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. For most people, unless you are Swiss where the trains and buses run like clockwork, taking public transportation puts your arrival time somewhat in the hands of fate. the app helps people choose what public situation to “ride” with. Transportation bus high-tech Israel public transportation train

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. A dynamic new mobile app that tracks buses, planes, trains and other forms of transport in at least 20 cities across the globe, this user-generated platform makes getting from point A to point B a snap. Cars & Transportation clean tech green transportation moovit public transportation urban


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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.

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.

How Risky Is It To Use Public Transportation During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Green Prophet

In order to highlight the reasons, we should talk about how risky it is to use public transportation in the current coronavirus setting. If these public transportation methods are crowded, it is practically impossible to maintain this distance.

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Jordan’s Public Transport Plans Blocked By ‘Political’ Barriers

Green Prophet

According to local engineers, the public needs to show its support for Jordan’s ambitious Bus Rapid Transit to help it overcome political barriers. The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plans were aimed at reducing traffic along Amman’s busiest routes by improving public transport- a victory for the environment and common sense we thought. For more on Jordan’s public transport issues see: Jordan’s Ambitious Bus Plans Get Shelved.

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. It’s a bit of a paradox: Saturday is the one day that Israelis universally have off from work, but it is also the only day that public transportation doesn’t operate. 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. Several bus companies that transport both schoolchildren and female teachers are complaining of lost profits as women educators ditch the buses in the aftermath of the ban. This has forced many teachers to resort to alternative means of transportation,” he told the Saudi Gazette.

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. That very same year, in 2013, Tallinn introduced free public transportation to all of its residents and thus became the European “capital of free public transport”.

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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Public Transportation Infographic: Make Life Simple and Green

Green (Living) Review research infographic explores the hidden savings of public transportation With the start of summer, publishes a new infographic to help Americans see the hidden savings of public transportation. Public transportation impacts everything from your wallet to the global environment. Plus, in areas where people rely heavily on public transit, there is a noticeable reduction in traffic congestion and stress.”

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. public transport urban transportation

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13 Green Things Waylon Does.

Elephant Journal

Main Categories* Enlightened Society Family Food Green Health & Wellness animals bicycle bike to work bus carpool dairy factory farming fish green housecleaning meat pesticides public transportation shoes sleep thermostat veganHow to be Green: a few hot Little and Big tips. Drinking out of hot plastic is bad for you. Skip coffee to-go cups. You’ve heard it before…but really. Most of us don’t do it.

2019 74

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.

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. The problem is that Western society, in the main, is heavily motoring orientated and no serious effort is made to change this by creating, for instance, proper public transit infrastructure and especially infrastructure for cycling and walking. 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. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Meditation Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks buses electronic devices meditation people watching public transportation riding the bus smart phones the metro I’m about to move across the city, which means my commute to school is about to increase exponentially.

2014 81

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. Transportation Botobus drip irrigation organic garden public transport rooftop gardens Happen to be in Istanbul ?

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. The pods have the ability to travel as fast as 150mph, but in Tel Aviv, they should transport passengers at a speed no faster than 100mph. Cities maglev NASA public transportation SkyTran Tel Aviv Urban development

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


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.

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. Mostly they are motivated by the money lost when residents stay stuck in traffic for hours every day, but there are a host of other benefits associated with public transportation including greater happiness and productivity, and less pollution.

2013 79

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. There are more affordable public transportation options, including trains, which have limited routes, and drab, unreliable buses that are so rusted out and crawling with roaches (trust us; we know) that it’s painful to spend hours stuck in them on the city’s congested road and alley ways – especially during fiery summer days.

2013 76

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.,

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.

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.

2015 70

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. I think these rules discourage the use of public transport. Cars & Transportation Dubai public transportation trainDon’t get too comfy though. You’ll get fined for falling asleep.

2011 80

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. Dubai has a fairly sophisticated metro system and Jordan is on track with its planned rail system , but public transportation of this variety is a still a distant dream in Gaza.

2012 87

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 urbanThe bad news is that Jordan’s Bus Rapid Transit system (BRT) was suspended last year amid concerns about the associated cost and feasibility.

2012 81

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? Green Lifestyle alternative transportation bike commuting bus cars carsharing PHU public transportation rail traffic

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. Yitzhar and Eliran have taken a giant leap away from purely functional transportation terminals, which could make train travel infinitely more enjoyable.

2012 86

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. Other standards are more rigorous and take into account the entire cycle of a building, along with the surrounding transportation infrastructure.

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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 transportationThe World Health Organization gets LEED Gold certification, a first for the Hashemite Kingdom.

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. “A sustainable transportation is vital infrastructure for our future in the country,” Greenpeace activist Rayan Makarem told the Daily Star. Architecture & Urban activism Beirut pollution public transportation Traffic

2012 74

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. The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development chose the corporate giant to provide a transportation system that will eventually make their Doha campus car-free. Cars & Transportation car-free environment Doha Energy Efficiency public transportation Siemens

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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. Travel & Nature public transportation SinaiIf you’ve traveled throughout the Sinai Peninsula , you will understand how wonderful it is to have a service like Bedouin Bus.

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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. That’s right you saw the phrase rail, tube transportation and futuristic in the same sentence. Transportation Elon Musk Hyperloop Middle East public transportation 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. . Israel is rapidly becoming a nation of bikers , from cycle-tourism to the bike-sharing program that earned Tel Aviv municipality a Green Globe Award this year.

2012 81

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. Although statistically Arabs are not sold on the idea of using public transportation, it is hoped that these super efficient rail services will encourage more, thereby reducing the local drain on Saudi’s oil reserves.

2011 79

Middle East Joins Worldwide Campaign For Greener Transport (Photos)

Green Prophet

Environmentalist in countries such as Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon joined’s ‘Moving Planet’ campaign to celebrate and support greener forms of transport. The stifling heat of the Middle East may be one reason why people prefer to take the car rather than walk or cycle but that doesn’t mean that they don’t support the creation of cheaper and better public transport. Israeli Cyclists Mark Green Transportation Week.

2011 84

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. Insufficient public transport is one of the main problems we face and we thought this issue would be resolved with the BRT.”. Amman has been criticised in the past due to its poor public transport and lack of pedestrian facilities.

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. Image of tram via Wikicommons; Map from Casablanca Transport. Cars & Transportation air pollution Casablanca public transportation rapid transit tram urban

2012 79

New Environmental Strategy On The Table In Israeli Elections

Green Prophet

It has always campaigned for public transportation reform , among other public issues. Following that strategy, The Movement now advocates for a complete overhaul of Israel’s Transportation Ministry budget, for increased public transportation, and aims to declare around 250,000 hectares (some 620,000 acres) of new, open protected areas. . On Thursday, Dec.