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WVU opens transportation hub

Sustainability| October 26, 2009
The 7,000-square-foot Mountaineer Station features a 500-space parking garage for both permit and short-term use, a commuter student lounge with lockers, interior bicycle storage and showers, a waiting area for Mountain Line and campus bus passengers, direct access to the Health Sciences Center PRT Station, and information stations for Mountain Line and WVU transportation services.

APTA : Pub transit investment creates green jobs

Bus| October 23, 2009
For every $1 billion invested in public transportation capital and operations, an average of 36,000 jobs are supported. These jobs result in roughly $3.6 billion of business sales and generate nearly $500 million in federal, state and local tax revenues.
Rail| October 19, 2009

Gannett Fleming relocates NYC office

Several sustainable features were included in the new office space, including 100 percent recycled cubicle panel fabric and frames, zero volatile organic compounds paints and primers, a green guard and cradle-to-cradle certified carpet, and energy efficient lighting with occupancy sensors
Bus| September 24, 2009

Calif.'s Big Blue opens new HOK-designed facility

New 66,000-square-foot facility incorporates numerous sustainable features including the use of high-albedo concrete, a highly reflective concrete paving, in the vehicle maintenance yard used to keep the facility's microclimate cooler, as well as 80-kilowatt photovoltaic panels on the roof; an urban runoff system to filter storm water, detain and infiltrate most of the water on site; and reclaimed water for landscape irrigation.
Motorcoach| September 1, 2009

California Wine Tours becomes 'Green Business'

Through their many business entities, CWT moves more than 500,000 passengers each year throughout the Bay Area, which equates to taking thousands of individual cars off the road.
Bus| June 16, 2009

DOT, HUD, EPA partner for housing, transport goals

Earlier this year, HUD and DOT announced an unprecedented agreement to implement joint housing and transportation initiatives. With EPA joining the partnership, the three agencies will work together to ensure that these housing and transportation goals are met while simultaneously protecting the environment, promoting equitable development and helping to address the challenges of climate change.
Bus| May 26, 2009

San Diego assoc. awards $9.4M for 'smart growth'

Awarded through the first funding cycle of the new TransNet Smart Growth Incentive Program, which will issue grants every two years for the 40-year life of the TransNet extension approved by voters in 2004.
Sustainability| May 15, 2009

VTA kicks off power plant partnership

The new High Gain Solar power plant, built by Skyline Solar, is the first grid connected solar power plant built using Skyline Solar equipment, which solves the two main barriers to solar, cost and scalability, according to the company.
Rail| April 23, 2009

Web Extra: Growth, cost control hot topics at light rail event

Other opening day topics included TOD, attractive stop and station design, and art along rail lines to attract riders.
Rail| April 17, 2009

Phoenix, Mesa and Valley Metro Rail receive EPA TOD assistance

A team of national experts, assembled by the Smart Growth Program at the EPA, has developed options designed to promote TOD along Phoenix’s new light-rail line in ways that are also consistent with Arizona’s statewide private property rights act, Proposition 207.

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