Status: Success

Operation

Infrastructure Appreciation Night

Mission Objectives

  • observe three new infra completed in the last year
  • scream in appreciation at all bridges safely passed under
  • make a site visit to one active construction site
  • dream of future infrastructure

Mission Summary

Commissioner Kilo3 of the SCUL Public Infrastructure Taskforce (S.P.I.T.) has announced the annual general review of infrastructure improvements undertaken in the last fiscal year. A public meeting will be hosted by the review board on stardate 240615. To register for this meeting, please click on the link on the "upcoming missions" page. An agenda and notes will be uploaded within two business days after the meeting's conclusion.

Agenda:
1. Opening remarks by Commissioner Kilo3
2. Site visit to the Carlton Street Footbridge
3. SNAX
4. Site visit to Boylston Street Bike Lanes
5. Site visit to North Washington Street Bridge
6. Site visit to Inman Square
7. Public Comment

Meeting Notes:
The meeting was slightly delayed due to technical issues, but once things were underway, Kilo3 gave an overview of the review hearing and its main objectives. Kilo3 also introduced their colleagues Assistant Director Ziqqurat , leading the site walks, and Chief Foreperson Vomit, bringing up the rear. The audience was a mix of seasoned pilots, including a visiting Bowser from the Starchaser division, and newer voices, including babymaggots Antiphase and Dojo. Each veteran pilot introduced themselves by stating that they were dues-paying SCUL members and remarking on how many years they had served.

The first site visit was to the Carlton Street Footbridge in the Brookline starsystem. Reopened recently after nearly 50 years of neglect, the formerly rusted hulk has been resurrected with new features such as accessible ramps (for the heavy or long-wheelbased among us) and runnels (for more spry ships).

The next stop was for snax, which turned into a lengthy wookieeing session as pilots Bane Thunderwolf and Leotard attempted to troubleshoot audio issues with JVH Trinity. During the stop, the group was intercepted by Cosima on her civy ship. Meeting participants were placated by the refreshments on offer as audio issues were resolved.

From there, we proceeded to the Boylston Street bike lanes, still under construction at the time of the public meeting. An audit found this infrastructure to be working effectively, barring a small area infiltrated by delivery scooters. Follow-up safety audits will be scheduled at a later date. After leaving the Boylston construction area, the meeting became very technical and there were a few areas that required specialized knowledge to follow. Both veteran meeting-goers as well as newcomers participated enthusiastically and skillfully. After awhile, audio issues returned so primary groove was transferred over to TTL Albatross.

The next site visit was to the Washington Street bridge. This site was not fully finished and thus could not be fully evaluated for the purposes of this review meeting. Nonetheless, meeting participants appreciated the progress.

The final site visit is the crown jewel of the Cambridge system - Inman Square. All enjoyed the new plaza complete with trees, benches, and a massive new sculpture of an elk that was deemed "not climbable" thus passing its safety rating with flying colors. Here, the board held a ceremony for maggot Crater, earning a promotion in rank.

Public Comment period: [REDACTED FOR PRIVACY]

After pilots enthusiastically shared their opinions, a great cheer was raised for newly minted Pilot Crater. We busted more funk as the meeting headed towards its conclusion, enjoying a joyful romp on car-free Memorial Drive on the way. If you would like more car-free Memorial Drive, please contact your elected officials.

Medal of Chic to Dead Bride, Ziqqurat, and Antiphase
Medal of Diplomat to Excess for knighting Crater
Medal of Strength to Antiphase for surviving Circus Peanut's cockpit on her first mission and to dojo for flying Chastity on his first mission
Pilot Ship Points Promotion
Antiphase Circus Peanut 0  
BaneThunderwolf Trinity 606.171   Ensign
Bowser Artemis 282.137   Aviator First Class
Cosima Civilian Ship 39.3579  
Crater D.B. Cooper 339.047   Aviator
Dead Bride Albatross 551.998   Petty Officer First Class
Diva Silver King 539.571   Chief Petty Officer
dojo Chastity 0  
eXceSs Chutes & Ladders 308.621   Senior Chief Petty Officer
Jaguar Zip Drive V3.1 162.198   Pilot
Kilo3 Swamp Thing 799.806   Lieutenant Junior Grade
Leotard Abracadaver 111.233   Aviator
Tango Pig Champion 304.851   Petty Officer Third Class
vomit Jan Brady 652.482   Petty Officer Third Class
Wombat Catastrophe 527.669   Ensign
Ziqqurat Traffic Control Device 302.158   Petty Officer Second Class
Pilots must be logged in to see the briefing.
Taskforce Pilot
Mission Leader Kilo3
Deck Officer Leotard
Gate Attendant Dead Bride
Navigator Ziqqurat
Tailgunner vomit
Emblem Designer Lordmcfuzz
Com-Sat 1 Diva
Tool Bag Dead Bride
Flat Bag Jaguar
Medi Bag Crater
Wookiee Bag Tango
Ambassador Diva
Chalk Bag dojo
Still Cam Bowser
Airlock eXceSs
Life Support 1 Dead Bride
Life Support 2 BaneThunderwolf
Mission Pinner Crater
Mission Debriefer Wombat
Mission Reporter Dead Bride
Stellar Cartographer BaneThunderwolf
Life Support Synthesis BaneThunderwolf
Wingmate 01 Ziqqurat
Wingmate 02 eXceSs
Wingmate 03 Leotard

Mission Parameters

DivisionMAD
Date2024.06.15
Mission LeaderKilo3
Mission Size 16 pilots
OriginFort Antwerp
DestinationThat piece of construction
Light Years17.404
G-Well Activity1.082
Technical Rating3.468