User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: General
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Car-sharing grows in China as an alternative to vehicle ownership 21.8.2014 THE CITY FIX
China’s increasing overall wealth makes it unlikely that the country’s growth in car ownership will stop any time soon. However, severe air pollution and traffic congestion have led several large Chinese cities to take action to stem the rising tide ...
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Transportation Diversification is Key to Fixing California’s Gas Price and Pollution Woes 19.8.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Tim O'Connor This summer I had the unique opportunity to drive with members of the California state legislature through their districts in Los Angeles and the Central Valley. In addition to brown lawns, hazy air, and intense heat, we were reminded of California’s persistently high gas prices on filling station signs at nearly every major intersection. Fuel hoses from a gas station. Source: Flickr/Boegh As we drove through many neighborhoods struggling to pull themselves up economically, the need for solutions was clear. Since lower-income households pay the same amount per gallon as people in more affluent neighborhoods , low-income households tend to devote a greater percentage of their monthly income toward fuel purchases. Furthermore, since new and more efficient cars are usually more expensive, low-income households tend to drive older, less efficient vehicles that use more gas and release more pollution. So, while families across California are cutting back on things like watering their lawns, ...
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People-Oriented Cities: Smarter Driving, Smarter Cities 14.8.2014 WRI Stories
The “People-oriented Cities” series—exclusive to TheCityFix and Insights—explores how cities can become more sustainable and livable through transit-oriented development ( TOD ). The nine-part series addresses different urban design techniques and trends that reorient cities around people rather than cars. The more cars on the road, the more challenges a city faces. Developing countries like Mexico have experienced increased car ownership in recent years, as much as 23 percent annually since 1995 . As these car-owners take more trips, there are more road fatalities, traffic congestion, longer commuting times, and air pollution . Despite these risks, most cities are decidedly car-centric and rely on private vehicles for almost all urban trips, whether or not a car is the most efficient or convenient option. Creating safer, more sustainable cities means designing them to move people, not cars. One way to achieve this goal is transport demand management. What is Transport Demand Management? Transport demand ...
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Imagine a trip around the world – with no airplanes 13.8.2014 TreeHugger
"Only Planet" is the fascinating story of two British travellers who circumnavigate the globe in 2007 without using any airplanes.
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People-oriented Cities: Smarter driving, smarter cities 13.8.2014 THE CITY FIX
The “People-oriented Cities” series – exclusive to TheCityFix and Insights – explores how cities can become more sustainable and livable through transit-oriented development (TOD). The nine-part series addresses different urban design techniques and trends that reorient cities around people rather ...
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Are streetcars worth the investment? 12.8.2014 THE CITY FIX
The Economist recently argued that streetcars are “a waste of money,” citing their high capital costs and inefficiencies as a means of transport. Others have argued that streetcars can be a catalyst for creating dynamic, vibrant urban environments. Both arguments ...
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UDOT again slows decision on West Davis freeway 12.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Department of Transportation is again pushing back its schedule for deciding whether to build the proposed West Davis Corridor freeway, a project some federal agencies worry could destroy too many Great Salt Lake wetlands. UDOT said Monday that the new delay is to allow time for more evaluation and discussion with groups pushing alternatives, including a “shared solution” that would entirely do away with the freeway by improving existing roads and adding more mass transit. UDOT original...
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Mexico City’s new mobility law shifts focus towards people, not cars 11.8.2014 THE CITY FIX
Sustainable mobility is a key challenge for city leaders. Mexico City – the world’s fourth most populous city, with more than 20 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area – is no different. The city must overcome a long history of urban ...
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Ride-sharing firms and Va. find common ground 11.8.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
TWO MONTHS after they tried to shut down ride-sharing services that allow users to hail a car using a smart phone app, Virginia officials have shifted gears . They struck an agreement with Uber and Lyft , two of the biggest ride-sharing companies, that will allow the companies to continue operating under rules that provide sensible protections for passengers and an alternative means of transport that has proved increasingly popular with the public. This move could offer a template for other states, including Maryland, where last week the body that oversees utilities and transportation ruled that ride-sharing companies should be subject to state regulation ...
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CTA narrows field for south Red Line route 9.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The route of the planned CTA Red Line extension on the Far South Side will run either immediately east or west of a freight railroad right of way, a decision that narrows five alternatives for the estimated $2.3 billion project down to two "desirable options," transit agency officials told... The route of the planned CTA Red Line extension on the Far South Side will run either immediately east or west of a freight railroad right of way, a decision that narrows five alternatives for the estimated $2.3 billion project down to two "desirable options," transit agency officials ...
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The agony and ecstasy of a life-cycle design mentality 6.8.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

To truly understand an object's impact, step back and look at the big picture. Life cycles are the secret to sustainability.

The agony and ecstasy of a life-cycle design mentality
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How advocacy creates safer streets and saves lives: A Q&A with Paul Steely White 5.8.2014 THE CITY FIX
TheCityFix recently interviewed Paul Steely White – Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives – regarding the organization’s role in successfully advocating for New York City to adopt a “Vision Zero” approach to road safety. First adopted in Sweden, Vision Zero is ...
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In Wildwood, an alternative to lugging your stuff over the sand 3.8.2014 Philly.com News
WILDWOOD, N.J. - After traveling 200-plus miles from his home in Wilkes-Barre to the Shore for a beach trip, a trek from the boardwalk to the water seemed daunting for Mike Petsko.
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Aug. 2 Readers' letters: Infrastructure repairs should be prioritized over high-speed rail 2.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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Community Alternative for I-710 Freeway Expansion Moves Forward 2.8.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Ramya Sivasubramanian, Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice, Santa Monica, California: Garnering cheers from the standing-room-only crowd, the I-710 Project Committee voted 11-5 last night to recommend that CalTrans study Community Alternative 7, along with CalTrans’ own proposed alternatives, in its recirculated environmental documents. This is a huge step forward in...
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Study: Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo lost USD 43 billion from traffic congestion in 2013 31.7.2014 THE CITY FIX
Traffic congestion has wide ranging costs, from increasing stress and pollution levels to wasting commuters’ time. A new study released by the Industry Federation of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN) confirms that traffic congestion has tremendous economic costs ...
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Future Transport : roads, rail, air and sea problems 31.7.2014 Earth Times
What happens as business adapts to climate change. Will transport manage to avoid the hazards associated with floods, droughts and the heat? Finally, reports are getting down to detail on what we are going to have to do in the very near future. That is apart from stopping using fossils for fuel!
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New data from 2050 Global Calculator indicates sustainable transport critical to combating climate change 30.7.2014 THE CITY FIX
Experts predict that a 2 degree Celsius rise in world temperatures could have drastic effects, including reduced crop yields, grave damage to ecosystems, and extreme weather. Some research even indicates that a 1 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures could ...
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NRDC Report Helps Guide Major Fuel Buyers to Sustainable Biofuels Procurement 29.7.2014 NRDC: News/Media Center Feed
WASHINGTON (July 29, 2014)—Amid increasing interest in alternative transportation fuels, a new report shows how federal agencies and other large commercial customers can buy sustainably produced biofuels and avoid those linked to major deforestation, destroyed wildlife habitat and fouled waterways.
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Critics say CDOT making same U.S. 36 mistakes on I-70 28.7.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
State highway officials promoting a $1.8 billion remake of Interstate 70 in northeast Denver are threatening to stumble into the same public relations mess that mired the U.S. 36 project earlier this ...
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