Posts tagged with 'public transportation'
Indonesia's Transport Initiatives
Indonesia's Transport Initiatives
Jakarta’s chief of Railway Certification Department, M Sardjoko Hendrowijono, is asking for greater federal restrictions on private vehicle imports in an effort to balance the success of TransJakarta, Indonesia’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system. “Hendrowijono admitted that TransJakarta bus ...
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 ...
Air Quality: Examples of Success in Major Urban Centers
Air Quality: Examples of Success in Major Urban Centers
This post was originally published in Portuegese on TheCityFix Brasil on June 8, 2011. About 7,000 people die per year in the state of Sao Paulo due to  air pollution, according Paulo Saldiva, doctor, professor and expert of Environmental Pollution. The number scares ...
Kaohsiung’s Public Transportation Push
Kaohsiung’s Public Transportation Push
In 2006, Kaohsiung City recorded a paltry 4.3 percent share for public transportation usage. In the years since, the Kaohsiung City government launched an ambitious plan to increase ridership in Taiwan’s second largest urban area. To reform its transportation system, ...
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
“If all production- and consumption-based emissions that result from lifestyle and purchasing are included, urban residents and their associated affluence likely account for more than 80 percent of the world’s GHG emissions,” says a new report, “Cities and Greenhouse Gas ...
Friday Fun: No Pants Subway Ride
Friday Fun: No Pants Subway Ride
People from 50 cities in 24 countries stripped down to their skivvies on Sunday to participate in the tenth annual No Pants Subway Ride, a serious feat considering how cold it’s been in recent weeks. The subway event originated in New ...
Symbolism in the Transit World: Helping You Find Your Way
Symbolism in the Transit World: Helping You Find Your Way
When you’re commuting in an unfamiliar place or using different modes of transit, what do you look for? And what sorts of symbols do transit agencies use to help commuters get where they have to go? Two key visual methods—representational ...
TheCityFix Picks, November 5: Best Public Transit Cities, No Helmets in Holland, Car-Free Jakarta
TheCityFix Picks, November 5: Best Public Transit Cities, No Helmets in Holland, Car-Free Jakarta
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 ...
Time-Based Versus Distance-Based Fares
Time-Based Versus Distance-Based Fares
What are the options with payment schemes for public transportation? There are two tiers of strategies that a Los Angeles Metro study recently outlined. Time-based systems allow passengers to ride a transit system and make free transfers for a set ...
Getting the Youth of Today Involved in Public Transportation for Tomorrow
Getting the Youth of Today Involved in Public Transportation for Tomorrow
Informed and engaged young people are key to moving transportation issues forward, bringing future advocates, citizens and practitioners into the next wave of transportation issues and smart transportation planning. This is especially important considering that the majority of youth – 85 ...
Tips for Hot Transit Passengers: Avoid Sighing and Persistent Moaning
Tips for Hot Transit Passengers: Avoid Sighing and Persistent Moaning
As the East Coast roasts in a massive heat wave — made worse in cities suffering from the “urban heat island” effect — Reuters India has published some useful tips on how to “stay cool and considerate” in the summertime. Many ...
Rio Passengers Get More Time on Transit for Single Fare
Rio Passengers Get More Time on Transit for Single Fare
Recently, we wrote about how public transit costs and long travel times can force people to sleep on the streets in Rio’s central zones. Now, the state government has taken a small but promising step toward relieving these problems by ...
A Day Without Metro in Madrid
A Day Without Metro in Madrid
Ever wonder what a day without Metro would feel like? Today, Madrileños found out. Lately we’ve talked a lot about U.S. transit agencies’ budget crises. But events in Madrid today are eye opening, showing how transit agencies around the world are ...
Vote to "Drive Innovation in Public Transport"
Vote to "Drive Innovation in Public Transport"
Through its Project 10 to the 100th, Google is committing $10 million to up to five promising ideas that will help change the world. To make sure that this money goes to “drive innovation in public transport,” vote now by ...
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