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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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Welcome to the New and Improved TheCityFix.com!
Welcome to the New and Improved TheCityFix.com!
EMBARQ, the producer of TheCityFix, is proud to unveil a new and improved experience for our readers. Welcome to our re-designed blog, TheCityFix.com, and be sure to check out our new Portuguese-language version, TheCityFix Brasil. Back in 2007, when we first launched ...
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Research Recap, May 23: Renewable Energy Estimates, The “Map Effect,” Social Influences on Consumer Behavior
Research Recap, May 23: Renewable Energy Estimates, The "Map Effect," Social Influences on Consumer Behavior
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Renewable Energy Estimates A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calculated that ...
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Bike to (and from) Work Day 2011
Bike to (and from) Work Day 2011
It’s still not too late to participate in Bike to Work Day. Some of the pit stops for bike commuters in Washington, D.C., in neighborhoods like Columbia Heights, will still be offering a local mix of food, drinks, entertainment, dynamic ...
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New Jersey Transportation Budget Eliminates Smart Growth, Continues Road Expansion
New Jersey Transportation Budget Eliminates Smart Growth, Continues Road Expansion
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC), a nonprofit dedicated to reducing car dependency in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, released a new analysis of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) proposed Capital Program for the fiscal year 2012. According ...
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From Here to There: Marketing and Branding Public Transport
From Here to There: Marketing and Branding Public Transport
Major automobile companies spend billions of dollars annually to advertise their products to customers. In 2009, General Motors alone spent $3.2 billion on advertising campaigns and overall marketing efforts for their products. Major auto companies collectively spent $21 billion worldwide ...
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Higher Gas Prices Change Commute Behavior
Higher Gas Prices Change Commute Behavior
Last Tuesday, The New York Times featured an article on the role high gasoline prices play in altering consumer behavior. One example the article highlights is how employees are moving closer to work in order to avoid high gasoline prices. ...
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TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
TheCityFix Picks, May 20: Harnessing Commuter Energy, Hawaiian Smart Grid, Mobile Devices as Metro Tickets
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
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Friday Fun: Print Your Own Bicycle in 3D
Friday Fun: Print Your Own Bicycle in 3D
Want a bicycle as strong as steel but half as heavy? Print it out using 3D laser printing technology. Two British engineers designed the revolutionary Airbike, the first two-wheeler made entirely of nylon through a process known as additive layer manufacturing (ALM), ...
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UK Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions in Half
UK Aims to Cut Carbon Emissions in Half
The British government pledged to cut carbon emissions in half by 2025, the Associated Press reports. The British government Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne announced yesterday to Parliament that Britain would aim to reduce carbon ...