Posts tagged with 'transport funding'
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Unaffordability Is a Problem, but Sprawl Is a Terrible Solution
Many hard-working families spend more than they can afford on housing and transportation, leaving them with insufficient money to spend on other essential goods such as food and healthcare. This is a tragedy. It results, in part, from public policies ...
Do Bikes Build a Better City?
Do Bikes Build a Better City?
The Sustainable Cities Collective is hosting a free webcast today at 11:30 AM to discuss whether bikes can help cities function better and more sustainably. With cities worldwide experimenting with dedicated cycling infrastructure, cycle-only days, car-free streets and cycle superhighways, ...
Research Recap, April 11: Childhood Obesity, Young Drivers, Optimizing Transportation
Research Recap, April 11: Childhood Obesity, Young Drivers, Optimizing Transportation
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Location Determines Childhood Obesity Unhealthy food and a lack of physical activity are the most basic ...
12 Things to Know About Transport in 2012
12 Things to Know About Transport in 2012
This post was originally published on the Asian Development Bank blog by Ko Sakamoto on March 14, 2012. Asia’s rapidly growing economies require significant investments in transport infrastructure and services, plus policies and strategies to promote sustainable transport. Here are ...
TheCityFix Picks, March 9: Elevated BRT, Airbags for Pedestrians, Equal Housing Rights
TheCityFix Picks, March 9: Elevated BRT, Airbags for Pedestrians, Equal Housing Rights
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Research Recap, March 5: Metropolis Evaluation, Transport Revitalization, Forecasting Urbanization
Research Recap, March 5: Metropolis Evaluation, Transport Revitalization, Forecasting Urbanization
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Zipcar’s Future Metropolis Index Last week, Zipcar unveiled its Future Metropolis Index, which measures and ranks ...
TheCityFix Picks, February 24: A New BRT in Chicago, Satellite Cities in China, Road Signs in Turkey
TheCityFix Picks, February 24: A New BRT in Chicago, Satellite Cities in China, Road Signs in Turkey
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Crime’s Influence on Travel Modes The Mineta Transportation Institute published a free report studying how neighborhood crime affects the way people choose their travel mode. The report finds that high crime neighborhoods tend to discourage residents from walking or riding ...
Life on the Line: Chronicling the Lives of Public Transit Commuters
Life on the Line: Chronicling the Lives of Public Transit Commuters
The Boston Globe has been chronicling the life of commuters on one of Boston’s most important public transit lines, Bus 19. The stories are sobering and humbling, providing context into the lives of those who depend on public transportation to reach work, ...
Research Recap, December 19: Urban Park Growth, Costly Air Emissions, Building a Better Gas Tax
Research Recap, December 19: Urban Park Growth, Costly Air Emissions, Building a Better Gas Tax
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 Park Growth The Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence released its annual review ...
Senate Approves Federal Funding for Commuter Rail Tunnel Between NY and NJ
Senate Approves Federal Funding for Commuter Rail Tunnel Between NY and NJ
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved a funding measure that includes a minimum of $15 million for Amtrak to begin design and engineering measures on a proposed railroad tunnel project to connect New Jersey and New York. The Gateway Tunnel project, ...
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 ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 11: Pedestrian Action Plan, Masa Critica, Optibús Transport System
TheCityFix Picks, August 11: Pedestrian Action Plan, Masa Critica, Optibús Transport System
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: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
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