U.S. Transport Professionals Study Ahmedabad's Janmarg
The Transportation Research Board (TRB), one of six major divisions of the National Research Council—a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies—announced a study mission to visit India and China in an attempt to learn ...
Research Recap, March 14: Electric Vehicle Readiness, Better Bike Infrastructure, Gas Pump Prices
Health study indicates heart risks for cyclists and need for improved bike infrastructure, such as the pictured Portland cycletrack.  Photo by Paul Krueger.
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Roadblocks for Electric Vehicle Adoption Deloitte, the international accounting and consulting firm, recently published a study ...
Delhi Gets a Metro Line for the Airport
Billboards at IGI Airport (Terminal 3), showing connectivity to Airport Metro Express. Photo by Amit Bhatt.
Umang Jain co-wrote this post. On February 23, India launched the Delhi Airport Metro Express (DAME), a first-of-its-kind metro rail service connecting New Delhi Railway Station (Central Delhi) to Indira Gandhi International Airport. The project has been implemented using a ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 11: Smart Cities, Clean Air Research, Urban Bikeway Design
The above image was created using data collected by tsunami buoys to estimate the wave arrival time and the wave height of the tsunami. Photo by NOAA via Technology Review.
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 ...
Latin America's Bus Rapid Transit Boom Offers Lessons for the U.S.
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is often the most feasible, quickly implemented and cost-effective way to improve mobility in the United States, concluded a distinguished panel of transport experts at this morning’s event at The Brookings Institution, “Latin America’s Bus Rapid ...
U.S. Transport Professionals Study Ahmedabad’s Janmarg
The Transportation Research Board (TRB), one of six major divisions of the National Research Council—a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies—announced a study mission to visit India and China in an attempt to learn ...
Commuters Rely on Bicycles in Aftermath of Japan’s Earthquake
In the aftermath of Japan’s 8.9-magnitude earthquake and consequent tsunami, commuters relied on bicycles for quick and reliable transportation. Damaged roads remained in gridlock, streets lost electricity and officials cut back public transit service in the aftermath of the combined ...
Friday Fun: Michigan Light Rail and Mad Fast Trains
Friday Fun: Michigan Light Rail and Mad Fast Trains
“It’s time for Detroit to reclaim the mantle of transportation innovation,” says Transport Michigan, a blog that posted a new video about light rail on its  YouTube channel, TrainsDownTheMiddle. Set to the tune of Eminem’s “I’m Not Afraid,” the latest music video argues ...
Greetings from a New Blogger!
Itir is a blogger for TheCityFix
I’m excited to join EMBARQ, the producer of this blog, as the new TheCityFix Blogger. I studied art history in Rome during my undergraduate education, where I explored the stone streets and piazzas of a city built on ancient ruins. ...
Latin America’s Bus Rapid Transit Boom Offers Lessons for the U.S.
The Cleveland HealthLine is a great example of BRT in the United States, spurring billions of dollars of investment along the corridor. But how come not many people know about it? Photo by Center for Neighborhood Technology.
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is often the most feasible, quickly implemented and cost-effective way to improve mobility in the United States, concluded a distinguished panel of transport experts at this morning’s event at The Brookings Institution, “Latin America’s Bus Rapid ...