A New Reprise About Cars


CNA file photo Traffic rules relaxed for schoolkid drop-offs, pick-ups Traffic rules relaxed for schoolkid drop-offs, pick-ups To activate the text-to-speech service, please first agree to the privacy policy below. Taipei, Nov. 29 (CNA) People who stop their cars on yellow lines for the purpose of picking up or dropping off children under the age of seven will no longer be restricted to three minutes of stopping time, according to a new traffic rule that will take effect on Dec. 1. The Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act currently stipulates that drivers who park on a yellow line for more than three minutes will face a maximum fine of NT$600 (US$20.8), the only exception being if they are doing so to allow people with disability to get in and out of vehicles. The Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) announced in June an amendment to the act to expand such exceptions to people who are picking up or dropping off children aged under seven, which comes into effect Dec. 1. The three-minute-rule, however, only applies to picking up and dropping off and does not include waiting time. Stopping on a red line to pick up or drop off a young child, meanwhile, is still not allowed, although leniency might apply if the practice does not hinder the flow of traffic, according to to the MOTC. Another change to the same act that will take effect Dec.

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The Keene nonprofit group hopes the advisory board will help develop a new strategic plan that could shift its focus from real-estate development to other activities that can stimulate economic growth, according to MEDC President Arthur Robert. “In making those kinds of projects happen that have transformed the region, the organization the full details has incurred some debts,” he said. “We have to find a way to move forward.” The advisory board, which the organization announced Nov. 18, consists of at least a dozen public officials and business leaders from the region tasked with supporting the MEDC board of directors as it develops the new plan — a process Robert said could last through December 2021. Since 1999, when it was rebranded from the Keene Economic Development and Revitalization Corp., MEDC has been responsible for 28 development projects in southwestern New Hampshire, according to Robert. Its efforts include a $40 million undertaking to convert former railroad land in downtown Keene into a retail and housing area where the Monadnock Food Co-Op is now located, as well as building the Cheshire County courthouse and renovating the Keene Public Library. But MEDC has not completed a project since 2018, according to Robert. He said the recent lull is not a reflection of the organization’s financial situation, instead attributing it to the mercurial nature of development efforts. “Projects take time to develop,” he said. “They don’t always pan out.” Robert, who succeeded longtime MEDC President Jack Dugan upon Dugan’s retirement in May, said one of his first decisions was to hire a chief financial officer, following the departure of former CFO Bob Elliott .