Posts tagged with 'government'
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 ...
Funding Transit Projects: New Recommendations for U.S. Policy
Funding Transit Projects: New Recommendations for U.S. Policy
Our country is facing a public transit crisis.  State and local governments would like to increase investment in public transit and build new transit systems to ease congestion and support transit-oriented development, which the Government Accountability Office (GAO) defines as ...
The UK National Carbon Calculator
The UK National Carbon Calculator
The British newspaper the Guardian has published an interactive tool on its website that allows the user to simulate different policies at the national scale for reducing the UK’s carbon footprint. The user can opt for any number of policies, ...
Coming Soon: Lima’s Metropolitano BRT
Coming Soon: Lima’s Metropolitano BRT
From 2006-2007, I spent one year living in Lima, Peru and researching its public transit system. Anyone who’s visited Peru’s capital understands what an adventure this was. Some of my most vivid memories of that time are of clinging to ...
Moving through the Recession, Part 4: Can We Sustain the Biking Boom?
Moving through the Recession, Part 4: Can We Sustain the Biking Boom?
This is the fourth installment of TheCityFix’s series Moving through the Recession, which explores how the worldwide economic slowdown has impacted transportation systems and users locally, nationally and internationally. Parts 1, 2 and 3 examined transit ridership, service cuts and ...
New PBS Documentary "Beyond the Motor City" Reveals America's Transportation Past, Present and Future
New PBS Documentary "Beyond the Motor City" Reveals America's Transportation Past, Present and Future
On Tuesday night, PBS premiered the latest installment of its Blueprint America series on the challenges of renewing America’s decaying infrastructure. (We mentioned it the other day in our post about America 2050.)  The newest episode, “Beyond the Motor City,” ...