5 NYC Mayor’s Race Takeaways: Yang Drives the Bus, Republicans Joust

The Democratic candidates vowed to stop Zooming and get out more, and a rap video earned mixed reviews.

#buses, #democratic-party, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #mateo-fernando, #midwives-and-doulas, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sliwa-curtis, #stringer-scott-m, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #yang-andrew-1975

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We Need Buses, Buses Everywhere

Better service would improve millions of Americans’ lives.

#buses, #infrastructure-public-works, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

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Indonesia Bus Falls Into Ravine, Leaving Dozens Dead

The brakes on a bus carrying 66 students, teachers and relatives who had visited an Islamic missionary’s tomb appear to have malfunctioned, killing 29.

#buses, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #indonesia, #java-indonesia, #rescues, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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The City Where Cars Are Not Welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #batteries, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #bloomberg-michael-r, #buses, #c40-cities-climate-leadership-group, #copenhagen-denmark, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #germany, #heidelberg-germany, #hydrogen, #international-council-on-clean-transportation, #jaguar-land-rover, #mercedes-benz, #oslo-norway, #portland-ore, #real-estate-commercial, #reckitt-benckiser, #roads-and-traffic, #rotterdam-netherlands, #sap-ag, #stockholm-sweden, #transit-systems, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #university-of-heidelberg, #wurzner-eckart

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Elizabeth R. Duff, First Woman to Drive a Nashville City Bus, Dies at 72

A Black woman, Mrs. Duff broke gender and race barriers. She died of Covid-19.

#black-people, #buses, #chauffeurs-and-drivers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #duff-elizabeth-r-1949-2021, #nashville-tenn, #transit-systems, #women-and-girls

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The Outlook for Public Transit in N.Y.C.

Transit officials announced that major cuts to service would be avoided through 2022. But the agency still faces a substantial deficit over the next four years.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drive-in-theaters, #new-york-city, #transit-systems

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Selfies With Guns on Party Bus Get N.Y.P.D.’s Attention

Fourteen people were arrested after investigators found eight firearms, the police said, as gun violence in the city continues to spike.

#buses, #crime-and-criminals, #dumbo-brooklyn-ny, #gun-control, #police-department-nyc

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New N.Y.C. Transportation Boss Has Big Agenda but Little Experience

Hank Gutman, a retired lawyer, will lead the city’s efforts to build more bus and bike lanes and move away from car-clogged streets.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #buses, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #gutman-hank, #new-york-city, #transportation

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The Plan to Rebuild the Port Authority Bus Terminal

The proposed changes could take a decade, but officials hope to transform the loathed building into a 21st-century transit hub.

#buses, #cotton-rick, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-york-city, #oliver-john, #port-authority-bus-terminal-manhattan-ny, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #transit-systems

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‘Notorious’ Port Authority Bus Terminal May Get a $10 Billion Overhaul

After years of study and debate, there is finally a proposal to rebuild the Midtown Manhattan eyesore from the ground up.

#airports, #buses, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depaul-university, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-york-city, #port-authority-bus-terminal-manhattan-ny, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #transit-systems, #transportation

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Keep the Trains and Buses Running

Public transit systems urgently need more public funding so they can continue to provide an important public service.

#bay-area-rapid-transit, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems, #washington-metropolitan-area-transit-authority

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M.T.A. Bus Plunges 50 Feet, Dangles From Overpass After Crash

At least seven people, including the driver, were injured when the front of the bus spilled onto the Cross Bronx Expressway, officials said.

#bronx-nyc, #buses, #cross-bronx-expressway-bronx-ny, #fire-department-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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The Perilous State of the Subways: 5 Takeaways

A doomsday plan could slash subway service by 40 percent, eliminate bus routes and cut jobs if the M.T.A. doesn’t get billions in federal aid.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #schumer-charles-e, #stimulus-economic, #subways, #transit-systems, #transit-workers-union, #transportation

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Subway Service Could Be Cut 40% if No Federal Aid Arrives

On Wednesday, transit officials announced some new details of proposed service cuts, including slashing weekend service and eliminating bus lines, to address its multibillion-dollar budget hole.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #foran-robert-e, #mckinseyco, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #stimulus-economic, #subways, #transit-systems, #transit-workers-union, #tri-state-transportation-campaign

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California Is Trying to Jump-Start the Hydrogen Economy

The fuel could play an important role in fighting climate change, but it has been slow to gain traction because of high costs.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #automobiles, #batteries, #buses, #california, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrogen, #hyundai-motor-co, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #toyota-motor-corp

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How VW’s Diesel Settlement Is Changing Fleets, From Schools to Seaports

A scandal led to a $2.9 billion trust fund for states to put cleaner vehicles on their roads. A lot of the money has gone to more diesel vehicles.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #buses, #diesel-power, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trucks-and-trucking, #volkswagen-ag

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When a Bus Driver Told a Rider to Wear a Mask, ‘He Knocked Me Out Cold’

More than 170 New York City transit workers have been harassed or assaulted for asking passengers to wear masks.

#buses, #community-service-society-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #transit-systems, #transport-workers-union

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When a NYC MTA Bus Driver Told a Rider to Wear a Mask, ‘He Knocked Me Out Cold’

More than 170 New York City transit workers have been harassed or assaulted for asking passengers to wear masks.

#buses, #community-service-society-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #transit-systems, #transport-workers-union

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How a Bus Ride Turned Into a Coronavirus Superspreader Event

One-third of passengers aboard a bus were infected by a fellow passenger, scientists reported.

#buddhism, #buses, #china, #chinese-center-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #your-feed-science

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14 Injured in Bus Accident Near Port Authority

One person was critically hurt after a New Jersey Transit bus struck a barrier on a ramp at 39th Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan, the authorities said.

#buses, #manhattan-nyc, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-transit, #port-authority-bus-terminal-manhattan-ny, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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School Bus Industry in Crisis Because of Coronavirus

Industry leaders say it will be the nation’s schoolchildren and parents who will suffer, as they alter their lives and figure out how to replace a mode of transportation that was once a certainty.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #senate, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus-economic, #transit-systems, #transportation

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The M.T.A.’s Doomsday Budget Plan

Without federal aid, the agency said, it would need to reduce subway and bus service by 40 percent to address its deficit.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #buses, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #second-avenue-subway-nyc, #subways, #surfing, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #transit-systems

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M.T.A. Warns of Doomsday Subway Cuts Without $12 Billion in Federal Aid

The agency, facing staggering financial losses because of the pandemic, said it would have to reduce subway and bus service by 40 percent.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #delays-transportation, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metro-north-commuter-railroad, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems

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With ‘Nobody Going to Work,’ Private Bus Companies Are Worried About the Future

One company has suspended all operations for the first time in 150 years. Others have drastically reduced service and are pleading for financial help from the federal government.

#amalgamated-transit-union, #buses, #coach-usa, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #lakeland-bus-lines, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #shutdowns-institutional, #transit-systems, #transportation

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Public Transit Cuts Felt Deepest in Low-Income Areas

As the pandemic wreaks havoc on public transit systems across the country, experts say it is low-income residents, people of color and essential workers bearing the brunt.

#american-public-transit-assn, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #income-inequality, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mcconnell-mitch, #minorities, #schumer-charles-e, #subways, #transit-systems

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Is the Subway Risky? It May Be Safer Than You Think

New studies in Europe and Asia suggest that riding public transportation is not a major source of transmission for the coronavirus.

#buses, #commuting, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #foye-patrick-j, #marr-linsey, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems, #tri-state-transportation-campaign

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The Book of Statuses

A group of parents takes one big step together.

#archives-and-records, #brooklyn-nyc, #buses, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #whites

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Armed Man Seizes Hostages on Ukraine Bus

A man with a firearm and explosives called the police to announce he was holding about 20 people hostage in the western city of Lutsk. He made political demands.

#buses, #firearms, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #politics-and-government, #ukraine

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3 Dead After Glacier Tour Bus Rolls Over in Canadian Rockies

The vehicle, with 27 people on board, was specially designed to carry visitors onto one of North America’s largest glaciers, in Jasper National Park in Alberta.

#alberta-canada, #buses, #glaciers, #jasper-national-park-canada, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rocky-mountains, #royal-canadian-mounted-police

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Who Were the Freedom Riders?

Representative John Lewis was among the 13 original Freedom Riders, who encountered violence and resistance as they rode buses across the South, challenging the nation’s segregation laws.

#black-people, #buses, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #congress-of-racial-equality, #discrimination, #freedom-rides-1961, #lewis-john-r, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #student-nonviolent-coordinating-committee-sncc

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With Covid-19, Broadband Internet Access Is a Civil Rights Issue

In a pandemic-plagued country, high-speed internet connections are a civil rights issue.

#buses, #clyburn-james-e, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #federal-communications-commission, #law-and-legislation, #quarantines, #rural-areas, #upton-fred, #wireless-communications

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Driver Purposely Drove Bus Into China Reservoir, Killing 21, Police Say

The 52-year-old driver, who was also killed, was aggrieved about the demolition of his home because of a redevelopment scheme, officials said.

#buses, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #demolition, #guizhou-china, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing

Why do American cities waste so much space on cars?

#buses, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

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Why New York Buses Are on the Rise in a Subway City

During the coronavirus pandemic, daily ridership on buses has surpassed the subway for the first time in over half a century.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #regional-plan-assn, #subways, #transit-systems, #trottenberg-polly

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The Coronavirus Could Destroy Mass Transit. Federal Aid Can Help.

Reviving subway and bus services helped bring back cities before. It can do so again.

#buses, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #subways, #transit-systems, #united-states-economy

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Lockdowns Tamed Road Traffic. Here’s How Cities Aim to Keep It Down.

Officials are trying to prevent a return to urban gridlock and pollution as residents begin to travel again.

#air-pollution, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #buses, #congestion-pricing, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #roads-and-traffic, #sidewalks, #subways

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California Set to Require Zero-Emissions Trucks

The new rule, expected Thursday, would mean more than half of trucks sold in the state must be zero-emissions by 2035, and all of them by 2045.

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #california-air-resources-board, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #los-angeles-calif, #nichols-mary-d, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #san-bernardino-calif, #states-us, #transit-systems, #trucks-and-trucking

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‘Into the Wild’ Bus, Seen as a Danger, Is Airlifted From the Alaskan Wild

The Alaska Army National Guard transported the bus to a “secure site” after two hikers have died and at least 15 have had to be rescued while trying to reach the bus in the remote Alaskan wilderness.

#alaska, #buses, #hikes-and-hiking, #krakauer-jon, #mccandless-carine, #mccandless-chris

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New York City Begins Phase 1 of Reopening

After months of a devastating outbreak, the city is officially back in business, with as many as 400,000 people returning to work.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #paragon-sports-co-llc, #shopping-and-retail, #subways, #transit-systems

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N.Y.C. Begins Reopening

After months of a devastating outbreak, the city is officially back in business, with as many as 400,000 people returning to work.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #paragon-sports-co-llc, #shopping-and-retail, #subways, #transit-systems

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Returning to Work on the Subway? Here’s What You Need to Know.

As riders prepare to start riding the trains again during New York City’s initial reopening, the safety of public transit is a big question.

#buses, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #harvard-university, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #new-york-university, #subways, #transit-systems, #yale-university

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How to Navigate Your Community Reopening? Remember the Four C’s

Close contact, confined spaces, crowds, choices — these are the considerations to ponder now.

#buses, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #epidemics, #funerals-and-memorials, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #respiratory-diseases, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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Night 1: Inside New York’s Historic Subway Shutdown

On Wednesday morning, the system, a 24-hour mainstay, closed for overnight disinfection.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #transit-systems

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2 Die From the Virus at a Bronx Bus Depot, and Drivers Are Rattled

On the front line of the city’s battle against the pandemic, bus drivers are struggling to come to terms with their role as essential workers.

#bronx-nyc, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #transit-systems, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Face Masks and Crowd Control: The Race to Make Your Subway Ride Safer

Social distancing isn’t easy on the subway. Transit officials are mapping out ways to prepare the system for the return of riders.

#american-public-transportation-assn, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foye-patrick-j, #lhota-joseph-j, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #riders-alliance, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #transit-systems, #tri-state-transportation-campaign, #wylde-kathryn-s

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With Over Two Dozen Deaths, London Bus Drivers Fear Coronavirus Risk

At least 28 bus drivers have died since the coronavirus outbreak began. And while new measures have been put in place to protect them, some worry it’s too little, too late.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #great-britain, #london-england

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Texas Bus Hijacking Leaves 2 Officers Wounded and Gunman Dead

The bus, which had one other passenger on board, traveled through several cities during an hourlong police chase, the authorities said.

#attacks-on-police, #buses, #dallas-tex, #dallas-area-rapid-transit, #garland-tex, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-dallas-tex, #richardson-tex

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On the No. 17 Bus Rolling Through the Pandemic in Detroit

Some people can do their best to socially distance. But there’s no distance on a city bus full of people who, virus or no virus, have to get to work.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #labor-and-jobs, #masks, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Transit Has Been Battered by Coronavirus. What’s Ahead May Be Worse.

“The number of scenarios that we have to plan for is staggering.”

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #infrastructure-public-works, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression, #subways, #transit-systems

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11 Days After Fuming About a Coughing Passenger, a Bus Driver Died From the Coronavirus

Jason Hargrove, a bus driver in Detroit, posted a widely viewed Facebook video that underscored the dangers blue-collar workers face as they find themselves on the front lines of the pandemic.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #detroit-mich, #labor-and-jobs, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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