To save on growing public transit costs, some Canadian cities are turning to private ride share companies to fill a void in what has been traditionally left to municipal services. But what isn’t clear is whether or not subsidizing these companies, like Uber, will actually benefit cities, according to Jon Orcutt, the communication director with the Transit Center, a New York-based research foundation that advocates for better transit.
Every 10 to 14 days, Peter Mueller hops on one of the city’s new green energy tricycles to water flowers along the downtown bike grid. “It’s a little tiring,” said Mueller, a parks operations coordinator, with a grin. “But it’s beautiful to be out in downtown Edmonton. It’s an amazing place to be.”The city unveiled the two battery-powered trikes on Friday, as part of ongoing efforts to promote the new 7.8-kilometre network.
A growing number of residents are raising the alarm about a lack of parking in the city's core—but this time it's not about cars. Edmonton cyclists are calling on the city to install more bike racks following warnings from the Katz Group that they will remove two-wheelers locked to fences or sign posts on their property in the Ice District. An image of a warning message, which was plastered to a user’s bike seat, circulated on social media Thursday.
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".