In 1972, Berkeley, California, installed its first official curb cut. This little ramp descending from the curb into the street was the fruit of hard work by disability advocates. It was not, in fact, the nation's first curb cut--that was in Kalamazoo, Michigan--but it would begin a revolution. Hundreds of thousands of curb cuts followed, and what was born as a wheelchair convenience, and eventually mandated by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, soon provided a path for all kinds of street users, like kids on bicycles, parents with strollers, and senior citizens with shopping carts. Pedestrians are drawn to using curb cuts, and a street corner would look odd without them.
Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 4 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com If you've just arrived in Los Angeles, you'll soon have to take a shuttle to a parking lot away from the terminal to catch your Uber, Lyft or taxi. Officials at Los Angeles International Airport plan Friday to announce details of their effort to steer arriving passengers away from traditional curbside pickups, reports say. Increasing airport traffic congestion – sparked by the emergence of ride-hailing services -- is partly to blame, Keith Wilschetz, deputy executive director of the Operations and Emergency Management Division at Los Angeles World Airports, told the Los Angeles Times.
A gunman murdered a Southwest Airlines employee, then killed himself Tuesday at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport in what police described as a premeditated attack. Michael Winchester, 52, was shot while walking between a crowded terminal and the airport employee parking area. The unidentified suspect was later found dead in a pickup truck in public parking garage overlooking the scene. Police said the suspect appeared to die of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Paco Balderrama said the shooter apparently knew the victim's schedule and routine.
The smart parking industry continues to evolve as an increasing number of cities struggle with traffic congestion and inadequate parking availability. While the deployment of sensor technologies continues to be core to the development of smart parking, a wide variety of other technology innovations are also enabling more adaptable systems--including cameras, wireless communications, data analytics, induction loops, smart parking meters, and advanced algorithms. The future of the smart parking market is expected to be significantly influenced by the arrival of automated vehicles (AVs). Several cities around the world are already beginning to trial self-parking vehicles, specialized AV parking lots, and robotic parking valets. For example, in Boulder, Colorado, ParkPlus is working on deploying the first fully automated parking garage in the Western United States through Boulder's PearlWest mixed-use development.
This still image taken from an aerial video provided by KWTV shows police responding to a shooting at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. This still image taken from an aerial video provided by KWTV shows police responding to a shooting at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Oklahoma City police officers gather information from vehicles leaving Will Rogers World Airport, Tuesday Nov. 15 2016, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City police officers gather information from vehicles leaving Will Rogers World Airport, Tuesday Nov. 15 2016.