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Transport in Italy

Italy has a well developed transport infrastructure. The Italian rail network is extensive in the north, it includes a high-speed rail network that joins the major cities of Italy from Naples through northern cities such as Milan and Turin. Italy has 2,507 people and 12.46 km2 per kilometer of rail track, giving Italy the world's 13th largest rail network. Italy's road network is widespread, with a total length of about 487,700 km, it comprises both an extensive motorway network toll roads, national and local roads. Because of its long seacoast, Italy has many harbors for the transportation of both goods and passengers. Transport networks in Italy are integrated into the Trans-European Transport Networks; the Italian railway system has a length of 19,394 km, of which 18,071 km standard gauge and 11,322 km electrified. The active lines are 16,723 km; the network is growing with the construction of the new high-speed rail network. The narrow gauge tracks are: 112 km of 1,000 mm gauge. Other regional agencies owned by public entities such as regional governments, operate on the Italian network.

The Italian railways are subsidised by the government, receiving €8.1 billion in 2009. Travellers who make use of the railway during their stay in Italy might use Rail Passes, such as the European Inter-Rail or Italy's national and regional passes; these rail passes allow travellers the freedom to use regional trains during the validity period, but all high-speed and intercity trains require a 10-euro reservation fee. Regional passes, such as "Io viaggio ovunque Lombardia", offer one-day, multiple-day and monthly period of validity. There are saver passes for adults, who travel as a group, with savings up to 20%. Foreign travellers should purchase these passes in advance, so that the passes could be delivered by post prior to the trip; when using the rail passes, the date of travel needs to be filled in before boarding the trains. Major works to increase the commercial speed of the trains started in 1967: the Rome-Florence "super-direct" line was built for trains up to 230 km/h, reduced the journey time to less than two hours.

This is the first high-speed train line in Europe, as its operations started in 1977. In 2009 a new high-speed line linking Milan and Turin, operating at 300 km/h, opened to passenger traffic, reducing the journey time from two hours to one hour. In the same year, the Milan-Bologna line was open; the Bologna-Florence high-speed line was upgraded to 300 km/h for a journey time of 35 minutes. Since it is possible to travel from Turin to Salerno in less than 5 hours. More than 100 trains per day are operated; the main public operator of high-speed trains is Trenitalia, part of FSI. Trains are divided into three categories: Frecciarossa trains operate at a maximum of 300 km/h on dedicated high-speed tracks. Since 2012, a new and Italy's first private train operator, NTV, run high-speed services in competition with Trenitalia. Nowadays, Italy is the only county in Europe with a private high-speed train operator. Construction of the Milan-Venice high-speed line has begun in 2013 and in 2016 the Milan-Treviglio section has been opened to passenger traffic.

Today it is possible to travel from Rome to Milan in less than 3 hours with the Frecciarossa 1000, the new high-speed train. To cover this route, there's a train every 30 minutes. With the introduction of high-speed trains, intercity trains are limited to few services per day on mainline and regional tracks; the daytime services, while not freuquent and limited to one or two trains per route, are essential in providing access to cities and towns off the railway's mainline network. The main routes are Trieste to Rome, Milan to Rome, Bologna to Rome to Reggio di Calabria. In addition, the Intercity trains provide a more economical means of long-distance rail travel within Italy; the night trains have no showers on board. Main routes are Rome to Bolzano/Bozen, Milan to Lecce, Turin to Lecce and Reggio di Calabria to Turin. Most portions of these ICN services run during the night. There are a total of 86 intercity trains running within Italy per day. Trenitalia operates regional services throughout Italy.

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Atoka Municipal Airport

Atoka Municipal Airport is a city-owned, public-use airport located one nautical mile northwest of the central business district of Atoka, a city in Atoka County, United States. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation facility. Although most U. S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, this airport is assigned AQR by the FAA, but has no designation from the IATA. Atoka Municipal Airport covers an area of 490 acres at an elevation of 590 feet above mean sea level, it has one runway designated 18/36 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,015 by 40 feet. For the 12-month period ending July 28, 2009, the airport had 3,500 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 291 per month. Atoka Municipal Airport at Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Aerial image as of March 1995 from USGS The National Map Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for AQR AirNav airport information for KAQR FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker NOAA/NWS weather observations: current, past three days SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures

Lige Clarke

Elijah Hadyn "Lige" Clarke was an American LGBT activist and author. He was the author of two books with Jack Nichols. Clarke was born on February 1942, in Knott County, Kentucky. By the early 1960s, Clarke worked for the United States Department of Defense in Washington, D. C, he held "a host of security clearances."Clarke and Nichols created and wrote "The Homosexual Citizen" as a continuation to their original column written for The Mattachine Review beginning around 1965. It was published in Screw magazine, it was the first regular LGBT-interest column printed in a non-LGBT publication. By 1972, they edited the first weekly national homosexual magazine. Clarke and Nichols authored two books about same-sex attraction. Clarke met Jack Nichols in the early 1960s in Washington, D. C, they became lovers. Clarke died on February 1975 in Veracruz. For Nichols, Clarke was "murdered" in "a hail of gunfire at a mysterious roadblock."He is buried in Hindman, Kentucky. Clarke, Lige. I Have More Fun With You Than Anybody.

New York: St Martin's Press. ISBN 9780900997907. OCLC 993400702. Clarke, Lige. Roommates Can't Always Be Lovers: An Intimate Guide to Male-male Relationships. New York: St. Martin's Press. OCLC 1054028. Bullough, Vern L.. Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context. Routledge. ISBN 1-56023-193-9. Lige Clarke: body and soul