City of Jamestown To Consider Installing Speed Cameras In School Zones

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File Image.JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown is looking at the possibility of installing speed cameras in school zones.According to the agenda for Monday’s city council work session meeting, lawmakers will discuss the idea with Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist.State lawmakers previously passed legislation allowing local governments to install speed cameras in school zones in an effort to ramp up pedestrian safety.Local leaders are considering cameras that would target drivers who go 10 m.p.h. over the posted limit. Fines would be $50 and the city could receive 64%, $32, of revenue split with the camera’s management group Sensys Gatso.In return, Sensys Gatso will cover all costs associated with installing and maintaining the cameras.So far in 2020, police have stopped over 100 vehicles for traffic violations in school zones. That number is down nearly half from 2019, where officers stopped more than 200 vehicles.The council will be reviewing the proposed resolution and contract with Sensys Gatso during the work session at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.A copy of documents released by the city is posted below:Loading…last_img read more

Transocean to send six floaters to scrapyard

first_imgOffshore driller Transocean is set to retire six of its ultra-deepwater floating rigs.The rigs in question are GSF Jack Ryan, Sedco Energy, Sedco Express, Cajun Express, and Deepwater Pathfinder, and the deepwater floater Transocean Marianas.The rigs will be classified as held for sale and will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner, Transocean said.  All six rigs were previously cold stacked.The company will recognize an impairment charge of approximately $1.4 billion during the third quarter of 2017 associated with these actions.“We continue to enhance the quality of our fleet through the addition of new, high-specification assets, and the retirement of older, less competitive rigs,” said Jeremy Thigpen, President and Chief Executive Officer.“We remain committed to providing our customers with the most technically capable and highest quality ultra-deepwater and harsh environment assets in the industry, and will continue to objectively evaluate our rigs and high-grade our fleet as the market evolves.”last_img read more