The idea of a National Infrastructure Bank has been kicking around in the news lately, touted by leaders such as President Obama in his Tuesday jobs speech, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood at yesterday’s Brookings ...
Could France become the leader in electric vehicle technology? And what does that mean for the future of sustainable urban mobility?
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood gave a talk today at the Center for National Policy (great name for a think-tank, no?) about the economic impact of transportation. In other words, he spoke about how awesome the stimulus is. According to LaHood, it’s been very awesome. ARRA has had a “tremendous impact” and is “the [...]
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When the deal to build the Hyderabad Metro was announced a year ago, the transport community in India (and beyond) was very excited by the innovative financial arrangement: a Rs 12,132 crores (USD 2,515 million) project with zero public investment or guarantees. Moreover, the consortium in charge of developing the project committed itself [...]
It’s always good to have your argument laid out for you in a well-designed policy paper. The Center for Clean Air Policy’s new report, “Cost-Effective GHG Reductions through Smart Growth and Improved Transportation Choices,” does just that. It lays out in a concise manner why creating a sustainable transportation system built on smart growth is [...]
For a BRT advocate, it was really exciting to wake up this morning to a front-page, above-the-fold article in the New York Times, with Transmilenio as the central picture. Reading Elisabeth Rosenthal’s article, though, I must say that there were a lot of things that it needed.
I’ll start with the good news, though. That picture [...]