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Digital Displays for Transit: Can More Information Mean More Riders?
Digital Displays for Transit: Can More Information Mean More Riders?
In the American capital, pedestrians and transit riders will soon be enjoying a veritable buffet of information about their transit options, available on digital displays across the city. District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Gabe Klein unveiled on Monday a ...
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Separate But Equal: A Winning Policy for Women in Transit?
Separate But Equal: A Winning Policy for Women in Transit?
Women in cities all over the world bear the burden of constantly having to strategize in order to remain safe, comfortable and secure in the face of sexual harassment by men on overcrowded public transport. Depending on their profession, geography and ...
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New Report: U.S. States Failing at Reducing Transportation Emissions
New Report: U.S. States Failing at Reducing Transportation Emissions
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Smart Growth America released a report, “Getting Back on Track: Aligning State Transportation Policy with Climate Change Goals,” analyzing state-level policies to curb carbon emissions in the transportation sector.  With the absence of a ...
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Friday Fun: Cycling in the Snow
Friday Fun: Cycling in the Snow
Bikers in snowy cities across the Northern Hemisphere are embracing the winter and turning their cycles into snowmobiles. Here are some tips if you plan to keep biking despite the weather: Clean your bike thoroughly, especially if the roads are ...
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Transport After Cancun: Now What?
Transport After Cancun: Now What?
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. The Cancun Agreements have been widely praised as a step forward for international negotiations on climate change. Progress was in some ways modest, delaying the biggest questions for the future, like the future of Kyoto Protocol commitments ...
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Hybrid Buses on the Road in Guadalajara
Hybrid Buses on the Road in Guadalajara
Employing hybrid technologies in public transportation allows cities to run more buses with fewer greenhouse gas emissions, while also helping to reduce total vehicle kilometers traveled, congestion, and road injuries and fatalities. Earlier this month in Guadalajara—Mexico’s second largest city—industrial manufacturer ...
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FedEx: “I’m Off to See the Wizard” in Curitiba
FedEx: "I'm Off to See the Wizard" in Curitiba
Brandon Tidwell, the program advisor for philanthropic investments in education and the environment at FedEx Corp., shares his story about a recent trip to Curitiba, Brazil, where he learned about innovations in transportation, like bus rapid transit, that have transformed ...
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TheCityFix Picks, December 17: Turkish Bullet Trains, Brakes on Bike Lanes, D.C. on Google Transit
TheCityFix Picks, December 17: Turkish Bullet Trains, Brakes on Bike Lanes, D.C. on Google Transit
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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Q&A with Chris Zimmerman: The Future of Smart Growth in Arlington
Q&A with Chris Zimmerman: The Future of Smart Growth in Arlington
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. Arlington ...
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What Spirit of Giving? U.S. Government Considers Cutbacks in Transit Benefits
What Spirit of Giving? U.S. Government Considers Cutbacks in Transit Benefits
Many Americans may face higher commuting costs after the New Year if the government chooses not to extend its transit and parking benefits that were increased as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Benefits would return to previous ...