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California Wine Tours becomes 'Green Business'

Motorcoach| September 1, 2009
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.

Committee formed to study GO Transit electrification

Rail| July 16, 2009
Comprised of community members with expertise in transportation, environment, engineering, health, urban planning, policy analysis, alternative energy, community leadership, business, finance, law and GO Transit's ridership.
Sustainability| July 13, 2009

W. Kentucky U. to make parking spaces eco-friendly

Will replace gravel lots with permeable asphalt and pavement in the lot designs, which allows stormwater to be absorbed back into the ground rather than flowing into local water sources.
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| May 5, 2009

Eurostar releases ‘Tread Lightly Report’

Higher load factors and a switch of electricity supply in the Channel Tunnel have chiefly contributed to a cut of more than a quarter (31 percent) in carbon dioxide emissions per passenger trips, compared with 2007. Eurostar has now raised its target to a 35 percent savings by 2012.
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.
Bus| April 22, 2009

Transit agencies celebrate Earth Day

An individual switching to public transit can reduce his or her daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds or more than 4,800 pounds a year.
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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