Friday, May 27, 2022

Reducing emissions with better transit, part three: Examples from leading cities

Greater transit use is key for lowering emissions, and cities across America are reconsidering how they serve their residents with public transit—and the land...

Electric vehicles are good for emissions, bad for advancing equity

Climate funders, electric vehicle industry groups, and environmentalists are rightly confronting the question of how to address equity in the electric vehicle space. They...

More highways, more driving, more emissions: Explaining “induced demand”

Even if we hit the most ambitious targets for changing our cars and trucks over to electric vehicles, we will fail to meaningfully reduce...

FTA awards $84.5M for advanced bus tech

The FTA awarded grants to 52 projects in 41 states to support transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced propulsion technologies. The post FTA...

Electric double-decker buses coming to SoCal

Foothill Transit (CA) will bring two electric double-decker buses to the San Gabriel Valley in 2019. The post Electric double-decker buses coming to SoCal appeared...

DART rolls out electric buses for downtown route

On July 2, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (TX) rolled out seven all-electric buses for its downtown D-Link route. The post DART rolls out electric buses...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: Elon Musk keeps digging under LA, NJ TRANSIT adds surveillance cameras to rail, and RIPTA gets funds for...

Megacities Commit to Zero-Emission Bus Technology

Twelve big-city mayors from across the globe recently committed to ensuring a fossil-fuel-free future, and they hope to do so by, among other measures,...

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Now hiring: Policy Associate

Transportation for America—a program of Smart Growth America—is seeking a skilled and motivated individual with knowledge, experience and interest in transportation policy development, implementation,...

Become part of the movement with T4America membership

All types of local public agencies and organizations join T4America’s membership program to gain access to information and expertise, but because the benefits are...

Justice40 “benefits” could mean more emissions, worse health outcomes in disadvantaged communities

How can we ensure that investments in communities lead to safer, more convenient infrastructure for all?In President Biden’s first weeks in office, he established...

The STB is finally acting to improve freight railroads. Will it be enough?

CSX freight train passing through Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Credit: Mississippi TodayAfter years of looking the other way while deliveries suffered, the Surface Transportation...