RICHMONDAubrey Layne, the Hampton Roads native who has served as Secretary of Transportation the past four years, will be back to serve another term – just in a different role.Layne will serve as Secretary of Finance for Governor-elect Ralph Northam, who introduced him and other appointments at a Thursday news conference at the Capitol. Northam praised Layne’s accomplishments in transportation, for getting construction going across the state.
It’s almost been a year since Virginia Beach voters turned down light rail and leaders pivoted to exploring the next best option: better bus service.So I caught Mayor Will Sessoms and City Manager Dave Hansen after the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization meeting on Thursday to ask them what the city has done on the public transit front since last November.No drastic changes, Hansen said.
If you’ve driven portions of Monticello Avenue, Granby Street, Church Street, Fenchurch Street or Hampton Boulevard in recent weeks, you’ve likely run over sets of three black tubes in the middle of the street.I ran over a few on the Granby Street bridge recently and thought it was part of some routine traffic counting by the city of Norfolk.But, it turns out, the count is tied to the Norfolk light-rail extension study. And the tubes are a lot more high-tech than I thought.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".