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Shifting the transportation paradigm in response to climate change

Bus| November 10, 2009
Several recent reports and bills currently being considered by Congress provide some indication of the direction of the policy shifts being considered.

Community Transit to launch hybrid BRT service

Bus| November 10, 2009
Because Everett Transit only serves residents to the city line, the new BRT line will bridge transit service across Everett and south Snohomish County, eliminating an intersection where riders literally have to get off one bus, cross the street and get on another bus.
Bus| November 9, 2009

Carmanah one of Canada's top green tech companies

Now celebrating its third year, the Cleantech 10 list is compiled annually by Corporate Knights Inc, an independent Canadian-based media company focused on fostering sustainable development in Canada.
Sustainability| October 26, 2009

WVU opens transportation hub

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.
Bus| October 23, 2009

APTA : Pub transit investment creates green jobs

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.

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