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Innovative Design Solutions Help Bring Streetcars Back to Cincinnati

Rail| February 28, 2017

For the first time since 1951, streetcars are providing convenient and affordable public transportation in downtown. The 3.6-mile Cincinnati Bell Connector is the first fully low-floor system in the U.S.

N.Y. MTA's Fulton Center recognized for LEED rating

Sustainability| June 22, 2016

It achieved LEED® certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

 

Sustainability| March 16, 2016

N.Y. MTA's Fulton Center receives LEED silver certification

This is the first subway station in New York to receive the honor from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Sustainability| October 30, 2015

Calif. agency earns LEED-Gold certification

The Hesperia, Calif.-based Victor Valley Transit Authority earned the award for the environmental-friendly design and construction of two separate buildings on its 10-acre facility.

February 5, 2014

Seeking validation for transit's green efforts

Transit agencies increasingly want third-party validation of their sustainability efforts. They understand that to make improvements, they need to measure what they’re doing. And, that takes special skills and a trained eye. But, finding just the right fit between an agency and an outside advisor/auditor can be challenge.
November 27, 2013

Concrete solutions to transit projects' carbon pollution

Big transit projects often cite reduced carbon pollution as a main selling point to the public. But to take environmental stewardship to the next level, we should look past tailpipes and smokestacks and focus our attention on what goes into these civil engineering marvels. Namely, a lot of concrete.
Bus| August 31, 2012

Las Vegas RTC center attains LEED certification

The Bonneville Transit Center becomes only the third building in all of Southern Nevada to achieve Platinum certification, the highest level of recognition from LEED, the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
Rail| April 24, 2012

CTA West Loop headquarters now LEED platinum certified

CTA achieved the status thanks to the efforts of its property manager Transwestern, a commercial real estate services firm that oversees the CTA headquarters facilities.
Sustainability| January 19, 2012

Top 10 states for LEED green buildings

The District of Columbia leads the nation, with more than 31 square feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2011, with Colorado being the leading state, with 2.74 square feet per person in 2011.
Sustainability| January 11, 2012

Transit execs can help guide “green” projects

Over the past 10 years, the green building community has helped shape a blossoming landscape filled with healthy, high-performing green buildings, homes and communities worldwide.

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