Interim Bicycle and Pedestrian Division Director and Safe Routes to Schools Coordinator Ed Johnson accepts the Peter O’Rourke Award. Photo credit: Governor”s Highway Safety AssociationA North Carolina Department of Transportation program that appears to be reducing car crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians has received an achievement award from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.
Photo credit: Smallman12q via Wikimedia CommonsSome help is on the way for roads and bridges in Oregon damaged by wildfires, which began in July and continue in western parts of the state. The Federal Highway Administration announced that it has sent $1 million in “quick release” emergency funds to start repair work. The Eagle Creek Fire has closed eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge since Labor Day. The westbound lanes reopened Sept. 14.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has completed a five-month project to install 95,000 feet of fiber optic cable on U.S. Highway 160. The cable will be used for digital controls within the Wolf Creek Tunnel. The $4.5 million project also included milling, repaving and striping the 16-mile stretch of highway in and near South Fork. The side of the highway was seeded and 54 manholes were added. Electrical signs were also installed in Monte Vista, Alamosa and La Veta Pass.
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".