Posts Tagged Transportation

Sao Paulo, Public Transit and the World Cup

July 11, 2011
Sao Paulo, Public Transit and the World Cup

Brazil is set to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. As with the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and the 2008 Olympics in China, Brazil is using the two sporting events to showcase its rapid development and encourage investment. All of this is further magnified by the fact that the […]

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U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS)

June 28, 2011
U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS)

Did you know about the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS)? It is a proposed network of regional bike routes, sort of like a bicycle equivalent of the U.S. highway system. The USBRS was proposed in 1982 by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), for the purpose of “facilitating travel between the […]

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NJ Governor Kills Commuter Rail Tunnel to NY

November 2, 2010
NJ Governor Kills Commuter Rail Tunnel to NY

Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie killed the nation’s largest transit project, saying the state couldn’t afford the potential cost overruns of the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) tunnel. Already under construction, the ARC tunnel would provide a new commuter-rail link to Manhattan, doubling New Jersey Transit service, which currently runs at peak […]

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Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan Drafting Mid-term Revisions

October 28, 2010
Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan Drafting Mid-term Revisions

A public meeting was held on October 12th to discuss the new Draft Recommendations to Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, which will be formalized and published by the end of the year. A wide variety of representatives from community initiatives and industry mariners participated in the negotiation to revise the plan – key topics […]

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TIGER II Funds Transit Construction, Highway Destruction

October 19, 2010
TIGER II Funds Transit Construction, Highway Destruction

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the recipients of nearly $600 million in funding for major infrastructure projects. The grants provided by second round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program will help pay for new transit systems, rail improvements, and bridge and road repairs with the goal of supporting environmental sustainability […]

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