What Public Transport can Teach us About Community.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Los Angeles WAYLON: Today Only community engagement public transport solidarity The idea of me riding the bus with this "low-income" population somehow makes my peers uncomfortable.

Public Transportation Infographic: Make Life Simple and Green

Green (Living) Review

CreditDonkey.com research infographic explores the hidden savings of public transportation With the start of summer, CreditDonkey.com publishes a new infographic to help Americans see the hidden savings of public transportation.

Moovit raises $28 million for public transportation app

Green Prophet

Much in the same way that Waze crowdsources traffic information, Moovit uses social tools to help you move around public transportation. the app helps people choose what public situation to “ride” with. Transportation bus high-tech Israel public transportation train

Public Transportation Saves you Money!

Green Living Ideas

Learn just how much money public transportation can save you each year. The post Public Transportation Saves you Money! Green Lifestyle bus commuting green lifestyle public transportation subwayChoosing a bus, metro, or train to commute saves you money each year. appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Moovit App Makes Public Transportation Easy and Fun

Green Prophet

Israelis are not only clean tech startup masters but also – increasingly – big fans of public transportation , which is why Moovit makes such good sense. Cars & Transportation clean tech green transportation moovit public transportation urban

Tallinn and free public transport - one year on

Green Blog

But despite its size, the country and its capital is moving towards a cleaner and more progressive approach towards transportation. In the summer of 2012 Estonia started to work on a public charging network for electric vehicles – with an easy subscription-based payment method for its users.

AN EFFECTIVE LOW CARBON PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) believes that the development of public transport is critical to achieving a sustainable transport system and creating a low carbon society. Transport is currently the fastest growing source of pollution contributing to climate change and is responsible for 28 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK.

Allowing Public Transportation on the Sabbath in Tel Aviv: Ecologically Smart or Defiling Religious Law?

Green Prophet

Public transportation shuts down completely on the Jewish Sabbath across Israel, but now Tel Aviv (Israel’s secular capital) wants to allow buses within the city on Saturdays. The reason for this weekly public transportation hiatus is religious.

Saudis Ban Tinted Windows and Public Transport for Women

Green Prophet

As if Saudis don’t have enough banned behaviors, the traffic department now prohibits tinted bus windows preventing fewer women from using public transport. This has forced many teachers to resort to alternative means of transportation,” he told the Saudi Gazette.

The U.S. continues to promote & invest in private car travel rather than public transportation

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The United States continues unabated to promote private car travel and to invest heavily in it and the infrastructure for it rather than the promotion of any kind of public transportation. As to transportation, in the main, methinks, that we will need to look again at human power in the form of walking, cycling, etc.,

Kiruna's experiment with free public transportation is deemed a success

Green Blog

So it''s not the typical city you would expect to introduce free public transportation for all its inhabitants. Niklas Sirén and his local Left Party was behind the suggestion to introduce free public transportation in 2011 on a trial basis. But since free public transit was introduced, travel has tripled in Kiruna and the experiment has now become permanent. This has broken a downward spiral for public transport," Sirén said to ETC.

Public Transportation: Benefits for the 21st Century

The Green Changemakers

Public Transportation: Benefits for the 21st Century is a fact-filled report that provides an overview of the benefits that public transportation brings to individuals, communities and our nation as a whole. Public transit's broad reach extends to all of America's communities, large and small, as it helps revitalize business districts, allows employers to tap into larger workforces, builds economic revenues and increases property values.

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TRC Symposium 2010 The Future of Public Transport

The Green Changemakers

Presentations Future Trends in Traffic and Transport Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Hollborn TU Darmstadt English Vietnamese Promoting Public Transport to Support Sustainable Development Mr Manfred Breithaupt GTZ – Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH English Vietnamese The Future of Public Transport in India Prof. Khuat Viet Hung young researchers will work in the different fields of traffic and transport at VGTRC, and aim for their doctor degree.

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It's a train! It's a bus! It's the Cambridge guided busway!

Green (Living) Review

The longest guided busway in the world Friend of the site Clarence has the perfect introduction for this very interesting idea: "Sometimes just when you really think you have seen or heard of just about everything in the transportation world you come upon something that went under your radar.

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Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020

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Transportation. Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020. Once again, we have come across a transportation conception in the form of Podder, with its conceptualized scope tailored for the future. In this regard, the Podder will serve as an electric public transport system for the city of Singapore, in the year of 2020. Best of 2011: Visions of futuristic public transport. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email.

You are not stuck in traffic; you are traffic

Green (Living) Review

Cycle, walk or use public transport and you no longer are traffic and maybe things might work a little – may be even more than a little – better. cycling public transport traffic traffic jam walking

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The Morning Commute: 6 Things I do to Make it Even More Magical.

Elephant Journal

I’ve been thinking about all my favourite things to do while riding public transportation. I’m about to move across the city, which means my commute to school is about to increase exponentially.

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6 Urban Redesign Strategies for Greener & Safer Streets.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green bicycle city green features public transportation sustainable urban designMany innovations are happening to redesign cities for safer walking and biking.

How Walking to Work Makes my Day Better.

Elephant Journal

Green Health & Wellness benefits of walking health wellness mindful walking public transportation walk to work walkingSome mornings the transit system was so unreliable that I wound up running the half-mile from the bus stop and work—just so that I wouldn’t be late.

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Men Taking up too Much Space on the Bus.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Health & Wellness bus consideration male privilege manspreading privilege public space public transportationI don’t think these men intend to cause discomfort; I think they are simply unaware.

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What is Alternative Transportation?

Green Living Ideas

Learn all about alternative transportation in our highly informative post that covers carsharing, public transportation, bike commuting and the best reasons to get out of your car! The post What is Alternative Transportation?

Botobus: Istanbul public transit goes botanical and organic!

Green Prophet

Then hop aboard Botobus, a new eco-friendly public transport option that features an organic rooftop garden. Introduced last week by the Istanbul Transportation Authority (IETT), the “botanical bus” embarked on its first journey between Edirnekapi and Taksim.

SkyTran: World’s First Levitating Transit System Heads to Tel Aviv

Green Prophet

Stations are simple with just a platform and a stairway every quarter of a mile or so, reducing the kind of infrastructure necessary to expand railway transportation and therefore mitigating public transportation’s overall environmental impact.

Abu Dhabi is Phasing Out Cars and Siemens Wants to Help

Green Prophet

The National reports that Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council approved a plan to develop a multibillion dollar, state-of-the art public transportation system. Transportation Abu Dhabi Metro cutting pollution green transportation public transportation Siemens

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Hip Pre-Booked Tawseela Micro Busses Cut Through Cairo’s Traffic

Green Prophet

But a new public transportation option has popped up that could make getting from point A to point B significantly less stressful. Design green tranportation prebooked buses in Cairo public transportation Tawseela There’s traffic.

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American Fined 80 Bucks For Sleeping on Dubai Train

Green Prophet

At least there is public transport in Dubai. An official on behalf of the Metro in response said: “It is the rule … [no] sleeping in the waiting areas, shelters or any place in a public transport environment. Don’t get too comfy though.

2011 105

Gaza’s Smuggling Tunnels Into an Underground Metro?

Green Prophet

In part to transport weapons between Rafah in Egypt and the Rafah Palestinian refugee camp and in part to import every day goods, some of the tunnels are well built and include decent infrastructure, while others are at risk of deadly sewage leaks.

2012 114

Teenagers Use Abandoned Bus Lane for Safe Urban Cycling in Jordan

Green Prophet

More on Jordan’s Public Transportation System: Jordan’s Public Transportation Plans Blocked by Political Barriers. Architecture & Urban Amman cycling public transportation urban

2012 105

5 Steps to a Carbon Neutral World Cup in Qatar

Green Prophet

Some carbon neutral standards require only that a building produces no greenhouse gas emissions while operating, but this fails to consider the energy required to produce materials (such as concrete, which has a high embodied energy footprint), transport materials, and construct the building.

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Bauhaus Design Goes Underground in Tel Aviv

Green Prophet

Everything is painted in white not only as a reminder of the “White City’s” status as a UNESCO heritage site, but also to mitigate excess solar gain and reverse the unfortunate trend of dark and dank public transportation terminals.

2012 112

UN Office in Jordan Gets the Green Building Gold

Green Prophet

The offices are smartly sited to exploit pre-existing infrastructure and access to public transportation. Architecture & Urban Amman green building green design landfills LEED public transportation

Haunted Beirut Cyclists Try to Revive Dead Trains and Trams

Green Prophet

Haunted by the pollution poisoning their city’s car-clogged roads , more than 200 cyclists took over Beirut last week Sunday in an effort to demand a revival of its once-decent public transportation system.

2012 96

Bedouin Bus is a Friendly Way to Travel Sinai

Green Prophet

A non profit public transportation service founded and sponsored by community members to ensure that travelers have affordable and stress-free access to the more remote parts of this magical part of Egypt , the bus fills in the missing links between Dahab, Nuweiba and St.

2013 93

Qatar Foundation Site to Go Car-Free With Siemens Trams

Green Prophet

Public transportation is not popular among the Gulf elite who can easily afford the expense of fueling their own cars. Cars & Transportation car-free environment Doha Energy Efficiency public transportation Siemens

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Hyperloop, Elon Musk dreams of a fifth mode of transportation (video)

Green Prophet

So what happens when this visionary sets his eyes on America’s decaying public transportation infrastructure? The result is hyperloop, a futuristic type of tube transportation which combines the best of air travel with the best of rail.

Outlaw Biking with Headphones Say Israeli Lawmakers in World First Ban

Green Prophet

Cars & Transportation biking green transportation Israel public transportation Tel Aviv urban transportationHeadphones kill pedestrians and cyclists who can’t hear traffic. Israel proposes new legislation to ban the music while cycling. .

2012 106

Car Use in Lebanon Increased by 538% in 24 Years

Green Prophet

I judge a country by its public transportation, and Sandra Rashini, an architect who held a magnifying glass over Lebanon’s colossal urban problem for Mashallah , will tell you that it’s not looking so good in Lebanon.

Swanky New Train Will Get Pax From Jeddah to Makkah in Under 30 Minutes

Green Prophet

In addition to the transportation services, the stations will provide socializing space, refuge from Saudi’s scorching sun, as well as opportunities to purchase food.

2011 103

Middle East Joins Worldwide Campaign For Greener Transport (Photos)

Green Prophet

Environmentalist in countries such as Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon joined 350.org’s ‘Moving Planet’ campaign to celebrate and support greener forms of transport. Supporters also held banners demanding the use of clean energy and better transport for all Egyptians.

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Jordan’s Ambitious Bus Plans Get Shelved

Green Prophet

It was seen as a huge leap towards better public transport in the city but the recent suspension of these plans – without much explanation and one year before their planned inauguration – hasn’t been well received. Keeping Public Trains On Track.

Spiffy New Tramway Connects Casablanca’s Hot Spots

Green Prophet

With service running between 6.30am and 10pm during the week and until 11.30pm on weekends, the tramway will also generate new jobs – both for those working directly for the transportation ministry and for residents who previously lacked access to far flung places.

2012 102

New Environmental Strategy On The Table In Israeli Elections

Green Prophet

It has always campaigned for public transportation reform , among other public issues. . On Thursday, Dec. 20, Tzipi Livni’s new party, The Movement, stated that environmental reforms will be key components of their platform in the January 2013 Israeli elections.

Stop TGV Campaign Challenges Morocco’s Controversial High Speed Rail Project

Green Prophet

Cars & Transportation Alstom communications Education environmental impact assessments France high speed rail public transportation sewage Stop TGV TGVThis graphic shows other ways to spend the $2.4