public transportation

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Infographics: Commuting in the 30 Largest U.S. Cities

A recent report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute reveals the “who, when, how and how time-consuming” aspects of commuting in…
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Public Transit, Urban Density No Climate Panacea

A Boston University study maps carbon emissions over a period of more than 30 years. What is the outcome and how can we…
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Following the Money in the Amtrak Tragedy

An Amtrak train derailed last week in Pennsylvania, which triggered a set of questions that are not often associated with tragedy. Questions like,…
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Google Offers $200 Million for New Campus, But Not All Are Buying In

Google has proposed a new campus and is offering Mountain View US$200 million in infrastructure and public benefits. But some locals are dubious.
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3p Weekend: 10 Cities On the Cutting Edge

This week we tip our hats to 10 cities hard at work building the urban centers of tomorrow. The future is now.
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Life in 2030: Will London’s Tube Tunnels Become Underground Cycle Paths?

London's tube tunnels may one day be home to underground cycle paths, predicts Masdar Blogging Contest runner-up Jonathan Powell.
Melbourne, cycling, bicycling, ANZ, NAB, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, bicycle racks, Docklands, public transportation, Leon Kaye, Australia

Australia’s ANZ: The World’s Most Sustainable and Cycling-Friendly Bank?

Melbourne does not have the most cycling-friendly reputation, but ANZ Bank is one company helping to make cycling mainstream.
Terrapass, cap and trade, California, refineries, Union of Concerned Scientists, Leon Kaye, energy efficiency, public transportation, environmental defense fund, gasoline prices

California Readies for Cap-and-Trade Next Steps

California will expand its cap-and-trade program in early 2015 by mandating refineries participate in the program. Is this a step forward for the…
India, Bangalore, smart cities, rail, public transportation, information technology, multi-modal transportation, Leon Kaye

A Slow Smart City: Bangalore’s $6 Billion Traffic Headache

The annual cost to local IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Bangalore reaches as much as US$6.5 billion annually.
New York City Transit employees pump water out of the subway tunnels, after flooding from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Two Years After Sandy: NYC Plans for Transportation Resiliency

Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, New York City has not only repaired and restored its transportation infrastructure from the storm’s damage, but…
Zagster, bike sharing, bicycling, Cleveland, bicycle sharing, public transportation, Ohio City, Leon Kaye

Zagster Aims a For a New Bike Sharing Model in Cleveland

Earlier this month Zagster and several partners launched a pilot bike sharing program in Cleveland, Ohio. Can this entirely privately-funded plan work?
Helsinki, Finland, sharing economy, public transportation, car ownership, Sonja Heikkilä, Leon Kaye, Kutsuplus

Helsinki Mulls a Future Free of Car Ownership

Helsinki is considering a holistic transportation plan that could phase out car ownership by the mid-2020s.
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3p Interview: Can RideScout Be the ‘Kayak’ of Ground Transportation?

Over 78 percent of cars on the road are single-occupancy vehicles, according to RideScout, a mobile app that aims to change that statistic…
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U.S. Public Transit Reports Record Ridership in 2013

Don’t tell the public transit naysayers who maintain that Americans will never get out of their beloved automobiles: Americans took a record 10.7…
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Ridesharing Firms Struggle to Meet Needs of Americans with Disabilities

Like many living in San Francisco and other major cities across the United States, I have come to rely on transportation network companies…