Cyclists Take to the Streets for 350.org International Day of Climate Action
Via 350.org: Team Members in San Francisco have put together an epic 350 mile ride down the Northern California coast from Arcata all the way to the Golden Gate.
Tomorrow is the International Day of Climate Action,  an international movement launched by environmentalist and activist Bill McKibben of 350.org. The 350 campaign encourages people around the world to organize an “action” — a music and arts festival, kite flying event, ...
Senate Briefing Focuses on "Moving Cooler" Report
A briefing hosted by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) yesterday delved into the transportation’s impact on carbon emissions and examined different strategies that can be incorporated into upcoming climate and transportation legislation to reduce a sector of the ...
DDOT Unveils Union Station Intermodal Study
Crowd outside of west approach to Union Station. Flickr photo from thisisbossi.
Last night, DDOT presented the Final Draft of its Union Station Intermodal Transportation Center Feasibility Study, the culmination of an 18-month effort by the Department and its partners to assess possible improvements to the functionality of DC’s most critical transportation ...
Rea Vaya On the Move in Joburg, South Africa
A brand new Rea Vaya bus station in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Maneno.org.
The City of Johannesburg launched Rea Vaya, South Africa’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system, on August 30, and by early October the system was reportedly carrying approximately 12,000 daily passengers along the 25 kilometer route between Soweto and downtown ...
I'm New Here
Downtown College Park, MD. Photo by RethinkCollegePark.
Today is my first day at TheCityFix where I’ll be blogging full-time over the course of the next three months. I graduated from University of Maryland with a degree in Environmental Economics in 2007 and recently completed a stint with ...
One More Week to Submit Comments on K Street Transitway
One way cycle track in Vancouver similar to WABA's proposed amended K Street Proposal. Flickr photo from Rob__.
As we reported back in July, DDOT is taking public comments (due by October 30th) on the proposed alternatives for the K Street Transitway: 1) no build 2) a two-lane center busway and 3 traffic lanes in each direction 3) ...
Senate Briefing Focuses on “Moving Cooler” Report
Snapshot of a powerpoint slide of Joanne Potter of Cambridge Systematics Inc.
A briefing hosted by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) yesterday delved into the transportation’s impact on carbon emissions and examined different strategies that can be incorporated into upcoming climate and transportation legislation to reduce a sector of the ...
Tata Gives India the "World's Cheapest Home," But What Does That Mean For Cities?
Rendering of Tata's Shubh Griha Housing Complex in Boisar, India
Some companies seek to fill market niches, but the Tata Group is increasingly known for filling market chasms.  Tata boldly transformed the international auto industry late last year when it announced its intention to release the 115,000 rupee (US$2,500) Nano, ...
TIGER Grants Not a Transit Panacea
Current project funded by stimulus money in Laurel, Maryland. Photo by thisisbossi.
With much fanfare, transportation planners and local governments applied for the Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) competitive grants program. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood has hailed the program as “an outpouring of creative and innovative transportation project ...
I'm New Here
Today is my first day at TheCityFix where I’ll be blogging full-time over the course of the next three months. I graduated from University of Maryland with a degree in Environmental Economics in 2007 and recently completed a stint with the ...