Posts tagged with 'Washington, D.C.'
Introducing TheCityFix DC
Introducing TheCityFix DC
Aerial view of Washington, D.C. Photo by adam79. Editor’s note: thecityfix.com is going local. Stay tuned for our online expansion, which will include local editions of our coverage in cities across the world, including Washington, D.C., where our offices are ...
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 ...
Game-Changers? "Complete Streets" and Fuel Efficiency Standards
Game-Changers? "Complete Streets" and Fuel Efficiency Standards
A pedestrian waits at 14th and U St. NW, Washington, D.C. Photo by M.V. Jantzen. Two stories you need to know about sustainable transportation in the United States this week: Vehicle Emission Rules to Tighten Washington Post May 19, 2009 ...
FastFleet Follow-up: Small Innovation, Big Impact
FastFleet Follow-up: Small Innovation, Big Impact
The coolest thing about Zipcar’s new FastFleet service isn’t the technology–it’s the buzz. Photo by dominiccampbell. In response to yesterday’s post about Zipcar’s launch of FastFleet, a municipal fleet management service, Clayton Lane, the chief operating officer of EMBARQ and ...
Sharing Cars and Saving Cash: Zipcar Brings FastFleet to Government Sector
Sharing Cars and Saving Cash: Zipcar Brings FastFleet to Government Sector
The latest car-sharing model to hit the streets could save millions of taxpayer dollars, reduce pollution, and make it easier to beat the morning commute. The one-of-a-kind service is called FastFleet, a new fleet management system designed specifically for the ...
Purple Line, the Musical?
Purple Line, the Musical?
The Purple Line, a proposed 16-mile transit line in Maryland’s D.C. suburbs, has inspired a new musical, titled “Tracks,” written by Paul Stregevsky, a Department of Homeland Security employee, and Marshall White, a high school music teacher. (Check out performer ...
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 ...
"Beltway Burden": The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation
"Beltway Burden": The Combined Cost of Housing and Transportation
The Urban Land Institute recently published a report about the “cost of place” in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, looking at the combined costs of housing and transportation. Turns out, any housing savings that a family enjoys by living 15 ...
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 ...
Most "Global" Cities Aren't the Dirtiest
Most "Global" Cities Aren't the Dirtiest
“Most global cities aren’t the dirtiest cities,” according to Foreign Policy magazine. “In fact, some of the biggest, most integrated cities are some of the cleanest urban areas on the planet.” The conclusions are part of the publication’s Global Cities ...
Transitway Delayed for D.C.'s K Street
Transitway Delayed for D.C.'s K Street
A recent post by by Joey Katzen of Greater Greater Washington indicates that the project to retrofit Washington, D.C.’s K Street into a transitway has been delayed (again). This is not good news. The concept of creating dedicated lanes for ...
President Obama Serious About Vehicle Fuel Standards
President Obama Serious About Vehicle Fuel Standards
Great news from the White House: Fuel standards for vehicles will be tighten up soon, improving the outlook for states like California , which pushed for stricter limits without success during the last administration. This is good progress, but as ...
Back to the Daily Grind of Gridlock
Back to the Daily Grind of Gridlock
One week after President Obama’s inauguration, the unprecedented crowds are all gone. The trains are back to their regular schedules. And roads and bridges have re-opened for business. But, surprisingly, gridlock is back. “We woke up this morning to a ...
WRI to Purple Line Planners: Give BRT a Chance
WRI to Purple Line Planners: Give BRT a Chance
After more than 20 years of debate, Maryland planners are getting closer to making a decision on the Purple Line, a proposed 16-mile east-west transit corridor running parallel to the (infamously congested) Capital Beltway surrounding Washington, D.C. The hot debate ...
NYT: "Give Mass Transit the Priority It Deserves"
Last week, the New York Times published an editorial saying that the new Obama administration should “give mass transit — trains, buses, commuter rails — the priority it deserves and the full financial and technological help it needs and has ...
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