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Jun262014

Bristol City Council Partners With Videalert To Unveil 500,000 Journey Time Monitoring System | Sofware20.it









Bristol City Council Partners With Videalert To Unveil 500,000 Journey Time Monitoring System 0 23 Videalert solution provides VRM Data for journey time information to the councils central UTMC system Online PR News 13-June-2014 Bristol City Council has awarded Videalert a major contract to deploy its innovative Digital Video Platform to monitor key routes and provide accurate journey time information to tackle growing congestion across the city. The Videalert system went live in March 2014 and is delivering real-time VRM data to Bristols central Urban Traffic Management Control system for traffic modelling and journey time information, as well as to Avon and Somerset Police for crime prevention initiatives and investigations. The data collected and analysed by the system is providing essential intelligence to optimise the design of transport schemes in central Bristol. It also contributes to the Safer Bristol Partnerships project, which includes the installation of an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera-based network around the city to tackle crime. Avon and Somerset Police and the Safer Bristol Partnership have each contributed 50,000. According to Duncan Laird, Group Manager Transportation at Bristol City Council: We wanted to engage a single supplier to implement a back-office hardware and software solution that would give us the flexibility to support multiple traffic management applications and disseminate information to the council, Avon and Somerset Police and other stakeholders. The Videalert platform is highly scalable, supports our existing analogue cameras and allows us to progressively migrate to a mixed analogue/digital camera environment. David Richmond, CEO of Videalert, added: We are delighted to have been awarded this high profile project, which extends our proven capabilities in the civil enforcement area to other traffic management and police VRM surveillance applications.
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Jun192014

Bristol Wants Residents To Guide Long-term Plan - Courant.com









There'll be a lot of audience participation," said Weiner, who hosted a similar style of workshop when the city was developing its West End strategy several years ago. [Sample Our Free Breaking News Alert And 3 P.M. News Newsletters] Bristol is getting ready to rewrite its master plan of development, a complex document intended to guide commercial and residential development, environmental preservation, zoning decisions and overall land-use strategy. In the 14 years since the city last amended its plan, plenty has changed: Enormous expansion at ESPN, more contractions in manufacturing, the comeback of Lake Compounce and demolition of the Bristol Centre Mall. Scores of rambling old houses have been converted to Section 8 rentals, commercial growth along Route 6 has intensified, the city closed several schools and built two new ones, and the West End deteriorated but recently has shown signs of stabilizing. "There are also some things that have stayed the same since 2000. Downtown revitalization was a big part of the plan, and it will continue as a high-profile issue," Weiner said. Master plans typically last a decade or so; Bristol's has been in place for longer than usual. Weiner said new 2010 census data will give a fairly up-to-date sense of demographic shifts since the 2000 plan, which was based largely on 1990 census material.
For the original version of the article including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.courant.com/community/bristol/hc-bristol-development-0614-20140614,0,7465270.story




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Jun152014

New Fees In Bristol | News - Home









- There are some new fees in Bristol, Tennessee. City councilman Chad Keen tells us you will soon have to pay $2 to drive a car into Steele Creek Park; there will still be free parking outside the park. Trash bills will also go up by $1 per home. On June 17th, the Bristol City Council votes on a second reading to create a wastewater utility and set sewer rates for the next year.
For the original version of the article including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.wcyb.com/news/new-fees-in-bristol/26333944




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Jun122014

Bristol City Official Is Canton's New Recreation Director - Hartford Courant









Medeiros has been recreation coordinator for Bristol's parks and recreation department since April 2013 and oversaw programs that were attended by thousands of adults and children in Bristol. "Bristol has more than 60,000 residents and our programs were always well attended," Medeiros said Wednesday. Medeiros said he also has an extensive background in aquatics and directed programs in that area for Bristol for two years before becoming recreation coordinator. Because of his background in pools, Medeiros said he was asked by Wilson to sit on a panel that evaluated a study that looked at enclosing the pool at Mills Pond Park. That experience with Canton made Medeiros interested in applying when Wilson resigned. "This will be a step up for me," Medeiros said. "And Canton is a beautiful town, this will be a good move for me." Medeiros grew up in Mystic and before working in Bristol he worked for the parks and recreation departments in Colchester and Groton. Medeiros said he got his start working as a camp counselor for the parks and recreation department in Groton when he was 15.
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Jun082014

Love Saves The Day: Bristol Council Wants New Home For Festival - Bristol24-7









BCC has said it supports the festival, as it boosts visitor numbers and trade in the city centre. When questioned on the figures, the spokesman provided figures supplied by festival organisers adding the council received 10,000 for the licence to host the event. Among the figures LSTD provided were: 287,000 of the 330,000 production budget is spend on local contractors and staff; 35,000 to local businesses through marketing and promotion; Local traders at the event generate around 140,000 in turnover; After-parties also generate about 95,000 for local venues in revenue; LSTD organisers said: Ultimately it is fair to say that the festival generates over 550,000 directly for the local economy plus the money spent in the city outside of the event itself by people travelling to the city. Yesterday, local councillor Mark Wright joined in with the criticism of the festival organisers, saying there were better places to hold such events. He also pointed out that Queen Square is also in need of repairs from its own festival footfall, after the end of Eat Drink Bristol Fashion, making two out of the city centres three open spaces damaged at the same time. Cllr Alex Woodman and I have complained about the excessive fencing off, and excessive number of days of closure of Castle Park for this, for the last two years, he said.
For the original version of the article including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.bristol247.com/2014/05/30/love-saves-day-bristol-council-wants-new-home-festival-89883/




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