Pilot Project to Improve Safety on Resource Roads

first_imgA pilot project on radio communication protocols aims to improve safety and reduce collisions on resource roads, Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell announced today. The goal of the project is to improve road user safety through standardized radio call procedures for forest service roads. A block of dedicated resource road radio channels along with standardized call procedures and road signage is being piloted on Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast and one road system in the Tumbler Ridge area. Previously truckers needed to reprogram their radios to gain access to local radio channels as they moved around to different work locations. In the pilot areas, only a single set of radio channels is being used on forest service roads. New communications signs posted on the pilot roads indicate which radio channel to call, call frequency, direction being travelled and vehicle type. – Advertisement -The new radio procedures were implemented earlier this year and the findings from the pilot projects will be evaluated this fall prior to considering provincewide implementation. The protocol, radio channels and signs were developed by the radio communications working group, initially formed in 2006, with representatives from the Ministry of Forests and Range, BC Timber Sales, Industry Canada, BC Forest Safety Council/Truck Safe and FPInnovations. The working group held numerous meetings with forest licensees and truck drivers in developing the protocol.last_img read more

Friends, foes line up on possible A.G. choice

first_imgThat prompted questions and praise for the former U.S. district judge from New York, who is an adviser to Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign. Some legal conservatives and Republicans have expressed reservations about Mukasey’s legal record and past endorsements, and said some groups have been drafting a strategy to oppose him. Others hailed Mukasey’s record. “He is really tough as nails. He was a really first-rate, brilliant judge, and he’s got impeccable conservative law-and-order values,” said Jay Lefkowitz, a former domestic policy adviser at the Bush White House who handled Justice Department issues. “I think he would be very well-positioned on national security issues, on prosecuting the War on Terror. He would be coming from outside the White House and … could restore confidence in the department.” Mukasey also has boosters among some of Bush’s toughest Democratic critics. WASHINGTON – Conservatives on Saturday lined up for and against potential attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey, the man they believe has ascended to the top of President George W. Bush’s list of replacements for Alberto Gonzales. Earlier in the week, Democrats in the Senate threatened to block confirmation of another prospect – Theodore Olson, a longtime GOP ally and former solicitor general who represented Bush before the Supreme Court in the contested 2000 presidential election. The behind-the-scenes battle over who will succeed Gonzales heated up over the weekend as the president, who was at Camp David, moved closer to announcing his choice. So far, the White House has stayed quiet about who will replace Gonzales. An announcement is expected this week, and some legal conservatives and Republicans told The Associated Press that the White House appeared to be signaling that Mukasey was Bush’s pick. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., previously recommended Mukasey for a Supreme Court vacancy. In June 2005, the liberal Alliance for Justice put Mukasey’s name on a list of four judges who, if chosen for the Supreme Court, would show the president’s “commitment” to picking someone who could be supported by both Democratic and Republican senators. Nan Aron of the alliance said if Bush nominated Mukasey, the Senate would view it as a “conciliatory” act.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

First American Mortgage Solutions Announces Collateral File Management System

first_img First American Mortgage Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation, has introduced its newest service, CleanFile Solutions™, a suite that allows mortgage lenders, servicers, and investors to efficiently manage collateral files.According to a press release, the suite combines post-closing document management, loan quality control, file perfection, lien release preparation, and recording in a single, vertically integrated suite. Users will have the ability to access to multiple features, including document retrieval and retention, imaging, assignment preparation, title policy retrieval, and replacement. Clients can also can use CleanFile Solutions to complete various phases of the loan perfection process and guide them through strict regulatory requirements.Kevin Wall, President of First American Mortgage Solutions, explained that CleanFile Solutions will allow lenders and servicers to concentrate on consumer gratification and efficiency. “CleanFile Solutions provides lenders and servicers with a unique set of post-closing capabilities combined with the confidence of working with First American. We now have the ability to close loan perfection gaps and complete collateral files at whatever scale needed,” he said. “The more we can do for our lender and servicer clients to help achieve total loan quality, regulatory compliance and file perfection, the more they can focus on driving productivity and consumer satisfaction.” First American Mortgage Solutions technology 2017-02-17 Mirasha Brown in Headlines, News, Technology First American Mortgage Solutions Announces Collateral File Management Systemcenter_img February 17, 2017 682 Views Sharelast_img read more