Posts tagged with 'funding'
5 Ways US States Can Get More Electric School Buses on the Road
5 Ways US States Can Get More Electric School Buses on the Road
The recent enactment of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the United States is an important step on the path to cleaner school bus rides for the more than 20 million children who rely on an iconic yellow bus ...
Invest in Walking and Cycling For Sustainable, Safe Cities. Here’s How.
Invest in Walking and Cycling For Sustainable, Safe Cities. Here’s How.
Traditional, car-centric transport planning has not only increased greenhouse gas emissions, but has also detrimentally impacted air quality, road injuries and fatalities, and traffic congestion. As the world faces the climate crisis and continues to face a growing global road ...
The State of Electric School Bus Adoption in the US
The State of Electric School Bus Adoption in the US
There are nearly half a million school buses in the United States that transport more than 20 million children to and from school. Some 95% of these school buses run on diesel, a known carcinogen, with air pollution inside buses ...
Solving for Water Security at the Source
Solving for Water Security at the Source
In the 1990s, New York City needed a new water filtration system to serve its nearly 8 million people. But the prospect of spending $6-10 billion on a new water treatment plant, and another $100 million on annual operating costs, ...
Harnessing Tanzania’s Explosive Urbanization Requires Central Support for Local Goals
Harnessing Tanzania’s Explosive Urbanization Requires Central Support for Local Goals
Tanzania is undergoing a remarkable transformation. Its urban population is projected to grow from less than 15 million people in 2012 to more than 60 million people by mid-century. Most of this growth will take place in Dar es Salaam, ...
Living Cities: Collaboration is Key
Living Cities: Collaboration is Key
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its establishment, Living Cities hosted panel discussions on Tuesday on leadership, innovation and problem-solving mechanisms in urban areas. Living Cities was established in 1991 by philanthropists and corporate leaders who believed that real change in ...
President Obama Urges Congress to Extend Surface Transport Bill
President Obama Urges Congress to Extend Surface Transport Bill
Today, President Obama urged Congress to pass a clean extension of the nation’s surface transportation bill. If not extended, the bill will expire on September 30, taking with it funding for mass transit systems, as well as shutting down bridge ...
Traffic Fines to Fund Biking Programs in Brazil
Traffic Fines to Fund Biking Programs in Brazil
A version of this post was originally published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti in Portuguese on TheCityFix Brasil on August 16, 2011.  After Brazil’s President Rousseff created Way to School, a national program that provides 100,000 donated bikes and helmets to students in public schools, the federal government took ...
Q&A with Holger Dalkmann: Creating a Vision for Sustainable Cities
Q&A with Holger Dalkmann: Creating a Vision for Sustainable Cities
  Holger Dalkmann was recently announced as the newest director of EMBARQ (the producer of this blog.) An avid cyclist and a geographer by trade, Dalkmann assumes his role with a strong background in business development, research and policy in both ...
Amman Bus Rapid Transit Project Faces Delays
Amman Bus Rapid Transit Project Faces Delays
The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) may no longer be pursuing a bus rapid transit (BRT) system because of opposition from within government circles, according to anonymous sources interviewed for an article in the Jordan Times. The major transport project has received ...
New Report: Tax on Oil and Gas Key to Improved U.S. Transportation
New Report: Tax on Oil and Gas Key to Improved U.S. Transportation
The Carnegie Endowment’s Leadership Initiative on Transportation Solvency released a new report on political measures that could fund and fix the transportation program in the United States. The report is written under the leadership of former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, ...
Research Recap, May 9: Biking to Work, Urban Contiguity, Power of Marketplaces
Research Recap, May 9: Biking to Work, Urban Contiguity, Power of Marketplaces
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. The Habit of Biking to Work For those considering participating in Bike to Work day on ...
California Beckons High-Speed Rail Despite Midterm Derailment in Funding
California Beckons High-Speed Rail Despite Midterm Derailment in Funding
With the incoming Republican leadership after this year’s midterm elections, a few U.S. states once contending for hundreds of millions of dollars in federal money as part of the stimulus bill for high-speed rail will likely reject the funding. High-speed ...
Obama’s Infrastructure Proposal: A Good Start That Needs Work
Obama’s Infrastructure Proposal: A Good Start That Needs Work
The most intriguing piece of President Obama’s new plan to infuse the U.S. economy with jobs – by renewing roads, rail and air travel – is the proposed $50 billion dollar infrastructure bank.  While not a new concept, the creation of ...
Tracking Transportation Funds
Tracking Transportation Funds
The stimulus package, known formally as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, has raised hopes but also concerns about its potential effects on sustainable transportation. Will enough funds be allocated to transportation and energy projects? And will it ...
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