22nd St. bridge gets federal boost to rebuild

8/12/2022 8:30:00 AM

Tucson’s getting $25 Million dollars in Federal money to help fix a bridge that’s so old it can’t handle heavy traffic. Thursday, the U.S. Transportation Secretary came to town to celebrate the grant.

Tucson’s getting $25 Million dollars in Federal money to help fix a bridge that’s so old it can’t handle heavy traffic. Thursday, the U.S. Transportation Secretary came to town to celebrate the grant.

Tucson’s getting $25 Million dollars in Federal money to help fix a bridge that’s so old it can’t handle heavy traffic. Thursday, the U.S. Transportation Secretary came to town to celebrate the grant.

TUCSON, Ariz.Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sesame Place has announced the implementation of diversity and inclusion training for its employees following a $25 million class-action lawsuit alleging multiple incidents of discrimination after outcry sparked from a video of a costumed character snubbing two 6-year-old Black girls went viral online.Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sesame Place has announced the implementation of diversity and inclusion training for its employees following a $25 million class-action lawsuit alleging multiple incidents of discrimination after outcry sparked from a video of a costumed character snubbing two 6-year-old Black girls went viral online.Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sesame Place has announced the implementation of diversity and inclusion training for its employees following a $25 million class-action lawsuit alleging multiple incidents of discrimination after outcry sparked from a video of a costumed character snubbing two 6-year-old Black girls went viral online.

(KGUN) — 22nd Street is one of the fastest ways across town but if you’re in a heavy truck you are not allowed to use that bridge at all; it is simply too weak for heavy traffic.Now a Federal grant is going to fix that bridge and a lot more.The training — which was developed by civil rights educators — will also be integrated into onboarding for all new employees and “will become a regular part of our training and workforce development,” the statement said.Federal Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came to help celebrate a $25 Million dollar grant for a new bridge and other nearby improvements.Jodi Brown said after she posted her video, others posted similar incidents of Black children being ignored by the same character.Along with City and RTA funds the Federal money is enough to green light a project pending for at least 17 years.(Source: CNN) Outrage ensued online in July when a video went viral showing a Sesame Street character waving off the two Black girls during a parade at Sesame Place.The 22nd Street Bridge is so weak it makes it harder for kids to get to school.Jodi Brown, the mother of one of the girls, posted the video on Instagram.

School buses have to detour around the bridge because they are too heavy.President of Sesame Place Philadelphia Cathy Valeriano said the park has already begun implementing temporary measures while a review of the park continues.President of Sesame Place Philadelphia Cathy Valeriano said the park has already begun implementing temporary measures while a review of the park continues.The same goes for fire trucks and lots of heavy cargo trucks.Moving metal for recycling means Vanessa Gallego’s recycling business needs heavy trucks.SeaWorld’s CEO, Marc Swanson, is scheduled to meet with the Brown family alongside Rev.Avoiding the bridge on 22nd costs time and money.Jesse Jackson on Thursday to “address the deficiencies we have noted from this most recent press release,” said B’Ivory LaMarr, the family’s attorney.She says, “A barrier like that becomes unsustainable, you know, 22nd should be able to use your vehicle from one place to another but having to divert using other roads.Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.

Is just unsustainable.Just adds a lot more time to our commute.Most Read.Most Read.” She is also interested in alternate transportation like bicycling and walking so she’s happy a new project goes beyond a new bridge to safer routes for non-motorized ways to get around.A better bridge boosts safety for neighborhood streets by reducing heavy trucks detouring through and making it easier for emergency vehicles to get in.Kevin Porter of the Sugar Hills Coalition says: “The impact is it keeps a lot of trucks from coming through our neighborhoods.

” He says, “Sometimes the police don't even use that bridge.” The project will create room for the Union Pacific rail yards to expand and help encourage more business growth.Secretary Buttigieg says cities faced tough competition for the grants but Tucson earned its share through a clear need, strong economic benefit and positive impact on nearby neighborhoods.And he says there’s more on the way nationwide to repair and expand our aging transportation systems.“It really is the dawn of an infrastructure decade.

So today, we're excited about this RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) program, 166 grants around the country including right here in Tucson, but soon we'll be talking about more funding on everything from airports to railroads.” As for 22nd Street, expect to drive on that new bridge in about three years.——- Craig Smith is a reporter for KGUN 9.With more than 30 years of reporting in cities like Tampa, Houston and Austin, Craig has covered more than 40 Space Shuttle launches and covered historic hurricanes like Katrina, Ivan, Andrew and Hugo.Share your story ideas and important issues with Craig by emailing craig.

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Sesame Place to train employees on diversity and inclusion after lawsuitThe park faced public outcry after a video of a costumed character appearing to snub two Black girls during a parade went viral.

Sesame Place to train employees on diversity and inclusion after lawsuitThe park faced public outcry after a video of a costumed character appearing to snub two Black girls during a parade went viral.

Sesame Place to train employees on diversity and inclusion after lawsuitThe announcement Tuesday follows a $25 million class-action lawsuit alleging multiple incidents of discrimination.

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