street’s commercial landlords, will work with the Department of Public Works and other city officials “to ensure that this study examines all aspects of the impact of the circulation and offers a variety of options,” according to a Thursday. announcement.

The group will seek feedback from neighborhood residents and business operators, he said.

Any decision to close the street to cars would require the approval of City Council and Mayor Cavalier Johnson.

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Cars drive through stop signs where 5-year-old Allie Hart was killed https://supporttransit.org/cars-drive-through-stop-signs-where-5-year-old-allie-hart-was-killed/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 23:20:00 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/cars-drive-through-stop-signs-where-5-year-old-allie-hart-was-killed/ Three Metrobuses blew through a stop where a kindergartener was killed a year ago in just half an hour. WASHINGTON — A year after a five-year-old DC child was run over and killed while riding her bicycle on a neighborhood crosswalk, people are still puffing through the four-way stop at 14th and Irving where Allison […]]]>

Three Metrobuses blew through a stop where a kindergartener was killed a year ago in just half an hour.

WASHINGTON — A year after a five-year-old DC child was run over and killed while riding her bicycle on a neighborhood crosswalk, people are still puffing through the four-way stop at 14th and Irving where Allison Hart died.

The Twitter hashtag #All4Allie takes off, with Allie Hart’s parents and many others demanding the city do more to keep our streets safe.

A sign posted on the corner of the street where she was killed gives insight into the extent of the loss. There are dozens of photos of Allie, who enjoyed riding her bike, singing musicals and playing in the mud.

She was killed by a DC neighborhood van driver. Police say he came to a complete stop, but Allie couldn’t stop his bike and rode past him.

But on the anniversary of Allie’s death, drivers were rolling through the stop sign one after another right in front of the ghost bike erected in memory of Allie.

“The overwhelming emotion I have is anger that we’re not doing a better job, that safe streets aren’t being taken more seriously,” said David Van Horn, whose daughter is the same age as Allie. and went to school with her.

The day after Allie died, Van Horn posted a video of cars driving through the stop sign and thousands of people watched and commented on it.

A year later, he returned there and found cars still passing by, including garbage trucks and Metrobuses.

The general manager of Metro has promised to investigate. “I stayed there for half an hour. I saw three buses go by. All three went through the intersection without stopping,” Van Horn said.

Some drivers overtook other drivers who were stopping.

The DC Department of Transportation sent us this statement:

“The District Transportation Department was deeply saddened by the tragic loss at 14th and Irving Street NE last year, and our hearts go out to Allie Hart’s friends and family as they continue to mourn her.

“Immediately following the incident, DDOT installed short-term safety measures, including raised speed bumps, to reduce speeds near this location, school legends applied to the roadway, additional signage and parking restriction signs In addition, crossing distances have been shortened with sidewalk extensions.

“As part of a longer-term effort, DDOT is currently investigating corridor-level designs for 14th Street to further calm traffic, and will introduce them to the community in the coming months. DDOT is also investigating opportunities such as our automated enforcement cameras, which could further promote safety.

“We will also work with our sister agencies to strengthen the road safety behavior of DC government vehicles. District-wide, DDOT’s vision for long-term change in our transportation system is outlined in our plan to long term, moveDC, that prioritizes safety as our #1 goal.

“Our goal in every project we do – whether it’s paving small areas, designing streets or even large capital construction projects – is to focus on making everyone safer. road users. DDOT will relentlessly pursue our Vision Zero goal – to achieve zero deaths and serious injuries for travelers in our transportation system through more effective use of data, education, application and engineering.”

Forty pedestrians were killed in DC last year, and another 24 so far this year. Advocates call it traffic violence, not an accident.

“It’s hard to imagine what happens when a big van hits a 5-year-old kid. But it’s violent. It’s violent,” Van Horn said.

Ashley Crawford holds her four children tight as she walks them home from school on Tuesday. She said the city’s traffic-calming measures had failed to stop the counterfeits.

“They’re very reckless. They barely stop. For crosswalks. For kids. Anything,” she said of the city’s drivers. “I’m scared,” said her young daughter.

Neighbors submit traffic calming requests to 311 in memory of Allie.

The district commissioner tracks them down. There have already been dozens.

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Queen Elizabeth II funeral: World leaders to use buses with banned state cars | royal | New https://supporttransit.org/queen-elizabeth-ii-funeral-world-leaders-to-use-buses-with-banned-state-cars-royal-new/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 23:29:33 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/queen-elizabeth-ii-funeral-world-leaders-to-use-buses-with-banned-state-cars-royal-new/ Joe Biden says he will attend Queen’s funeral Following Her Majesty’s death on Thursday September 8, plans were put in place to hold her funeral on September 19 at Westminster Abbey. World leaders such as Joe Biden and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have said they will attend. However, foreign heads of state and their spouses traveling […]]]>

Joe Biden says he will attend Queen’s funeral

Following Her Majesty’s death on Thursday September 8, plans were put in place to hold her funeral on September 19 at Westminster Abbey. World leaders such as Joe Biden and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have said they will attend.

However, foreign heads of state and their spouses traveling to London for Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral have been advised to use commercial flights.

They were also told they could not use their own state cars and would instead be transported en masse from a site in west London.

Documents from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) also indicate that only heads of state and their spouses or partners from each country were invited to attend the funeral.

In the official protocol message for the funeral, the FCDO said Westminster Abbey will be so full that it will be impossible for more than one senior representative per country and their other half to attend.

World leaders will travel to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral by bus, with state cars banned (Image: GETTY)

The FCDO said world leaders were to be bused to Westminster Abbey for the funeral

The FCDO said world leaders were to be bused to Westminster Abbey for the funeral (Image: GETTY)

According to Politico, who has seen the official documents, another memo sent to overseas embassies late Saturday said the FCDO “regrets that due to the limited space at the State Funeral Service and associated events, no other family, staff or staff of the main guest entourage may be admitted”.

On the day of the funeral, heads of state and their partners will arrive at Westminster Abbey in escorted coaches from a location in west London, where ‘due to strict security measures and road restrictions’ they will will have to leave their own car.

A second FCDO document detailing logistical arrangements for people traveling from overseas said: “Multiple and comprehensive layers of security will be in place across London and at all official venues used for state funerals and events. associates”.

A foreign ambassador in London told the outlet: ‘Can you imagine Joe Biden on the bus?

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Bob Broadhurst said that

Bob Broadhurst said ‘virtually every nation in the world will want’ to attend (Picture: SKY)

US President Mr Biden has already announced he will attend Her Majesty’s funeral and described the monarch as ‘a stable presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons’.

Mr Erdoğan, President of Turkey, also told reporters on Friday that he intended to attend the funeral, saying: “If we find the opportunity, we would like to be present at this ceremony.”

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will also attend.

A former cabinet minister who was in government at the time of Margaret Thatcher’s funeral in 2013 told Politico: “It wouldn’t be surprising if all the crowned heads of state from Europe came, as well as heads of state and heads of government of other countries. .

“It will be a huge diplomatic event. Her Majesty’s final contribution to the welfare of our country is to provide an excuse for a grand diplomatic meeting.

Her Majesty's coffin is in the Palace of Holyroodhouse and will proceed to St. Giles Cathedral

Her Majesty’s coffin is in the Palace of Holyroodhouse and will proceed to St. Giles Cathedral (Picture: SKY)

Bob Broadhurst, a former Metropolitan Police commander, said Her Majesty’s funeral would almost certainly result in the biggest security operation the UK has ever seen.

He said: “Virtually every nation on earth will want to send their king, queen, prime minister or president for the funeral.”

John Kampfner, director of the UK in the World initiative at the Chatham House think tank, also said: “It will be a funeral like no other, or few others.

“There have been big state funerals before – of US presidents, Nelson Mandela and others. But quite simply the Queen was the most famous person in the world, and therefore I think there will be an attendance list that will be unprecedented.

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday September 8, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday September 8, 2022 (Picture: EXPRESS)

The Queen will rest in state for four days in Westminster Hall before her funeral, September 14-18.

Currently, Her Majesty’s coffin is in the Palace of Holyroodhouse and will travel to St. Giles Cathedral on Monday with members of the Royal Family.

On Tuesday, Princess Anne will accompany her mother’s body on her return to London, where the Queen’s coffin will be transported from Edinburgh Airport to Buckingham Palace via RAF Northolt.

On Wednesday afternoon, the coffin will be taken to Westminster Hall, arriving at 3 p.m., and four clear days of rest in state will occur from Thursday.

The state funeral will be followed by a procession from London to Windsor Castle, after which the Queen will be laid to rest at the King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor.

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39th Frankenmuth Auto Fest fills Main Street with cars and crowds | Frankenmuth Motor Festival https://supporttransit.org/39th-frankenmuth-auto-fest-fills-main-street-with-cars-and-crowds-frankenmuth-motor-festival/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 22:38:00 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/39th-frankenmuth-auto-fest-fills-main-street-with-cars-and-crowds-frankenmuth-motor-festival/ FRANKENMUTH, Mich. (WJRT) — One of the last hurrahs of the summer for car enthusiasts packed Main Street in downtown Frankenmuth on Friday. The 39th annual Frankenmuth Auto Fest brought together hundreds of show cars and thousands of people for a weekend of automotive fun. Some people claimed seats at 6 a.m. to watch the […]]]>

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. (WJRT) — One of the last hurrahs of the summer for car enthusiasts packed Main Street in downtown Frankenmuth on Friday.

The 39th annual Frankenmuth Auto Fest brought together hundreds of show cars and thousands of people for a weekend of automotive fun. Some people claimed seats at 6 a.m. to watch the cars arrive.

“It wasn’t that big, and now it’s huge,” said Bob Lixey, who has been at the Frankenmuth Auto Fest for more than 15 years.

He enjoys the show because of Frankenmuth’s ease of walking.

“You have some nice cars here, just like Woodward,” Lixey said. “But it’s really nice here. You know, you can walk around and watch more stuff because it’s more together.”

He’s not the only veteran of the series. Brighton’s Jodi Farhood said it was a family tradition.

“We’re Road Runner people and we always had the car and when (dad) got his other one, we just took off,” she said. “Our whole family has cars, so we like to come and make it a family event.”

Farhood’s family settles into some of the best seats around.

“People like to do a drag race next door and you can see all the cars coming and you can hear the polka music when it comes out,” she said.

Across the street, car owner and photographer Ryan Gertner set up for some prime shots.

“I prefer to take pictures of cars when the doors are closed, the hood is up and there’s no one around, so it’s ideal for me to take them while they’re driving,” he said. declared.

All these people say they had to arrive early to claim their seats. As Lixey tells us, the series has become more popular over time.

“Most of the time you have plenty of room here, but this morning it was packed! And that was at six o’clock,” he said.

Frankenmuth Auto Fest continues all day Saturday and Sunday.

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Check out our exclusive interview with the show’s directors and producer! https://supporttransit.org/check-out-our-exclusive-interview-with-the-shows-directors-and-producer/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 14:32:04 +0000 https://supporttransit.org/check-out-our-exclusive-interview-with-the-shows-directors-and-producer/ cars on the road directors Steve Purcell, Brian Fee and Bobby Podesta talk to us about the new Disney+ series, while producer Marc Sondheimer also steps in to bring this franchise to the small screen. To celebrate Disney+ Day, the original series from Disney and Pixar cars on the road will debut exclusively on the […]]]>

cars on the road directors Steve Purcell, Brian Fee and Bobby Podesta talk to us about the new Disney+ series, while producer Marc Sondheimer also steps in to bring this franchise to the small screen.

To celebrate Disney+ Day, the original series from Disney and Pixar cars on the road will debut exclusively on the streaming service tomorrow, September 8.

The series follows Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his best friend Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) as they head east from Radiator Springs on a cross-country road trip to meet Mater’s sister. The series offers plenty of fun adventures for the beloved duo, setting them in unexpected surroundings and paying homage to a few classic movies along the way.

We recently spoke to the show’s producers Steve Purcell, Brian Fee and Bobby Podesta, as well as Cars franchise Marc Sondheimer, about their work on the spin-off.

During our conversation, they talk about drawing inspiration from films like madmax and the brilliant and the introduction of the Monster Truck Ivy. We also ask about possible future cameos from real-life F1 drivers (come on, it’s time Lightning McQueen met “Super Max”), and what it was like to work with Owen and Larry again.

You can read the full interview with cars on the road creative team below:

This series lets you tell truly unique stories inspired by movies like madmax and the brilliant – How fun was it, creatively, to take this franchise down new paths?

Purcell: Oh, that was boring! No, no, it was wonderful. It was a lot of fun and one of the funniest things I’ve ever worked on. To be able to collaborate with these guys and our whole team… they’re all thrilled to give us everything we wanted with what we were trying to achieve on the show. It was very rewarding.

Sondheimer: It’s not just us who had a blast. It was also very gratifying to see some of the crew that particularly resonated with the motel episodes or the song and dance. They wanted to be part of that and bring their own creativity to every moment and every frame.

Ivy is a great new addition to the franchise, but what was it about that adorable monster truck that you think made her a worthy addition to the franchise? Cars world?

Costs: I’ll start with that. You know, I think one of the most appealing things about Ivy from a storytelling perspective is how misunderstood she is. Even the public misunderstands who she is. Personally, I loved the idea that the monster in the woods is just one person. I like that twist and I like what Quinta Brunson brought to it. She just has this very, very relaxed but really funny entry into the character. It’s never huge or overdone. There’s just this wonderful little line she brings that made the character real. That’s part of the joy I get from seeing where this character can go and how he can continue to surprise audiences.

Bobby, you also get to explore a really fun sibling rivalry on the show, so was that something you drew on from your own experiences?

Podesta: I thought that was awesome. I have seven younger siblings who are all glued together in different ways, like any modern family, but one thing that I have experienced – and I think many of our audience will have experienced – is that when you’re a grown adult coming home, sometimes, for better or worse, you go back to your teenage years in the way you interact, you see, and what you do. I think for me what’s always exciting about storytelling in the world of Cars is how to take an aspect of a relationship or something deeply human and tell it through the characters. To take that relationship and tell that through Mater and his sister was a wonderful opportunity.

Lightning and Mater make a great duo here, but when it came to choosing who should go on that road trip, Marc, was it always those two characters for you?

Sondheimer: [Laughs] Well, you know, the heart of this franchise is Mater and Lightning McQueen, so it was a natural fit. I can also hand over to Steve who was our screenwriter.

Purcell: We tried different ideas that we thought of for a series, but this one just landed. Maybe that was partly because we weren’t in the office, working from home, and yearning to hit the road, but when it comes to character pairings, it’s true that McQueen and Mater are central to the franchise. They really haven’t spent a lot of continuous time together, so it was fun to let them be locked together for the nine episodes to see how their personalities play out in all these different places and all the constraints we put on them. It was very fun!

I’m a huge F1 fan and I know you’ve had drivers like Hamilton, Schumacher and Vettel who have done franchise voice over work before but are there any other drivers out there or somewhere else in the world of racing that you would like to create a character?

Podesta: I mean, I think the possibility of bringing in real-world characters is always something we try to keep in mind. It’s great fun and we have a story about it. Our hope is that as we can continue to grow this Cars world and franchise, there will be more opportunities like this. So hopefully you’ll be satisfied somewhere down the road.

Sondheimer: [Laughs] We love working with truth in materials and characters, so if we can bring the truth in characters and real people, there’s a lot to be gained.

Steve, Brian and Bobby, what’s it like having Owen and Larry in the recording booth and how fun is it these days when you’re in the recording booth with them?

Costs: Well we laugh a lot [Laughs] especially with a comedic actor like Larry. The whole thing is just a hoot from start to finish. We’re going in there with a certain desire where we’ve written the thing and done various cuts, and we want to come out with something that we know is going to work but still wants to leave a lot of room for the actor to play and improvise. We do this with everyone and it’s always fun to see where it leads. We’re going to go back and rewrite little bits and say, “We gotta put this fun little thing on and find a way for it to be in there!”

Purcell: And Larry, we sometimes put him to the test. We make him do more emotional things or tap into different parts of his personality. He’s a real actor and he gets there and gives us a lot of trouble. With Owen, it’s really fun because he’s a writer and he scrutinizes the material as he works with it. He might have a different thought or question about how you approached him. On the other hand, if he gives you a compliment, it means so much because of his experience and quality as a writer.



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