School zone traffic cameras across New Orleans will end operations at 4:45 p.m. this Friday (May 24), according to the mayor’s office.A message posted on New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s Twitter account Wednesday stated the school zone cameras will be paused during the summer. The 20 mph school zone speed limit is enforced from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., when students are typically arriving at and departing from school. It is the end of the school year for many schools this month. The mayor has recently received criticism from City Council members and residents for her decision to lower the threshold for issuing speeding tickets in school zones. The bulk of the complaints stem from the fact that she made no mention of why her administration didn’t announce the change to the public.A City Hall analysis showed New Orleans would increase revenue from its traffic enforcement cameras by more than $7.2 million if it lowered the threshold for issuing … [Read more...] about New Orleans to halt use of school zone cameras beginning Friday
Weeks after CEO Matt Maddox suggested Encore Boston Harbor could open a week or two later than scheduled, Wynn Resorts officials told commissioners they are firm on the June 23 opening and scheduled test dates.“We’re bringing in the entire team on June 3 for a June 23 opening, and the reason we do that is so that we can have that extra preparation and make sure that this building is as flawless as humanly possible for the day we open,” said Robert DeSalvio, president of Wynn Resorts’ $2.6 billion Everett casino. Encore Boston Harbor plans to host its test dates on June 17, June 19 and June 20, days before the grand opening. The test dates are requested by state statute. Encore Boston Harbor approved to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. on casino floor Encore Boston Harbor asked the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to serve alcohol until 4 a.m., while most establishments across the state finish serving at 2 a.m. Encore Boston Harbor has almost 1,500 of its more than … [Read more...] about Opening date set for Encore Boston Harbor
LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Jefferson Davis Police Jury has announced that the bridge on Powell Road on the northern side of Elton will be closing for construction on Friday, May 24, 2019. … [Read more...] about Powell Road bridge near Elton closing for construction
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. - A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle, according to St. Johns County Fire Rescue. The accident took place Wednesday around 6:15 a.m. on State Road A1A near Ponte Vedra Boulevard. The fire department said the pedestrian was airlifted to Memorial Hospital. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol are investigating the crash but do not have any roads blocked. Live,interactive map of Jacksonville traffic. | Stay with News4Jax for updates. Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved. … [Read more...] about Pedestrian hit by car, in critical condition
I love my cars, and I love high-horsepower V8 engines. However, even someone like me eventually learns that our city streets are not the place for speed. It’s, literally, the difference between life and death. In crashes involving people walking, the risk of killing someone, or being killed, increases slowly until speeds reach 30 miles per hour. Above this speed, risk increases rapidly. At 20 mph, there’s a 95 percent chance an adult is going to survive being hit by a car. At 30 mph, those odds drop to 55 percent. At 40 mph, you have virtually no chance at 5 percent. We can make New Orleans the premier city for biking and walking New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition is pushing to rebuild our streets for everyone who uses them. The reasons behind these increases is tied to the difference between speed and kinetic energy, which increases much more quickly than velocity. In other words, a small change in speed, or velocity, results in a large change in kinetic energy. … [Read more...] about Slow down, New Orleans. Lives are at stake.