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Lee Schipper (left) and Ethan Arpi (right) enjoy a bike ride through the city.
Dear Lee, It’s Been a Wild Ride!
  The first time I went biking with Lee, we were both returning home from work at EMBARQ.  Lee insisted that we take Massachusetts Avenue, one of Washington, D.C.’s most congested streets but also the most direct route home. I ...
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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.
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Learning to Walk in Arequipa, Peru
Learning to Walk in Arequipa, Peru
Over the summer I had the opportunity to visit Arequipa, Peru’s southern-most major city, and see first hand all the work that the city and regional governments have done to make the city more pedestrian friendly. So far, Arequipa has ...
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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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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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Dubai Launches New Metro, But Will It Work?
Dubai Launches New Metro, But Will It Work?
Average temperatures in Dubai reach well over 100 degrees in the summer. But riders of Dubai’s newest metro need not worry. High-tech stations and rail cars boast air conditioning to protect residents from the sweltering the heat. The one problem, ...
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