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Burlington Airport Announces Plans to Add Parking

first_img$45 million project would add two floors and 1,400 spaces without taxpayer costAt a press conference on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, Brian Searles, Director of Aviation at Burlington International Airport, unveiled plans for a major expansion to the airport s parking facilities. The need for additional parking at the airport has become acute, said Searles. Enplanements for Calendar Year 2008 were up 7.3% over 2007. In 2008, the existing garage was filled to capacity at least once nearly every day from February through October. Searles added that when the primary lot is full, vehicles must be moved to the Park & Shuttle location, or even to off-site temporary lots. The result is inconvenience to customers and lost revenue.To be completed in phases, the new project would ultimately add two floors and 1,400 parking spaces. The addition will also incorporate a variety of creative energy-efficiency features. The phases are scalable, depending on economic conditions. The full build-out cost for the project is estimated to be $45 million. To pay for the construction, the airport is asking Burlington to seek voter approval in March for a Revenue Supported General Obligation Bond.Searles added, It is critical to understand that this project will not result in any increase in Burlington area residents taxes. I can t stress that strongly enough. The project will produce sufficient revenue increase to repay the bond without raising taxes. Searles also noted that voter approval does not commit the city to actual sale of the bonds, nor to spending at any particular level.Source: Burlington International Airportlast_img read more

Binghamton University admissions reaches out to prospective students amid the pandemic

first_imgThe staff adds they have also seen a lot of communication through social media. The University says it remains confident all their efforts will succeed. In an effort to be more flexible, the University will be test-optional for incoming students to be admitted this upcoming year. The University says it has appointments available at all times, and staff is working around the clock to accommodate all students, especially those who may be in a different timezone. They also say they have an option for people to conduct their own “self guided tour.” Binghamton University adds that typically they visit high schools during the Fall season, and they have maintained doing just that on a virtual platform. Staff from the university says the school has even been able to add more high schools to the list of those it is reaching out to with this online development. center_img Universities have had to get creative during the year in order to reach out to prospective students. Binghamton University says it’s relied heavily on online programming, like online events, including open houses and trivia nights. VESTAL (WBNG) — On Binghamton University’s campus, you won’t see the traditional “on-campus” tour this year due to the pandemic, but you may see people doing a “self-guided tour,” from wherever they are in the world on their phones.last_img read more

Explosion reported in Menteng, Central Jakarta

first_imgAn explosion occurred on Jl. Yusuf Adiwinata in Menteng, Central Jakarta, on Sunday afternoon. Police temporarily closed the street after the incident.Central Jakarta Police Chief Sr. Com Heru Novianto said the explosion caused no casualties or significant damage.”We expect the explosion was caused by a firecracker, because it was not big and there was no significant effect or casualties. It only caused flat tires because the blast occurred near a parked car.” Heru said on Monday as reported by kompas.com.Anto, a Menteng resident, said the explosion caused smoke to rise from underneath the car.”I heard the explosion and immediately went out [of my house] to check. I did not know the source of the explosion at first. All I knew was that there was smoke rising from underneath the car, and not long after, someone came and put it out using a fire extinguisher,” he said.Joko, another resident, said the explosion occurred at about 2:15 p.m.”I heard the explosion. It was quite loud. It even set off the alarm of a car parked about 10 meters from the explosion,” he said.Heru said it was unlikely that the explosion had any link to terrorism.”Terrorists always seek victims and they always use dangerous explosive material. But we can conclude that the explosion was caused by a low-explosive material,” he said.The Jakarta police questioned five witnesses of the incident and reviewed CCTV footage from the area.According to Heru, some witnesses claimed the perpetrator put the explosive under the car while others said they saw two unidentified motorcyclists throw the explosive near the car.Police also questioned the car’s owner, who is an employee at a private company.”We are still reviewing the car owner’s testimony. Maybe the company has some problems or something,” Heru said, adding that the police were awaiting results from the forensics lab. (nal)Topics :last_img read more