Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) has approved the most recent Six-Year Improvement Program for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation. The program will allocate $18.6 billion to transportation projects for six fiscal years beginning July 1. VDOT reports the program will fund more than 3,600 transportation projects.
H&E Equipment will hold a grand opening ceremony for its new branch in Beaumont, Texas, on July 20. The new location, which brings the company’s branch total to 79, will service customers in eastern Texas and southwest Louisiana. The company is planning equipment displays and demos, NASCAR and John Deere simulators, a buffet meal, prize drawings and a Q&A with factory and H&E equipment experts. H&E describes the event as a “trade show format” that will feature more than 20 equipment manufacturers.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) says a new safety study shows Reduced Conflict Intersections (RCI) are saving lives and reducing injuries. These multi-lane highway intersections allow drivers to turn right from a smaller roadway onto a higher speed road and make a u-turn at an opening in the median. However, RCIs do not allow drivers to make left turns onto the highway. Intersections without an RCI design typically have more severe right-angle crashes, MnDOT says.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".