Posts tagged with 'public transportation'
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: Transport Determines Housing Affordability
New Report: Transport Determines Housing Affordability
The District of Columbia Office of Planning, in cooperation with the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology, released a study that found transportation costs range from $8,500 to $25,000 per household in the D.C. region. The report,  “H+T in DC: Housing + Transportation ...
Chennai Plans for Bus Rapid Transit
Chennai Plans for Bus Rapid Transit
A new report by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) identified eight corridors for future bus rapid transit systems in Chennai, India. Commissioned by the Transport Department, the report is an effort to create a comprehensive bus mobility ...
New Competition: Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award
New Competition: Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award
Volvo Buses announced the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award to recognize initiatives that are positively influencing city transport systems. The objective of the awards competition is to highlight the need to develop effective urban transport and mobility systems that address the ...
New Report: Transportation, Technology and Climate Change
New Report: Transportation, Technology and Climate Change
The United Nations Environment Programme’s Risoe Centre released a report on the technologies that can help mitigate climate change in the transport sector. The report, written in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility, is part of the Risoe Centre’s Technology ...
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Research Recap, July 6: Pollution-Reducing Rail, Public Transit Efficiency, Green San Francisco
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Rail Reduces Air Pollution Professors Alexander Whalley and Yihsu Chen at the University of California, ...
Indonesia's Transport Initiatives
Indonesia's Transport Initiatives
Jakarta’s chief of Railway Certification Department, M Sardjoko Hendrowijono, is asking for greater federal restrictions on private vehicle imports in an effort to balance the success of TransJakarta, Indonesia’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system. “Hendrowijono admitted that TransJakarta bus ...
Research Recap, June 20: India's Automotive Market, Bike Infrastructure Benefits, Electric Vehicle Resources
Research Recap, June 20: India's Automotive Market, Bike Infrastructure Benefits, Electric Vehicle Resources
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. India’s Fast-Growing Car Industry More than 2.7 million light vehicles were sold in India in 2010, ...
Call for Abstracts: Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport
Call for Abstracts: Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport
The Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is organizing its 12th International Conference on Advanced Systems for Public Transport. The conference will take place in Chile on July 23-27, 2012 and will serve ...
Air Quality: Examples of Success in Major Urban Centers
Air Quality: Examples of Success in Major Urban Centers
This post was originally published in Portuegese on TheCityFix Brasil on June 8, 2011. About 7,000 people die per year in the state of Sao Paulo due to  air pollution, according Paulo Saldiva, doctor, professor and expert of Environmental Pollution. The number scares ...
Kaohsiung’s Public Transportation Push
Kaohsiung’s Public Transportation Push
In 2006, Kaohsiung City recorded a paltry 4.3 percent share for public transportation usage. In the years since, the Kaohsiung City government launched an ambitious plan to increase ridership in Taiwan’s second largest urban area. To reform its transportation system, ...
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
New Report: High Rates of Per Capita Emissions in Global Cities, Especially Among Affluent
“If all production- and consumption-based emissions that result from lifestyle and purchasing are included, urban residents and their associated affluence likely account for more than 80 percent of the world’s GHG emissions,” says a new report, “Cities and Greenhouse Gas ...
Friday Fun: No Pants Subway Ride
Friday Fun: No Pants Subway Ride
People from 50 cities in 24 countries stripped down to their skivvies on Sunday to participate in the tenth annual No Pants Subway Ride, a serious feat considering how cold it’s been in recent weeks. The subway event originated in New ...
Symbolism in the Transit World: Helping You Find Your Way
Symbolism in the Transit World: Helping You Find Your Way
When you’re commuting in an unfamiliar place or using different modes of transit, what do you look for? And what sorts of symbols do transit agencies use to help commuters get where they have to go? Two key visual methods—representational ...
TheCityFix Picks, November 5: Best Public Transit Cities, No Helmets in Holland, Car-Free Jakarta
TheCityFix Picks, November 5: Best Public Transit Cities, No Helmets in Holland, Car-Free Jakarta
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
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