Posts tagged with 'accessibility'
TheCityFix Picks, September 23: Low Car(bon) Communities, BRT on Strike, Rail-Volution
TheCityFix Picks, September 23: Low Car(bon) Communities, BRT on Strike, Rail-Volution
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
New York City Reveals "On the Go!" Touch-Screen Travel Station
New York City Reveals "On the Go!" Touch-Screen Travel Station
  Photos by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City’s public transit authority, revealed a new interactive touch-screen kiosk with real-time service status on Monday.  The project, “On the Go! Travel ...
Research Recap, September 19: Young Driver Safety, Accessible Housing, Transport Competition Winners
Research Recap, September 19: Young Driver Safety, Accessible Housing, Transport Competition Winners
Young Driver Safety A new nationwide United States study indicates that graduated driver’s licensing programs yield lower traffic fatality rate improvements than previous research indicated. Conducted by a team of researchers, including lead author Scott Masten of California’s Department of Motor ...
Open Payment Systems to Ease Transit Commuting
Open Payment Systems to Ease Transit Commuting
Washington, D.C. Metro riders will soon be able to add value to their SmarTrip cards online. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority launched a pilot program in July, testing the idea of online management of SmarTrip cards. Now the pilot ...
Tweeting a New Transportation Vision for Michigan
Tweeting a New Transportation Vision for Michigan
The Michigan Municipal League in collaboration with its affiliate organization, Let’s Save Michigan, is hosting a unique public forum on Twitter. The event, known as “Twitterverse,” will serve as a virtual platform for a unique statewide conversation on the need for a ...
2011 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award: Last Day for Nominations
2011 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award: Last Day for Nominations
The Sustainable Mobility Award by Volvo Buses supports progressive and practical steps in creating positively engaging sustainable transport solutions to improve quality of life. The award is an effort to engage all stakeholders in public transportation by encouraging a dialogue ...
New Report: Crisis Mode for No-Vehicle Households?
New Report: Crisis Mode for No-Vehicle Households?
A new report from the Brookings Institution shows transit systems in Atlanta, Dallas and Houston do the poorest job of reaching households without cars. The report, “Transit Access and Zero-Vehicle Households,” identifies disadvantaged groups and calls on policymakers to improve ...
Research Recap, August 22: U.S. Transit Access, Zig-Zag Pavements, Life Cycle Transport Impacts
Research Recap, August 22: U.S. Transit Access, Zig-Zag Pavements, Life Cycle Transport Impacts
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. U.S. Transit Access The Brookings Institution released a new report, “Transit Access and Zero-Vehicle Households,” examining ...
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Transit, Crowdsourcing and Universal Design
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University released a new smartphone application that will help transit users create a database of real-time information of their local transit agencies. Cities and transit agencies around the world are making riding easier for their customers by ...
Putting Alternative Fuel Stations on the Map
Putting Alternative Fuel Stations on the Map
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy released an interactive map displaying thousands of alternative fuel stations around the nation, as part of a complete overhaul of Energy.gov. Color-coded points represent various alternative fuel sources, including electric and hydrogen stations. In ...
New Report: Transport Determines Housing Affordability
New Report: Transport Determines Housing Affordability
The District of Columbia Office of Planning, in cooperation with the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology, released a study that found transportation costs range from $8,500 to $25,000 per household in the D.C. region. The report,  “H+T in DC: Housing + Transportation ...
TheCityFix Picks, July 1: Detroit's Light Rail, Green Cities Index, Everybody Walks
TheCityFix Picks, July 1: Detroit's Light Rail, Green Cities Index, Everybody Walks
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Climbing 164 Stairs in Medellin, Colombia
Climbing 164 Stairs in Medellin, Colombia
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Residents of the La Independencia neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia walk up and down more than 10 flights of stairs every day. Many habitants of the community Comuna 13 are elderly people or mothers with children. However, ...
Research Recap, June 20: India's Automotive Market, Bike Infrastructure Benefits, Electric Vehicle Resources
Research Recap, June 20: India's Automotive Market, Bike Infrastructure Benefits, Electric Vehicle Resources
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. India’s Fast-Growing Car Industry More than 2.7 million light vehicles were sold in India in 2010, ...
Call for Abstracts: Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport
Call for Abstracts: Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport
The Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is organizing its 12th International Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport. The conference will take place in Chile on July 23-27, 2012 and will serve ...
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