Recent Posts by Dario
Economic Activity = Energy Use? Think Twice
Economic Activity = Energy Use? Think Twice
Increased economic activity doesn’t necessarily have to lead to greater energy consumption. Photo by bitzcelt. Energy use in the transport sector follows economic activity, but the relationship is not necessarily in direct proportion. Energy efficiency plays an important role in ...
In Delhi, India, it can be difficult to enforce curbside bus lanes. Photo by EMBARQ.
Median Lanes: Key in Bus Rapid Transit Performance
One of the most controversial aspects of Bus Rapid Transit design in Delhi has been the designation of median lanes as opposed to curbside lanes. The initial bus corridor in Delhi is based on median lanes to give priority to ...
The Tata Nano creates buzz in India and around the world. Flickr photo by code_martial.
The Tata Nano Released at Last: Blessing or Curse?
India experienced an automotive breakthrough last week: the release of the Tata Nano, the most economic vehicle in the Indian market, and arguably, in the world. The so-called “people’s car” has received praise from many sources, such as The Economist: ...
Report Review: BRT Decision-Making
Report Review: BRT Decision-Making
The Federal Transit Administration recently released an updated edition of “Characteristics of BRT for Decision Makers” (PDF). This 400-page report is a very complete compendium of the bus rapid transit (BRT) experience in the United States, but it does not ...
The intersection of 10th and K Streets, NW in Washington, D.C. Flickr photo by NCinDC.
Transitway Delayed for D.C.’s K Street
A recent post by by Joey Katzen of Greater Greater Washington indicates that the project to retrofit Washington, D.C.’s K Street into a transitway has been delayed (again). This is not good news. The concept of creating dedicated lanes for ...
The intersection of 10th and K Streets, NW in Washington, D.C. Photo by NCinDC.
Transitway Delayed for D.C.'s K Street
A recent post by by Joey Katzen of Greater Greater Washington indicates that the project to retrofit Washington, D.C.’s K Street into a transitway has been delayed (again). This is not good news. The concept of creating dedicated lanes for ...
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