Getting site work underway starts with having a ready crew — and that has been the chief concern for contractors in Florida and the Gulf Coast in the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. "It's kind of a dichotomy," said Ben Johanneman, vice president of operations for McCarthy Building Companies' Houston office. "Although an individual company or business may not have been impacted, for a lot of the people who work there, their lives have been turned upside down."
The Purple Line project got the federal funding it needed last month and broke ground shortly after. Some thought that would put an end to years of delays and general uncertainty as to the status of the project. But the $5.6 billion rail line isn't out of the woods yet. Critics have pushed back on the ridership figures for the larger DC Metrorail system used to justify need for the suburban Purple Line.
More cities are setting up small-scale tests for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) and similar technology as state and federal officials work out a more consistent set of rules guiding its use. The city of Akron, OH, has teamed up with local, state and federal agencies to add fiber optic cables and other technological infrastructure to support communication between vehicles, pedestrians and city systems.
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".