Event: Transforming Transportation Registration Now Open
Event: Transforming Transportation Registration Now Open
A message from EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) and its partners: We’re pleased to announce that registration for the annual Transforming Transportation event in Washington, D.C. on January 14-15 is now open. For details, please visit our Web site: ...
City Go Round…and ‘Round and ‘Round
City Go Round…and ‘Round and ‘Round
FrontSeat, the software company that brought you WalkScore, just released a great service called City-Go-Round. The new site is a clearinghouse of useful online and mobile transit applications across the United States. Transit applications and especially open transit data have ...
National Infrastructure Bank: What's the Deal?
The idea of a National Infrastructure Bank has been kicking around in the news lately, touted by leaders such as President Obama in his Tuesday jobs speech, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at yesterday’s Brookings Institution event on infrastructure investment ...
US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood at Brookings on Infrastructure
Current project funded by stimulus money in Laurel, Maryland.
I just returned from a Brookings Institution event on infrastructure investment, economic growth, and jobs. The talk included a great cast of academics, politicians, transportation officials and journalists. This came just two days after President Obama’s high-profile jobs speech at ...
Transit Agencies Need to Invest in Marketing: A Lesson from Los Angeles
Transit Agencies Need to Invest in Marketing: A Lesson from Los Angeles
Los Angeles' Metro is doing something that no transit agency in the country has ever done: it's marketing its products and services as if it were a private company bent on turning a profit. But for Metro marketing isn't about increasing the bottom line. It's about reducing traffic, cleaning the air and making people's commutes in this auto-clogged city a bit less stressful.
City Go Round…and 'Round and 'Round
FrontSeat, the software company that brought you WalkScore, just released a great service called City-Go-Round. The new site is a clearinghouse of useful online and mobile transit applications across the United States. Transit applications and especially open transit data have ...
Green City Video Contest at the National Building Museum
Green City Video Contest at the National Building Museum
The “Great Green Places” film project is a series of short web-based documentaries designed to augment the Green Community exhibition at the National Building Museum. The series aims to provide a decoder ring to the general public on what makes ...
National Infrastructure Bank: What’s the Deal?
The collapse of the I-35 W Mississippi Bridge in Minneapolis in August 2007 coincided with Senators Dodd and Hagel submitting the National Infrastructure Bank Act. Photo by intersubjectiv.
The idea of a National Infrastructure Bank has been kicking around in the news lately, touted by leaders such as President Obama in his Tuesday jobs speech, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at yesterday’s Brookings Institution event on infrastructure investment ...
Pedaling Toward National Bicycle Planning Guidelines
Pedaling Toward National Bicycle Planning Guidelines
Last night in Washington, DC, the Brookings Institution and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) kicked off Cities for Cycling, a new effort to catalog, promote and implement the world’s best bicycle transportation practices in American municipalities. As ...
Can Maryland Curb the Red Dots?
Can Maryland Curb the Red Dots?
What’s the state of Maryland’s Jerseyfication? I pulled these two great images off of a Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) document called “Growth and Land Use Trends.” They both foresee Maryland’s population reaching 6.7 million people by 2030 – or ...