November 21, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA is in the heart of the Northeast rail corridor, where more than 2,000 passenger trains move 75,000 riders daily between Washington,D.C. and Boston on speed-restricted tracks across aging bridges and through ancient tunnels, powered by 1930s-era equipment. The whole system needs an extreme makeover as desperately as the Phillies do. Yesterday, at SEPTA headquarters in Center City, the Federal Railroad Administration's NEC (Northeast Corridor) FUTURE program unveiled a public glimpse of what that makeover might be by 2040.
November 29, 1988 |
The governor's office yesterday called for nine state police employees to pay for a one-day excursion they received from a Japanese firm that was competing at the time for an $8.5 million state police contract. John T. Tighe 3d, Gov. Casey's deputy chief of staff, said he would also recommend that the state police reimburse the firm, Tokyo's NEC Information Systems, for about $1,000 in additional expenses that NEC paid for one trooper who traveled to Japan last year. NEC took the nine members of the State Police Bureau of Records and Information Services on an excursion to Mount Fuji in December after they completed a week of computer tests at the company's facilities in Tokyo.
December 3, 1986 |
In a move expected to give the Japanese a significant entree into the U.S. computer market, Honeywell Inc. yesterday announced plans to spin off its computer operations into a joint venture with Japanese and French companies. Honeywell said it signed a memorandum of understanding with NEC Corp. of Japan and Compagnie des Machines Bull of France under which the three companies would jointly own and operate Honeywell Information Systems (HIS), the Minneapolis company's computer division.
December 9, 2013 |
Has Amtrak abandoned its vision of 220-mile-per-hour bullet trains speeding up and down the Northeast Corridor? The railroad recently issued draft specifications for new trains to replace its existing Acelas that call for 160 m.p.h. trains, not the 220 m.p.h. versions Amtrak said in January that it was seeking. Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority in January announced they were jointly seeking proposals for trains that could run at 220 miles an hour on the West Coast and the East Coast.
August 4, 1988 |
At last there's a digital VCR worth its weight in high-tech chips! Almost anyone can recognize the genuine sonic improvements that digital encoding has wrought in compact discs. In the world of VCRs, however, most digital circuit "enhancements" are gimmicks with limited appeal. Do people really want to watch two channels at once - now possible with digital picture-in-picture? How often would you hanker to turn the TV screen into an abstract painting with a solarized or mosaic special effect?
September 1, 1987 |
About 600 members of the Cherry Hill teachers' union agreed last night to strike next week if they have not reached a tentative contract settlement with the Board of Education by the start of school. Negotiations between the Cherry Hill Education Association and the board are scheduled to resume at 2 p.m. today. A state mediator was appointed Thursday and has supervised three bargaining sessions since then. There were no talks yesterday. Classes are scheduled to start Sept.
November 20, 2011
Atlantic Winter League PENNSAUKEN COUNTRY CLUB Par 70. Open Division Greg Farrow, Deerwood. . . 70 Dave Quinn, Links. . . 71 Pete Barron, Stone Harbor. . . 71 Jamie Shaffer, Links. . . 73 Tom Alestock, Running Deer. . . 74 Paul Sikorski, Pennsauken. . . 74 Jim Austin, Five Ponds. . . 75 George Frake, Little Mill. . . 75 Quentin Griffith, Pennsauken. . . 75 Amateur Division, Net Pete Barron, Stone Harbor.