Posts tagged with 'innovation'
Congestion Pricing Debate Heats Up
Congestion Pricing Debate Heats Up
New York City’s contentious new proposal on congestion pricing has fomented a lot of passionate debate in the last few days. Below are links to several transport experts’ analysis of congestion pricing in other cities: Lee Schipper, EMBARQ’s Director of ...
Congestion Pricing for New York City?
Congestion Pricing for New York City?
A more peaceful New York? Photo from https://wwp.new-york-usa.com/ The New York Times reports today that Mayor Bloomberg will announce on Sunday an ambitious proposal to give New York City a much needed face lift. Among the undertakings included in the ...
Cheap Cars, More Traffic
Cheap Cars, More Traffic
Residents in Taiwan snarled in traffic. The latest edition of Business Week includes an article about car companies using ultra-efficient business models to produce super cheap cars that are affordable to the masses in the developing world. Lead by Tata ...
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
In an Earth Day special, MTV’s Pimp My Ride will feature the greening of a ’65 Chevy Impala. During this very special episode of Pimp My Ride the crew will be replacing the original engine of the Impala with a ...
Better Bike Lanes
When it comes to making a city bike friendly, the simple bike lane is not enough. Check out this video featuring Transportation Alternatives, The Project for Public Spaces, and The Open Planning Project, which calls for a system that segregates ...
Winners and Losers in the Greening of Delhi’s Auto-rickshaws
Winners and Losers in the Greening of Delhi’s Auto-rickshaws
On March 30, Monica Bansal, a graduate student at Colombia University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation visited EMBARQ’s offices and presented her research on Delhi’s auto-rickshaws. These three-wheeled vehicles carry thousands of city residents each day, providing an alternative ...
Inventors of the World, Unite!
Inventors of the World, Unite!
Photo from xprize.org. Earlier this week, Nick Bunkley of the New York Times reported that the X Prize Foundation is sponsoring a competition with an expected prize of $10 million to produce a car that travels 100 miles on a ...
Are Bio-fuels the Right Choice for the Transport Sector?
Are Bio-fuels the Right Choice for the Transport Sector?
On March 26, Lee Schipper, Director of Research at EMBARQ, waded into the cacophonous debate over biofuels during a presentation at the World Bank. Biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel are often touted as a panacea for a host of environmental ...
A Sustainable Parking Garage? Only in LA
A Sustainable Parking Garage? Only in LA
A friend of mine who lived in Los Angeles once told me that on bad days the city felt like one large parking lot. These days things have improved…slightly. That’s because LA now boasts the construction of the first sustainable ...
Clean Green Cars
Clean Green Cars
Last week, our friends over at autobloggreen wrote about a new website launched in Britain which aims to provide consumers with environmental information about automobiles. The site, Clean Green Cars, markets itself as “a green motoring guide,” and asserts that ...
Plug-In Hybrid School Buses Hit the Streets in Florida
Plug-In Hybrid School Buses Hit the Streets in Florida
A Tampa Bay news service reports that the Manatee County Florida School District is the first school district to receive hybrid buses through the Plug-In Hybrid Electric School Bus Project. The article notes that, “The hybrid school buses provide 70-100 ...
Biofuels Get Another Boost With New US-Brazil Agreement
Biofuels Get Another Boost With New US-Brazil Agreement
The buzz surrounding biofuels grew even louder this week during President Bush’s high profile visit to Brazil. Bush met with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Sao Paolo, where the two leaders signed a new green fuels agreement ...
New Software Program to Help Clean Up Latin American Traffic
New Software Program to Help Clean Up Latin American Traffic
In a talk that appealed to computer geeks, policy wonks and transport engineers alike, Prof. Toni Lindau, EMBARQ’s CTS-Brasil Director, discussed his new “Microscopic Bus Rapid Transit Simulator.” Prof. Lindau presented his innovative software tool at EMBARQ’s “Transforming Transportation” event, ...
Diesel Retrofit in Mexico City (Part I)
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