Posts tagged with 'project financing'
Hyderabad Metro: Back to Square One
Hyderabad Metro: Back to Square One
Photo by gautam. When the deal to build the Hyderabad Metro was announced a year ago, the transport community in India (and beyond) was very excited by the innovative financial arrangement: a Rs 12,132 crores (USD 2,515 million) project with ...
New Report: Smart Growth Necessary for CO2 Reduction
New Report: Smart Growth Necessary for CO2 Reduction
It’s always good to have your argument laid out for you in a well-designed policy paper. The Center for Clean Air Policy’s new report, “Cost-Effective GHG Reductions through Smart Growth and Improved Transportation Choices,” does just that. It lays out ...
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
For a BRT advocate, it was really exciting to wake up this morning to a front-page, above-the-fold article in the New York Times, with Transmilenio as the central picture. Reading Elisabeth Rosenthal’s article, though, I must say that there were ...
It's Business Time
It's Business Time
I wrote a couple of days ago about the need for smart growth advocates and urbanists to get smarter about playing the inside game. We’re winning the messaging but then losing behind closed doors, I argued. So I was particularly ...
Ryan Avent Needs to Stop Being A Utilitarian
Ryan Avent Needs to Stop Being A Utilitarian
There’s an interesting argument going on between Yonah Freemark and Ryan Avent about road tolls. Freemark makes the usual argument, though with unusual eloquence, that implementing tolls is regressive and that the benefits of congestion pricing come at the expense ...
Mobility-Driven Companies Shake Up the Bikesharing Market
Mobility-Driven Companies Shake Up the Bikesharing Market
Originally posted at TheCityFix DC. Montreal’s Public Bike System (PBS), also known as “Bixi,” provides a competitive alternative to the bikes-for-advertising business model. Photo by amlibrarian. It seems that D.C.’s 10,000+ SmartBike members may have to wait some time for ...
Purple Line BRT vs. LRT, Round 2
Today’s post on BRT for the Purple Line seems to have sparked a flurry of anger on Twitter. We’ve got: theoverheadwireAbsolutely not. Trojan toll road RT @TheCityFix: Should Purple Line be BRT? Yes, if done correctly.https://bit.ly/aFpCL theoverheadwire@TheCityFix Not to mention ...
BRT vs. Light Rail for the Purple Line
BRT vs. Light Rail for the Purple Line
UPDATE: BeyondDC informs me by e-mail that, although you wouldn’t know it, this vote implies at the very least that Maryland has a strong preference for light rail, as that’s what the state asked the TPB to model the pollution ...
CityCenter DC: Density Breeds Sustainability
CityCenter DC: Density Breeds Sustainability
A graphic rendering of the proposed “Central Plaza” of CityCenter DC. Illustration via CityCenter DC. There’s been a lot of big transportation news in the last two days. Between the Purple Line vote and Sec. Ray LaHood and Rep. Jim ...
Key Purple Line Vote Today
Key Purple Line Vote Today
Boston’s commuter rail is informally known as the “Purple Line.” Maryland still hasn’t decided whether its Purple Line will be light rail or bus rapid transit. Photo by Pylon757. Today’s a big day for the Purple Line. (Check out our ...
Paper or Plastic? How to Sell Sustainability
Paper or Plastic? How to Sell Sustainability
Can D.C. use a bag tax to fund public transportation? Photo by nicasaurusrex. Yesterday, the D.C. Council finalized the five cent tax on paper and plastic bags at grocery, drug, convenience and liquor stores. This is a good move for ...
Call for Wholesale Reform, not Just Reauthorization, of Transportation Bill
Call for Wholesale Reform, not Just Reauthorization, of Transportation Bill
Photo by cindy47452. The National Transportation Policy Project of the Bipartisan Policy Center today released its final recommendations calling for comprehensive reform of the U.S. surface transportation bill, which expires at the end of September. The recommendations were gathered over ...
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 ...
HUD and DOT Announce Partnership for Livable Communities Through Sustainable Transport
HUD and DOT Announce Partnership for Livable Communities Through Sustainable Transport
Heard via the NRDC Switchboard: March 18, 2008 WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a new partnership to help American families gain ...
Bicyclists and Pedestrians: Where's My Stimulus?
Bicyclists and Pedestrians: Where's My Stimulus?
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association released a statement yesterday calling on citizens to urge state governments to build more bicycling and pedestrian projects using the $26.6 billion in stimulus funds released for transport projects on Tuesday, as part of the ...
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