Posts tagged with 'Washington, D.C.'
Greening the Big Three Bailout
Greening the Big Three Bailout
Photo of the Ford Escape Hybrid, which Ford CEO Alan Mulally drove to DC from Detroit, by Ford Motor Company from Flickr. Yesterday, the “Big Three” U.S. automakers — General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler — got a ...
Easing The Pain Caused by High Fuel Prices
Easing The Pain Caused by High Fuel Prices
Photo by whatatravisty. With oil prices hovering around $135 a barrel, many Americans are feeling uneasy about the future. And for good reason; higher prices at the pump channel money away from things like health care, education, and leisure activities ...
My New Love Affair: The Dahon Speed 7
My New Love Affair: The Dahon Speed 7
He’s cute, he’s adventurous, he’s reliable, and he’s closeted. What more could one ask of a folding bike? My latest love interest is the Dahon Speed 7. I’d been eying him in the bike store for quite a while, examining ...
TheCityFix Guide to TRB 87th Annual Meeting
TheCityFix Guide to TRB 87th Annual Meeting
Lee Schipper at TRB. Photo by Ethan Arpi. Every year in January, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board holds it’s annual meeting. Over the years, this meeting has become one of the largest transportation conferences in the ...
A Systems Approach for Reducing Greenhouse Gases
A Systems Approach for Reducing Greenhouse Gases
Photo by mocodragon. While the fuel economy standards in the latest energy bill are a welcome first step, giving us some relief from stagnation in fuel economy from vehicle fleet, the California approach, which treats greenhouse gases as pollutants, and ...
California Dreaming
California Dreaming
Photo by mj*laflaca In 2002 the National Academy of Sciences wrote a report suggesting a modest raise in new car fuel efficiency – from 28 miles per gallon to around 32 – was justified. The Bush Administration ignored this finding. ...
Increasing Fuel Efficiency Is Good, But It's Not Everything
Increasing Fuel Efficiency Is Good, But It's Not Everything
Legislation passed by Congress to raise fuel effiency is a welcome first step. Photo by Storm Crypt. As an engineer working in the field of sustainable transport I am very excited about the latest efforts to improve fuel efficiency, which ...
Schipol Versus Dulles: Intermodal Connectivity in Today's Cities
Schipol Versus Dulles: Intermodal Connectivity in Today's Cities
Dulles Airport is infamous for those “mobile lounges.” Photo by Kaptain Krispy Kreme from Flickr. In my continuing quest to identify the elements that make for an enjoyably car-free urban existence I definitely need to mention inter-modal connectivity. After all, ...
Moving Forward on Climate Change
Moving Forward on Climate Change
In all likelihood corn from fields like this one in Iowa will be used to fuel American cars. Photo by Homemade. In the last few months, high-profile senators like Obama, Clinton, Kerry, McCain, and Lieberman have all introduced important climate ...
Raising Fuel Efficiency
Raising Fuel Efficiency
Photo by gisleh from Flickr. On Friday, the US House of Representative voted 235-181 to approve a major energy bill that would substantially raise fuel efficiency standards for the first time since 1975 when the OPEC oil embargoes, triggering oil ...
Walkable Washington
Walkable Washington
According to Leinberger, Washington’s metro has encouraged walkability. Photo by MatthewBradley from Flickr. According to a study put out by Christopher B. Leinberger of the Brookings Institute, Washington DC has the most “walkable places” – it has 20 – per ...
How Walkable Is Your Neighborhood?
How Walkable Is Your Neighborhood?
If you live in a suburb like this one in Las Vegas, it might be hard to walk to the grocery store. Photo by ulybug of Flickr. While surfing the web I found this very interesting website, Walk Score, that ...
The Four Hour Commute
The Four Hour Commute
Photo from the Washington Post. On Sunday, The Washington Post Magazine ran a cover story describing the transport woes Washington DC-area residents face as they move further and further outside the suburbs in order to escape the ever-expanding sprawl. Marc ...
Is Washington DC Next?
Is Washington DC Next?
Will DC become more mass transport friendly? Washington DC’s famous — or should I say infamous? — ex-mayor and Council Member Marion Barry proposed a plan this Tuesday to explore the possibility of implementing a congestion pricing scheme for the ...
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