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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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The Transport Network? Facebook Ponders Urban Design
Facebook is about to get a new home. Photo by Phil Dokas.
Tomorrow, Facebook is hosting a “design charrette,” inviting more than 100 architects and other design professionals to engage in a fast-paced, collaborative planning session to envision infrastructure upgrades to areas surrounding Facebook’s new campus. The company announced on Tuesday that it ...
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Friday Fun: Sub City New York
Friday Fun: Sub City New York
It’s a universal experience for metro riders: the feeling of emerging from the underground, somewhat disoriented and bleary-eyed, until you find your way. Filmmakers Sarah Klein and Tom Mason of Redglass Pictures, a New York-based production studio, capture the essence of transit ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Research Recap, March 7: Location Efficiency, Oil-Free Transport, Highway Wear and Tear, Ramping Up Rail
Energy savings are greatest in transit-oriented neighborhoods where people live in green homes and drive green automobiles. Graph by Environmental Protection Agency.
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. SMART GROWTH + GREEN TECH = ENERGY EFFICIENCY “Housing type and location, along with energy-use features ...
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Will Blog for Food
Journalist Jonna McKone will continue to interview people for radio and print. Photo by Nicole Cohen.
A farewell message from Jonna McKone, our fall/winter full-time blogger… It’s been great blogging for TheCityFix. I’ve most enjoyed communicating with our readers, covering events here in Washington, D.C.,  interviewing experts from EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) and other ...
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TheCityFix Picks, March 4: Rea Vaya Impresses, Transport is Health, Dutch Design Superbus
Is this the bus of the future? Photo via Superbus Project.
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 ...