Posts tagged with 'United States'
The five best high speed rail networks in the world
The five best high speed rail networks in the world
In 1964, Japan became the first country to build and operate a High Speed Rail line. Photo by bass_nroll. While California breaks ground this summer on the United States’ first bullet train and Iraq gets into the game with a ...
Q&A with Andy Kunz, President and CEO of the US High Speed Rail Association
Q&A with Andy Kunz, President and CEO of the US High Speed Rail Association
Andy Kunz argues that high speed rail is the future of transportation. Photo by Potyike. From China to Spain to Saudi Arabia, it seems that countries can’t build high speed rail (HSR) fast enough. So why does it seem like ...
Four American cities demonstrate four ways to be sustainable on the 4th of July
Four American cities demonstrate four ways to be sustainable on the 4th of July
Residents of Washington D.C. celebrate the fourth of July. Photo by Tedeytan. Across America, cities are stepping up to the plate on sustainability. In honor of the 4th of July, America’s Independence Day, here are four of her most sustainable ...
Friday Fun: Changing the way we think about urban design for our aging population
Friday Fun: Changing the way we think about urban design for our aging population
An elderly couple crosses the street hand in hand. Photo by garryknight. Inspired by the article The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets from The Atlantic Cities Think back to the last time you helped an elderly person cross ...
The life and death of urban highways
The life and death of urban highways
Cover for the newly released publication “Vida e Morte das Rodovias Urbanas“. Courtesy of EMBARQ Brasil. EMBARQ Brazil and ITDP Brazil officially launched the Portuguese version of “Life and Death of Urban Highways” last week, during the III Congress SIBRT: ...
TransMilenio BRT system, Bogotá, Colômbia. Photo by EMBARQ Brasil.
Bus transportation making an impact: an update from the BRT world
Buses began operating at a large scale by the year 1910, offering the advantages of route flexibility for routing, adaptation alongside the development of urban roads, and lower installation costs, as compared to railways. Efficient service and door-to-door service between ...
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