User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: General
Last updated: Jul 29 2016 22:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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GREENbike: Corporate citizens and non profits join forces for community impact 29.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
GREENbike, Salt Lake City’s non-profit bike sharing system has been on the streets since 2013, and has grown at a rapid pace. The system, which began with 10 stations has grown to over 30 today, has also tripled in the number of bikes in use. Same goes for ridership: with each new station or shiny new set of wheels on the street, eager riders have grown alongside the growing system. Built for community benefit, GREENbike relies primarily on sponsorship dollars to function. Title sponsor Selec...
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Will growing our fuels drive us to a cleaner future? 27.7.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy is occurring mainly at the power plant level. But what about transportation? Can we significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by switching to cleaner fuels? Or is this just an attempt to keep 20th century technology chugging along while trading one set of environmental problems for ...
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Glenwood Canyon rock mitigation to send traffic through Steamboat, Craig this week 27.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon will be fully closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday as crews install some heavy-duty fencing at the site of major rockfalls in February. Alternative routes include detours through Steamboat and Craig. Crews will use a Huey helicopter to lift 13 steel posts, weighing from 1,800 to 2,800 pounds each, to two sites along the northern canyon wall just west of the Hanging Lake Tunnel. The highest of these fences, which are each 16-feet-tall by about 200-feet-wide, will be installed about 300 feet up the canyon wall. These locations were scouted out by Colorado Department of Transportation geotechnical specialists, and the fencing will be positioned to provide some redundancy of protection, said project engineer Mike Fowler. After these closures the rockfall mitigation project will continue, with crews working seven days per week, partly to make up for some unexpectedly late supplies, until about Sept. 1. Two more fences will be installed with a crane at ...
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Glennwood Canyon rock mitigation to send traffic through Steamboat, Craig this week 27.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon will be fully closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday as crews install some heavy-duty fencing at the site of major rockfalls in February. Alternative routes include detours through Steamboat and Craig. Crews will use a Huey helicopter to lift 13 steel posts, weighing from 1,800 to 2,800 pounds each, to two sites along the northern canyon wall just west of the Hanging Lake Tunnel. The highest of these fences, which are each 16 feet tall by about 200 feet wide, will be installed about 300 feet up the canyon wall. These locations were scouted out by Colorado Department of Transportation geotechnical specialists, and the fencing will be positioned to provide some redundancy of protection, said project engineer Mike Fowler. After these closures the rockfall mitigation project will continue, with crews working seven days a week, partly to make up for some unexpectedly late supplies, until about Sept. 1. Two more fences will be installed with a crane at ...
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SafeTrack so far: Surges worsened drivers’ commutes 24.7.2016 Washington Post
SafeTrack so far: Surges worsened drivers’ commutes
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The US May Finally Get a Cheap Alternative to the $70 Million V-22 Osprey 20.7.2016 Wired Top Stories
The US May Finally Get a Cheap Alternative to the $70 Million V-22 Osprey
For less than a third the price of each $70 million Osprey, the Army will get nearly the same performance from the V-280 Valor. The post The US May Finally Get a Cheap Alternative to the $70 Million V-22 Osprey appeared first on WIRED.
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Metro’s Surge No. 5 returns to Ballston and East Falls Church 17.7.2016 Washington Post
Metro’s Surge No. 5 returns to Ballston and East Falls Church
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Uber ... for women? Start-ups hope to match female passengers with female drivers 16.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Ginny Young sat with eight women, all of them senior citizens, this spring while a focus group leader lobbed questions at them.

“Who has used Uber or Lyft before?” Young raised her hand.

“How about taxis?” A few more hands went up.

“If you booked a ride, would you prefer if the driver was a woman?” Absolutely.

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How pod planes could change travel forever 6.7.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Revolutionary design lets passengers travel by bus, rail and air without leaving the comfort of the same seat.
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Additional bus service set for Independence Day 2.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot

With the extra festivities downtown on the Fourth of July, Steamboat Springs Transit will operate additional, unscheduled buses during the day and night to help with increased passenger demand.

Buses will depart the Stockbridge at: 00, :20 and :40 minutes past the hour headed toward the mountain. Buses will pick up at the Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue at: 04, :24 and :44 past the hour until the final scheduled departure at 10:44 p.m.

Buses will depart continuously from downtown toward the mountain and west end until the crowds are cleaned up from the downtown bus stops.

Downtown parking is on-street, in several parking lots, as well as at the Stockbridge Multi-Modal Center located just west of downtown.

Steamboat Springs Transit invites the public to utilize the free bus for their transportation needs as a great alternative to driving. Bus schedule information can be found under “Bus Service” at steamboatsprings.net or by calling 970-879-3717.

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Appeals Court: Cities must make roads safe for bicycles 1.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

A Washington state appeals court has ruled cities must provide safe roadways for all traffic, including bicycles.
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Durangoans envision future transit, sidewalk options 26.6.2016 Durango Herald
Crosswalks, trails, bike lanes, expanded bus service and parking garages are just a small slice of the items Durangoans have on their wish list. The city is compiling all these ideas as part of an update to the 2012 Multimodal Transportation Master Plan. This plan update will...
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Photo: Remembering a cycling buddy 24.6.2016 Durango Herald
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Clean Commute Week to conclude with memorial ride 23.6.2016 Durango Herald
The city of Durango will close out its seventh annual Clean Commute Week on Thursday with an event designed to memorialize multimodal, transportation and biking enthusiast Paul Wilbert.The Paul Wilbert Memorial Passeggiata will start at 4:45 p.m. in Buckley Park. It will travel the length of Main Avenue before returning to 15th Street...
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Retelling Urban Mobility - South to North 22.6.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Cities are important because that's where the majority of the world's population lives and an even bigger share of the global economy resides. How people move around their city is a big deal. It affects productivity, security, health and global warming, among other things. Cities are complex and contain just about anything or concept ever invented by humans. How the city is built, its topography and how close you live to your work and a grocery store affects your mobility. Even that subject - urban mobility - is complex to communicate. Experts agree that urban mobility needs to be multi-modal. And every city needs a mix that caters to its climate, topography, infrastructure etc. So it is very difficult just to copy another city's transport system and scale. Wallkability - and maybe cycleability - seem to be the only constants. But saying that transport must always be locally adapted doesn't say much. So we need to simplify the story to make some sense out of it and create a scalable movement. Stories ...
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For Metro riders, summer starts with partial shutdown of three lines as part of SafeTrack 21.6.2016 Washington Post
For Metro riders, summer starts with partial shutdown of three lines as part of SafeTrack
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Bernie Sanders, Labor, Ideology and the Future of US Politics 19.6.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont during a campaign event where he received an endorsement from the Transport Workers Union Local 100, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, April 13, 2016. (Photo: Sam Hodgson / The New York Times) Truthout is your hub for thought-provoking, conversation-sparking stories. Support independent journalism by making a small, tax-deductible donation today! The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, contrary to all expectation, has become the most important left insurgency in the United States in nearly half a century. A year ago, even his most optimistic supporters might have hoped that Sanders would enliven the presidential debates by challenging Hillary Clinton on issues of Wall Street power and big money corruption, and perhaps garner a quarter to a third of the primary vote. Instead, Sanders won primaries and caucuses in 23 states, and amassed over 12 million votes and nearly 43% of the pledged delegates. And all this while unapologetically and unabashedly proclaiming himself a ...
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Hold off on Sound Transit 3 ballot measure — give discussion time 19.6.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Sound Transit should hold off putting its costly expansion plan on November’s ballot, give the region time to discuss options and prepare a smaller, leaner alternative.
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Partial Metro shutdown starts Saturday; commuters urged to avoid using subway 17.6.2016 Washington Post
Partial Metro shutdown starts Saturday; commuters urged to avoid using subway
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Why Metro's second SafeTrack surge is the real test for Metrobus 16.6.2016 Washington Post
Why Metro's second SafeTrack surge is the real test for Metrobus
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