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PARALLELS IN FAILURES

Parallels in Failures


Parallel parking's "out" in two of three local jurisdictions,
The same skills declared measured by a reverse two point turn around,
With much more room to maneuver, yeah, right!
So another reason for dropping it from the exam must be found.


Lines too long - eliminate repeat test takers,
In this "click, click" world, they simply can't come back ... and wait,
To these kids who basically got trophies for tinkling,
Helicopter parents didn't train them for the high failure rate.


Isn't licensure supposed to be about road readiness and protecting the public?
And not how little service the government can provide and how quickly it can start to collect a fee...
...For that, there are police traps and speed cameras and parking tickets!
Why add to the many already horrible drivers in the not so rural DMV?

CITY of MANASSAS PUBLIC WORKS to UPGRADE to $20 MILLION WATER TRANSMISSION LINE

CITY of MANASSAS PUBLIC WORKS to UPGRADE to $20 MILLION WATER TRANSMISSION LINE

As part of the City of Manassas Capital Improvement Program, Manassas’ water transmission main line has been slated for an upgrade, replacing the 24-inch water transmission main line with a 36-inch main line. The current, 45-year old water main line has served the City of Manassas well, but now that the line is approaching its useful life, it is being replaced with a water main line to supply the higher-demand for water, especially in the summer months, as well as improve overall system performance. The City of Manassas is currently working together with Prince William County, Va. along the Rollins Ford/Vint Hill Road/Route 28 road improvement areas, to replace the water transmission line, with project completion planned for 2020 at a total cost of more than $20 million.

CITY of MANASSAS UTILITIES READY WITH SALT TRUCKS

CITY of MANASSAS UTILITIES READY WITH SALT TRUCKS

Winter weather is here for the Manassas, Va. area and the City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works Department is well armed with salt, sand and trucks. The City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works Department annually budgets approximately $225,000 for snow treatment and removal, and is prepared with 21 snow-removal trucks, 20 contract equipment, 1500 tons of road salt and 500 tons of sand. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

“We all remember the long winter last year, so we’ve prepared to clear and pre-treat our roads to allow for safer and easier access to roads,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas.

THINKING OUTSIDE THE COCKPIT

THINK OUTSIDE THE COCKPIT


The latest on the missing Malaysian plane is that its computerized flight path was deliberately altered - that first off course turn - maybe even before it left the runway. The primary focus of the investigation seems to be clearly on the pilot and co-pilot, because, well, no one else on board seems to have had the requisite expertise. I have a different theory - remote hackers.
Think about this scenario. The data breach that targeted Target and other retailers, no pun intended, using malware created by a Russian teen who was never implicated, occurred during the busy shopping season associated with the religious holiday of Christmas. MH 370 went missing at the start of Lent, a time again widely observed by Christians, and close to the one year anniversary of the ascendancy of a Pope who, for lack of a better term, is packing them into the pews.

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

Colder weather has set in and that means people are turning up their thermostats and seeing higher utility bills.  The City of Manassas’ Operation Round Up is in full force, where customers that authorize the City of Manassas to "round up" their monthly electric bill to the next higher dollar. If the bill is $73.80, it is rounded up to $74 and the extra 20 cents is contributed to the Operation Round Up® fund.  Single donations from customers are also accepted, simply by adding the additional dollars to their payment with a notice that the overpayment is for Operation Round Up. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

IF SNOW COMES SOONER THAN LATER: MANASSAS CITY SALT TRUCKS READY

IF SNOW COMES SOONER THAN LATER: MANASSAS CITY SALT TRUCKS READY

1500 Tons of Salt Ready for Winter Season in Manassas City

Winter weather might just be around the corner for the Manassas, Va. area and the City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works Department is well armed with salt, sand and trucks. The City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works Department annually budgets $250,000 for snow treatment and removal, and is prepared with 16 snow-removal trucks, 25 contract equipment, 1500 tons of road salt and almost 500 tons of sand. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

“If we experience snow or ice earlier than usual in the season, it can catch drivers off guard, and it will be more important than ever to make sure we are prepared and clear our roads as soon as possible,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas.

1500 Tons of Salt Ready for Winter Season in Manassas City

1500 Tons of Salt Ready for Winter Season in Manassas City

Winter months are just around the corner and road travel can be a concern for many during below- freezing temperatures. The City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works Department annually budgets $250,000 for snow treatment and removal, and is prepared with 16 snow-removal trucks, 22 contract equipment, 1500 tons of road salt and almost 500 tons of sand. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

“Ice and snow can prevent mobility and cause a lot of traffic issues, which is why we proactively invest in snow preparedness and manpower” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas. “Last year we had a mild winter, but our reserve of salt and sand is well-stocked in the case of extreme weather conditions, and our crews are trained and committed to the task of keeping the roads clear of snow and ice, as well as safe for our residents,” said Moon.