Topic : climate change

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[Video] How FSCI is Accelerating Cities' Transition to Electric Buses

Bus| February 16, 2018

Cities are turning to electric buses to decrease environmental impact while providing better service and reducing costs in the long term. The Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative helps cities accelerate and scale-up investments in sustainable urban solutions through the development of innovative business models.

Sixteen Calif. mayors say their city buses should be zero-emission

Bus| February 5, 2018

The heavy-duty transportation sector contributes a third of California’s smog-forming nitrogen oxides.

Sustainability| October 26, 2017

12 global cities commit to 2025 zero-emission bus plan

By signing the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration this week, the pioneering city leaders also pledged to ensure that a major area of their city is zero emission by 2030.

Sustainability| October 17, 2017

Europe considers the end of the fossil-fueled engine in private vehicles

The world is, as we know, changing and changing rather quickly. One of the disruptive influences now gaining traction is the replacement of the entire fossil fuel cycle with “zero emission” at point of use vehicle-based propulsion systems.

Sustainability| December 2, 2016

BYD debuts SkyRail at Mayors Summit in Mexico City

BYD President/Chairman Wang Chuanfu made the announcement as he called on countries around the world to reduce the earth’s temperature by 1 degree Celsius.

Government Issues| October 13, 2016

World’s largest metro regions serve only half their populations (at best) with mass transit

The rapid transit systems of Seoul and Beijing, the two largest cities in the survey, served the most people by far. Almost 11 million people live within 1 km (.62 miles) of each system.

Management & Operations| May 29, 2015

[Video] Global Cities Driving the Global Economy

A live stream (May 27, 2015) of the opening program at The Chicago Forum on Global Cities. Featured speakers include the president/CEO, MasterCard; former Prime Minister, New Zealand;  two former Secretaries of U.S. Treasury; and the editor, Financial Times.

Accessibility| September 17, 2014

Cars Will Cook the Planet Absent Shift to Public Transportation

If the world's cities focused their investments on expanding public transportation, walking and cycling, they could save more than $100 trillion in public and private capital and urban transportation operating costs between now and 2050, according to a new report.

Rail| December 4, 2012

Review: NJ Transit rejected climate risk study before Sandy

State officials’ confidence that its passenger rail fleet was sufficiently protected from extreme weather led an agency executive to dismiss looking into weatherproofing NJ Transit’s railcars against storms produced by more extreme climate patterns earlier this year.

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