Posts tagged with 'fuel efficiency'
Los Angeles Retires Its Last Diesel Bus
Los Angeles Retires Its Last Diesel Bus
It was 1995 when the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bought its first bus fueled by natural gas. Fifteen years later, MTA has “2,221 buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), as well as one electric bus and six ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Refuel Cars
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Refuel Cars
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable mobility solutions for ...
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Go Beyond the Car
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Go Beyond the Car
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable mobility ...
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is vowing to promote the use of electric and energy efficient taxi cabs globally and in New York, a city known for its gas guzzling Crown Victoria cabs. Bloomberg was elected chair of the ...
New Report: How to Measure Citywide GHG Emissions from the Transport Sector
New Report: How to Measure Citywide GHG Emissions from the Transport Sector
Allison Bishins and Nicolae Duduta of EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) today released a working paper, “Citywide Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories: A Review of Selected Methodologies.” As the report highlights, the transportation sector accounted for 14.3 percent of the worldwide ...
New York City Phases Out Crown Vic Taxicabs
New York City Phases Out Crown Vic Taxicabs
What’s the perfect taxicab? For many New York City cabbies, the answer is easy: the Crown Victoria. For years, Ford’s stretch Crown Victoria — or the Crown Vic, as many drivers endearingly refer to it — has served New Yorkers ...
Congestion Pricing Coming to Chicago?
Congestion Pricing Coming to Chicago?
“There’s nothing more frustrating than dealing with traffic. Whatever that cost would be, I would be happy to pay. It would make the quality of my life much better.” – Mario Reed, an aspiring attorney in Chicago, quoted in the ...
Why Gas is Too Cheap
Why Gas is Too Cheap
“As the sludge choking the Gulf of Mexico shows, nothing is easy when it comes to oil. Not even the price. In fact, especially not the price.” – Ezra Klein, in the Washington Post Disturbing footage of oil spewing into the ...
What's Schipper Saying? Expanding Choices for Car Consumers and the True Cost of Wasting Energy
What's Schipper Saying? Expanding Choices for Car Consumers and the True Cost of Wasting Energy
Welcome to another installment of “What’s Schipper Saying?”, a collection of comments about sustainable transport, cities and fuel efficiency made by Lee Schipper, a senior research engineer at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center of Stanford University and the founder of ...
The Role of Auto Rickshaws in Modern Indian Cities
The Role of Auto Rickshaws in Modern Indian Cities
In recent years, auto rickshaws have been a topic of endless controversy in India. Proponents maintain that they are a vital mode of transport in Indian cities, providing low-cost mobility and connecting travelers to mass transit and even directly to ...
Fuel Tax Increase Necessary to Cut Transportation Emissions
Fuel Tax Increase Necessary to Cut Transportation Emissions
Raising the price of gas to $7 per gallon may be necessary to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2020 targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 14 percent, says a new report from Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and ...
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
U.S. Colleges Score Big on Sustainable Transportation
Is the recession putting the brakes on sustainable transportation projects? Not at colleges and universities, it seems. The 2010 College Sustainability Report Card, released earlier this month, gave 105 institutions an “A” for transportation. Only 34 schools received that grade ...
CGI Live Blogging: Cash For Clunkers "Not a Silver Bullet"
CGI Live Blogging: Cash For Clunkers "Not a Silver Bullet"
Cash for Clunkers program – funded with $3 billion of U.S. government money – was launched as a commitment at last year’s CGI Annual Meeting? Jack Hidary, chairman of SmartTransportation.org, a nonprofit coalition of organizations dedicated to promoting clean technology ...
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