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SafeTrack expected to bring ‘extreme crowding’ on part of Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines 29.8.2016 Washington Post
SafeTrack expected to bring ‘extreme crowding’ on part of Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines
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Exxon, the Olympics and Greenwashing 2.0 24.8.2016 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
What if the oil colossus actually did commit to clean energy?
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Here's a great way to reduce your carbon footprint: take transit 19.8.2016 TreeHugger
It makes more of a difference than just about anything else that you do.
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The Truth about Pipeline Companies and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Communities, Senators and Members of Congress Speak Out 17.8.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The Dodd Meacham Farm On a routine workday in early summer, 2014 -- one month before the consortium of gas companies called PennEast, LLC. officially went public to announce their intention to build a 118-mile pipeline to transport fracked gas from the Marcellus Shale in Western Pennsylvania beneath the Delaware River through farms, wetlands, bedrock and preserved land to a terminus in near Trenton, New Jersey -- Susan Dodd Meacham received a phone call from her daughter. "My daughter told me that a man had stopped by," says Dodd Meacham. "He gave her his card and asked if he could look around the property. She asked, 'Why?' And he said it had to do with a proposed gas pipeline. Luckily, my daughter told him, 'No.'" When Dodd Meacham got home, she called the man and learned that, without alerting her or any other landowner, the PennEast consortium had mapped out a route and planned to run a portion of the pipeline through her farm-assessed property in rural Hunterdon County not far from the Delaware ...
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Lyft CEO Logan Green has a plan that's far bigger than ride-hailing 12.8.2016 L.A. Times - Technology News
Logan Green applied for his first job out of college by submitting a resume and a document titled "Logan's Life Plan."  It was a grandiose heading, especially for a 22-year-old angling for what was a junior role as sustainability coordinator at UC Santa Barbara. But the plan itself was more wonkish...
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California : Call the Question 10.8.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The eyes, and the hopes, of climate advocates everywhere should be focused for the next two weeks on California.   Our prospects for breakthrough climate progress rest on five global theaters of war: Curbing and then ending reliance on coal as a source of electricity. Ending oil's monopoly as a transportation fuel. Accelerating - dramatically - the replacement of HFC refrigerants by safe alternatives. Bringing transparency and the rule of law to local and global timber markets, particularly in Brazil and Indonesia. Infusing manufacturing everywhere with new levels of technology and capital to end the reliance on low cap ex but inefficient and carbon wasteful factories as an economic development strategy. Coal is still a behemoth, and Southeast Asia is considering a new coal investment boom that could dramatically increase climate risk --- but there is a strong, vibrant global movement to curb its destructiveness. The world community is moving on HFC's, and their end seems in sight. Deforestation, as ...
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Ending Metro’s late-night service is a bad deal for D.C. and the region 6.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Jobs and economies depend on it.
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Why SafeTrack Surge 6 is such a bummer for Red Line riders 31.7.2016 Washington Post
Why SafeTrack Surge 6 is such a bummer for Red Line riders
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RTD’s rail system is having its biggest year, but Denver is still a city with many transit gaps 31.7.2016 Denver Post: Local
Beyond Denver's shiny new commuter rail trains, the core city itself still struggles with transit gaps. City officials hope to change that.
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At last, SafeTrack disruptions hit the Red Line 30.7.2016 Washington Post
At last, SafeTrack disruptions hit the Red Line
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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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