User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: General
Last updated: Apr 27 2015 18:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 1,637    
A Hyperloop alternative: Honda proposes grid of accident-resistant, clean energy cars that go 180 mph 24.4.2015 Yahoo: Business

A Hyperloop alternative: Honda proposes grid of accident-resistant, clean energy cars that go 180 mphElon Musk's proposed Hyperloop high speed train has drawn applause and interest. But, Honda says there's a much more practical and universal way to achieve similar results.


Also found in: [+]
America's Greenest Cities 23.4.2015 Alternative Energy and Fuel News - ENN
A solid majority, 71% of Americans, believe the country “should do whatever it takes to protect the environment,” according to a 2014 poll by the Pew Research Center.This strong public interest in our environment extends to urban living, prompting NerdWallet’s curiosity: Even though we all know that the city we live in influences our transportation and energy choices, how do environmental impacts differ across the U.S.?We explored the data for the nation’s 150 largest cities to shed light on the best places for those seeking a green lifestyle and a healthy environment.So what cities made the cut? Click to find out!
Also found in: [+]
Millennials are not who you think they are 18.4.2015 Ezra Klein
For the last five years, Zipcar has been conducting an annual study of the preferences of Millennials whose shifting ideas about ownership are supposed to be driving the rise of concepts like car-sharing. The survey has found that Millennials are more interested in alternative forms of transportation, that they often find car ownership a pain, ...
California Needs a Strategy for Sustainable Natural Gas 17.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Combustion of natural gas is responsible for a quarter of California's carbon emissions. If we are going to achieve the 80 percent reduction in emissions proposed by state legislators in S.B. 32, we will need to think clearly about the role that natural gas plays now and the role that we envision for it in the future. Natural gas today is primarily -- but not exclusively -- a fossil fuel. It mainly comes from fossil carbon stored in the earth's crust, just like coal and petroleum. It is used for electricity generation and also for heating our homes and hot water, cooking our food, and to generate heat for various manufacturing processes. However, gas is different from other fossil fuels in three important ways. First, gas is not just a fossil fuel. Natural gas can also come from biogas, created from the decay of organic waste products in landfills, and from waste water, animal manure, and agricultural waste. Second, gas can also be a means for storing and transporting renewable energy. As California ...
Also found in: [+]
CDOT’s 4/20 campaign aims to reduce DUIs 17.4.2015 Durango Herald
Monday is April 20, and you know what that means, right?Well, not all of you do. But enough do that the Colorado Department of Transportation is taking measures to make sure people don’t get out of hand.CDOT will roll out its “Drive High, Get a DUI” campaign for a second year to coincide with April 20...
Also found in: [+]
Inside Leap buses: The perks missing from your commute 17.4.2015 SFGate: Business & Technology
Leap wants the morning commute to feel more like a pleasant trip to the neighborhood cafe. The San Francisco transit startup offers $6 perk-packed bus rides between the Marina and the Financial District — in lux accommodations that don’t feel anything like a ride aboard a packed Muni bus. Instead of the vinyl seating or hard plastic typical on urban buses, Leap’s rigs are outfitted with plush leather arm chairs, bar-style seating and cushioned benches. Leap riders can avoid the line at the coffee shop. [...] passengers can buy iced Blue Bottle coffee right on board. No need to try to strike up a conversation in real life — just use the People section of the Leap app to find out who he is and whether you two have anything in common.
Also found in: [+]
Electric cars won't spread even with rapid chargers: Toyota engineer 16.4.2015 Yahoo: Business
By Chang-Ran Kim YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Battery-powered electric vehicles don't have a practical future as a long-range alternative to conventional cars even if technological breakthroughs allow them to be charged quickly, a top engineer at Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday. Electric vehicle (EV) supporters have touted developing high-speed charging technology as the way forward for cars like Nissan Motor Co's Leaf. "If you were to charge a car in 12 minutes for a range of 500 km (310 miles), for example, you're probably using up electricity required to power 1,000 houses," Tanaka told a small group of reporters at the first test-drive event for the production version of the Mirai, the world's only mass-market fuel-cell car. "That totally goes against the need to stabilize electricity use on the grid." Even as rivals such as Nissan and Volkswagen AG promote battery EVs, cars like the Leaf require lengthy charging, reducing their attractiveness for customers planning to drive longer distances ...
Also found in: [+]
Fight of the Century: Localization in a Globalized World 14.4.2015 Commondreams.org Views
Also found in: [+]
Success! 2,000 cyclists participate in 5th annual Tour de State Island (video) 14.4.2015 TreeHugger
If you are around NYC, don't miss the next bike tours (in June, July, and September).
Also found in: [+]
Do private high-tech commuter buses jibe with public transportation? 12.4.2015 Technology

Do private high-tech commuter buses jibe with public transportation?Jitneylike shuttle startups, such as Leap and Chariot, have been criticized as being elite services that compete with mass transit, but urban planners don't quite see it that way.


Also found in: [+]
Parents want to reduce their car use, so let's invest in alternatives 7.4.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
There's a popular belief that parents chauffeur their young children everywhere. And certainly parents have many reasons for preferring cars over other modes of transportation: Children get easily tired. Parents need to pack things like food, diapers, etc. Parents want to keep their children comfortable and safe. Parents have busy and complicated schedules and taking the car can be quick and convenient. However, research I published last week provided some surprising findings. In 2011-2012, Sylvia Parusel and I conducted interviews with 52 parents of young children (12 or younger) in four diverse areas of Vancouver -- Downtown, Dunbar-Southlands, Sunset and Grandview-Woodland. We wanted to know how parents use the car in their daily ...
Also found in: [+]
Start-ups offer Bay Area travelers alternative to crowded bus system 7.4.2015 LA Times: Top News
Also found in: [+]
In Myanmar, sidecars still a popular mode of transport 6.4.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Tanned to a deep espresso, shaded by a bamboo hat strapped under his chin, Linn Naing mounts his black Hero bicycle like a cowboy saddling up on his steed. He props up the red cushions in his sidecar, and his flip-flopped feet churn the pedals, heaving man and machine forward in search of an...
Also found in: [+]
Moffat County Commissioner March 31 recap 1.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Moffat County commissioners did the following Tuesday morning at their weekly meeting: During general discussion: • Pointed out difficulties in finding alternative routes once construction between Kremmling and Silverthorne on Colorado Highway 9 begins. This summer, Colorado Highway 131 will be obstructed at downtown Oak Creek and the west side of Berthoud Pass is being resurfaced, Commissioner Chuck Grobe said. “We’ll have delays any which way we go unless we go down through Rifle,” he said. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, construction on Highway 9 is slated to begin in spring or summer of 2015 and final work may be done as late as spring of 2017. • Recognized a letter from Gulfport Energy proving and supporting completion of their reclamation of the Loudy-Simpson well and motioned to approve the surface use release agreement with Gulfport. The motion passed 3-0. • Requested that a county grant originally intended to fund archeological research of the medicine wheel at ...
Also found in: [+]
What the Advertisements Aren't Telling you About Natural Gas 1.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Natural gas has been touted as a clean, green alternative to coal and oil, especially in recent advertisements such as the America's Natural Gas Alliance's " Think About It " campaign with TV ads that feature the Denver International Airport , L.A. transit and TOTE container ships as being "green" and "environmentally sustainable" because they are powered by natural gas. However, there is more to the natural gas phenomena, which we can observe with economic, environmental and political lenses. As these advertisements are sponsored by the oil and gas industry, there are a number of things the advertisements aren't telling you about natural gas: 1. Natural gas is a fossil fuel. Fossil fuels are derived from the remains of organisms and include coal, oil, shale oil, tar sands, natural gas and peat. Burning these fossil fuels for energy needs releases greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane, causing climate change. When burned, natural gas does emit less CO2 than other fossil fuels ...
Also found in: [+]
Ukraine seeks resumption of gas supplies from Turkmenistan as alternative to Russia 27.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
Also found in: [+]
Did accident or price fixing cause high gas prices? State senators ask 25.3.2015 LA Times: Business
State senators investigating a recent surge in California pump prices at a Tuesday hearing grappled with price-fixing accusations and pressure to shift to alternative fuels.
Also found in: [+]
Minnesota Republicans to release alternative to Dayton's big transportation finance plan 23.3.2015 Star Tribune: Business
China boosts fleet of electric, hybrid vehicles amid anti-pollution push 19.3.2015 Star Tribune: World
Also found in: [+]
Four Reasons The Coming Congressional Budget Battle Matters 16.3.2015 Commondreams.org Views
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 1,637