Posts tagged with 'Barack Obama'
The Illusive Dream of Modern American Rail
The Illusive Dream of Modern American Rail
For a total of 7 minutes, train geeks can rejoice while riding Amtrak’s Acela Express, which glides at 150 mph in America’s northeast corridor. That track, located in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, totals 18 miles and is the only segment ...
Sustainable Cities and Hip Hop: Creating a New Urban Beat
Sustainable Cities and Hip Hop: Creating a New Urban Beat
Yesterday, on his 48th birthday, Pres. Barack Obama announced the Green the Block campaign “to ensure that low-income communities and communities of color have the resources and platforms needed to access the benefits and opportunities of the growing clean-energy economy.” ...
Obama on Right Track with High-Speed Rail
Obama on Right Track with High-Speed Rail
From the World Resources Institute Pressroom: President Barack Obama announced plans [yesterday] to pump $8 billion of stimulus funds into building a network of high-speed and intercity rail. “The President is on the right track,” said Nancy Kete, the director ...
Obama Inauguration Inspires Transport Solutions
Obama Inauguration Inspires Transport Solutions
Washington prepares for Obama’s inauguration. Photo by martinstelbrink of Flickr. Plans for President-Elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, scheduled for Jan. 20, have caused local transport groups in the Washington, D.C. area to consider new and flexible options to help travelers commute ...