Posts in the 'Integrated Transport' category
TheCityFix Picks, November 18: Privatizing Public Transit, Tour du Danger, Metro Comic Books
TheCityFix Picks, November 18: Privatizing Public Transit, Tour du Danger, Metro Comic Books
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Sydney Considers Free Fares on Early Morning Trains
Sydney Considers Free Fares on Early Morning Trains
Sydney’s new infrastructure authority, Infrastructure New South Wales (Infrastructure NSW), is looking at a range of options to reduce peak hour congestion. At an industry conference on November 15, agency officials suggested providing free train fares between midnight and 7:00 ...
Few Solutions for the Mobility Needs of Lower-Income Families
Few Solutions for the Mobility Needs of Lower-Income Families
Early this month, the Los Angeles Times published a thought-provoking piece on the dependence of lower-income families on cars and the shortage, as well as the absence, of public transit in meeting the needs of this income class. The article echoes ...
Eliminating Price Bargaining from Auto Rickshaw Services in India
Eliminating Price Bargaining from Auto Rickshaw Services in India
Bargaining is an expected and important ritual of shopping in India, yet its extension to transport pricing in the auto rickshaw service industry has inspired many to find a lasting solution to avoid the negotiation process. We highlighted one of ...
Research Recap, November 14: Diminishing Drunk Driving, Metrorail Safety, Future Energy Forecasts
Research Recap, November 14: Diminishing Drunk Driving, Metrorail Safety, Future Energy Forecasts
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Diminishing Drunk Driving The U.S. national program to develop anti-drunk driving technology, Driver Alcohol Detection System ...
TheCityFix Picks, November 11: Pedala Zezinho, Global Rail Growth, Australian Carbon Tax
TheCityFix Picks, November 11: Pedala Zezinho, Global Rail Growth, Australian Carbon Tax
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Embracing the Opportunity for Sustainable Urban Development in China
Embracing the Opportunity for Sustainable Urban Development in China
  Juan Carlos Munoz, professor of  transport engineering and logistics at Pontificia Universidad Católica in Chile, is the director of the Across Latitudes and Cultures Center of Excellence for Bus Rapid Transit. The Center was implemented in Chile and financed by the ...
Top Blog 2011: TheCityFix Brasil Among Top 30 Finalists!
Top Blog 2011: TheCityFix Brasil Among Top 30 Finalists!
It is our pleasure to announce that TheCityFix Brasil, produced by EMBARQ Brasil, is among the top 30 finalists in the sustainability category of Brazil’s Top Blog Award, one of the most prestigious blog competitions in the country. TheCityFix Brasil blog launched only six months ...
Research Recap, November 8: Global Oil Demand, Cost of Crashes, Predicting Walkability
Research Recap, November 8: Global Oil Demand, Cost of Crashes, Predicting Walkability
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Global Oil Demand Global demand for oil may peak before 2020 and fall back to 2010 ...
Building More Roads Does Not Ease Congestion
Building More Roads Does Not Ease Congestion
Congestion is not an easy beast to tame for cities around the world. Building more roads and increasing the capacity of public transport does little to improve congestion, according to new research conducted in American cities and published by economists ...
TheCityFix Picks, November 4: Ecobici Expansion, Olympic Park Design Contest, Korean Hybrids
TheCityFix Picks, November 4: Ecobici Expansion, Olympic Park Design Contest, Korean Hybrids
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Senate Approves Federal Funding for Commuter Rail Tunnel Between NY and NJ
Senate Approves Federal Funding for Commuter Rail Tunnel Between NY and NJ
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved a funding measure that includes a minimum of $15 million for Amtrak to begin design and engineering measures on a proposed railroad tunnel project to connect New Jersey and New York. The Gateway Tunnel project, ...
Community Voices: Integrated Public Transport in Bogota
Community Voices: Integrated Public Transport in Bogota
Bogota’s Integrated Public Transport System (SITP) is poised to transform transit in the city when it is launched this December. The project is projected to improve order and efficiency, mitigate pollution, and reduce traffic injuries and fatalities. Such a transformation ...
London Company to Reward Employees Who Walk and Bike
London Company to Reward Employees Who Walk and Bike
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on October 31, 2011 in Portuguese on TheCityFix Brasil.   A partnership between Recyclebank and the City of London aims to change travel habits of Londoners over the next year. To stimulate ...
7 Billion Reasons to Improve Sustainable Transport
7 Billion Reasons to Improve Sustainable Transport
United Nations demographers mark today as the symbolic date for when the world population reached 7 billion people. The weight of this new scale of population on the world’s resources is a topic we cover on this blog every day. ...
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