Month: March 2020

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COVID-19 BUSINESS HOURS UPDATE

(As Of 3/24/20 – Subject To Changes Without Advanced Notice)

Monday 7:30am – 5:30pm (General Public)
* Tuesday 7:30am – 8:30am (Kupuna Hour Ages 60 and Older or Persons of High Risk Only)
** Tuesday 8:30am – 5:30pm (General Public)
Wednesday 7:30am – 5:30pm (General Public)
Thursday 7:30am – 5:30pm (General Public)
Friday 7:30am – 5:30pm (General Public)
Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm (General Public)
Sunday (Closed)

If you have been to an affected place within the last 14 days
Or
Had contact with someone who has been infected with the Covid-19 Virus
And/Or
Have any of these Symptoms?

If Yes, to protect yourself and others, please stay at home.

If you have no other option to get the parts you need please remain in your vehicle and give us a call. We will be glad to assist you in other ways such as a phone in

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Top Tips and Planning Basics

Like the song says, you’re going to the chapel to do you-know-what. But how’s Mom getting there? Or your bridesmaids, or for that matter, your fiancé(e)? And just as important, how’s everybody (wedding guests included!) getting from the ceremony to the reception… and then home? Unless you plan on beaming up to your destination, it’s time to work out some wedding transportation logistics. Start with our expert guide.

When Should You Book Your Wedding Transportation?

When there are between four and six months to go, it’s time to think about your transportation… aka when you’ve long settled on your date, ceremony and reception sites and wedding party size. If you’re marrying in April, May or June—prom and graduation season—high-class vehicles will be in high demand, so you’ll need to book your transportation even earlier. Pro tip: Make the final reservation in person so you can inspect the vehicles and ask

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Car Payment Calculator

Fuel Costs

Whether a buyer is considering new or used options, one important factor in the decision must be fuel costs. As gas prices rise in the U.S., fuel costs have become a salient consideration. Inefficient vehicles, such as large SUVs and trucks, not only cost more for fuel to operate, but in many areas, these large gas-guzzlers are considered environmentally irresponsible. No matter the buyer’s views on the environment, driving a fuel efficient car will save money. Vehicles generally become more efficient over time as new models meet stricter fuel efficiency requirements. If you are a long distance commuter for work, it might be worth paying more for a new vehicle to save on the cost of fuel.

Energy efficient cars are generally smaller than full-sized or luxury vehicles. Very efficient options include those that operate with electricity, such as hybrid models. Though most hybrids, such as the Prius,

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Automobile Protection Association

 


Toyota’s paint-peeling problem to be covered under ‘unprecedented’ extended warranty for certain models

Yvonne Colbert – CBC News | February 13, 2020

Toyota has announced details of a plan to fix vehicles with peeling white paint, a problem that has plagued the automaker for years.Toyota… said its “warranty enhancement program” will cover several models of vehicles with blizzard pearl or super white paint manufactured as far back as 2008. Read More



APA at the 2020 Canadian International Auto Show Press Day

Ron Corbett – APA | February 13, 2020

The Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto is the largest event in the Canadian car show season, with around 350,000 people expected to pass through the turnstiles by the time the show ends. Read More



Lorraine Explains: Are modern car shows irrelevant?

Lorraine

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Bicycling

Welcome to the Bikeway Program for the City of Columbus. The Department of Public Service builds and maintains facilities to help those travelling in and around the Columbus area to use bicycles and a green, low cost and healthy means of travel. The city has also been selected for a bronze award from the League of American Bicyclists.  Click here to see a video about bicycling in Columbus!

Bicycles


Maps and Routes
The City of Columbus partnered with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) to produce the 3rd edition of the Columbus Metro Bike Map, which is available at Columbus area bike shops and public libraries
– learn more

Protected Bike Lane


Protected Bike Lanes
Protected bike lanes
help eliminate perceived risk and fear of collisions; reduce the risk of
crashing into car doors; and add a level of predictability making streets safer
for everyone.
– learn

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Vehicle identification number – Wikipedia

VIN visible in the windshield
VIN recorded on a Chinese vehicle license

A vehicle identification number (VIN) is a unique code, including a serial number, used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles, towed vehicles, motorcycles, scooters and mopeds, as defined in ISO 3779 (content and structure) and ISO 4030 (location and attachment).

VINs were first used in 1954 in the United States.[1] From 1954 to 1981, there was no accepted standard for these numbers, so different manufacturers used different formats.

In 1954, at the request of the US government, the US auto manufacturers and the Automobile Manufacturers Association were involved in the creation of the new, standardized vehicle identification numbering system named the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) with an agreed upon digit sequence and concealed chassis markings of this VIN. Up to that time, states used the engine number to register and title cars

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Transportation Services

Safe, reliable bus transportation is provided for students to help ensure punctual and responsible school attendance. Approximately 31,500 students are transported by public school buses daily. The average daily distance covered by the 380 school buses totalled 29,000 miles.

Families

Bus Stop Locator

Bus Riding Rules and Regulations

Contact the Transportation Department at 985-898-3373 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or email transportation@stpsb.org.

Current Employees

Access staff resources such as health benefits, ethics training, other employment opportunities, and calendar.

Staff Resources


Join Our Transportation Team

We are looking for qualified bus owner/operators to join our team. This is a nine-month position with a base salary of $24,950 plus operational expenses. A CDL and 30-hour pre-service is required. For more information about minimum qualifications, training requirements and available positions, contact the Transportation Department at 985-809-2605.

Contact Us

For additional information about school bus transportation call 985-898-3373 from 8:30 a.m.-

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The Bicycle Wheel as a Gyroscope

A rider leaning left will produce a torque which will cause the bicycle wheel to precess counterclockwise as seen from above, turning the bicycle left. The angulur momentum of the bicycle wheels is to the left. The torque produced by leaning is to the rear of the bicycle, as may be seen from the right-hand rule. This gives a rearward change in the angular momentum vector, turning the bicycle left.

This is a good visual example of the directions of the angular momenta and torques, but the gyroscopic torques of bicycle wheels are apparently quite small (see Lowell and McKell). The gyroscopically motivated descriptions like “leaning left turns it left” are more appropriate to motorcycles. With a bicycle at low speeds, the main turning influence comes from the turning of the handlebars.

In terms of the stability of the bicycle when riding, the association with leaning and turning

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The ADA & Accessible Ground Transportation

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to both public and private ground transportation providers. The ADA rules that apply to transportation are regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Overview of Requirements

  • Both public and private organizations must meet ADA requirements: A public entity entering into a contract or agreement with a private entity to operate transportation services must ensure that the private entity meets all ADA requirements for the public entity. Specific requirements for private transportation providers like airport shuttles, hotel shuttles, private buses, and taxis are reviewed later in this document.
  • Rider information: A public transportation system must provide adequate information on services in accessible formats for persons with different types of disabilities (e.g. information in large print, braille or alternative and electronic format).
  • Assistance equipment and accessible features: Equipment and facilities such as lifts, ramps, securement devices (straps for securing wheelchairs on board), signage, and communication
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