Posts tagged with 'buses'
Rising natural gas prices push Mumbai bus companies to get creative
Rising natural gas prices push Mumbai bus companies to get creative
  Rising natural gas prices in India have put a strain on India’s urban bus companies. Photo by Meena Kadri. In the Mumbai metropolitan region alone, over 300,000 vehicles run on compressed natural gas (CNG), including 42,000 taxis and about ...
By Charles Bombardier.
Friday Fun: Self-driving automobile + Bus + Taxi = Otobuxi
Most residential streets are not serviced by city buses. Even if they were not too heavy, bulky, or noisy, there is seldom enough passengers to fill them. The automobile does not fare much better, creating traffic congestion and parking woes, ...
Photo by zer0_pt.
Friday Fun: Mapping a day in the life of the London transport system
TheCityFix discovered what quite possibly could be the world’s coolest transport-related master’s thesis project-recap video. The recent debut of the BRT in Action Newsletter, published by Santiago, Chile’s Centre of Excellence for Bus Rapid Transit, included a link to Jay ...
Photo by Metro Transportation Library and Archive.
Friday Fun: Whom might you run into on public transport?
Many of us who enjoy public transport on a daily basis have been there…. the dinner table stories of your Aunt Mary running into the Duchess of Cambridge on the London Underground or your brother sitting three rows behind Tom ...
Millennials Walk Away from Cars
Millennials Walk Away from Cars
We recently addressed car-centric orientations and designs of urban areas and the associated road safety and economic concerns. But the car as an object took a backseat in the discussions. But lest we neglect the opportunity this week, we’re dedicating ...
Friday Fun: Bus Stops Crackle, Swing
Friday Fun: Bus Stops Crackle, Swing
In the modern cityscape, the bus stop is dismissed as an object without artistic merit. Ubiquitous and simultaneously invisible -unless a delay forces the commuter’s eye-  few people recognize bus stops as places that can make a meaningful contribution to ...
Research Recap, August 13: Facebook Emissions, Pedestrian Safety, Fuel Cells, Bus Behavior
Research Recap, August 13: Facebook Emissions, Pedestrian Safety, Fuel Cells, Bus Behavior
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Facebook’s Emits 285,000 Metric Tonnes of Carbon Annually Facebook released its total carbon emissions footprint. The global ...
New Traffic Safety Guidelines Can Save Lives on Bus Corridors Worldwide
New Traffic Safety Guidelines Can Save Lives on Bus Corridors Worldwide
Each year, 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes, according to the World Health Organization, and traffic fatalities are projected to become the fifth leading cause of premature death worldwide by 2030, ahead of HIV/AIDS, violence, tuberculosis, or any type ...
Enhancing Fuel Efficiency in Vishakapatnam
Enhancing Fuel Efficiency in Vishakapatnam
With input from Prashanth Bachu. Bus-based public transport that is dependent solely on revenue earned from ticket sales is typically not a profit-making business. Most bus agencies strive to meet operational costs in other ways, and fuel economy has been ...
Research Recap, January 30: Saving Transit Time, Bicycling Benefits, Maximizing Bikeshare Ridership
Research Recap, January 30: Saving Transit Time, Bicycling Benefits, Maximizing Bikeshare Ridership
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Informed Transit Time Savings A new study on the impact of mobile real-time transit information on ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 13: Protesting Fare Hikes, Transit App Development, London Bus Redesign
TheCityFix Picks, January 13: Protesting Fare Hikes, Transit App Development, London Bus Redesign
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 9: Australian Helmet Laws, Transport Talks at Durban, Peruvian Health
TheCityFix Picks, December 9: Australian Helmet Laws, Transport Talks at Durban, Peruvian Health
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, November 11: Pedala Zezinho, Global Rail Growth, Australian Carbon Tax
TheCityFix Picks, November 11: Pedala Zezinho, Global Rail Growth, Australian Carbon Tax
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 ...
Jaipur City Bus Service: Cost-Effective, Efficient, Attractive
Jaipur City Bus Service: Cost-Effective, Efficient, Attractive
  Umang Jain, a transport specialist with EMBARQ India, reflects on the creation of a public-private partnership for Jaipur City Bus Service. The Ministry of Urban Development in India sanctioned 400 buses for Jaipur at a cost of Rs 142 crore ...
Research Recap, October 24: Wi-Fi in Transit, European Auto Emissions, America's Broken Bridges
Research Recap, October 24: Wi-Fi in Transit, European Auto Emissions, America's Broken Bridges
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Wi-Fi On-the-Go Nearly half of public transit customers in the Midwest and East Coast United States ...
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