My grown son called to tell me he bought a scooter. He lives in the city and has a job that requires on site appointments in multiple locations throughout the work day. Traffic in the city is impenetrable. He explained that a scooter allowed him to navigate the streets, park with ease and escape the costs of commuting. I haven't been able to draw a solid breath since.
Given the major role that cars play in environmental problems, we may be on the verge of a major environmental breakthrough -- courtesy of the IoT!
Transit advocates are hoping that Anthony Foxx's experience as the successful mayor of a mid-size city will ground his work as secretary of transportation.
Lack of planning, rapid urbanization, and overcrowding are some of the issues residents face on a daily basis. Many current forms of urban transportation are inefficient, unsafe, and unsustainable. The following examples are from cities attempting to create an efficient and affordable system.
Most low-income workers are women, who may be especially concerned about safety, particularly if systems aren't well-maintained, well-lit and adequately policed.
You can't order up your government dysfunction with a side of efficiency. You're either on the we're-the-Tea-Party-and-we're-here-to-shut-things-down bus or you're off of it.
By Kristin Caddick, junior at Gaston Day School in Gastonia, North Carolina If you take 450 students at an environmental conference from around the g...
Caregivers are an invaluable volunteer army drafted into service to help loved ones remain at home rather than in facilities and institutions.
On a sunny day in Anchorage, a compact and time-battered RV rests at a pullout alongside Chester Creek in midtown. Perhaps it's a harbinger of summert...
As a society, we have just scratched the surface of electricity's potential as a transportation fuel. From seaports to airports to commercial delivery fleets and light rail services new, robust electric technologies are sparking electrification activity across the country.
Mr. Landsel, with all that being said, I'm hoping you are starting to catch what I'm pitching. Just as our homeless population stinks, so do your arguments.
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The funding crunch facing America's transportation infrastructure has made it crucial for our cities, counties, states and regions to find innovative ways of funding our mobility.
Taxes on baby diapers and water heaters should not subsidize roads and rails. Gas taxes are a nearly perfect user fee. But our state gas tax has lost a lot of its punch over the years.
Most Americans have long forgotten that the roads we all take for granted have a rich history that reverberates even today in the current budget debacle and fight over sequestration.
Students have become pawns in what seems to be a simple math problem as presented by CPS, but is really a culture, community and citywide issue of how to create safe and effective schools for all students regardless of race, family income and geographic location.