Posts tagged with 'Los Angeles'
TheCityFix Picks, March 4: Rea Vaya Impresses, Transport is Health, Dutch Design Superbus
TheCityFix Picks, March 4: Rea Vaya Impresses, Transport is Health, Dutch Design Superbus
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Los Angeles Retires Its Last Diesel Bus
Los Angeles Retires Its Last Diesel Bus
It was 1995 when the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bought its first bus fueled by natural gas. Fifteen years later, MTA has “2,221 buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), as well as one electric bus and six ...
Best of 2010: New Transit Systems
Best of 2010: New Transit Systems
As 2010 comes to an end, let’s take a look back at some of the public transportation systems across the world that made their debut over the past 12 months. From bike sharing to bus rapid transit (BRT), cities around the ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 24: European High Speed Rail, Transporting Indian Onions, McDonald's EV Charging Stations
TheCityFix Picks, December 24: European High Speed Rail, Transporting Indian Onions, McDonald's EV Charging Stations
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
TheCityFix Picks, November 19: Double-Decker Makeover, Mecca by Bike, Transport's Rising Emissions
TheCityFix Picks, November 19: Double-Decker Makeover, Mecca by Bike, Transport's Rising Emissions
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: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
Q&A with Allison Mannos: Outreach to Immigrant Bikers in Los Angeles
Q&A with Allison Mannos: Outreach to Immigrant Bikers in Los Angeles
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. We ...
Visa Brings Mobile Phones and Contactless Payment to Transit
Visa Brings Mobile Phones and Contactless Payment to Transit
Riders will now be able to pay for public transportation and taxis in New York City and Los Angeles using cell phones or credit cards. Visa Inc. recently announced the new technology in a press release: “Transit agencies the world over ...
Invisible Riders in the City of Angels
Invisible Riders in the City of Angels
Planners Network, the organization of progressive planning, wrote about working-class cyclists in Los Angeles this week. Poorer sections of cities are notorious for having more dangerous intersections and this is true of Los Angeles. Beyond faster moving traffic in residential ...
Friday Fun: Sustainable Mobility in the Movies
Friday Fun: Sustainable Mobility in the Movies
Hallelujah! It’s Friday.  That means it’s time for another dose of Friday Fun, to send you into your weekend right — with sustainable transport on your mind. This week, we’re looking at public transport in the movies, and highlighting two movers ...
Will Los Angeles Revolutionize U.S. Urban Transit Funding?
Will Los Angeles Revolutionize U.S. Urban Transit Funding?
“We can’t wait because traffic is unbelievable and the environmental problem is too severe.” — Denny Zane, Director of MoveLA On Friday, we wrote about value capture strategies as a form of alternative funding for struggling public transit agencies around ...
Mayoral Bike to Work Day?
Mayoral Bike to Work Day?
Last weekend, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa experienced firsthand why city cyclists are constantly complaining about disrespectful drivers on the streets. Villaraigosa, who began to actively promote biking in L.A. after attending the Copenhagen climate conference in December, was out ...
Light Rail for L.A.'s Westside
Light Rail for L.A.'s Westside
A few weeks ago, we wrote about California’s promising Senate Bill 375 (SB 375), which encourages transit-oriented development by requiring metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) “to create and implement land use plans that use compact, coordinated, and efficient development patterns to ...
Transit Agencies Need to Invest in Marketing: A Lesson from Los Angeles
Transit Agencies Need to Invest in Marketing: A Lesson from Los Angeles
Los Angeles' Metro is doing something that no transit agency in the country has ever done: it's marketing its products and services as if it were a private company bent on turning a profit. But for Metro marketing isn't about increasing the bottom line. It's about reducing traffic, cleaning the air and making people's commutes in this auto-clogged city a bit less stressful.
National Airport a Key Part of D.C.'s Sustainable Transport System
National Airport a Key Part of D.C.’s Sustainable Transport System
It’s been quite wonderful to watch huge swaths of the planning community get suckered by the Manhattan Airport Foundation. This prank, which suggests turning Central Park into an airport, won some utterly serious howls of indignation. It also sparked a ...
Priority Bus Conference Notes
I spent yesterday at a fantastic conference on priority buses in the Washington area. Organized by the TPB and the Federal Transit Administration, we got to hear from transit officials from across the country about what innovations their areas have ...
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