Posts tagged with 'Transportation policy'
Although congestion pricing is often a contentious issue, its ability to decrease congestion and air pollution while increasing revenue for sustainable transport projects makes it a policy many cities find worth pursuing. Photo by Zhou Ding/Flickr.
How local governments can take congestion pricing from concept to reality
Few urban policies have been as contentious or as fruitful as congestion pricing. Congestion pricing is a travel demand management policy that charges a fee for vehicles that enter a certain urban area or a certain street during specific periods ...
A crowd of passengers boards the TransMilenio BRT in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brazil.
Opinion: Bogotá’s vision for public transport hangs in the balance
“Optimism is undermined by the amount of work required for full implementation.” Before withdrawing his nomination as Bogotá’s ombudsman in December 2011, Paul Bromberg recommended that the incoming administration “joyfully receive the public transport system of Bogotá (Sistema de Transporte ...
The bus rapid transit system in Guangzhou, China, began operations in 2010. Photo by ITDP-China.
China Transportation Briefing: Bus Rapid Transit in China – On the Way
Our China Transportation Briefing shares interesting news and noteworthy research related to China’s transportation and urban development. The goal is to help people who are interested in solving China’s urbanization and transportation problems understand relevant Chinese policies and trends. Each ...
Singapore Mass Rapid Transit system (MRT). By williamcho.
Sustainable transport finance: thinking nationally and locally
The world, and Asia in particular, is heading in the wrong direction Asia is rapidly urbanizing, creating localized stress on the transport system. In 2011, for the first time in history, more Chinese lived in urban centers than rural areas ...
The authors of Low Carbon Land Transport – Policy Handbook ask, “Which transport vision will cities like Beijing, China [pictured here], choose for their future?” Photo by Daniel Bongardt.
Towards a vision of sustainable transport – Today’s decisions matter!
This post was authored by Daniel Bongardt, Insa Eekhoff, and Stefan Bakker In 2050, Pankaj and Amisha may live in the same country, but their daily experience in traffic could not be more different. Being troubled by congestion, air pollution, ...
Photo by Mariana Gil - EMBARQBrasil.
World Health Organization report connects road safety with mass transport
On March 14, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest Global Status Report on Road Safety, previously published in 2009. The Global Status Report is the authoritative document for traffic safety. The 2009 publication of the report included just ...
Living Without a Car in Bogotá: Day 12
Living Without a Car in Bogotá: Day 12
Bogotá, Colombia, home of TransMilenio and Ciclovia, celebrated the 13th annual “Car-Free Day,” proving that life is possible without cars in a big city. Congestion was slightly relieved and air quality somewhat improved, as it is every year. Some people changed ...
New Competition: Visualizing Transport Data for Sound Policy and Investments
New Competition: Visualizing Transport Data for Sound Policy and Investments
The United States Department of Transportation and the Transportation Research Board are sponsoring a data visualization competition, understanding that informed decision-making, based on sound data and analysis, is the cornerstone in crafting effective transportation policies and investments. The competition is ...
Upcoming Event: South Korea Hosts 2011 Sustainable Transportation Conference
Upcoming Event: South Korea Hosts 2011 Sustainable Transportation Conference
Changwon, Korea is the next destination for the World Congress on Mobility for the Future of Sustainable Cities on October 22-24. EcoMobility Changwon 2011 is an event that will provide enriching perspectives on sustainable urban mobility. Through the expertise of renowned transportation ...
Tweeting a New Transportation Vision for Michigan
Tweeting a New Transportation Vision for Michigan
The Michigan Municipal League in collaboration with its affiliate organization, Let’s Save Michigan, is hosting a unique public forum on Twitter. The event, known as “Twitterverse,” will serve as a virtual platform for a unique statewide conversation on the need for a ...
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 ...
New Report: Tax on Oil and Gas Key to Improved U.S. Transportation
New Report: Tax on Oil and Gas Key to Improved U.S. Transportation
The Carnegie Endowment’s Leadership Initiative on Transportation Solvency released a new report on political measures that could fund and fix the transportation program in the United States. The report is written under the leadership of former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, ...
New Report: The Role of Driving in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Oil Consumption
New Report: The Role of Driving in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Oil Consumption
A new report, “The Role of Driving in Reducing GHG Emissions and Oil Consumption: Recommendations for Federal Transportation Policy,” explores future U.S. transportation scenarios to evaluate how the U.S. can reduce oil consumption and cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through ...
Separate But Equal: A Winning Policy for Women in Transit?
Separate But Equal: A Winning Policy for Women in Transit?
Women in cities all over the world bear the burden of constantly having to strategize in order to remain safe, comfortable and secure in the face of sexual harassment by men on overcrowded public transport. Depending on their profession, geography and ...
New Report: U.S. States Failing at Reducing Transportation Emissions
New Report: U.S. States Failing at Reducing Transportation Emissions
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Smart Growth America released a report, “Getting Back on Track: Aligning State Transportation Policy with Climate Change Goals,” analyzing state-level policies to curb carbon emissions in the transportation sector.  With the absence of a ...
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