Posts tagged with 'congestion'
Exchange Your Car for a Lifetime Bus Pass
Exchange Your Car for a Lifetime Bus Pass
In an effort to promote its new tram system, cut congestion and reduce air pollution, the city of Murcia, Spain is offering a lifetime public transit pass to citizens who give up their cars. The campaign, “Mejor en Tranvía,” (Better ...
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Carmageddon! Los Angeles Braces for Traffic Chaos
In a $1 billion road widening project, Los Angeles will shut down its Interstate 405 next weekend (July 16-17) to all commuters. Eleven miles of the freeway will shut down for 53 hours so that the city can tear down ...
Will Glasgow's road expansion really prove to be an economic stimulant? Photo by Stephen Thomas
Glasgow’s Controversial Road Expansion
Glasgow, Scotland today revealed a new highway extension, a project that has been met with much controversy. The five-mile extension, referred to as the M74, has been in the works since October 1995, with opposition from environmental groups starting early ...
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A Debate Over Parking in Delhi
In an attempt to alleviate the city’s congestion problems, starting June 30, New Delhi is implementing its first automated parking lots, The Economic Times reports. The initial two sites for the program will be Sarojini Nagar and Baba Kharak Singh ...
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Argentina Gets Its First Bus Rapid Transit
Mauricio Macri, the mayor of Buenos Aires, inaugurated Argentina’s first bus rapid transit system today, marking its first day of operation. The system’s fruition is the result of a collaboration between the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), the ...
Bus Rapid Transit Gaining Ground
Bus Rapid Transit Gaining Ground
On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal ran an article on the growing popularity of bus rapid transit (BRT) around the world, and its possible success in the United States. The article described BRT as a modern transit system with the ...
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