August 2013

Technology May Save New Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Officials for CalTrans, the agency responsible for construction of the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco to the East Bay, have said that the bridge may open as planned in September, 2013, after almost 10 years of design and construction.

Completion of the project was in doubt when it was found that steel bolts put in place to stabilize the bridge during an earthquake were becoming brittle and cracking due to hydrogen forming near them.

Amazon Starts No Frills Airline

SEATTLE, WA -- Amazon corporation has launched a new "no-frills" airline service that, for $59 per year, offers unlimited free fares between Seattle and dozens of other cities across the United States, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Benton, Arkansas. Fliers can travel between other cities by transferring at the Seattle hub.

L.A. Selects ASUS for Urban Signage Project

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Conventional street signs will be a thing of the past in Los Angeles within five years, predicts City Commissioner Mark Burkhardt. The City has paired with ASUS to replace every street sign in the City of Angels with an LED Monitor by the end of 2015.

From traffic signals to the lowly "S Curve" warning sign, monitors will now give more complete and up to date information. Says Burkhardt: