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Eurostar releases ‘Tread Lightly Report’

Rail| May 5, 2009
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.

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

Rail| April 23, 2009
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.
Bus| April 17, 2009

Report: Fuel cell buses deemed global success

The report, “A Report on Worldwide Hydrogen Bus Demonstrations, 2002-2007,” examined hydrogen bus demonstrations in 19 cities in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Sustainability| April 17, 2009

PB purchases RECs

Wind power RECs purchased by PB will offset the release of roughly 1,870 metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It is the estimated equivalent of planting 1,600 acres of trees or taking 359 cars off the road for one year.
Bus| April 16, 2009

Calif. agencies spread green message

Partnership formed in fall 2008 to develop an effective way to spread the message that walking, bicycling and taking public transit are some of the easiest and most cost effective ways to reduce greenhouse gases, protect our environment and improve personal health.
Bus| April 1, 2009

UITP: Integrate urban mobility into recovery plans

UITP also reiterates the message conveyed by UNEP: G-20 has an essential role to assume in the implementation of a genuine Global Green New Deal and public transport is a vital contributor.
Rail| March 20, 2009

Gannett Fleming opens Newark office

The Newark office will serve as the project office for the firm's work on New Jersey Transit’s Portal Bridge Capacity Enhancement Project, which involves the replacement of a major section of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor between Newark and New York City.
Rail| March 20, 2009

Canadian Government, VIA complete rail upgrades

Upgrades so far on VIA’s network include a $12.5 million investment in the Alexandria Subdivision, between Ottawa and Montreal as well as similar improvements currently underway on the Smiths Falls Subdivision between Toronto and Ottawa.

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