Posts tagged with 'government'
Blogging from TRB: Calling All Transportation Wonks!
Blogging from TRB: Calling All Transportation Wonks!
The Transportation Research Board, a part of the operating arm of the National Academies, is now having its annual meeting in Washington, DC, an event which attracts 10,000 transportation professionals from around the world to 3,000 presentations on topics from ...
Rethinking Public Participation for Smart Growth
Rethinking Public Participation for Smart Growth
In an interview conducted by Builder Magazine (via CityCaucus.com), American New Urbanist Andrés Duany, co-author of the recently released Smart Growth Manual, argues that public participation is one of the greatest impediments to smart growth. From the interview: “If you ...
New Year's Resolutions for Cities: 10 Keys to Sustainability Planning Success
New Year's Resolutions for Cities: 10 Keys to Sustainability Planning Success
Any serious New Year’s resolution requires a plan. But a mayor’s pledge to make his city more sustainable takes a lot more planning effort than your vow to drop 10 pounds. Crafting a comprehensive sustainability plan, even without procrastination, can ...
Major U.S. Conservation Incentive to Expire in Two Days!
Major U.S. Conservation Incentive to Expire in Two Days!
The Land Trust Alliance (LTA), a major champion of land conservation and coalition of U.S. land trusts, is reporting the imminent expiration of one of the most significant incentives for the private donation of conservation easements, a tool that permanently ...
National Infrastructure Bank: What's the Deal?
National Infrastructure Bank: What's the Deal?
The idea of a National Infrastructure Bank has been kicking around in the news lately, touted by leaders such as President Obama in his Tuesday jobs speech, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at yesterday’s Brookings Institution event on infrastructure investment ...
U.S. Senate Climate Hearings - Will Washington Champion Sustainable Transportation?
U.S. Senate Climate Hearings – Will Washington Champion Sustainable Transportation?
“the science is screaming at us to take action” ~Senator John Kerry Today is the second installment of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee‘s three-day legislative hearing on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (see archived ...
DDOT Presents Expanded Streetcar Concept
DDOT Presents Expanded Streetcar Concept
Transit vehicles purchased and stored in the Czech Republic, an unresolved controversy over a 120-year-old federal law prohibiting overhead wires in the historic L’Enfant City, and tracks already being laid along H Street NE and in Anacostia… As it stands, ...
Tracking Transportation Funds
Tracking Transportation Funds
The stimulus package, known formally as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, has raised hopes but also concerns about its potential effects on sustainable transportation. Will enough funds be allocated to transportation and energy projects? And will it ...
CGI Live Blogging: Strengthening Infrastructure...and Making the Case for the Electric Car
CGI Live Blogging: Strengthening Infrastructure…and Making the Case for the Electric Car
“It’s a challenge to make infrastructure, as a topic, sexy, but i know these people can do it,” said this morning’s plenary session moderator Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for NewsHour. The stimulating conversation (Suarez says he couldn’t get the scheduled ...
CGI Live Blogging: Cash For Clunkers "Not a Silver Bullet"
CGI Live Blogging: Cash For Clunkers "Not a Silver Bullet"
Cash for Clunkers program – funded with $3 billion of U.S. government money – was launched as a commitment at last year’s CGI Annual Meeting? Jack Hidary, chairman of SmartTransportation.org, a nonprofit coalition of organizations dedicated to promoting clean technology ...
Consumer Hype Wanes as Cash for Clunkers Revives
Consumer Hype Wanes as Cash for Clunkers Revives
Photo by ThreadedThoughts. Looks like the Cash for Clunkers frenzy is dying down, just a few days after the Senate pumped another $2 billion into the program. According to E&E News: Consumer interest in the government’s “cash for clunkers” program ...
Cash for Clunkers: "Environmental Effects Will Be Negligible"
Cash for Clunkers: "Environmental Effects Will Be Negligible"
The Cash for Clunkers program is not all that it’s cracked up to be. Photo by ThreadedThoughts. The Cash for Clunkers program, which gives consumers up to a $4,500 discount when they trade in their old vehicle for a newer, ...
New Report: "Easing Off the Gas" in the U.S. Northwest
New Report: "Easing Off the Gas" in the U.S. Northwest
A new report from the Sightline Institute shows that people in the Northwest states — Oregon, Washington and Idaho — are consuming less gasoline, riding more public transit and driving less than before, indicating a shift in the transportation patterns ...
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood gave a talk today at the Center for National Policy (great name for a think-tank, no?) about the economic impact of transportation. In other words, he spoke about how awesome the stimulus is. According to ...
Don't Sell Subway Station Naming Rights
Don't Sell Subway Station Naming Rights
The news is a few days old, but I think it’s really fascinating that New York is considering selling partial naming rights to the Atlantic/Pacific station, the second busiest station in Brooklyn. The Times article on the sale gives some ...
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