Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Recent Note to the White House Concerning the Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

May 28th, 2010

President Obama,
With all due respect and concerning the current environmental disaster of the oil well leak in the Gulf of Mexico, I have several ideas to curtail the damage, assist the affected regions, and limit the political exposure of all entities involved. Furthermore, if properly done, I believe this disaster could create entire new industries, create a surge in manufacturing orders, and create employment for a significant amount of people. For your review, I have pasted my resume below. Please contact me if you wish to further discuss this matter and my ideas for a solution.

Thank you,
Adam Trotter, P.E.

Build Another Crossing of the Hudson River!!!!!!

May 27th, 2010

On a recent sojourn from Southern New Jersey to Boston during New York City commuter rush hour, I was faced with the quandary of which route to cross the Hudson River to get to Connecticut. Of course, because of the amount of traffic and the severely under designed roads in the greater NYC/Gotham metroplex, one must stay as far away from the city as possible when driving during rush hour – otherwise, one will likely spend most of their time sitting in traffic going nowhere fast. Anyway, I had already decided to cross the Hudson at Newburgh, NY. But as I came to the point where I was forced to make my decision whether to cross the river at the Tappan Zee Bridge or proceed the additional distance out of the way to cross at Newburgh, there appeared a colossal traffic jam that essentially blocked the approach to the Tappan Zee. As I was going all the way to Boston, to traverse the extra distance to cross somewhere else was not so inconvenient for me. However, I felt sympathy for the local commuters that had no alternative but to sit in the traffic – with the possible exception of heading south though New Jersey to NYC to cross the river, because Newburgh probably would be ridiculously out of the way for most of them. I saw them all sitting frustrated in the traffic on the alternate routes trying to avoid the massive traffic jam approaching the Tappan Zee heading to Westchester County, NY.


BUILD ANOTHER CROSSING OF THE HUDSON RIVER. I mean, are the people who make roadway construction decisions mentally deficient, or what?!?!? If the nation can afford to spend a billion dollars a day fighting extremist idiots and rebuilding schools in Iraq and Afghanistan, the nation can afford to build another bridge or tunnel to cross the Hudson River to replace the relics and antiques that are currently utilized to cross the river!!!!!!!

Adam Trotter, P.E.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Another Water Main Break

May 25th, 2010

Yet another water main break closes commuter roadway during drive-home rush hour. Do you think it was cheaper to wait till until catastrophic system failure before rebuilding this water main system?

On May 19th or so, WFME Radio 94.7 FM in the New York City Area briefly reported a water main break in some township in northern New Jersey. The water main catastrophic break was only minimal news, of course – as water main failures are quite common these days. However, this water main break forced the closure of a main commuter route whereby the traffic was forced to be rerouted on alternative roadways. So I wonder, in keeping with the apparent general consensus of the public works departments of our nations, was this water main better to wait for catastrophic failure as it displayed or would it have been better to rebuild this main on our own terms and at a predetermined time? Rebuild all the water main systems (and city streets)!!!!! NOW!!!

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Adam Trotter, P.E.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Colossal Water Main Break Western Boston Suburbs - Boil Drinking Water Ordered

May 3rd, 2010

A couple of days ago, May 1st - I believe, there was a colossal water main break in a suburb west of Boston. The main was apparently a major valve for the most of the water supply to most of the Boston suburbs. The affected Boston suburbs are now under a standing order / advisory to boil drinking water. Most all the stores immediately sold-out of bottled water inventories.

Barring any unusual circumstances such as terrorism or new equipment failure, do you suppose it was better to wait for a catastrophic failure to repair this water main system? I doubt it. (See also:

Adam Trotter / AVT