Philadelphia Department of Streets
“The masts are 50-foot-tall, stainless steel columns, with a steel mesh, And they’re lit from the inside, ” explains Streets Department chief engineer Darin Gatti.
“We actually are using wireless technology to determine the speed of the car,” says city chief traffic and street lighting engineer Richard Montanez. “And then, based on that, we trigger the red light.”
The advertising benches are typically cement and wood, and advertise everything from strip clubs to diners.
Now that the brunt of Sandy has passed, crews from PECO and the Philadelphia Streets Department will be out trying to restore power and remove downed trees.
In addition to the usual hazardous items such as paint, solvents, batteries, oil, and flammable liquids, there were dozens and dozens of TV monitors, personal computers, and printers.
Waste Management plans to build a $20-million facility in Northeast Philadelphia to process trash in a way that creates pellets which can be used as fuel.
The City of Philadelphia’s Christmas tree recycling program wants you — to bring your trees to them.
Crews from the city’s Department of Streets were beginning to dispose of pallets and trash from the encampment even as many protesters remained at the site.
The “Occupy Philadelphia” protest at City Hall was in its sixth day on Tuesday, with several hundred protesters camping out on Dilworth Plaza.
Nutter says there are “too many areas” of Philadelphia where the condition of the streets are still quite poor.
LED traffic lights operate much cooler than the old bulbs, creating a danger when they become encrusted with snow.