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New York City Has a Y2K-Like Problem, and It Doesn't Want You To Know About It (slashdot)

On April 6, something known as the GPS rollover, a cousin to the dreaded Y2K bug, mostly came and went, as businesses and government agencies around the world heeded warnings and made software or hardware updates in advance. But in New York, something went wrong -- and city officials seem to not want anyone to know. [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source] New submitter RAYinNYC shares a report: At 7:59 p.m. E.D.T. on Saturday, the New York City Wireless Network, or NYCWiN,...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Raphael, Department Of Transportation, Northrop Grumman, Msmash, Stephanie Raphael


DLNR chief faces easy confirmation, Honolulu condo sprinkler bill watered down, Kona homeless rousted, cutoff Kauai residents prepare for visitors, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

DLNR Chairwoman Suzanne Case PC:DLNR Senate panel recommends reappointment of Suzanne Case to lead Hawaii land department. The committee also voted unanimously to approve Robert Masuda as DLNR’s deputy director. Star-Advertiser.Senate Committee Recommends Confirming Case As DLNR Chair. The vote was unanimous in favor of the governor’s nomination to head the state land department. Civil Beat.The State Senate voted to confirm Scott T. Murakami and Leonard Hoshijo as the director and deputy ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Fbi, Hawaii, Kilauea, Pahoa, Sears, Department Of Transportation, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Mauna Loa, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Wailuku, Oahu


New York City Has a Y2K-Like Problem, and It Doesn't Want You To Know About It

On April 6, something known as the GPS rollover, a cousin to the dreaded Y2K bug, mostly came and went, as businesses and government agencies around the world heeded warnings and made software or hardware updates in advance. But in New York, something went wrong -- and city officials seem to not want anyone to know. [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source] New submitter RAYinNYC shares a report: At 7:59 p.m. E.D.T. on Saturday, the New York City Wireless Network, or NYCWiN,...
Tags: New York, New York City, Tech, Raphael, Department Of Transportation, Northrop Grumman, Stephanie Raphael


Honolulu council to cooperate with mayor after special election, businesses resist new taxes, Big Island rethinks polystyrene ban, Maui officials' raises unlikely, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Col. Brendan Raymond, 25th Infantry Division Artillery Commander ©2019 All Hawaii News Pohakuloa Training Area showcases live-fire exercises with Schofield Barracks. The bass booms of heavy artillery echoed through the region Sunday morning as plumes of smoke spiraled into the blue skies along the slope of Mauna Loa. West Hawaii Today.Business leaders resist tax proposals. Lawmakers are considering a package of tax increases and other tax changes in the final weeks of the legislative sess...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Fbi, Hawaii, Department Of Transportation, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Legislature, Oahu, Ozawa, Schofield, Maui County Council, Hawaiian Islands


High bacteria closes Hanauma Bay, 'gender X' could appear on state IDs, licenses, attorney general drops charges against Maui corporation counsel, Oahu pedestrian plan hearings set, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Elevated bacteria level closes beach at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. The beach at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will be closed Wednesday following reports of an elevated bacteria level by the State Department of Health Clean Water Branch. Star-Advertiser.Hanauma Bay To Close Wednesday Following Elevated Bacterial Reading. City parks officials are planning to close Hanauma Bay Wednesday after the state health department found bacterial levels exceeded its established threshold. Hawaii Public Radio...
Tags: Travel, Navy, California, Hawaii, Aclu, Pearl Harbor, Southwest Airlines, Department Of Transportation, Oceania, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, Pali, Honolulu


FAA expects Boeing to come up with new software to fix the grounded 737 Max in a matter of weeks (BA)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects Boeing to submit its package of software fixes for the 737 Max airliner "over the coming weeks." The agency said on Monday that it won't approve the software until it's satisfied. Most of the software updates will be to the 737 Max's Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS). Initial reports from the Lion Air Flight JT610 investigation, however, indicate that a faulty angle-of-attack (AOA) sensor reading may have triggered MCAS sho...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, China, Time, US, Trends, Faa, Boeing, Department Of Transportation, Max, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, US Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, AOA


The FAA expects Boeing to come up with new software to fix the grounded 737 MAX in a matter of weeks (BA)

The FAA expects Boeing to submit its package of software fixes for the 737 Max airliner "over the coming weeks." The agency said on Monday that it won't approve the software until it's satisfied. Most of the software updates will be to the 737 Max's Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS). Initial reports from the Lion Air Flight JT610 investigation, however, indicate that a faulty AOA sensor reading may have triggered MCAS shortly after the flight took off. Observers fear Ethio...
Tags: Facebook, Time, US, Trends, Tesla, Faa, Boeing, Department Of Transportation, Max, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, US Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, AOA, MCAS


LA approves permanent street memorial signs at sites of deadly bicycle crashes around city

Fatal bicycle crashes on L.A. streets have long been marked by so-called ‘ghost bikes’, bicycles painted white in memory of a lost life, flanked by flowers and other tokens to form ad-hoc public memorials. They serve as a haunting reminder of the vulnerability of cyclists on city streets, but tend to disappear in time. The L.A. City Council decided to lend permanence to street cyclist memorials on Friday by unanimously passing a proposal to institute some 20 permanent roadside memorial signs per...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, Cycling, City Council, Local-news, Lapd, Department Of Transportation, Southern California, Sun Valley, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley


Internal federal watchdog says Boeing crashes have 'shaken' confidence in FAA

The Department of Transportation's inspector general told senators on Wednesday that the agency's actions in response to the fatal crashes of Boeing's 737 Max aircraft had "shaken" confidence in the Federal Aviation Administration.
Tags: News, Stories, Faa, Boeing, Department Of Transportation


Federal Aviation Administration To Congress: Our Approach To Flight Safety 'Needs To Evolve'

The FAA and Department of Transportation are testifying Wednesday before the Senate about changes they plan to make to how they oversee aviation safety.
Tags: News, Senate, Faa, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration To Congress


FAA proposal aims to ‘streamline’ regulations for future space launches

On Tuesday, the FAA and Department of Transportation published a proposal that greases the wheels for the commercial space industry, long bound by outdated regulations that were not created with a modern vision of private spaceflight in mind. Last May, the Trump administration signaled its intention to ease commercial spaceflight regulations with Space Policy Directive 2. That directive called on Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to “release a new regulatory system for managing launch and re-...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Tech, Nasa, United States, Commercial Spaceflight, Faa, Spaceflight, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Dot, Trump, Mike Pence, Chao, Elaine Chao


GAO-19-172, Small Community Air Service Development: Process for Awarding Grants Could Be Improved, March 26, 2019

What GAO Found Some aspects of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) process for evaluating fiscal year 2014–2016 grant applications for the Small Community Air Service Development Program...
Tags: Department Of Transportation, GAO


Orchid industry in decline, Legislature rejects plastic ban, new allegations in Zuckerberg Kauai land dispute, Hirono pays up, HPD chief gets high marks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Orchid show in Hilo ©2019 All Hawaii News Orchid Industry in Decline. Statewide the production of flowers and other nursery products are worth more than $77 million, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Orchids make up almost 20 percent of that value. But the state’s orchid industry has been struggling in recent years. Hawaii Public Radio.Hawaii legislative committees reject plastics ban proposals. Two Hawaii legislative committees have rejected proposals that would have banne...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Navy, California, Hawaii, House, Micronesia, Department Of Transportation, Zuckerberg, Hawaii Island, North Shore, Kauai, Maui, Southwest


Public slams Ala Wai flood plan, Senate shoots down prison purchase, marijuana decriminalization advances, another federal agency probing rail, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Along the Ala Wai ©2019 All Hawaii News Flood control plan for Ala Wai strongly opposed at meeting. Controversy over a $345 million project to lessen flood risks at the Ala Wai Canal by building a wall around the canal and huge flood control structures in the upper reaches of the watershed drew hundreds to a Tuesday town hall meeting in Manoa. Star-Advertiser.Hundreds attended a community meeting in Manoa Tuesday to hear from various city, state and federal agencies about a controversial ...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Philippines, Hawaii, House, Bill, City Council, Southwest Airlines, Department Of Transportation, Hawaiian Airlines, Waikiki, Kauai, Maui, State, Honolulu, Capitol


The FBI is reportedly joining the government's investigation into Boeing's 737 Max plane (BA)

Federal investigators are looking into how Boeing's 737 Max plane was certified to fly.  The FBI is also joining the Department of Transportation's inquiry, the Seattle Times reported.  The FBI is joining the Department of Transportation's investigation into the Boeing 737 Max plane, the Seattle Times reported Wednesday. People familiar with the matter told reporter Steve Miletich that the investigation is focused on how the plane, which has crashed twice in the past five months, was certifie...
Tags: Defense, US, Trends, Fbi, Pentagon, Faa, Boeing, Department Of Transportation, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Seattle Times, Elaine Chao, Patrick Shanahan, Steve Miletich


Pilot who hitched a ride in cockpit saved doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 Max day before it crashed

As the Lion Air crew fought to control their diving Boeing 737 Max 8, they got help from an unexpected source: an off-duty pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit. That extra pilot, who was seated in the cockpit jumpseat, correctly diagnosed the problem and told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system and save the plane, two people familiar with Indonesia’s investigation told Bloomberg. The next day, under command of a different crew facing what investigators said w...
Tags: News, Bali, Indonesia, US, Bloomberg, Ethiopia, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, Department Of Transportation, Jakarta, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Transportation Department, American Airlines Group Inc, US Justice Department


Pressure builds on ODOT as new concerns surface around I-5 Rose Quarter project

Fresh off a public hearing dominated by opposition to their I-5 Rose Quarter project, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is now hearing new concerns from the Portland Public Schools Board. In addition, the leader of the Albina Vision project, Rukaiyah Adams, made public statements about the project at an event hosted by the Portland Parks Foundation last night. And No More Freeways PDX has filed a formal request for an extension to the current comment period for the project’s Envir...
Tags: Washington, Sport, EA, Front Page, Cycling, Department Of Transportation, Adams, Eis, Megan, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, NEPA, Jessica Vega Pederson, Portland Parks Foundation, Jonathan Maus, Lynn Peterson


Boeing CEO says 737 MAX software fix and training revision in ‘finalisation’

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg, on Sunday, confirmed that the company was finalising its “development of a previously-announced software update and pilot training revision that will address the MCAS flight control law’s behavior in response to erroneous sensor inputs”. MCAS The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) was developed by Boeing to make the … The post Boeing CEO says 737... >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: Miscellaneous, Slider, Crash, Aviation, Boeing, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Dennis Muilenburg, ET302, Investigation Report


In Rare Move, Criminal Federal Prosecutor Probes Boeing 737 MAX Development

A subpoena issued March 11 was sent to at least one person involved in the Boeing 737 MAX jetliner’s development and is signed by a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice’s criminal division, according to a Sunday Wall Street Journal report. The subpoena is reportedly seeking documents, including emails and other correspondence, related to the aircraft’s development. As the Journal points out, it is rare in the United States for federal prosecutors to use a criminal probe to investig...
Tags: News, United States, Department Of Justice, Boeing, Doj, Department Of Transportation, Journal, Federal Aviation Administration, Subpoena, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Kate Riga, Sunday Wall Street Journal


President Trump Says 'I Don't Trust Some Computer to Drive Me Around' According to New Report

A whopping 71 percent of Americans don’t trust autonomous cars to drive them around, according to a new survey by AAA. And it looks like the most famous man in America stands with the 71 percent. President Donald Trump has said, “I don’t trust some computer to drive me around,” according to a new report from Axios.Read more...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Science, White House, America, Computers, New Zealand, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Donald Trump, AAA, Department Of Transportation, Trump, Self Driving Cars, Muslim Ban, Don


Report: U.S. Dept. of Transportation and Justice Department investigating FAA over Boeing 737 MAX

The Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. Department of Transportation has launched an investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration's approval of Boeing's 737 MAX jets. Two of the new airliners crashed in similar circumstances, killing hundreds of passengers, and American regulators were conspiciously slow to ground the jet even after flights were halted in other countries. Federal prosecutors and Department of Transportation officials are scrutinizing the development of Boeing Co....
Tags: Post, News, Regulatory Capture, Washington, Faa, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Department Of Transportation, Justice Department, Federal Aviation Administration, U S Department of Transportation, Boeing Co, Deathliner, U S Dept of Transportation and Justice Department


Pasadena, Alhambra move forward on obtaining twin 710 Freeway stubs from Caltrans

With state legislation proposed that could remove the 710 Freeway extension from future consideration, Alhambra and Pasadena are making preparations for what could happen to the almost-100 acres of land comprising the loose freeway ends. State Sen. Anthony Portantino’s Senate Bill 7 would permanently prevent a freeway tunnel, surface freeway or expressway from being built to connect the 710 between the 10 and 210 freeways. Assemblyman Chris Holden’s Assembly Bill 29 would remove that stretch of ...
Tags: Transportation, Government, Senate, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, CalTrans, Bill, City Council, Pasadena, Local News, Department Of Transportation, Holden, State, Alhambra, Terry Tornek


Hawaii mulls road usage charge, sanctuary bill dies in Legislature, economic growth slowdown predicted, Maui jail riot likely caused by overcrowding, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii road ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii transportation officials consider swapping gas tax for road-use charge. The state Department of Transportation wants the public to weigh in on the concept of a road usage charge to fund the upkeep of state roads and bridges, and is holding 14 community meetings about the possibilities in the next few months. Star-Advertiser.Public Meetings Scheduled For Potential Road Usage Charge. The state Department of Transportation will be holding community me...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Bill, City Council, Department Of Transportation, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Hilton Garden Inn, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Mauna Kea


Former DOT Official Calls On U.S. To Ground Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes

Mary Schiavo, a pilot and former inspector general at the Department of Transportation, is calling on the U.S. to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.
Tags: News, Boeing, Department Of Transportation, Mary Schiavo


Super Golden Week, Southwest ticket sales are encouraging signs for Hawaii tourism, Honolulu, Hawaii county mayors up budgets, aquarium industry scrutinized, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki tourism fun ©2019 All Hawaii News Major tour companies and legacy air carriers for Hawaii’s Japan tourism market are reporting double-digit gains for this year’s “Super Golden Week,” a 10-day period of consecutive national holidays. Star-Advertiser.After much anticipation, Southwest begins selling tickets for Hawaii flights. The low-cost carrier on Monday began selling tickets for Hawaii flights, with first flights — between Oakland and Honolulu — on March 17. Hawaii News Now.Here...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Senate, Hawaii, House Of Representatives, Kim, Bill, Oakland, Department Of Transportation, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Lihue, Waikiki, Kauai, Southwest, Honolulu


FAA Bans Cargo Shipment of Lithium Ion Batteries on Passenger Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued an interim rule banning the transportation of lithium ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger craft, as well as setting a 30 percent charge limit on ones shipped as air cargo.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Travel, Safety, Airplanes, Batteries, Airlines, Faa, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Lithium Ion, Battery Explosion, FAA Bans Cargo Shipment of Lithium Ion Batteries


Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges of Transporting Heavy Equipment

By Megan R. Nichols Heavy equipment is integral in a lot of fields, but moving it from the storage yard to the job site can be challenging. What do you need to know to help you understand and overcome these challenges? Environmental Challenges As its name suggests, the equipment that you’re hauling is heavy, which can make it harder to manage if the weather isn’t ideal. In northern parts of the world, it becomes even more challenging because of snow and ice on the road. The last thing you want...
Tags: Business, Management, Department Of Transportation, Midwest, Right Now, Megan R Nichols, Business Process Incubator Follow Megan, Transporting Heavy Equipment


Transportation Weekly: Tesla astroturfs, Softbank flexes, BMW and Daimler hookup, What is a Jelbi?

Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. This is the third edition of our tome, I mean newsletter, and this week let’s settle in for a mind meld on why logistics is the new Hansel, a curious Tesla subsidiary, and discover a new mobility species called the Jelbi. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here and here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkoros...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Transportation, Asia, Elon Musk, Berlin, Softbank, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Canada, Automotive, Geneva, Bmw


Ohio Senate President Wants More Tax Cuts

State lawmakers are now considering an 18 cent per gallon increase in the gas tax proposed by the administation of Gov. Mike DeWine . It would plug a hole of more than a billion dollars in the Department of Transportation’s budget. But one legislative leader said they’re also looking for ways to cut taxes – again. Republican Senate President Larry Obhof of Medina noted that the income tax has been cut in the last four state budgets. And he said in this upcoming two-year budget, his caucus is int...
Tags: Ohio, Department Of Transportation, Medina, Karen Kasler, Ohio Senate, Republican Senate, Mike DeWine, Larry Obhof, Obhof


Over 40 Percent of DOT Certified Helmets Fail Government Testing

Does DOT Really Mean Anything? A lot of people know that the Department of Transportation certification for motorcycle helmets isn’t very good. There’s a lot of problems with it, including the fact that testing was based on data from people in automobile accidents, the testing methods are out of date, and that helmet manufacturers get to self-certify their helmets.  Not only do manufacturers self-certify, but they also get to choose the areas of the helmet to test. This often leads to helmets b...
Tags: Motorcycles, Department Of Transportation, Dot, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Helmets