Non-Profit Organization Management Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgPosting NumberF00123P Job Posting TitleNon-Profit Organization Management Adjunct AssistantProfessor Work Schedule Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Position Summary The Institution Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application(required)2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work * (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.(required)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended)4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended)5. Letter of Interest (recommended)*Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight ofthe posting closing date. Work YearN/A Minimum Qualifications Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. 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Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Total Hrs per Week/Day Physical Demandscenter_img 1. Have a master’s degree in business administration, businessmanagement, business education, marketing, public administration,or finance OR bachelor’s in any of the above AND master’s ineconomics, accountancy, taxation, or law; OR, hold a CaliforniaCommunity College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area;OR, the equivalent.*2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academicsocioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Beginning and/or Ending Dates Closing Date Conditions Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Posting Details Assignment Responsibilities Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2841 General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Posting Date SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules How and where to apply Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Open ContinuouslyYes AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire.last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: EPD Makes Two Arrests In Connection With Multiple Armed Robberie

first_imgEvansville Police have arrested two men suspected of working together to commit multiple armed robberies over the last two weeks.Chase Miller and David Gibson were arrested late Friday afternoon without incident.Police believe the two committed several robberies that involved businesses and individuals. At least one person was injured during one of the robberies.Miller and Gibson will be booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on multiple counts. Affidavits and booking photos will be available once they have been booked into the jail.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Trying to get pregnant? Eat more fish

first_img Read Full Story Couples who ate more fish were more likely to conceive, and had more frequent sexual intercourse, than those who ate less, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Researchers tracked outcomes over the course of a year from 501 couples in Michigan and Texas trying to get pregnant. The couples who ate four-ounce servings of fish twice a week or more had sexual intercourse roughly 22 percent more frequently than those who ate less, the study found. And 92 percent of the couples who ate the most fish were pregnant after a year, compared with 79 percent of the couples who ate less.“Seafood may help in semen quality, ovulation and other markers,” said Audrey Gaskins, research associate at Harvard Chan School and lead author of the study, in a May 23, 2018 New York Times article.Senior author of the study was Jorge Chavarro, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard Chan School.Read the New York Times article: Is Fish the Food of Love, and Babies?Read a UPI article: More fish in the diet could boost sex lives and fertilitylast_img read more

Forage Exchange Site Created To Assist Local Dairy Farmers

first_imgStock Image.CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY — Several areas of New York are facing drought conditions which have caused dairy farmers to face issues with having enough quality forage for their livestock.But Cornell Cooperative Extension has created an exchange website to help local farmers find or sell their forage.To help agricultural producers locate forage to purchase, or for producers that have forage to sell, Cornell Cooperative Extension announces the NYS Forage Exchange website, found at http://nysforageexchange.com.The NYS Forage Exchange provides a free system to match potential sellers and buyers of forage within New York State. Sellers can easily register within the system and then post the forage they have available to sell. Potential purchasers can browse the advertisements, and then contact the seller through email for additional information or to complete purchase arrangements. A screencast on how to use the NYS Forage Exchange can be found at https://youtu.be/GNPjSIPLrxM. The video is also available on the Forage Exchange website.This is a moderated website, so all ad submissions are reviewed for appropriateness before publication on the forage exchange website. The information provided is general and educational in nature. Employees of Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension do not endorse or recommend any specific product or seller listed on this site.For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension, or to find your local Cooperative Extension office visit http://cce.cornell.edu.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sonnax to Purchase Ben & Jerry’s Warehouse

first_imgSonnax has entered into a contract to purchase the Ben & Jerry’sDistribution Warehouse in Bellows Falls, VT.Closing for the transactionis scheduled for Oct. 1, 2003. Reconfiguration and renovation will takeapproximately two months after the closing, and they expect to be fullyoperational in December of 2003.All finished goods ready for sale will belocated in the new facility. In addition, the Engineering Department and anew Technical Center for the development of new products will be based inthe new facility. Expansion is expected to add at least seventy-five jobsover the next five years.last_img

VEOC Board of Directors Elects New Leadership

first_imgVEOC Board of Directors Elects New LeadershipBurlington, Vermont (November 24, 2008) The Vermont Employee Ownership Center’s Board of Directors has elected new officers for the coming year.Paul Millman is the newly elected Board President. Millman is the president and co-founder of Chroma Technology Corporation (Rockingham, Vt.) and has served on the VEOC board since 2002, previously as Board Vice President. He brings a wealth of knowledge of Vermont’s business community and has worked tirelessly to promote employee ownership.”I am excited to take on the important job of steering the Vermont Employee Ownership Center over the next year,” said Millman. “I look forward to working with the VEOC board, staff, and the entire business community to increase the number of Vermont employee-owned companies,” he said.”Enabling employees to become company owners has been a focus of my professional life since we started Chroma in 1991. Employee ownership brings the rewards and challenges to working people. VEOC is playing a vital role in creating the real ownership society. Employee-owners don’t just act like owners; we are owners,” Millman added.Millman also sits on the Board of Directors of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and is a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable.Dawn Terrill is the newly elected Vice President. Terrill owns and operates JaniTech (South Burlington, Vt.) and has been a member of the VEOC board since 2007. She served as Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation from 2004 to 2006 and as Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development from 2002 to 2004. Prior to that, she was President and CEO of Colchester-based Hill Associates. Terrill is a member of the Champlain College Board of Trustees, the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Vermont Telecom Authority.Michael Gurdon was re-elected as Secretary, a position he has held since 2003. Gurdon is Professor & Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at the University of Vermont’s School of Business Administration and has served on the VEOC board since 2002.Cindy Turcot was re-elected as Treasurer. Turcot is Chief Operating Officer of Gardener’s Supply Company (Burlington, Vt.) and has served on the VEOC board since 2002. She served as President of the VEOC board from 2002 to 2007.Jack Davidson is the outgoing President, but he remains on the VEOC board. Davidson is president of Trust Company of Vermont and has served on the VEOC board since 2003.Bruce Seifer has left the VEOC board after seven years of service. Seifer is the assistant director for economic development for the city of Burlington’s Community and Economic Development Office.The VEOC also announced that loans are still available for businesses that are already employee-owned, businesses that are becoming so through the purchase of stock or business assets, and start-ups that will be substantially owned by all of the employees. Loans of up to $50,000 are available, and proceeds may be used for fixed assets, working capital, financing of worker shares in cooperatives or the funding of ESOPs. More information is available at www.veoc.org(link is external).About the VEOCThe Vermont Employee Ownership Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering employee ownership. The groups goals are to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain local ownership of businesses and the jobs they support, increase living standards for working families, and stabilize communities. VEOC works directly with owners interested in selling their business to their employees, employee groups interested in purchasing a business, and entrepreneurs who wish to start a company with broadly-shared ownership. For more information, visit www.veoc.org(link is external).This project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding should not be construed as an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.last_img read more

Salmonella enteritidis on the rise in chickens

first_img They point to a recent FoodNet report that showed a strong association between infection with S enteritidis phage types 8 and 13 and eating chicken. “The possible emergence of these two phage types in broiler chickens suggests that industry should implement appropriate Salmonella enteritidis controls for broiler chickens,” the authors write. “The implications are mostly for how we evaluate our surveillance system,” he told CIDRAP News. “There are about 50 different serotypes, and the clinical illness is the same [for all serotypes].” The authors, led by Sean F. Altekruse of the USDA, note that two recent US case-control studies from the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) associated eating chicken with sporadic human infections with S enteritidis. Though the overall incidence of human salmonellosis was lower in 2005 than in the mid 1990s, FoodNet surveillance indicated the incidence of S enteritidis infections was about 25% higher. The findings, published yesterday in the December issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID), do not necessarily signal an overall increase in the risk of chicken-related Salmonella infection, but they appear to reinforce other evidence about the emergence of S enteritidis in chicken. Craig Hedberg, PhD, a foodborne disease expert and associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, said the identification of a different serotype in broiler chickens by itself doesn’t mean that eating or handling chicken is becoming more dangerous. Mar 6 CIDRAP News article “USDA aims to reduce Salmonella in meat and poultry” The researchers write that the sampling program is not designed to estimate national prevalence of poultry contamination, because it doesn’t consider production volume or regional or seasonal effects, but the findings are significant. The proportion of establishments that had positive tests increased from 17 of 197 (9%) in 2000 to 47 of 187 (25%) in 2005. In addition, the number of states where the strain was found increased from 14 in the 2000-2002 period to 24 in the ensuing 3 years. Two S enteritidis phage types accounted for most isolates from broiler rinse water: PT 8 and PT 13. “Enteritidis in broilers is noteworthy given the increase in human Salmonella enteritidis infection rates in the United States and recent findings that eating chicken is a new and important risk factor for sporadic infection,” they state. Hedberg said the findings should prompt renewed attention to S enteriditis control programs in egg production and that it’s difficult to disentangle the risk factors for the organism in chickens. The egg and broiler industries are very different and their disease-control strategies vary, he said.center_img Altekruse SF, Bauer N, Chanlongbutra A, et al. Salmonella enteritidis in broiler chickens, United States, 2000-2005. Emerg Infect Dis 2006;12(12):1848-52 [Full text] The USDA researchers tested rinse water samples collected from 2000 through 2005 at plants that slaughter broiler chickens. Eligible poultry processors were randomly selected each month for sampling, which involved collecting rinse water used on one chilled broiler chicken carcass per day for 51 days. Samples were sent for analysis to USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) laboratories in Georgia, California, and Missouri. Nov 22, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Sampling by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the last 5 years has shown a fourfold increase in the number of broiler chicken carcasses contaminated with Salmonella enterica serotype enteritidis, a strain previously associated mainly with eggs. Meat and poultry producers that haven’t reduced the percentage of positive Salmonella tests to no more than half the FSIS performance standard by July 2007 will face consequences, the USDA authors report. For example, the FSIS may post test results, including processing plant names, on the Web for products that have not made sufficient progress. See also: Earlier this year, the USDA reported evidence of a steady increase in overall Salmonella contamination in broiler chickens since 2002, with 16.3% of samples testing positive in 2005. The trend prompted the FSIS to announce plans to report test results faster and increase monitoring of processing plants that have high numbers of positive samples. The Salmonella initiative is patterned after a recent FSIS program aimed at ground beef, which the agency says led to a 40% reduction in the number of Escherichia coli O157:H7 illness cases. However, they say that voluntary quality-assurance programs enacted by the egg industry in the 1990s were enough to control S enteritidis in eggs. Many of the interventions are adaptable to broiler chickens, the authors write, including monitoring and sanitation of breeding flocks, hatcheries, broiler flocks, and slaughtering facilities. Over the 6-year study, researchers identified 280 S enteritidis isolates from 51,327 broiler rinses; the annual number of isolates rose from 23 in 10,057 samples in 2000 to 120 in 9,592 samples in 2005. As a proportion of all Salmonella strains found, S enteritidis increased from 2.5% in 2000 to 7.7% in 2005.last_img read more

Unknown Krka – a new sustainable and quality project of the Krka National Park

first_imgWith the aim of dispersing tourists and generating additional quality content, the Krka National Park has launched a new project “Unknown Krka: hidden treasures of the upper and middle reaches of the Krka River”.The total value of the Project is 80.057.649,15 HRK, of which 66.200.193,06 HRK is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund in the form of grants under the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion (Project code KK.06.1.2.01.0003). “Project Unknown Krka unites everything that the Public Institution “Krka National Park” deals with as a management structure. Nature protection, sustainable development and infrastructure investments, visitor management, cooperation with the local community and educational and presentation activities are combined into a project that will certainly have a positive impact on the overall development of the entire middle and upper reaches of the Krka River. The idea of ​​the project is to use the potential of the National Park “Krka” as a brand to attract visitors interested primarily in natural and cultural heritage and education, to whom this project will offer a different, more complete experience of Krka.”, Pointed out mr. sc. Krešimir Šakić, director of the Public Institution “NP Krka” and project manager.The guiding idea of ​​the project is to activate – by building infrastructure and capacity of key stakeholders and developing new educational visitor products and services – untapped tourist and economic potential of the northern part of the National Park “Krka” and achieve better spatial and temporal distribution of visitors, and overall social, economic and environmental well-being. of that area.About the reasons for project application Unknown Krka Ivona Cvitan, Head of the Department for Tourism, Promotion, Presentation and Catering of the Public Institution “NP Krka” spoke, emphasizing that the dynamics of growth in the number of visitors and infrastructural pressures at Skradinski buk have led to the need for spatial and temporal dispersion of visitors. offers quality facilities on the upstream sites of the Park.Željana Šikić, director of the Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board, which is the project partner, spoke about the impact of the project on the revaluation of the visitor offer of the Public Institution “NP Krka” and on the local and national tourist offer. “Tourism and nature protection are not and cannot be in a divergent relationship and since the environment is a fundamental part of the tourist offer of the destination, tourism has nature protection as its permanent and undeniable interest. The common goal within this project is that the stay of visitors in the protected area is for the purpose of research, education and enjoyment of the environment, its plant and animal species as well as related cultural elements in the area.”, Said Željana Šikić, director of the Tourist Board of Šibenik-Knin County, which is a project partner.The project envisages a series of infrastructural interventions within the Krka National Park, the design and introduction of new presentation and interpretation facilities, such as the construction, arrangement and equipping of the Krka Eco Campus visitor center in Puljani, an interpretation-educational and volunteer center, and equipping the Nature Interpretation Center. “Krka – the source of life” in Kistanje, with art and multimedia interpretation, arrangement of pedestrian paths, electrification of shipping and improvement of content and visitor management system, which includes numerous educational activities to increase visitor safety, but also to raise public awareness and stakeholders from the education, tourism and media sectors on the natural resources of the Krka River and processes related to it. “By designing thematic products for visitors and new tourist facilities and their promotion within this project, we strive to further valorize the tourist potential of the upper and middle reaches of the Krka River and thus provide visitors with a unique and complete tourist experience. ” concludes Cvitan.Related news:HRK 80 MILLION FOR ARRANGEMENT OF THE MIDDLE AND UPPER FLOW OF THE KRKAFOR THE FIRST TIME IN ONE DAY NP KRK WAS VISITED BY OVER 10.000 PEOPLE, WE LEARNED HOW IT LOOKED ON THE FIELDlast_img read more

Light rail to augment expanding network

first_imgINTRO: Preliminary engineering has started for two light rail lines in Vancouver, British Columbia, to augment existing mini-metro and commuter rail routes. Construction is due to get under way in 1999, with the first low-floor cars running by 2005. William D Middleton reportsA 33 km light rail network will be added to the automated mini-metro and commuter rail routes serving the city of Vancouver under a C$2bn 10-year rail development plan adopted by BC Transit. Part of a 25-year strategy to strengthen public transport services in a region of rapid urban growth, the plan envisages most riders reaching the stations by foot or feeder bus, rather than car.Canada’s principal West Coast city is unique among North American urban centres of its size. While others suffered the disruption of urban freeway construction and the social and economic changes that followed, Vancouver held the road builders off at the city line.This decision to avoid the typical North American over-dependence on the private car for urban mobility has been backed up by a strong commitment to public transport and an emphasis on regional land use planning which supports its use. Vancouver is one of the most heavily public transport-oriented cities of its size on the continent, preserving the region’s prized quality of life, and helping to develop exceptionally strong and vibrant urban centres.For many years Vancouver relied on a network of buses and trolleybuses, together with the SeaBus ferry linking the city centre to North Vancouver across Burrard Inlet. But rapid population growth throughout the Greater Vancouver region requires higher-capacity rail solutions to ensure a high quality of public transport for the future. In the 30 years from 1961 the region’s population doubled from 800000 to 1.6 million; now approaching 2 million, the total is expected to reach 3 million by 2021.Automated metro firstVancouver began a shift to rail transport in the mid-1980s with the development of the fully-automated SkyTrain mini-metro, using UTDC (now Bombardier) advanced light rapid transit technology. An initial 21.4 km segment with 15 stations opened between Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster in January 1986. Subsequent extensions completed between 1989 and 1994 expanded the line to 28.9 km and 20 stations, crossing the Fraser River to Surrey on a 616m cable-stayed bridge. Most of SkyTrain is on viaduct, although 1.6 km runs under the city centre in a former railway tunnel. The low profile of the ALRT vehicles permitted one track to be stacked above the other in the single-track bore. The line is normally operated in a fully automatic driverless mode, with radio-equipped roving attendants free to patrol trains and stations, conduct revenue inspection, assist passengers and respond to problems.The initial fleet of 114 Mk I ALRT vehicles was later expanded to 150, and another 20 are to be added over the next five years. These 12.7m long lightweight cars each carry 75 passengers, and run in married pairs. Powered by underslung linear motors, they have steerable trucks. Seltrac automatic train control was supplied by Alcatel Canada. Trains run at a normal maximum speed of 80 km/h, at a base frequency of 5min, with peak headways averaging 2 min 30 sec.SkyTrain has proved a resounding success, with ridership growing by more than 80% from 21.4 million passenger journeys in its first full year of operation to almost 39.2 million in the 1995-96 financial year. The benefits of automation have become more apparent as ridership has grown, as vehicle and staff productivity have increased and unit costs have fallen. Between 1987-88 and 1995-96 the average operating cost per passenger dropped by 25%, from C$1.22 to C$0.92.West Coast ExpressVancouver’s second foray into urban rail services was the development of a 64 km commuter rail route running east into the Fraser River valley to serve a region suffering from severe highway congestion. Operating over the Canadian Pacific Railway main line between Vancouver and Mission, West Coast Express serves eight stations. The city terminus at Waterfront station provides connections with local bus services, SkyTrain and the SeaBus.The commuter trains began running in November 1995, just 18 months after the British Columbia government reached an agreement with CPR to develop the service. Five 3200hp General Motors F59PHI locomotives and 28 Bombardier 148-seat bi-level coaches operate in push-pull configurations. A barrier-free fare collection system is used, with ticket vending machines that accept cash, debit or credit cards, or stored-value smart cards. West Coast Express was established by BC Transit as a separate operating company, but virtually all operations and maintenance services are provided under contract.Five inbound trains run during the weekday morning peak period, and the same number head out again in the evening. Extra trains are operated for sports events at General Motors Place, and on Sundays during the summer months. Amenities such as work tables and computer hook-ups, bicycle storage and an on-train cappuccino coffee service have helped to make the service appealing to affluent suburban commuters. Last September West Coast Express began offering on-train college courses conducted by Capilano College.Commuter rail ridership has grown by 30% since its first month, to a current level of about 6500 passengers on a typical week day. Of these, three-quarters have been attracted from driving their own cars. Traffic is close to reaching the capacity of the fleet at the current level of service, and capacity constraints in the busy CPR corridor will have to be addressed before additional peak period trains or mid-day, evening and weekend services can be run.Light rail comes nextMedium-term and long-range development plans announced by the British Columbia government and BC Transit in September 1995 forecast considerable expansion of rail services within the Greater Vancouver area over the next 25 years, including up to five new lines.BC Transit’s C$2 bn, 10-year rail development plan envisages construction of a 33 km light rail network linking regional and municipal town centres. An east-west LRT route will serve the heavily-used Broadway – Lougheed corridor southeast of the city centre, and a north-south route will link Coquitlam, Port Moody and New Westminster. The LRT will interchange with both SkyTrain and West Coast Express. As with the existing rail lines, a high proportion of LRT users are expected to arrive by feeder bus or on foot from high density residential developments around the stations.The LRT is intended to operate effectively both on-street with frequent stops, as in the densely populated Broadway corridor, and at 70 or 80 km/h along dedicated rail rights-of-way or highway medians on suburban corridors. The cars are likely to be partial low-floor vehicles capable of high operating speeds, such as the Siemens SD600 recently introduced by Tri-Met in Portland, Oregon.Environmental studies and preliminary engineering for the C$1.15bn LRT programme are now beginning, and should be complete within two years. Construction will start before the end of 1999, with 27route-km scheduled to open in 2005. This covers the whole of the Broadway – Lougheed line and the northern half of the Coquitlam – New Westminster line. The Lougheed – New Westminster segment will follow in 2008. Projected daily ridership for the full system is around 100000.Paving the way for the light rail line, BC Transit has launched an express bus service aimed at boosting ridership in the Broadway -Lougheed corridor. Inaugurated in September 1996, Route 99 B-Line offers a frequent limited-stop service along the Broadway corridor from the University of British Columbia to Lougheed. During its first year of operation, 99 B-Line boosted daily ridership from 8000 to over 12000. BC Transit envisages launching a similar ’pre-LRT’ service between Coquitlam and New Westminster in 2000.A 16.1 km north-south light rail line linking Vancouver and Richmond has been under discussion for many years, and is now likely to move into construction at a later stage of the 25-year long-term development plan. BC Transit’s 10-year plan envisages the introduction of a Rapid Bus service to Richmond as a precursor to the LRT. It will run from the rail/bus/ferry interchange at Waterfront across the city centre via Granville Street and then south to Richmond. Articulated, low-floor buses will run at 5 to 10 min headways, using automatic vehicle location, traffic signal pre-emption, and bus lanes to achieve end-to-end commercial speeds close to 30 km/h. The C$75m project is due to begin this year, with services to start at the end of 1999.The 25-year plan also includes two feeder routes from the SkyTrain terminus at Surrey, which are also expected to begin as rapid bus routes in 2005-06 and then be converted to rail services. No decision has yet been taken as to whether they would be built as SkyTrain extensions or as classic light rail lines.One route would run south for 9 km along King George Highway to Newton Town Centre and the Surrey Municipal Centre at Highway 10. The other could run east for about 4 km along 104 Avenue to Guilford Town Centre, where it will serve a park-and-ride terminal connected to the Trans-Canada Highway.CAPTION: This spectacular cable-stayed bridge carries Vancouver’s SkyTrain mini-metro across the Fraser River between New Westminster and SurreyCAPTION: No decision has yet been taken as to whether the extensions beyond Surrey should use SkyTrain or light rail technologyCAPTION: Public transport patronage in Vancouver remains high because of close integration of land use planning with rail and bus servicesCAPTION: ALRT SkyTrain services currently handle almost 40 million passenger journeys a year (above), with the new West CoastExpress commuter service attracting over 6 500 passengers a day after just two years of operation (right) CAPTION: Vancouver’s Waterfront terminus provides interchange between West Coast Express, SkyTrain and SeaBus servicesLe métro léger doit compléter un réseau en expansionLes études préliminaires portant sur deux lignes de métro léger à Vancouver, Colombie britannique, pour compléter le mini-métro SkyTrain existant et les lignes ferroviaires de banlieue du West Coast Express, ont démarré. Il est prévu que les travaux de construction commencent en 1999 avec les premières voitures à plancher bas roulant d’ici 2005. Trois autres corridors doivent être développés dans le cadre d’une stratégie de 25 ans pour les transports en communStadtbahn soll expandierendes Verkehrsnetz bereichernIn Vancouver, British Columbia, haben vorbereitende Ingenieurarbeiten für zwei Stadtbahnlinien begonnen, die eine Ergänzung zu den vorhandenen SkyTrain- Kleinstadtbahn und der Pendlerzugstrecken von West Coast Express darstellen sollen. 1999 sollen die Bauarbeiten beginnen und die ersten Niederflurwagen werden bis zum Jahre 2005 in Betrieb genommen. Im Rahmen einer Massenverkehrsmittelstrategie über 25 Jahre sollen drei weitere Korridore ausgebaut werdenTrenes ligeros que expandirlast_img read more

Front row seat to river city

first_imgAfter a busy day at the office, retiring to this master bedroom with private balcony would be blissful.The garden is fully irrigated and the property has CCTV cameras with a motion sensor, and security screens. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES This four-bedroom house at 11 Samuel Place, Sinnamon Park is on the market for between $1.775m to $1.85m.WATCH the boats go by on the Brisbane River from your private entertaining area in this Windermere Estate home on a 1,001sq m block.Sebastian and Kerry Banks have lived at 11 Samuel Place, Sinnamon Park for two-and-a-half years and are selling their riverfront home to return to England. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Work from home and make this outdoor area your office.“We will have an outside area in England, and we’ll be able to use it a lot for about a week,”There are four living areas and the couple have removed built-in furniture to give the house more space. “It’s the entertaining area and views that we’ll miss,” Mr Banks said. Scott Gemmell of LJ Hooker Brisbane City Residential is taking the property to market and private inspections are invited.“Everything is integrated, and as you’re sitting outside in the morning or evening, or working from home on your computer, you’re looking out across the river, it’s quite secluded.”last_img read more