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2014-08-14 12:23:00

Solar power, onsite bike accommodations, greenhouse, electric vehicles, and high efficiency lighting and equipment among features to be included in Mohegan Sun Massachusetts REVERE, Mass., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohegan Sun Massachusetts is expected to be the greenest resort casino in the nation, with one of the highest LEED scores of any such facility in the industry. This is according to points earned from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental...

2014-07-09 12:20:34

Association Calls On Congress to Address Funding Shortfall as Highway Trust Fund Empties WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) marks the 50(th) anniversary of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964. In celebrating the achievements of public transportation over the last five decades, APTA called on Congress to take action now to address the urgency of the Highway Trust Fund shortfall and provide a solution...

2014-05-22 08:21:32

Millennials and adults under 45 continue to lead the way with 67 percent opting to utilize public transportation on vacation WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the summer travel season kicks off, 124 million Americans are planning to vacation in a U.S. city, continuing a trend from recent years. The American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) annual "Travel Like a Local" Summer Travel Survey reports that public transportation will be highly utilized by these...

2014-05-02 10:21:14

Kansas State University landscape architecture student Elizabeth Decker has a goal for her master's research: help professionals create urban environments that are inclusive of her younger brother, Marc. Marc has autism and will soon reach adulthood. Decker, Lansing, who will graduate May 16 with a Master of Landscape Architecture degree, developed a toolkit for her master's research report that helps designers and planners make cities more inclusive for adults with autism. When Marc...

2014-04-22 12:21:49

Majority of Millennials would consider moving for better transit options, aspire to be less reliant on a car to get around NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A large majority of Millennials want access to better transit options and the ability to be less reliant on a car, according to a new survey of Millennials in 10 major U.S. cities, released today by The Rockefeller Foundation and Transportation for America. More than half (54%) of Millennials surveyed say they would consider...

2014-03-11 08:21:34

APTA Launches New Nationwide Outreach Campaign Focused on Public Transit's Impact in Helping Communities Grow WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at its Legislative Conference, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released its recommendations for authorization of the transportation bill that is set to expire at the end of September. The APTA plan calls on Congress to authorize a $100.4 billion federal transit program over six years, which would grow...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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