User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: General
Last updated: Oct 12 2017 18:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Should you pay employees to ditch their car commute? 12.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
RMI offers employees cash in lieu of parking, either to put toward an alternate commute or as a reward for not driving. The reward? It's good for business.
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Powering Puerto Rico back to life, with PRIDE 12.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
Rebuilding the island's hurricane-destroyed electricity grid is an unparalleled opportunity, if only we move past rebuilding-as-usual.
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Virginia’s latest experiment with toll lanes to test thousands of commuters on I-66 8.10.2017 Washington Post
Virginia’s latest experiment with toll lanes to test thousands of commuters on I-66
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This company is using algae to make environmentally friendly inks 28.9.2017 TreeHugger
Instead of heavy metals, petroleum products, and toxic solvents, this printing ink is made with algae grown by Living Ink.
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Everyone hates tolls, but drastic times may call for drastic measures to fix L.A.'s traffic 23.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles has the dubious distinction of having the nation’s — and perhaps even the world’s — worst traffic.

Our clogged roadways create all kinds of unhealthy and unproductive side effects. The most serious is the region’s dangerously high levels of air pollution, which can be so potent in some...

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Colorado named one of 10 finalists for the Hyperloop One competition 14.9.2017 Denver Post: Business
Colorado was named one of the 10 finalists for the Hyperloop One competition to build a tunnel that will shoot pods between Cheyenne, Denver and Pueblo at up to 700 miles per hour.
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Why aren’t cars designed so that unlicensed drivers can’t drive them? 11.9.2017 TreeHugger
Four cyclists were hit by a drunk, unlicensed driver. Technology could have prevented this.
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Goats return for weed duty on trail near Glenwood Springs 28.8.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A crew of 220 goats has returned to the Roaring Fork Valley to help chomp down pesky weeds on the Rio Grande Trail the old-fashioned way — without herbicides and other chemicals.
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Efforts to curtail marijuana-impaired driving collide with evolving attitudes, medicinal use 26.8.2017 Denver Post: Local
Promoting cannabis as a safer alternative to alcohol was a tenet of the marijuana legalization movements in Colorado and other states. Early data indicate that attitude continues when people get behind the wheel.
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7 companies to watch in sustainable shipping 23.8.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Delivery supply chains are inching toward electrification. Here are the leaders where EVs and old-school logistics converge.
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50 Shades of Shared: The Evolution of India’s Taxis, Rickshaws and Other For-Hire-Vehicles 21.8.2017 THE CITY FIX
India’s urban transport sector has seen tremendous change in the last 15 years. This series examines the evolution of the for-hire vehicles sector, the regulatory response to it and its place in the mobility network of the future. Indian cities ...
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The Power of Perovskite 18.8.2017 Alternative Energy and Fuel News - ENN
Originally a mineral, the perovskite used in today’s technology is quite different from the rock found in the Earth mantle. A “perovskite structure” uses a different combination of atoms but keep the general 3-dimensional structure originally observed in the mineral, which possesses superb optoelectronic properties such as strong light absorption and facilitated charge transport. These advantages qualify the perovskite structure as particularly suited for the design of electronic devices, from solar cells to lights.The accelerating progress in perovskite technology over the past few years suggest new perovskite-based devices will soon outperform current technology in the energy sector. The Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit at OIST led by Prof. Yabing Qi is at the forefront of this development, with now two new scientific publications focusing on the improvement of perovskite solar cells and a cheaper and smarter way to produce emerging perovskite-based LED ...
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Juggernaut aims to deliver first 3-wheeled front cargo bike fully designed & built in the US 18.8.2017 TreeHugger
Denver, Colorado's Juggernaut has developed a cargo bike built for "hauling freight and pushing weight" as an "economic & environmental alternative" to driving a car.
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Can a bus of sleeping cabins replace flying? 10.8.2017 Washington Post
One California bus company is hoping the answer is “yes.”
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Nonprofit installs solar panels on roofs of lower-income households — free 7.8.2017 Washington Post
Nonprofit installs solar panels on roofs of lower-income households — free
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Can the flying car, the Uber of the air, become a reality, saving you time and money? 6.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Picture this: You hop on a flying car much the way you now hail an Uber. Is this the wave of the transportation future?
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Court okays lawsuit for damages based on allegedly excessive airport checkpoint search 3.8.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Court okays lawsuit for damages based on allegedly excessive airport checkpoint search
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Summertime and the livin’s [thirsty]: 5 alternatives to bottled water 1.8.2017 TreeHugger
By making simple, versatile swaps, you can stay hydrated this summer and all year long without ever touching a disposable water bottle again.
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Denver considers a big change in Colfax transit plan: running buses down middle lanes 27.7.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver city planners are considering a major shift for the Colfax Avenue bus rapid transit project that would make use of the street's center lanes as busways all day.
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Tesla is mapping the future of mobility 26.7.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From influencing Volvo to GM, how one car company launched a thousand rides to a sustainable future.
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