Posts tagged with 'transportation'
Special Correspondent: The Strategy Behind Banning Motorbikes in Calabar, Nigeria
Special Correspondent: The Strategy Behind Banning Motorbikes in Calabar, Nigeria
In November 2009, the Cross River State government banned the use of commercial motorcycles, or okadas, in Calabar, a city of 300,000 people, located in southeastern Nigeria.  Gab Okulaja, Special Advisor to the Governor of Cross River State and head ...
Special Correspondent: IBM Works to Enhance Public Transport in Nigeria
Special Correspondent: IBM Works to Enhance Public Transport in Nigeria
It’s 4:00 p.m. on a Wednesday and I am sitting shirtless at a hotel in southeastern Nigeria.  I am not at the office because electricity from the grid was no longer and there was no diesel for the generator.  My ...
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
Is the recession putting the brakes on sustainable transportation projects? Not at colleges and universities, it seems. The 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, released earlier this month, gave 105 institutions an “A” for transportation. Only 34 schools received that grade ...
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 ...
TheCityFix and EMBARQ at the Clinton Global Initiative
TheCityFix and EMBARQ at the Clinton Global Initiative
TheCityFix Managing Editor Erica Schlaikjer will be attending the Clinton Global Initiative this week to blog about issues related to sustainable transportation, climate and energy, and cities.
Purple Line BRT vs. LRT, Round 2
Today’s post on BRT for the Purple Line seems to have sparked a flurry of anger on Twitter. We’ve got: theoverheadwireAbsolutely not. Trojan toll road RT @TheCityFix: Should Purple Line be BRT? Yes, if done correctly.https://bit.ly/aFpCL theoverheadwire@TheCityFix Not to mention ...
WorldChanging: "The Future of American Transportation Systems"
WorldChanging: "The Future of American Transportation Systems"
Sarah Kuck from WorldChanging interviews EMBARQ Director Nancy Kete for a feature story about the future of American transportation systems: What does transportation look like now in most U.S. cities? And where can we go from here? What do you ...
Game-Changers? "Complete Streets" and Fuel Efficiency Standards
Game-Changers? "Complete Streets" and Fuel Efficiency Standards
A pedestrian waits at 14th and U St. NW, Washington, D.C. Photo by M.V. Jantzen. Two stories you need to know about sustainable transportation in the United States this week: Vehicle Emission Rules to Tighten Washington Post May 19, 2009 ...
Students Design Sustainable Solutions for the Future
Students Design Sustainable Solutions for the Future
Student competitions like Urban SOS gather ideas from students around the world about how to confront problems of urban mobility. There’s been a lot of news this week about students designing a future of sustainable mobility. (Andrew Revkin from The ...
GOOD Magazine: "Reinventing Our Wheels"
GOOD Magazine: "Reinventing Our Wheels"
GOOD magazine published its jam-packed, 112-page “Transportation Issue,” devoted to a “drastic rethinking of how we move around, how we design our cities, and how we power our vehicles.” The articles cover a lot of ground, discussing the problems and ...
"Beltway Burden": The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation
"Beltway Burden": The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation
The Urban Land Institute recently published a report about the “cost of place” in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, looking at the combined costs of housing and transportation. Turns out, any housing savings that a family enjoys by living 15 ...
Obama Gives High-Speed Rail a Boost
Obama Gives High-Speed Rail a Boost
From NPR: Among the winners in the $787 billion stimulus package that President Obama signed into law last week are backers of high-speed rail. The legislation included $8 billion for fast trains in the U.S. — the most ever allocated ...
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